The Firm has extensive experience protecting the interests of a wide array of manufacturers in product liability litigation. The Firm regularly appears as trial counsel for its clients in serious product liability cases in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Moreover, the Firm has served as national coordinating counsel for various companies in mass tort and other "pattern" litigation.

In addition to courtroom representation, the Firm also provides counseling to its manufacturer clients on product liability risk management issues. The Firm's members have published and lectured on product liability and allied procedural topics, and have briefed and argued many of the significant appellate decisions that have shaped the development and contours of product liability law. Our lawyers have long been actively involved both locally and nationally in product liability and other tort reform efforts, assisting clients with position papers, legislative drafting, and providing testimony before legislative and other rule-making authorities. Members of the Firm have been active, elected members of the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc., in which they have served in leadership positions.

A partial list of the panoply of products defended by the Firm includes:

  • agricultural equipment
  • aircraft
  • asbestos and other toxic substances
  • automobiles
  • bicycles
  • boats and other marine equipment
  • busses
  • construction equipment
  • earthmoving equipment
  • fire-retardant treated plywood
  • furnaces and boilers
  • household appliances
  • ladders
  • latex gloves
  • lawn and garden equipment
  • materials handling equipment
  • power tools
  • refractories
  • scaffolding
  • sports equipment
  • swimming pools
  • tires
  • trucks