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USA USA - Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts

This chapter encompasses legal claims that allow an injured party to recover financial compensation from the manufacturer or seller of a product. This can include faulty brakes, contaminated food and medicine lacking appropriate label warnings. Law firms advise manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make the product available to the public. It also covers toxic tort, relating to the exposure to chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs or occupational hazards. Most pharmaceutical claims are mass tort cases because drugs are consumed by thousands of people. Occupational toxic tort cases occur where industrial and other works have been exposed to toxic chemicals. Most of the law in this area has traditionally arisen from asbestos exposure. The chapter also recognizes firms who represent plaintiffs in products liability litigation.

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Chilton Davis Varner
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    Chilton Davis Varner
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 20 Years Ranked
    Chilton Davis Varner is a highly acclaimed trial lawyer with a remarkable track record in mass torts, class actions and MDLs. She is accomplished in both trial and appellate law across medical device, pharmaceutical and automobile cases.
  2. S
    Douglas R. Marvin
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 16 Years Ranked
    Douglas Marvin is a longstanding practitioner with significant experience as national coordinating counsel in mass torts.
  3. Nina M Gussack
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    Nina M Gussack
    Troutman Pepper
    Troutman Pepper | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 17 Years Ranked
    Nina Gussack attracts widespread recognition for her longstanding presence in pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts. She acts as trial counsel and national coordinator in both class actions and MDLs.
  4. Philip Beck
    Bartlit Beck LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Senior Statespeople
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Eminent Practitioners
  1. Madeleine McDonough
    E
    Madeleine McDonough
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Eminent Practitioners | 3 Years Ranked
    Madeleine McDonough is currently serving as the firm's chair and draws on a strong background in the sciences, leveraging her expertise to advise clients across the space on product liability and personal injury cases.
  2. Theodore VH Mayer
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Eminent Practitioners
Star Individuals
  1. Beth A Wilkinson
    Wilkinson Stekloff LLP
    Wilkinson Stekloff LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Star Individuals | 15 Years Ranked
    Beth Wilkinson is a highly acclaimed trial lawyer with unparalleled expertise acting as lead trial counsel in bet-the-company pharmaceutical MDLs.
  2. John H Beisner
    John H Beisner
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Star Individuals | 17 Years Ranked
    John Beisner is considered to be one of the country's premier product liability and consumer class action attorneys, with the ability to handle complex MDLs and appellate litigation. He has conducted a number of groundbreaking cases ranging from toxic torts and personal injury claims through to medical devices.
  3. Sheila L Birnbaum
    Sheila L Birnbaum
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Star Individuals | 19 Years Ranked
    Sheila Birnbaum is highly acclaimed for her track record of success acting as national counsel for major companies in mass torts and appellate cases. She is especially renowned for her strengths in high-profile pharmaceutical MDLs, as well as handling toxic torts.
  4. Lori G Cohen
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Star Individuals
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Band 1
  1. Diane P Sullivan
    1
    Diane P Sullivan
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Diane Sullivan is an esteemed trial lawyer with experience acting as lead counsel on numerous market-leading mass torts. Alongside her experience in representing Fortune 500 companies on nationwide talc litigation, she is also active in environmental and natural resource cases.
  2. 1
    Heidi K. Hubbard
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Heidi Hubbard remains first-choice trial counsel for clients facing significant MDLs, and is widely considered to be a leading figure in mass torts within the pharmaceutical space.
  3. Joseph G. Petrosinelli
    1
    Joseph G. Petrosinelli
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Joseph Petrosinelli is well versed in disputes across federal and state courts, frequently defending against major MDLs for clients, particularly in pharmaceutical cases and toxic torts.
  4. Mark S Cheffo
    1
    Mark S Cheffo
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    "Flexibility, adaptability and creativity are great strengths of Mark's, as well as his practical approach to settlement negotiations and trial preparation."
  5. Paul W Schmidt
    1
    Paul W Schmidt
    Covington & Burling LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Paul Schmidt is highly experienced both in trial and at appeal, with particular strength in pharmaceutical litigation and toxic torts.
  6. Robert C Brock
    1
    Robert C Brock
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Robert Brock is a highly esteemed trial lawyer with notable experience across high-profile MDLs. He has achieved successful defense verdicts across the pharmaceutical, automobile and life science industries.
