Butler Snow attorney William M. Gage will present at DRI’s 2021 Product Liability Conference on Friday, Aug. 20 at 2:15 p.m. His presentation, titled “Practical Tips for the Products Lawyer,” will address specific visual tactics at trial, including co-opting plaintiff’s visual techniques, using a burden-of-proof chart, using an effective warnings graphic, and emphasizing key jury instructions in closing. Finally, he will discuss the power of “unfolding” the case’s drama to the jury. For more information about the conference, click here.
Gage is a member of Butler Snow’s pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation practice group. He is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience focusing on drug and medical device product liability, personal injury and mass torts litigation.
Gage served as MDL lead counsel for Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc. in In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, one of the largest litigations in U.S. history. He also serves as MDL lead counsel in In re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2782, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He previously served as statewide coordinating counsel for the Wyeth diet drug litigation and trial counsel in the New Jersey Accutane litigation.
Gage is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as a member of the American Bar Association, The Mississippi Bar, the Defense Research Institute, Lawyers for Civil Justice and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. He has been recognized by Chambers USA®, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®. Gage received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, and Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi.