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Product Liability

Attorneys within Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Product Liability Practice are dedicated to the defense of product liability matters in strict liability (design, manufacturing defect, and failure to warn) negligence and implied warranty claims, including those involving catastrophic injury and death, and do so on behalf of Fortune 500 manufacturers and distributors, as well as for mid-size companies, both domestic and international.

Our product liability lawyers have successfully defended clients in state and federal courts and in multiple districts for decades, establishing a reputation for the aggressive defense of U.S. and foreign designers and manufacturers of products. Our product liability representation includes all phases of litigation, such as pre-trial discovery (including e-discovery on both a small and large scale), preparing and arguing dispositive motions, trial work, alternative dispute resolution, and appeals in both state and federal courts. We have handled cases ranging from the defense of common household products to the most sophisticated, specialized machinery and scientific, automotive components, as well as medical devices.

Among the cases successfully defended by our Product Liability Group attorneys are suits involving catastrophic crashes of automobiles and SUVs, motor coaches, buses, trucks, tractors, mining equipment, forklifts, aerial work platforms, riding and walk-behind mowers, farm equipment, snow throwers, pneumatic devices, power and hand tools, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals and petrochemicals, ship loading ramps, trenching equipment, well equipment, automatic sliding doors, and window coverings. In many of these instances, the allegations included inadequate warnings and/or the violation of various government regulations.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s lawyers also counsel clients in risk reduction and management programs. In addition, we have served clients as national and regional trial and coordinating counsel in cases of products subjected to litigation on a national scope.



The group includes attorneys who have been named to the following lists:

Trade Groups & Associations
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Defense Counsel Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Trial Attorneys of America


David S. Waxman
Jeffrey B. Shapiro