Product Liability & Personal Injury

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For several decades, Dickinson Wright’s Product Liability and Personal Injury practice has delivered pragmatic and creative solutions to clients facing a wide range of product liability and personal injury claims. We have successfully represented manufacturers, designers, distributors, and retailers in product liability matters in courts throughout the United States, while also representing commercial and business interests in cases involving general negligence, premises liability, professional malpractice, and other torts. Clients benefit from our experience in successfully trying and appealing product liability and personal injury lawsuits, including consolidated cases, mass litigation, or class actions.

Our Team

Because our product liability and personal injury team includes commercial litigators who understand the business side of litigation, we appreciate the impact legal action can have on our clients, whether a single lawsuit, pattern litigation, or 
class action. We work closely with our clients to minimize their risks and achieve their business goals. Our clients benefit from Dickinson Wright’s experience serving as national counsel, regional counsel, lead counsel, and special assignment counsel.

Discovery and Litigation Support Group


Dickinson Wright is a leader in the management of litigation discovery, including largescale electronic discovery (eDiscovery), with an exceptional understanding of the discovery issues facing businesses. The firm maintains a team of professionals in the field of electronic discovery, including litigation support staff members certified in industry-leading eDiscovery platforms as well as attorneys and paralegals specializing in electronic discovery best practices. Our discovery and litigation support group is experienced in all aspects of the discovery process, trial practice, and appeals. We provide our clients with unique insights and comprehensive legal support throughout discovery and trial.


Our team is well versed in document retention programs, litigation holds, document repositories, electronic databases, and conducting sweeps to identify, preserve, collect, review and produce documents and electronic data. Additionally, our discovery and litigation lawyers have appeared in a variety of lawsuits during the pretrial, trial, and appellate phases, and have 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.

Our Services

Dickinson Wright’s broad base of industry experience includes claims of


  • Product defect

  • Breach of express & implied warranty

  • Failure to warn      

  • Breach of contract

  • Negligence

  • Violation of consumer protection laws


These cases include the defense of a wide range of products and services, such as


  • Automotive design

  •  Propane & natural gas
  • Crashworthiness, warning, & part manufacture

  • Farm equipment

  •  Household appliances
  • Construction equipment

  •  Pharmaceutical products & drugs
  • Chemicals

  • Medical devices

  • Asbestos

  • Industrial equipment

  • Food industry products
  • Vehicles



We are proud to have served as counsel in some of the most significant appellate and trial court decisions that have established standards and defenses of product liability and personal injury law.


Thought Leaders in the Industry

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 leading evaluating organizations including the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chambers & Partners USA®, Benchmark Litigation, International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers based in England, Best Lawyers in America®; and Super Lawyers®.

Additionally, 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 Board of Trial Advocates, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the American Bar Association, and state and local bar organizations.

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