Every product liability matter presents unique challenges. Working with clients, our attorneys devise creative strategies at the outset and nimbly shift tactics when circumstances warrant. We know that successful solutions also encompass cost efficiencies, which we integrate into our case management and overall defense plans.

Ballard Spahr has a long track record of success in the courtroom in product liability litigation, and our clients call on us when they know a case will have to be tried.

Our group has extensive experience in both state and federal courts across the country. We have prevailed in many challenges to the methodology of experts under Daubert or Frye. In numerous other cases, we have obtained dismissal before trial or prevailed on appeal, establishing important precedents. We also draw on our courtroom experience to help clients minimize litigation exposure.

Our attorneys are recognized by peers as leaders in the field. Several are members of leading defense and trial organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Product Liability Advisory Council.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Whenever possible, we employ alternative means of dispute resolution in the forum most favorable to our clients. Our national practice has experience developing private alternative dispute resolution programs that enable our clients to better control the most problematic aspects of litigation and, as a result, control costs. Our programs have been used successfully in matters ranging from individual cases to mass torts involving hundreds of claims.

Our Clients

The group represents clients ranging from start-ups and growing businesses to the world's largest medical device, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing companies, including:

  • AM General, LLC
  • CSL Behring
  • DuPont
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • Kia Motors America, Inc.
  • Milacron Inc.
  • Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Valero Energy Corp.

Practice Integration

Clients benefit from the integration of our product liability practice with our nationally renowned white collar criminal and consumer class action practices. Our interdisciplinary team anticipates and vigorously defends clients in government investigations, third-party payor litigation, and consumer class actions.


Neal Walters
Practice Leader
Tel 856.761.3438