Product Liability & Personal Injury
The experienced team at Dickinson Wright brings efficient and creative representation to clients facing a wide range of product liability and personal injury issues. For several decades, Dickinson Wright has successfully represented manufacturers, designers, distributors and retailers in product liability matters in courts throughout the United States. We also represent commercial and business interests in cases involving general negligence, premises liability, professional malpractice, and other torts. Clients benefit from our experience in successfully managing product liability and personal injury litigation, whether in the form of individual lawsuits, consolidated cases, mass litigation or class actions.
Understanding of the Business Side of Litigation
Because our teams include commercial litigators who understand the business side of litigation, we appreciate the impact of legal action, whether it’s a single lawsuit, pattern litigation, or class actions. Therefore, we work closely with our clients to minimize risks and achieve the optimal business goals. Our clients benefit from Dickinson Wright’s experience serving as national counsel, regional counsel, lead counsel, local counsel and special assignment counsel.
Leaders in Litigation Discovery
Dickinson Wright is a leader in the management of litigation discovery with an exceptional understanding of the discovery issues facing businesses. Our National Discovery and Litigation Support Group is a seasoned team of litigation lawyers and legal assistants experienced in all aspects of the discovery process, trial practice and appeals. We provide our clients with unique insights and comprehensive legal support throughout the course of discovery, including written discovery, electronic discovery, document production, document authentication, business records admissions, protective orders, motion practice, lay and expert depositions, exhibit and witness lists and trial preparation.
Our team is well-versed in document retention programs, litigation holds, document repositories, electronic databases and conducting of sweeps to identify, preserve, collect, review and produce documents and electronic data. Dickinson Wright’s National Discovery and Litigation Support Group lawyers have appeared in a variety of lawsuits during the pretrial, trial and appellate phases, and been admitted pro hac vice in state and federal courts across the country. Our experience as national discovery counsel in litigation pending throughout the United States enables us to provide our clients with cost-efficient and highly effective litigation techniques.
Broad Base of Cross-Industry Experience
Dickinson Wright’s experience includes claims of product defect, negligent manufacture, negligent design, failure to warn, negligence, breach of express and implied warranty, breach of contract and violation of consumer protection laws. These cases include the defense of a wide range of products, such as: all types of household appliances; pharmaceutical products and drugs; medical devices; industrial equipment; vehicles; propane and natural gas; farm equipment; construction equipment; chemicals; asbestos; and food industry products. We are proud to have served as counsel in some of the most significant appellate and trial court decisions that have established standards, defenses and other aspects of product liability and personal injury law.
Committed to Excellence
Several Dickinson Wright trial lawyers devote a significant portion of their practice to product liability and personal injury defense. These lawyers are among the most accomplished and decorated in the firm and the practice, having gained recognition and honors from (among others) the American College of Trial Lawyers; Chambers & Partners USA; Benchmark Litigation; International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers based in London, England; Best Lawyers in America; and Super Lawyers.
To provide our clients with insights into the newest trends and issues in product liability and personal injury litigation, our attorneys are active members and leaders of organizations such as the International Association of Defense Counsel, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, as well as state and local bar organizations.