Products Liability

Manufacturers and retailers facing complex product liability claims rely on Downey Brand to resolve their issues.

The experienced attorneys within Downey Brand’s Product Liability Law Practice represent clients on a wide array of product liability litigation, including claims alleging failure to warn, negligent design, and manufacturing defect. With a substantiated history of success it comes as no surprise that national and international clients – including drug manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and retailers – have turned to Downey Brand to defend their product liability cases.


Selected Experience

  • National manufacturer of alcoholic beverages was subjected to numerous identical product liability suits throughout the country and retained Downey Brand to defend an action filed in California, Downey Brand created an unprecedented argument to successfully obtain an involuntary dismissal of the wrongful death action.  That argument was then relied upon by the other attorneys throughout the country handling the remaining cases for the client.
  • Serve as counsel to automotive component part manufacturer for defense of death and injury claims.
  • Serve as counsel to manufacturer of mining equipment for defense of wrongful death (accident and fire) claims.
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  • National manufacturer of alcoholic beverages was subjected to numerous identical product liability suits throughout the country and retained Downey Brand to defend an action filed in California, Downey Brand created an unprecedented argument to successfully obtain an involuntary dismissal of the wrongful death action.  That argument was then relied upon by the other attorneys throughout the country handling the remaining cases for the client.
  • Serve as counsel to automotive component part manufacturer for defense of death and injury claims.
  • Serve as counsel to manufacturer of mining equipment for defense of wrongful death (accident and fire) claims.
  • Serve as counsel to national tire retailer for defense of catastrophic injury case arising from defective wheel claims.

Meghan M. Baker

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5510 direct

Kelly M. Breen

Counsel

Sacramento 916.520.5485 direct

Jay-Allen Eisen

Outside Counsel

Sacramento 916.520.5290 direct

John C. McCarron

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5450 direct

Elizabeth B. Stallard

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5238 direct

Reno 775.329.5900 direct

M. Max Steinheimer

Counsel

Stockton 209.472.3926 direct

Sacramento 916.444.1000 direct

Michael J. Thomas

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5310 direct

Anthony L. Vignolo

Partner

Stockton 209.472.3920 direct