  7. Michael K Brown
    Reed Smith LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  8. Tarek Ismail
    Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Anand Agneshwar
    2
    Anand Agneshwar
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    "There are very few at that level who are great strategists but also great trial lawyers. He is that rare lawyer who combines those talents, and exhibits them at the highest level."
  2. David E Dukes
    2
    David E Dukes
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    David Dukes leads on several major MDLs in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as handling environmental cases. He is also accomplished in litigation within the technology sector.
  3. Debra E Pole
    2
    Debra E Pole
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Debra Pole has a longstanding career as a trial lawyer in MDLs and mass torts across both state and federal courts. Her practice includes toxic torts and consumer fraud claims in the life sciences sector.
  4. Loren H Brown
    2
    Loren H Brown
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Loren Brown is a highly respected trial lawyer who is best known for his strengths in pharmaceutical mass torts and medical device cases.
  5. Michael X Imbroscio
    2
    Michael X Imbroscio
    Covington & Burling LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Michael Imbroscio is renowned for his strengths in strategy and briefing on mass torts, especially in the pharmaceutical sector.
  6. Pamela Yates
    2
    Pamela Yates
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Pamela Yates is best recognized in the market for her skills at trial, frequently handing major pharmaceutical MDLs, including opioid litigation, as well as toxic tort matters.
  7. Robert Adams
    2
    Robert Adams
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Robert Adams is an experienced trial lawyer who regularly acts as first chair across a range of product liability cases, with particular expertise in pharmaceutical MDLs.
  8. James M Campbell
    Campbell Conroy & O'Neil, P.C. | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Andrew T Bayman
    3
    Andrew T Bayman
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Andrew Bayman acts for a number of major pharmaceutical companies on their most significant product liability cases. He is especially active in federal courts, where he has acted on market-leading MDLs in the life sciences sector.
  2. Arthur Brown
    3
    Arthur Brown
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Arthur Brown is esteemed for acting as national counsel for major pharmaceutical companies in large-scale mass torts, including Bayer, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
  3. 3
    Bruce Parker
    Venable LLP
    Venable LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    "Bruce is incredibly astute in understanding the issues and preparing defenses, and he is masterful in working with expert witnesses. His all-around great personality makes him even more delightful."
  4. 3
    Craig Thompson
    Venable LLP
    Venable LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Craig Thompson is best known for his strengths in medical device and drug cases, in which he often acts as national counsel.
  5. Joel H Smith
    3
    Joel H Smith
    Bowman and Brooke LLP
    Bowman and Brooke LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Joel Smith is a sought-after trial lawyer who acts as national counsel on a number of mass torts for major automotive companies.
  6. Phyllis A Jones
    3
    Phyllis A Jones
    Covington & Burling LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Phyllis Jones is an esteemed trial lawyer in pharmaceutical defense, with a caseload that includes opioid litigation and disputes regarding Pradaxa.
  7. Sean P Fahey
    3
    Sean P Fahey
    Troutman Pepper
    Troutman Pepper | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Sean Fahey has experience handling MDLs across a wide range of areas, including pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts, class actions and concussion litigation.
  8. 3
    Steve Marshall
    Venable LLP
    Venable LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Steve Marshall is widely recognized for his strength as a trial lawyer in high-profile medical and science cases, including pharmaceutical mass torts.
  9. Theodore J Boutrous Jr
    3
    Theodore J Boutrous Jr
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Theodore Boutrous boasts a distinguished appellate practice, while also being highly active in consumer class actions, personal injury cases and environmental torts.
  10. Tripp Haston
    3
    Tripp Haston
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Tripp Haston is widely respected for acting both as national trial and coordinating counsel in major pharmaceutical mass torts and chemical litigation.
  11. William Gage
    3
    William Gage
    Butler Snow LLP
    Butler Snow LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    William Gage is renowned for acting as lead counsel for major pharmaceutical trial companies in large MDLs, drawing particular praise for his achievements in pelvic mesh litigation.
  12. William Hoffman
    3
    William Hoffman
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    William Hoffman is well regarded for his experience as coordinating counsel for pharmaceutical mass torts and market-leading MDLs.
  13. Joe W Tomaselli Jr
    Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  14. Quentin F Urquhart Jr
    Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  15. Susan M Sharko
    Faegre Drinker | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Daniel Ring
    4
    Daniel Ring
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Mayer Brown LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Daniel Ring offers strong expertise in advising medical clients on major mass tort claims. He also acts on putative class actions regarding concussion injuries as well as acting for chemical companies in toxic torts.
