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

Publication

Employees Who Refuse to Comply with a Mandatory Vaccination Policy are Generally Ineligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Following a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, an increasing number of Maine private businesses and colleges have joined the healthcare industry in requiring workers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccine...

Event

Dan Walker to Present on Maine Cannabis Law and Policy at Cumberland Bar Association

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group chair Dan Walker will present on the topic "Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and...

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Kenneth Rubinstein and Anthony Manhart to Present on Modifying AIA Contract Documents

AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. Despite this widespread use, the contracts often contain holes and fail to protect the interests of particular clients...

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Beyond Maine’s Ban-the-Box Statute: Practical Employer Considerations

In five (5) days, Maine’s Fair Chance Employment Act goes into effect.  We originally summarized the objective and impact of that legislation in an alert posted on August 11, 2021 .  Now is the...

News

Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including eleven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

Press Coverage

In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...

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Legal Lunches: Workin' for the Weekend

Laura Rideout and John Cronan will participate in a panel discussion called "Workin' for the Weekend: Team Safety Including Wage & Hour, OSHA and Workers' Comp in a Post-COVID World" as a part of...

News

Law360 Names Matt Warner 2021 Cannabis MVP

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner was recently named one of Law360's 2021 MVPs in the field of Cannabis. Matt distinguished himself with his pioneering work challenging medical marijuana residency...

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Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...