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Thorpe Shwer is well recognized for its commitment to serving clients in the manufacturing sector.  Our attorneys represent a broad base of industry clients, including companies that manufacture housewares, glassware, and commercial and consumer electrical products.  We are sophisticated trial attorneys with the knowledge and resources needed to defend clients facing high risk product liability litigation. 

Product liability cases are complex and can involve a number of claims, ranging from alleged defects in the manufacturing or design of a product to problems related to the labels, instructions, and warnings placed on the product.  Recognizing that our clients’ brands and reputations are often on the line, we work to develop a strategic and systematic defense at every phase of the litigation.   Our attorneys undertake a meticulous and comprehensive investigation of the product and alleged injury, working hand-in-hand with manufacturers, designers, engineers, and other expert witnesses.  Our objective is to develop a customized case strategy that protects our clients from potential liability and adverse exposure associated with the allegedly defective product.

In addition to the defense of product liability claims, our attorneys advise and represent manufacturing clients involved in commercial disputes with vendors, distributors, suppliers and other companies.  We recognize that business conflicts demand individualized solutions and work directly with our clients to develop unique approaches that best suit their specific situations.  Whether the matter involves a construction, real estate, breach of contract or other type of business dispute, our attorneys get involved early and are often able to reach a fair resolution before the case escalates to trial.  In situations where a workable agreement cannot be achieved, we aggressively litigate the case before a judge or jury in state or federal court.