  2. Heidi Levine
    4
    Heidi Levine
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    "Heidi is talented, strategic and smart. She inspires confidence." "She's a serious player in managing the intricacies of mass torts and MDL matters, and she's keenly aware of her client's competing needs."
  3. Hildy Sastre
    4
    Hildy Sastre
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Hildy Sastre regularly defends clients in major trials across the medical device, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. Her caseload includes pelvic mesh and hip implant litigation.
  4. James F. Murdica
    4
    James F. Murdica
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    "He puts the client's interests above all else. He is a trusted adviser and an excellent lawyer." "James is an incredibly effective negotiator."
  5. Jessica Davidson Miller
    4
    Jessica Davidson Miller
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Jessica Davidson Miller is highly regarded for her work across product liability MDLs and consumer class actions, frequently representing major international corporations.
  6. 4
    John D Winter
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    John Winter of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is a seasoned practitioner who frequently represents major multinational companies on pharmaceutical and medical device MDLs, with further experience in toxic torts.
  7. John Hooper
    4
    John Hooper
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    John Hooper represents major international companies on product liability cases across state and federal courts involving automotive and toxic tort concerns, as well as acting on consumer class actions.
  8. Kenneth J Parsigian
    4
    Kenneth J Parsigian
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 19 Years Ranked
    Kenneth Parsigian of Latham & Watkins LLP offers notable expertise in mass torts arising from the tobacco industry, in which he represents a number of leading clients. He is also skilled in federal pharmaceutical cases.
  9. Kenneth J Reilly
    4
    Kenneth J Reilly
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    Kenneth Reilly is best regarded for his capabilities in tobacco, and acts for a number of leading clients in major MDLs. He is also recognized for his strength as a trial lawyer.
  10. Kristen R Fournier
    4
    Kristen R Fournier
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Kristen Fournier regularly acts as national coordinating counsel for major corporate clients in toxic torts, typically those relating to asbestos and chemical exposure.
  11. Matthew Holian
    4
    Matthew Holian
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Matthew Holian has developed an increasingly strong reputation for defending major pharmaceutical companies as national counsel in MDLs, handling everything from discovery to resolution.
  12. Morton D Dubin II
    4
    Morton D Dubin II
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Morton Dubin comes recommended as a first-chair trial lawyer in toxic torts, most significantly in litigation related to talc. He is also capable of leading cases before appellate courts and acting as coordinating counsel.
  13. Orlando R. Richmond
    4
    Orlando R. Richmond
    Butler Snow LLP
    Butler Snow LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Orlando Richmond regularly serves as lead counsel and co-counsel on a range of mass tort litigations, including both pharmaceutical cases and toxic torts.
  14. Paul G Cereghini
    4
    Paul G Cereghini
    Bowman and Brooke LLP
    Bowman and Brooke LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Paul Cereghini chairs the firm and regularly acts as lead trial counsel in large-scale product liability cases and personal injury matters for major automobile companies. He also acts on concussion injury litigation.
  15. Richard Goetz
    4
    Richard Goetz
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Richard Goetz is well respected for his skill in leading pharmaceutical cases and toxic torts. He is also experienced in personal injury, false advertising and consumer products.
  16. Sherry Knutson
    4
    Sherry Knutson
    Tucker Ellis
    Tucker Ellis | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    "She understands the big-picture issues and themes, while also somehow knowing the most minute details of the case. She is strategic, practical, calm, and persuasive."
  17. Stephanie E Parker
    4
    Stephanie E Parker
    Jones Day | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Stephanie Parker co-leads the firm's business and tort litigation practice, and oversees its product liability litigation practice. She is an eminent trial lawyer in tobacco and in pharmaceutical trials.
  18. Stephen D. Raber
    4
    Stephen D. Raber
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Stephen Raber is recommended for his strength in pharmaceutical product liability, while also boasting skills in broader civil disputes taken to both trial and arbitration.
  19. William P Geraghty
    4
    William P Geraghty
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    William Geraghty is highly regarded for his strength in defending mass torts in the medical device and tobacco sectors.
