Product Liability

About the Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Litigation Practice

In today's litigious environment, many think that product liability lawsuits are simply part of the cost of doing business.

At Quarles & Brady, we disagree. With the right legal counsel, the likelihood of legal action can be minimized before lawsuits are even filed—and when legal action does occur, an aggressive, competent, and efficient defense can significantly reduce the expenses associated with case administration, lost productivity, and potentially large judgments or settlements.

The Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Litigation Team at Quarles & Brady has the national experience, knowledge, resources, and proven methods to help manufacturers identify potential product liability issues and concerns, take corrective action, and mount a strong defense both inside and outside the courtroom.

Nationwide, Complex Litigation

The Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Litigation Team is comprised of experienced trial lawyers who have successfully handled cases in virtually all states and numerous federal courts across the country. We have represented a broad range of manufacturers, distributors, lessors, insurers, and others in both straightforward and complex cases that run the gamut of product liability, toxic tort, class action, and breach of warranty matters and that involve products of all types. Here is a short list of the types of products with which we have been involved:

  • Aerial Lifts.
  • Agricultural Equipment.
  • Aircraft.
  • Appliances.
  • Asbestos.
  • Automatic Doors.
  • Automobiles and Components.
  • Bicycles.
  • Boats.
  • Building Construction.
  • Chemical Processing Plants and Equipment.
  • Chemicals.
  • Cigarette Lighters.
  • Construction Equipment.
  • Consumer Products.
  • Cranes and Hoists.
  • Diagnostic Equipment.
  • Dock Levelers.
  • Electrical Equipment.
  • Food-Processing Equipment.
  • Food Products and Beverages.
  • Forestry Equipment.
  • Forklifts.
  • Gas-Handling Equipment.
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning.
  • Industrial Equipment.
  • Infant Seats.
  • Ladders.
  • Lawn mowers (Residential and Commercial).
  • Material Handling Equipment.
  • Medical Devices and Equipment.
  • Motorcycles and Accessories.
  • Outboard Engines.
  • Overhead Doors.
  • Paper Machinery.
  • Personal Watercraft.
  • Pharmaceuticals.
  • Presses.
  • Small Engines.
  • Tires and Related Devices.
  • Tobacco.
  • Tools (Hand and Power).
  • Trucks, Trailers, and Related Components.
  • Vaccines.

Please refer to our Product List for more details.


Network of Experts

Expert witnesses are a major component in complex, technical product liability lawsuits. We have developed a network of knowledgeable and effective experts from a variety of fields, whose experience in the courtroom and in-depth expertise enable us to develop winning case strategies. In addition, our library of transcripts and other information on opposing experts is unmatched.

Clear, Timely Communications

Responsiveness to clients not only is good business, but is critical to the development of the best possible defense. We pride ourselves on regular communication and prompt responses to client concerns, queries, and unexpected developments. Often, a rapid, targeted response to a client issue or the actions of the court or opposing counsel can make a significant difference toward eventual victory.

Local Counsel

We have developed an extensive network of skilled, loyal attorneys in most jurisdictions around the country. Consult your Quarles & Brady Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Litigation Team attorney for more information.