A cornerstone of the Firm’s practice for many years and it continues to expand in a dramatic fashion. This department has almost twenty attorneys who concentrate their practices on product liability litigation.
Rawle & Henderson has successfully defended manufacturers and sellers of almost every type of product, including amusement rides, bicycles, vehicles, trailers, tires and rims, power tools, chemicals, electric blankets, household appliances, household cleaning products, presses and other industrial machinery, firearms, drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and blood. Our clients include national and international manufacturers which are insured or self-insured. We represent some of our clients in a number of jurisdictions and serve as Regional Counsel for several clients. We provide advice to some clients concerning product liability related issues on a national basis. A number of our partners have lectured on product liability litigation locally, nationally and across the world.
The manner in which we handle product liability lawsuits is governed by our client’s objectives. Some of our clients have determined that the best policy for them is to try all lawsuits which contest their product’s design. Our strategy here is to prepare and try those cases in the best possible manner, and our objective is to win. A number of these clients have been with us for many years. Extensive trial experience, familiarity with the product and the applicable law, as well as a lean trial team, keep our fees reasonable and cost effective. Other clients wish to try cases only if they can’t be settled for a reasonable figure. Here a different approach is called for, but our reputation for aggressively handling such cases and our track record in court makes those objectives more achievable.