As a member of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Brandan represents clients in the defense and prosecution of cases involving product liability, transportation matters, complex commercial litigation, construction law, insurance law and personal injury. He has focused extensively on product liability cases involving fires and explosions as well as on toxic tort matters.
Likewise, Brandan works with clients to guide them in all aspects of product safety to include investigations; product recalls and other corrective actions; product warnings, warranties and instructions; product testing; and product warning analysis. He advises clients regarding reporting requirements to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Brandan's practice often addresses state, federal and international product safety regulations, as well as industry and consensus standards, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Brandan's noteworthy accomplishments include:
•Crafting consumer and industrial product warnings for major manufacturers.
Counseling clients regarding national and international recalls.
Leading numerous product and incident investigation teams requiring representatives from multiple technical disciplines.
Representing a Fortune 500 corporation in the investigation and litigation of a grain bin explosion that resulted in multiple injuries.
Managing major joint defense groups for Fortune 500 companies in product liability (involving a wide range of industrial tools and construction equipment).
Representing a Fortune 100 company in litigation regarding alleged exposure to coal tar.
Throughout the United States and Canada, Brandan has been involved in litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings, representing large corporations, insurance companies, privately held companies and individuals. As part of his product safety practice, Brandan has worked with clients in the research and development stages of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas products to counsel them on risk management and compliance issues. His specialty chemicals industry experience involves defending clients in toxic tort matters that include claims of exposure to various chemicals. Further, he has represented clients in construction disputes and in lien matters and also has handled litigation involving insurance coverage disputes and has offered coverage opinions to his clients.
Serving as outside general counsel to a major nonemergency medical transportation provider with offices nationwide, Brandan counsels the client on contract, employment and risk management issues.
Brandan served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Awards and Recognitions
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013
Christian Brothers College High School Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2009-present; president, 2012-present
•De La Salle Middle School, Board of Directors, 2011-present
•Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3500, commander, 2011-2012
Working with major manufacturers to craft both domestic and international consumer product warnings.
•Counsel a client with the nationwide recall of a furniture item following reported fatalities.
•Train legal and engineering departments on matters related to product safety, warnings and products liability.
•Counseled client on organization and structure of claims handling, investigations and resolutions.
•Represented a Fortune 500 corporation in the investigation and litigation of a grain bin explosion that resulted in multiple injuries.
•Represented a Fortune 500 corporation in numerous investigations and litigation involving liquid propane and natural gas explosions.
•Managed major joint defense groups comprised of a variety of Fortune 500 companies in product liability (involving a wide range of industrial tools, construction equipment and consumer products) and premises liability cases alleging personal injury from exposure to solvents and benzene.
•Represented a Fortune 100 company in litigation regarding alleged exposure to coal tar.
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