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Products Liability & Mass Torts

Products liability and mass tort litigation encompasses a broad range of complex disputes that can threaten the future of entire product lines—or an entire business.  At Miles & Stockbridge, our objective is to combine vigorous courtroom advocacy with solid technical knowledge and innovative strategies to defend our clients and protect their business interests. Our nationally recognized team’s zealous approach to product liability and mass tort litigation defense is the foundation of our practice. Considered a credible and formidable trial force, our lawyers have a track record of obtaining favorable results for our clients at every step of the process.  As a result of our deep understanding of Daubert and Frye/Reed rules, our relationships with renowned technical, scientific and medical experts, and our experience with every facet of “bet-the-company” matters, our litigators have garnered the perspectives necessary to develop case strategies tailored to the many variables of each individual dispute—and each individual client. When global manufacturing leaders of today face their most significant cases for catastrophic claims, they call Miles & Stockbridge.

Sometimes, though, there is another solution, and our attorneys are equally sophisticated and effective when it comes to resolving disputes outside of the courtroom. Strong proponents of tackling an issue before it becomes a problem, we are as dedicated to putting our clients in positions to succeed as we are to protecting their interests when a dispute occurs. To that end, our strategies also focus on effective risk management counsel.  Our team regularly and consistently performs risk assessments and liability policy audits for clients to advise them proactively, and we undertake forensic product and policy investigations in connection with mass tort and environmental claims. As part of our counsel on regulatory compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other federal agencies, we advise our clients on such preemptive measures as advisory filings on litigation results, voluntary product recalls and effective product warning labels.

This balance of aggressive litigation prowess, and a core dedication to proactive solutions tailored to client needs, is why our products liability and mass torts practice is considered among the globally elite. Miles & Stockbridge is proud to have been named among the top five percent of all law firms for products liability litigation in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2016—an analysis that draws directly on the feedback of corporate counsel at some of the world’s largest companies.