Practice Areas & Industries: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP


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We are not just litigators, we are trial attorneys. Our attorneys have tried literally hundreds of cases and have received national recognition for our results. Our trial experience, along with the depth and breadth of our practice, will give you and your company the advantage.

No attorney can defend a product liability lawsuit adequately without a thorough understanding of your company's products and their uses. At Schnader, we have experience with a wide range of products.

The breadth of our practice has allowed us to formulate teams addressing the products that matter to you most. Our teams include:

Asbestos Defense
Aviation Products
Building Materials
Consumer Products
Crane and Aerial Devices
Electrical Equipment
Food Preparation Equipment
Heavy Construction Equipment
Industrial Equipment
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Solar Panel Generation

In addition, our Product Liability Practice Group has teamed up with Schnader's Environmental Practice Group to create a multi-disciplinary Toxic Tort Team. Our team has handled litigation involving innumerable metals, fibers and particulates, solvents, gases, and other chemicals.

Our Product Liability Practice Group also has joined forces with Schnader's Appellate Practice Group, one of the premier groups of appellate attorneys in the country. Clients retain our Product Liability Appellate/Post-Trial Team when faced with an adverse verdict or the prospect of an adverse verdict or to defend successful verdicts. If brought into the case prior to an appeal, our Appellate Team can help with the preservation of issues and establishing a complete record.

The breadth and depth of our experience allow us to provide our clients with the best possible service in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Gingko, Roses, or Just Filler? The New York Attorney General's Attack on Supplements
Matthew J. Kelly,Matthew S. Tamasco,Saul Wilensky, April 21, 2015
We all know that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But what if the roses you give to your sweetheart are actually painted daisies or thorns without flowers? Or worse, if they do not contain flowers at all but instead are made from lychee berries that most certainly would not smell...

Drone Propellers Aren't the Only Things Buzzing as the FAA Releases Proposed Regulations for the Commercial Operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Robert J. Williams, April 20, 2015
In a surprise move during Presidents’ Day weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration released long-awaited proposed regulations for the commercial operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The draft regulations prompted a collective sigh of relief by UAS advocates, as they are...

Win Some, Lose Some: Assumption of Risk Defense Fails for Sports Complex Owners; Claims Against Dome Seller Dismissed
Harris Neal Feldman,Matthew J. Kelly, April 20, 2015
A plaintiff bringing product liability and premises liability claims against multiple defendants in an effort to cover all bases often leads to different legal defenses among classes of co-defendants and a scattered offense by plaintiff’s counsel and plaintiff’s liability expert. A...

Recent NJ Appellate Court Decision Indicative of Continuing Uncertainty Regarding Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers Using U.S. Distributors
Barry S. Alexander,Lee C. Schmeer, February 06, 2015
The past few years have seen the United States Supreme Court issue a number of important decisions on the subject of personal jurisdiction. For example, the Court’s decisions in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014) and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846...

The New Product Liability Paradigm in Pennsylvania
Keith E. Whitson, January 12, 2015
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this past week dramatically altered the landscape of product liability litigation in Pennsylvania. In Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., No. 17 MAP 2013 (Pa. November 19, 2014), the Court overruled long-standing precedent that stringently segregated negligence concepts from...