Products Liability

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    BUSINESS, LEGAL, AND INDUSTRY KNOW-HOW

    From Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurships, Steptoe & Johnson provides clients with unparalleled experience in products liability and mass tort defense.

    Before a matter makes it to court, our team of skilled trial lawyers prepares an aggressive defense plan which includes  strategy development, trial preparation, expert testimony, and jury research.

    Steptoe & Johnson is one of the few defense firms in the region with a specialty group dedicated to products liability. This focus provides our clients with a team of advocates who understand the changing laws, the evolving science, and the courts. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients, as cost-effectively as possible.

    How We Have Helped
    • Defended all types of defendants in asbestos litigation including claims against employers, premises owners, product manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, contractors, and others
    • Performed large-scale document review for a multi-national corporation faced with products liability litigation
    • Represented defendants in benzene claims 
    • Represented a world-wide manufacturer of heavy equipment in mass litigation involving claims of negligent design, failure to warn, and/or inadequate warnings
    • Served as assistant national coordinating defense counsel in toxic tort litigation for a world-wide product manufacturer
    • Defended manufacturers of elevators, HVAC equipment and systems, household appliances, coal processing equipment, pipe and pipe couplings, and electrical connectors against many types of product liability claims

     

    What Sets Us Apart
    • Advocates with industry-specific defense strategies
    • Skilled national, regional, and local counsel
    • Knowledgeable practitioners familiar with regional courts, practices, and opposing counsel
    • Efficient project managers with the ability to develop cost-effective litigation budgeting, including alternative fee arrangements
    • Dedicated paraprofessionals who are essential to streamlining document-intense litigation

    Team Members

    Renee D. Loya

    Associate