Butler Snow LLP has been named among the top law firms for products liability litigation defense by Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company. The report recognized Butler Snow as the second busiest product liability defense practice in the country for handling more than 28,000 cases for defendants from January 2013 through December 2017.
Lex Machina’s ‘Top Law Firm Report’ tracks caseloads across seven different areas of practice, and ranks firms that have fielded the most cases over the past five years. The study focuses on cases filed in U.S. district courts, concentrating on practice areas including patent, trademark, copyright, securities, antitrust, employment and product liability. The report ranks firms separately in each practice area, and divides rankings based on cases in which the firms represented plaintiffs. According to Lex Machina, “more product liability cases are filed each year than in other practice areas” covered in the report.
Butler Snow has a long history of successfully defending product liability claims on a regional and national basis. The firm’s wide-ranging experience includes representation of manufacturers, distributors and service providers from an array of industries, including leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies, automotive and recreational vehicle manufacturers, and manufacturers of agricultural and industrial chemicals. Butler Snow litigators are among the most active trial lawyers in the country and are regularly called upon to lead trial teams in some of the most challenging jurisdictions nationwide. The team has defended matters in virtually every state and numerous foreign countries and serves as national counsel in complex, multidistrict class-action and mass tort litigation, as well as lead counsel in the defense of single plaintiff matters.
This is the latest recognition received by the firm’s product liability and pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare litigation groups, which were recently recognized by Benchmark Litigation as the 2017 Product Liability Team of the Year. Butler Snow is also recognized as one of the nation’s leading product liability firms in Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense 2017 by number of attorneys listed, and the firm is one of only 18 firms recognized in Product Liability Defense 2017: Analysis by Who’s Who Legal. Additional 2017 nationwide recognitions for the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device & healthcare litigation group include The Legal 500: US for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense and Chambers USA for product liability litigation.