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Product Liability

Defending products that define companies.

Husch Blackwell vigorously defends claims alleging design, manufacturing or marketing defects in our clients’ products. With client objectives firmly in mind, our law firm's product liability attorneys develop tailored and innovative strategies for defending single-incident cases and multidistrict litigation (MDL) in many of the nation’s toughest judicial jurisdictions.

Serving as regional and national coordinating counsel, our product liability law attorneys work closely with co-counsel nationwide and draw on the knowledge of a wide network of leading experts, including engineers, scientists and medical professionals. Our product liability clients also benefit from our vast experience in developing solutions and processes for managing expansive litigation efficiently and cost-effectively.

Additionally, our product safety team provides proactive compliance counsel and serves as a robust resource for compliance with government regulations and industry standards. 

Husch Blackwell has represented product liability clients in claims against:

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Automotive components, including airbags
  • Chemicals
  • Construction equipment
  • Consumer products
  • Electrical equipment and components
  • Fire safety equipment
  • Firearms
  • Industrial machinery
  • Medical equipment and devices
  • Processed food
News Releases | February 6, 2020
J.Y. Miller Honored for Support of Women's Advancement in Legal Field

The TIM Initiative Award is presented to a man who is an active champion for women’s advancement in the legal profession.

News Releases | December 23, 2019
Megan Bricker Joins Husch Blackwell in St. Louis
News Releases | December 2, 2019
Jessica Prosperi Joins Husch Blackwell's St. Louis Office

Prosperi focuses her practices on asbestos liability and premises claims. 

News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 17 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | October 7, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

News Releases | October 7, 2019
Two Husch Blackwell Associates Selected for AdvanceLaw Diversity Mentorships

AdvanceLaw, a collective of over 250 corporate legal departments that helps member companies find and retain outside counsel by vetting law firms and sharing feedback, launched the program earlier this year.

News Releases | October 1, 2019
Benchmark Litigation's 2020 Edition Recognizes 33 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

The firm also received Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Wisconsin and its “Recommended” ranking in Nebraska.

News Releases | September 30, 2019
Jerry L. Rios Joins Husch Blackwell in Houston

Rios focuses his practice on product liability defense and has particular experience with clients in the transportation industry.

News Releases | September 10, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Scott and Eckelkamp Named 2019 Up & Coming Lawyers

The annual Up & Coming awards “celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or who are within their first 10 years of practice.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | July 5, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Ault and Mullineaux Receive 2019 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Awards

The Missouri Bar presents its Pro Bono Publico Awards annually to attorneys who have rendered outstanding pro bono service to indigent or low-income persons in need of legal assistance.

News Releases | May 21, 2019
Danielle Luisi Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Luisi defends product liability, premises liability, toxic tort and environmental claims.

News Releases | February 18, 2019
David Stauss Joins Husch Blackwell in Denver

Stauss, who will co-lead Husch Blackwell's Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response team, brings "demonstrated excellence in handling these matters for clients," says Joseph Orlet, head of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group.

News Releases | February 15, 2019
Michael Hultquist Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Michael D. Hultquist has joined Husch Blackwell as a partner in its Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | January 25, 2018
Six Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Coffey, Hayes, Manzo, White, Dlugosz, and Wezowski land on Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Testimonial Chambers USA 2019

“The firm has substantial trial experience, which is essential to be effective in litigation, and has the confidence to take matters to trial."

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