  20. Adam Hoeflich
    Bartlit Beck LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  21. James E Hooper
    Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  22. John Fitzpatrick
    Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  23. Kaspar J. Stoffelmayr
    Bartlit Beck LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  24. Michael O'Donnell
    Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  25. Peter A Bicks
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  26. Shayna Cook
    Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  27. William J Conroy
    Campbell Conroy & O'Neil, P.C. | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Allison Brown
    5
    Allison Brown
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Allison Brown represents clients in mass torts, class actions and MDLs across the products space, including acting for multinational pharmaceutical companies.
  2. 5
    Brian L. Stekloff
    Wilkinson Stekloff LLP
    Wilkinson Stekloff LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Brian Stekloff has a significant reputation for acting as trial lawyer across a number of mass torts, including on major pharmaceutical litigation.
  3. Eric Rubel
    5
    Eric Rubel
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 15 Years Ranked
    Eric Rubel is well regarded for his experience in consumer product safety issues, fielding considerable expertise in CPSC actions, including compliance, recalls and enforcement proceedings.
  4. F. Lane Heard, III
    5
    F. Lane Heard, III
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 17 Years Ranked
    Lane Heard is an experienced lawyer who is skilled at coordinating national defense in MDLs and regularly acts on behalf of major pharmaceutical clients.
  5. 5
    Jonathan B Skidmore
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Norton Rose Fulbright | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Skidmore is a go-to trial lawyer for mass torts across the pharmaceutical and medical device space, as well as personal injury cases and automotive litigation.
  6. Joseph Cohen
    5
    Joseph Cohen
    Porter Hedges LLP
    Porter Hedges LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    "He is very thorough and responsive. Joe is definitely someone you want on your side in the heat of battle." "He navigates legal and ethical issues flawlessly, works collegially and deftly represents individuals in a wide array of sensitive litigation." "Joe is an excellent lawyer and a talented strategist."
  7. Laura Kingsley Hong
    5
    Laura Kingsley Hong
    Tucker Ellis LLP
    Tucker Ellis LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Laura Kingsley Hong chairs the firm's product liability group and frequently acts as first-chair trial counsel in mass torts at both the state and federal level.
  8. Leslie M Smith
    5
    Leslie M Smith
    Kirkland & Ellis
    Kirkland & Ellis | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 13 Years Ranked
    Leslie Smith is a skilled trial lawyer who is experienced in a range of pharmaceutical cases and consumer fraud litigation.
  9. Michael Olsen
    5
    Michael Olsen
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Mayer Brown LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Michael Olsen comes recommended for his handling of environmental matters, pharmaceutical cases, concussion-related litigation and toxic torts. He frequently acts as lead trial counsel for major multinational companies.
  10. Richard E Sarver
    5
    Richard E Sarver
    Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
    Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 19 Years Ranked
    Richard Sarver of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C. regularly acts as a lead trial counsel in pharmaceutical MDLs, as well as assisting clients with environmental litigation and toxic torts.
  11. Robert C Heim
    5
    Robert C Heim
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 20 Years Ranked
    Robert Heim is a well-respected trial lawyer who has acted on a number of significant product liability cases in pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
  12. Thomas J Cullen, Jr
    5
    Thomas J Cullen, Jr
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Thomas Cullen garners a particularly strong reputation for product liability cases involving forklift trucks and material handling equipment. He is also well versed in pharmaceutical mass torts.
  13. Walter T. Johnson
    5
    Walter T. Johnson
    Watkins & Eager PLLC
    Watkins & Eager PLLC | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Walter Johnson regularly acts for major multinational companies on notable mass torts, while maintaining strong contacts in Mississippi.
  14. Andrea Pierson
    Faegre Drinker | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  15. Andrew Tauber
    Winston & Strawn LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  16. Barbara R Binis
    Reed Smith LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  17. Charles W Cohen
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  18. Glenn Kerner
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  19. James C Fitzpatrick
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  20. Jan E Dodd
    Carlton Fields | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  21. Ken Baum
    Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  22. Kim Moore
    Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  23. Melissa A. Geist
    Reed Smith LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  24. Michael Zogby
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  25. Nancy Erfle
    Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  26. Rebecca Weinstein Bacon
    Bartlit Beck LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 5
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Band 6
  1. Andrew Kaplan
    6
    Andrew Kaplan
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Andrew Kaplan is held in high regard for the caliber of his advocacy in product liability litigation. He serves as chair of the firm's mass tort, product and consumer litigation group.
