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Products Liability Practice

Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer LLP handles product liability matters for an extraordinarily diverse clientele. We defend a wide range of industrial, commercial, consumer, medical and other products. Our Partners regularly lecture and publish on the subject. We have represented parties in many of the seminal New York product liability cases.

Our experience includes the defense of many manufacturers of heavy and industrial equipment, both large and small. For over three decades, we have represented various members of the automobile industry and motorcycle manufacturers.  Recreational equipment and children’s products are another area of expertise. Our clients also include manufacturers of a wide array of household products and medical devices. Over the years, we have defended several clothing manufacturers in matters involving flammable fabrics as well as major manufacturers in the beef industry in the context of food-borne pathogen matters.

The potential for liability based upon an allegedly defective product requires particular sensitivity to the needs of the client both internally and in the marketplace, in addition to an aggressive defense. In that regard, we regularly interact with our clients, corporate attorneys, insurers and claims administrators. We recognize that what happens in one case oftentimes has implications for others. Our work in the product liability area goes well beyond the defense of litigated matters. We regularly counsel clients not only with respect to ongoing litigation, but also regarding recalls, product warnings, governmental compliance and the potential for future litigation and risk management. We have served as national and regional coordinating counsel in several nationwide litigations as well.


Harold Lee Schwab

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