Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Torts & Products Liability Defense

Our torts and products liability defense attorneys defend some of the most sophisticated and complex civil cases in the United States. We represent multinational corporations, utilities, nationally known educational institutions, common carriers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, local businesses of all sizes, and individuals in a broad spectrum of tort and products liability cases. We additionally serve as designated panel counsel for many prominent insurance carriers and as approved counsel for several third-party administrators. Practice area members are admitted to and regularly appear before state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration panels.

Our team includes the former chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section, the former chair of the Fifth Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee, former assistant district attorneys, and former law clerks for federal and state trial and appellate courts. Several of our attorneys have been recognized for their outstanding legal skills by preeminent ratings services and professional organizations such as Martindale-Hubbell, The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers.

Although our attorneys routinely try significant cases before juries and judges, they also advise and assist clients in negotiating and resolving disputes before they erupt into full litigation. Our attorneys frequently engage in all forms of alternate dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and early neutral evaluation. Barclay Damon’s commitment to technology also assists our team in providing the most efficient and cost-effective delivery of legal services, mindful of client expectations.

Litigation cannot always be avoided. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the defense of all types of torts and products liability cases.

Complex Tort and General Liability Cases

Our attorneys are experienced in the defense of personal injury and property-loss litigation based on both common-law theories and statutory violations, including cases involving:

  • Catastrophic injury
  • Civil rights claims
  • Construction accidents
  • Construction defects
  • Deceptive business practices
  • Dram Shop and tavern liability
  • Educational institutions
  • Electrocution and power-line injury
  • Fire loss
  • Hazardous materials
  • Inadequate security
  • Infliction of emotional distress
  • Intentional torts
  • Municipal liability
  • Negligence
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Premises liability
  • Property damage
  • Scaffold law
  • Sporting injuries
  • Subrogation claims
  • Transportation, trucking, and railroad accidents
  • Wrongful death

Products Liability Defense

Our team is experienced in the defense of personal injury, fire loss, and property-damage claims involving a wide array of products, including:

  • Agricultural and farm equipment
  • Automobiles, buses and trucks
  • Athletic and sporting equipment
  • Building materials
  • Chemical products
  • Children’s toys
  • Component parts
  • Construction equipment and tools
  • Consumer goods
  • Electronic devices
  • Fire safety, rescue, and security equipment
  • Food products
  • Furniture
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Household goods
  • Hunting products and gear
  • Industrial, factory, and manufacturing equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Retail goods
  • Seating systems and stadium equipment
  • Scaffolding and hoisting equipment
  • Transportation equipment and materials