  2. Cara Edwards
    6
    Cara Edwards
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Cara Edwards advises on an array of product liability disputes, including large-scale medical device MDLs.
  3. Julie Park
    6
    Julie Park
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    "Julie is a strong partner who advises us on product liability and regulatory risks. She gives us practical and durable advice." "Julie has been a knowledgeable and responsible resource."
  4. Kim Bueno
    6
    Kim Bueno
    Butler Snow LLP
    Butler Snow LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Kim Bueno comes recommended for her trial capabilities, regularly acting for life sciences clients in complex large-scale litigation and personal injury claims.
  5. Kimberly B. Martin
    6
    Kimberly B. Martin
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Kimberly Martin routinely handles high-profile product liability disputes, including at both the state and federal level. She typically acts on behalf of clients in the medical device and pharmaceutical space.
  6. Kimberly Branscome
    6
    Kimberly Branscome
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Kimberly Branscome is a well-regarded trial lawyer who has amassed a broad range of experience in mass torts and class actions. Her skills range from personal injury lawsuits in the automotive industry to toxic torts.
  7. Lauren S Colton
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    Lauren S Colton
    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 13 Years Ranked
    Lauren Colton of Hogan Lovells leads the firm's products law group, and is commended for her handling of mass torts and class actions arising from the life sciences space.
  8. Michael Brown
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    Michael Brown
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    Michael Brown is an experienced trial lawyer who offers strength across the space, regularly handling toxic tort, pharmaceutical and personal injury claims.
  9. Michael C. Zellers
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    Michael C. Zellers
    Tucker Ellis
    Tucker Ellis | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Michael Zellers comes recommended for his representation of clients facing challenging litigation at both the state and national level, regularly handing large MDLs.
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    Paul E. Boehm
    Williams & Connolly LLP
    Williams & Connolly LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    Paul Boehm is a skilled litigator who is well versed in representing major multinational companies in product liability cases ranging from pharmaceutical litigation to toxic torts.
  11. Richard B North Jr
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    Richard B North Jr
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Richard North handles a wide range of product liability disputes, with expertise handling major pharmaceutical MDLs and aviation disputes.
  12. Richard T. Bernardo
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    Richard T. Bernardo
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Richard Bernardo maintains an exceptional litigation practice, with recognized expertise in mass tort cases in a variety of sectors.
  13. Sabrina Strong
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    Sabrina Strong
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Sabrina Strong comes recommended for her representation of clients in high-stakes product litigation and consumer class actions, typically acting for those in the life sciences space.
  14. Sarah Johnston
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    Sarah Johnston
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    "She has a strategic mind that is always looking at the big picture and is not afraid to tackle challenging topics. She is a truly great litigator and advocate for her clients." "She is very good at anticipating needs and presenting matters to the court."
  15. Sean P Wajert
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    Sean P Wajert
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 17 Years Ranked
    Sean Wajert is particularly experienced in pharmaceutical MDLs and is also highly respected in the medical device and consumer product sectors.
  16. Stephen D Brody
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    Stephen D Brody
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Stephen Brody has garnered an increasingly strong reputation after acting on high-profile product liability cases for major multinational companies.
  17. Theodore E Tsekerides
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    Theodore E Tsekerides
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Theodore Tsekerides is noted for his representation of clients facing complex product liability disputes, including those involving bankruptcy proceedings.
  18. Douglas J. Moore
    Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6
  19. James L Stengel
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6
  20. Thomas Yoo
    Holland & Knight LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6
  21. William J. Beausoleil
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Band 6
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  1. Adam Spicer
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    Adam Spicer
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 3 Years Ranked
    Adam Spicer is an increasingly prominent trial lawyer who has acted for major clients on pharmaceutical and medical device cases.
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    Eric Rumanek
    Troutman Pepper
    Troutman Pepper | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 4 Years Ranked
    Eric Rumanek represents clients in pharmaceutical and medical device MDLs, as well as mass torts and personal injury cases.
  3. Frank Bayuk
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    Frank Bayuk
    Jones Day | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Frank Bayuk comes recommended for his notable trial capabilities, which include a range of individual and mass tort actions arising from industries such as tobacco and life sciences.
  4. Lindsey Boney
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    Lindsey Boney
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Lindsey Boney is relied upon by clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device space for his stellar representation in mass torts and MDLs.
  5. Emily Ullman
    Covington & Burling LLP | Product Liability & Mass Torts
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming