About Jeff

Technology-savvy and trial-tested product liability counsel

Jeff Spoerk is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who advises and defends product manufacturers on a wide variety of product liability and toxic tort matters. He has served as national or regional trial counsel in more than 25 state and federal courts in cases involving trucks, automobiles, aircraft engines, motorcycles, fire apparatus, trailers, aerial devices, cranes, forklifts, presses, farm equipment, electrical equipment, food processing equipment, compressors, paper-making equipment, building construction, gas equipment, chemical plants, chemicals, dioxins and lead paint.

An experienced chemical engineer, Jeff is conversant with a range of technical issues involving mechanics, chemistry, physics, metallurgy, accident reconstruction and other engineering sciences. He brings this knowledge and deep familiarity with his clients’ businesses and business objectives to the legal counsel and advocacy he provides.

Experience in Action

  • Defending manufacturers in product liability and toxic tort litigation.
  • Advising manufacturers on proactive risk avoidance, including business planning, safety reviews, product design, product warnings and product recalls.

Successes

  • Trial counsel in multi-thousand plaintiff dioxin exposure case.
  • Lead trial counsel in semi-trailer underride case.
  • Lead trial counsel in construction forklift case.
  • Lead trial counsel in Florida case involving SUV and trailer crash. Obtained voluntary dismissal after one day.
  • Defended paint manufacturer in first-of-its-kind lead paint trial in Wisconsin.
  • Trial counsel in Nevada case involving a failure of chemical equipment in a gold processing facility.
  • Lead trial counsel for multi-plaintiff hearing loss claims.

Capabilities

Professional Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2012-present: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated

Professional & Civic Activities

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, law clerk, 1987–1988
  • Wisconsin State Bar, member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Defense Research Institute, member
  • SAE Work Truck Safety Committee, member

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