Practice Areas

Product Liability

Sherin and Lodgen actively defends some of the most sophisticated, complex and difficult products liability litigation cases in the United States. We represent nationally known manufacturers and multi-national corporations and individuals in all types of products liability cases, including:

  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Automotive

We have represented clients in claims involving consumer appliances and products. Sherin and Lodgen's products liability attorneys also regularly defend toxic tort and chemical exposure product liability claims.

Our Approach

We place special emphasis on learning the businesses and industries of our clients. Sherin and Lodgen contributes to our clients' success in three important ways:

  • Our trial record
  • The breadth of experience and sound judgment we have gained from many years of litigation in the product liability field, and
  • Our commitment to proactively control costs

In addition to substantial trial experience, Sherin and Lodgen's products liability team encourages the use of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, to minimize litigation costs. Our lawyers also counsel clients in claims management, pre-litigation investigation, litigation databases, document retention programs, risk prevention and regulatory issues.

Our Team

Sherin and Lodgen offers expertise in the aggressive defense of a broad range of products and materials. The firm has the depth to handle the most complex and extensive multiple-claimant litigation.

Medical Devices

Sherin and Lodgen provides highly-specialized legal services for Fortune 500 companies involved in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of medical devices regulated by the FDA. These include well-established corporations, both public and privately held.

Thanks to the experience gained through our diverse litigation practice, we have developed realistic strategies for managing our clients' litigation requirements. Sherin and Lodgen's commitment to the medical device industry is reflected by our excellent track record in medical device patent infringement cases.

Pharmaceuticals

Sherin and Lodgen represents many of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies in complex domestic and international intellectual property litigation. This includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secrets and antitrust issues.

We have successfully litigated a variety of patent and trademark disputes involving pharmaceutical products spanning virtually every industry segment. Sherin and Lodgen works closely with in-house counsel to effectively and efficiently manage litigation strategies and case-status communications.

Automotive

Sherin and Lodgen lawyers are experienced in the defense of products liability claims relating to automobiles, trucks, and other automotive products. We have defended claims against domestic and foreign manufacturers relating to defective design, manufacturing, breach of warranties and failure to warn.

Our experience includes defending allegations involving airbags, brakes, crashworthiness, restraint systems, seat belts and side-impact crashes. We recognize the importance of federal preemption in automotive liability defense and endeavor to minimize our client's risk before a claim ever reaches a jury.