Reed Smith’s lawyers approach product liability lawsuits—whether a mass tort or a "one-off" case—with a strategic plan, and deliver both value and excellent results. Reed Smith is one of the go-to firms in the United States for product liability litigation. Among the accolades it has received in recent years for work on some of the most high-profile liability cases, Reed Smith's Product Liability Group has earned The American Lawyer’s prestigious "Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year" award; has been recognized as one of the top five "Product Liability Defense Firms of the Year" by Law360; and is consistently ranked as a top-tier product liability practice by legal directories and industry publications. In 2013, Law360 recognized Product Liability Practice partner Tracy Ferak among just five national "Product Liability Rising Stars" of 2013. In December 2013, Reed Smith was named one of two finalists in The Recorder’s "Litigation Department of the Year" competition in the product liability category. In July 2014, The Legal Intelligencer named Reed Smith as a finalist in its "Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year" competition. Also in July 2014, Legal 500 named Reed Smith as its inaugural U.S. "Team of the Year" for Product Liability Defense Litigation.
Our product liability lawyers also excel in the business of relationships, and have deep understanding of the industries in which they focus, from aviation to pharmaceutical and medical devices, to mechanical and toxic tort.
Our industry knowledge and our legal experience are what allow us to deliver results and value. We take cases to trial, and have built an impressive record of trial victories by any standard.
And because we know our clients are not in the business of product liability litigation, we are at the forefront of helping them manage their litigation expenses through alternative billing arrangements for product liability work, including through fixed-fee arrangements.
We also understand the importance of having a strategic vision for resolving complex product liability matters from the outset, and our Complex Litigation Strategy Group lawyers often engage a multi-front approach with our product liability attorneys to achieve comprehensive litigation resolution. Our attorneys also provide advice on regulatory compliance issues, and can help clients recoup litigation expenses through our insurance coverage practice.
Reed Smith’s product liability lawyers also have considerable experience conducting strategic risk assessments and advising clients on preventive measures that can reduce the risk of liability without interfering with the client’s business objectives.