Our team thinks differently through all phases of litigation to achieve outcomes that align with our clients’ objectives. We have a distinguished track record of representing a wide range of industries in complex product liability claims in state and federal courts. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys bring experience and familiarity with scientific and technical subject matter, which is fundamental to our success in product liability litigation. We work in partnership with our clients to critically evaluate each claim and develop a strategically sound and effective litigation management and trial strategy. We also help clients avoid costly and uncertain litigation, which is an important element of our representation. Our extensive experience includes:

  • Evaluation of product liability claims
  • Investigating claims
  • Managing and defending claims
  • Resolving and litigating claims
  • Catastrophic injury claims
  • Counsel on product liability exposure
  • Risk management and prevention
  • Alternative dispute resolution strategies

Solutions for immediate and long-term goals

Our attorneys provide well-thought-out advice in a manner that is timely, efficient and reflects our clients’ business goals. We have the knowledge and experience to manage and resolve complex matters in the “now,” and the foresight to plan and protect our clients against future risks. In addition to our courtroom capabilities, we provide a practical and creative approach to assisting clients in developing effective alternative dispute resolution strategies including mediation and arbitration. Preti Flaherty’s product liability litigation team has successfully met client goals in products cases involving all-terrain vehicles, automotive parts and accessories, industrial machinery, forestry and construction equipment, recreational sporting gear, medical and surgical devices, explosive devices and fireworks, and more.

Firm Highlights

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Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...

News

Attorney Shana Solomon Recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" 2022

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Shana Solomon has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of the publication’s “Top Women of Law” list for 2022. Shana is a trial lawyer...

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Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams. In our Portland, Maine, office...

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Another Reminder to Update Policies and Procedures to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

We  last updated you in early August  regarding the latest COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).  Cold and flu season is now upon us, and experts are...

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November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...

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New EEOC Poster Requirement and Guidance on Notice-Posting in Hybrid Workplaces

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently updated the “EEO is the Law” poster and replaced it with a new one: “ Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal .” The new poster was...

Press Coverage

Courts Could Throw State Marijuana Markets into Disarray

Over the past two decades, 37 states have legalized the production and/or sale of marijuana in some form. However, due to a lack of federal action, interstate commerce is still considered illegal and barred...

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...

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Court Rules Portland Rents Are Public Information, Not Trade Secrets

Rental information is public information and not protected from public record requests under the Maine Trade Secrets Act, according to a recent ruling by Justice Thomas R. McKeon of the Maine Business and Consumer Court. The...

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Preti Flaherty Supports Nationally Recognized Investigative Reporting

Preti Flaherty has been recognized for supporting an award-winning investigative Journalism in Maine.  The non-profit  Maine Monitor  published a nationally recognized series titled “Eavesdropping in Maine Jails” revealing widespread recording of  phone calls between jail...