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

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Fight Anonymous Testimony in Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

A group of newspapers in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, and Waterville, represented by Preti Flaherty attorney Sigmund Schutz, have filed a motion in federal court requesting the identity of nine healthcare workers seeking religious exemption from the state's...

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EPA Makes History With First-Ever Addition of Hazardous Air Pollutant

After a decade-long back-and-forth with states, NGOs and industry groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally announced that it will add a powerful dry cleaning solvent, 1-bromopropane, or “1-BP” to its list of...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion to Partner of Kristin Collins and John Cronan, III

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named two new partners: Kristin M. Collins and John J. Cronan, III. Both attorneys stand out as distinguished practitioners within their respective fields...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Sigmund D. Schutz Named to AAA Roster of Arbitrators

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Sigmund Schutz was recently named to the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Roster of Arbitrators. AAA is a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorney Jeffrey Thaler to the Firm

In a move that significantly expands its pioneering Climate Strategy Practice Group, Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios, LLP is pleased to announce that it has hired Jeffrey Thaler, a leading climate and clean energy...

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What Do the Supreme Court's Vaccination Rulings Mean for Your Business?

Reflecting the deep rift in public opinion concerning the government’s role in dictating how businesses, health care entities and public sector employers ought to act to stem the spread of COVID-19, a divided U.S. Supreme...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Walker and Sedlack Provide Counsel in Portland Recount Battle

After two days, hours of discussions, reported discrepancies in voting machines, and a hand recount of ballots, Roberto Rodriguez emerged as the winner of Portland’s at-large city council election. The hotly contested race was the first ranked-choice...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins Honored by Maine Supreme Judicial Court for Pro Bono Service

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins have been honored by the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program for their 2021 contributions to pro bono legal aid in the state...

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Pandemic Legal Lessons Learned by the Real Estate Industry

Preti Flaherty attorney Simon Brown has coauthored an article for  NH Business Review  on the subject of ongoing fallout of the pandemic on the real estate industry and some key lessons learned over the...