Overview

Defending high-risk, high-exposure product liability claims requires an elite set of skills and an extensive knowledge and understanding of the science behind each issue.

For more than three decades, Segal McCambridge attorneys have harnessed their in-depth knowledge to successfully defend product liability claims nationwide.

Our success defending product liability claims is based on a simple premise: resolve cases in the most efficient way possible, keeping reputations and budgets intact.    

What We Do

We serve as national and regional counsel for some of the best-known brands. With each matter we quickly assess the unique underlying allegations of design defects, manufacturing discrepancies, or inadequate warnings.

For each case, we assemble the best team of attorneys with the necessary technical knowledge and trial experience to develop a defense strategy tailored to each client’s needs and business objectives.  

Industries We Serve

  • Automotive and transport
  • Consumer products
  • Electronics
  • Life sciences
  • Power tools and machinery

How We Do It

While strong litigation skills are vital the defense of product liability claims, the key to a successful defense lies in a complete understanding of the product, from its design and manufacture to its expected and anticipated use.

We perform a robust analysis of liability in each case, using our process of rigorous in-depth interviews with engineers and other essential experts combined with on-site tours and demonstrations of the product. Through this approach and detailed recommendations, we guide our clients through the issues and challenges they might encounter.

As litigators we are always trial ready, but we realize that litigation is not always in our client’s best interest. When alternative dispute resolution is the most effective strategy to put a case in the rearview mirror, our attorneys fiercely advocate for clients in mediation and arbitration.

News & Insights

Team

Matthew D. Kelly

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Arturo M. Aviles

Of Counsel Austin, TX

Madina Axelrod

Shareholder New York, NY

Mauricio Chavez

Of Counsel Austin, TX

Agnieszka N. Chiapperini

Associate Fort Lauderdale, FL

Immanuel V. Chioco

Associate New York, NY

Timothy C. Connor

Of Counsel Philadelphia, PA

Mari Bryn Dowdy

Senior Associate Austin, TX

Jason P. Eckerly

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Jill M. Felkins

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Nancy S. Ferguson

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Hampton S. French

Associate Chicago, IL

Christian H. Gannon

Shareholder New York, NY

David M. Hernandez

Shareholder Houston, TX

Lee J. Hurwitz

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Sydney C. Keller

Associate Houston, TX

Joseph L. Kish

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Mandy Kolodkin

Senior Associate Indianapolis, IN

Crystal Kuruvilla

Associate Chicago, IL

Kathryn J. Lapin

Associate Chicago, IL

Nathan J. Law

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Chad J. Layton

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Edward J. McCambridge

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Douglas M. McIntosh

Shareholder Fort Lauderdale, FL

Joel A. Merchant

Associate New York, NY

Joseph B. Moore III

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Paul D. Motz

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Benjamin J. Nellans

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Chanel N. Noblin

Associate New York, NY

Christina M. Putman

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Michael B. Raye

Of Counsel Houston, TX

Kerry Lynn Rhoads

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Nicholas E. Richardson

Senior Associate Fort Lauderdale, FL

Robert R. Rigolosi

Of Counsel New York, NY

Ronald A. Rosa

Of Counsel Jersey City, NJ

Jordan B. Rosenberg

Senior Associate Philadelphia, PA

Steven R. Rosenblatt

Shareholder New York, NY

James C. Sawran

Shareholder Fort Lauderdale, FL

Alexander C. Schaffel

Senior Associate Jersey City, NJ

Donald Segal

Of Counsel Chicago, IL

Stephanie Sepulveda

Associate Houston, TX

Jeffrey Singer

Of Counsel Chicago, IL

Heather A. Snider-Levinsky

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Roman E. Solowski

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Peter J. Strelitz

Shareholder Austin, TX

Laura A. Tull

Of Counsel Philadelphia, PA

Cameron D. Turner

Shareholder Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mina A. Uddin

Associate Houston, TX

Daniel Vizcarrondo

Associate New York, NY

Andrew J. Wells

Senior Associate New York, NY

Wesley T. Welmaker

Of Counsel Houston, TX

Kenneth P. Williams

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Mark Willingham

Of Counsel Houston, TX

Benjamin J. Wilson

Senior Associate St. Louis, MO

David J. Yates

Shareholder Detroit, MI