From Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurships, Steptoe & Johnson provides clients with unparalleled experience in products liability and mass tort defense.  An impressive and enthusiastic team of trial lawyers is particularly skillful at building factual defenses for highly complex, scientific, and technical matters.  The firm provides clients with a team approach to problem solving and an aggressive focus on case management, which includes strategy development, trial preparation, expert testimony, and jury research. Steptoe & Johnson is one of the few regional defense firms with a specialty group dedicated to products liability.

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 para-professionals who are essential to streamlining document-intense litigation
  • Performed large-scale document review for a multi-national corporation faced with serial products liability litigation
  • Represented manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and beauty products in product liability litigation
  • Defended product manufacturers and installers in toxic tort-related civil actions
  • Represented a world-wide manufacturer of heavy equipment in mass litigation involving claims of negligent design, failure to warn and/or inadequate warnings
  • Regional and local counsel for clients named in benzene litigation
  • Defended mining equipment manufacturer in products liability actions
  • Defended a Fortune 500 company against hundreds of product liability cases filed by construction workers who alleged that noise emitted by heavy equipment caused hearing loss
  • Defended glass manufacturer in products liability case involving claims that glass used in construction was unsafe, hazardous, unreasonably dangerous and defective