Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

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Product Liability

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote’s Product Liability Group believes in the age-old adage, “the best defense is a solid offense.” With this philosophy, we counsel clients on risks spanning from a product’s conceptual design to its defense in the courtroom. Our proactive, innovative practice encompasses clients ranging from international Fortune 500 companies to local family-owned businesses.

Preventative Guidance and Counseling
In product design, manufacture, and distribution, the Product Liability Group strives to provide clients with preventative guidance on the legal impact of quality control measures, product instructions and warnings, and contractual rights and responsibilities. These analyses are steeped in a real-world understanding of the many and varied forces affecting manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, as well as the experience gained from the Group’s long tradition of defending clients faced with legal challenges to their industrial, commercial, and consumer products.

Team-Oriented Litigation Representation
When lawsuits arise, the Product Liability Group vigorously represents our clients’ interests, yet remains ever-cognizant of the economic impact of litigation. Recognizing that the greatest source of product knowledge is often the client, the Group employs a teamwork approach to promote the effective and economical exchange and development of information between attorney and client. This team approach extends to those instances when outside scientific or technological expertise is required to defend a client and its product, thus allowing both client and counsel to arrive at well-informed and business-sound decisions.

The members of our practice concentrate on resolving product liability lawsuits as early on as possible when it is in the best interests of our clients to do so. We frequently use alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation, in an effort to find creative solutions that settle these high-stakes matters well before they have the chance to enter the courtroom.

A Full-Service, Hands-On Approach
In the best Dickie McCamey tradition, the members of our Product Liability Group practice a hands-on, face-to-face approach with every client so that we fully understand each product we defend.

Our attorneys maintain a vigilant eye on cutting-edge developments in the law to counsel clients on their legal interests both inside and out of the courtroom. In particular, we continually track and analyze the manner in which courts are applying negligence and strict liability principles in product liability cases.

Further, the Group has instituted a Rapid Response Team which serves as an “early warning system” for our clients by advising them of local occurrences involving their products. This allows for immediate investigation while facts are fresh, preservation of evidence, coordination with local investigative agencies and, occasionally, amicable claim resolution, usually before a lawsuit is filed.

Broad-Based Capabilities
The Product Liability Group counsels clients in all facets of the law impacting manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers in the industrial, commercial, and consumer arenas, including:

  • Compliance with governmental standards
  • Contribution and indemnity rights and obligations
  • Crashworthiness and enhanced injury claims
  • Design and manufacture liability
  • Duties to provide warning and instruction
  • Post-manufacturing obligations
  • Product design, manufacturing, assembly, testing, and distribution
  • Record retention policies
  • Successor liability
  • Warranty liability and consumer rights


With years of successful professional experience and a commitment to proactive, cost-effective legal representation, the attorneys of the Product Liability Group have earned a national reputation in product liability counseling and litigation. We are prepared to meet any legal challenge that may arise for our clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Janet K. Meub by a Sole Practitioner on 05/30/17 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery... Read more

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    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery and before the court. She exemplifies the highest level of legal capabilities, professionalism and ethics. Read less

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    I have worked on two separate lawsuits in which Dave was opposing counsel. He is a great attorney, professional, fair and intelligent. He exemplifies how the law should be practiced.

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Diversity

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is committed to promoting a work environment that fosters and enhances diversity. The firm believes in the importance of various backgrounds and experiences which lead to better team work, strong ideas, and superior understanding in the workplace and in the various areas of law. We know our clients have a diverse workforce and our efforts towards a diverse law firm will enable us to better serve our clients.

Some of the firm’s extensive diversity efforts include:
  • Developing a diversity committee of seven attorneys to review firm policies and initiatives regarding diversity.
  • Being one of eleven law firms to participate in the Allegheny County Bar Association Minority Hiring Initiative. The firm has been a member of this organization since its inception and participates in all meetings.
  • Participating in the Allegheny County Bar Association Summer Clerkship and Law Internship Program. Through this, Dickie McCamey hires first year minority students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Duquesne University School of Law for 12-week summer clerkships.
  • Taking part in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law LLM program, in which law school graduates from other countries are able to experience law practices in a United States context by interning at Pittsburgh law firms.
  • Attending diversity conferences and lectures including:
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity Conference
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Attorney Conference
    • Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Regional Convention
  • Sponsoring a law student from Panama through the ACBA’s Hispanic Attorneys Committee to assist him in preparing his thesis on the differences in the systems of law in Panama and United States.

Dickie McCamey believes in providing and maintaining a diverse workforce for attorneys and staff. We provide fair and ethical treatment regardless one’s race, gender, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical disability.

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer.
 

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