Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Torts & Products Liability Defense

Our attorneys actively prosecute and defend some of the most sophisticated and complex civil litigation cases in the United States. We represent nationally known insurance companies, utilities, common carriers, manufacturers, multinational corporations, and individuals in all types of tort and products liability cases. Our attorneys are also designated panel counsel for many prominent insurance companies that underwrite commercial and personal insurance for these types of claims.

The team includes the former chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Torts, Insurance, and Compensation Law Section, former US and assistant district attorneys, and former law clerks for federal and state trial and appellate courts. Members of the practice are admitted to, and regularly appear before, state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration panels.

Although our attorneys try significant cases before juries and judges on a regular basis, they also advise and assist clients in the negotiation and resolution of disputes before they erupt into full litigation. Our attorneys regularly participate in all forms of alternate dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and early neutral evaluation. The firm’s commitment to technology also assists the members of our practice in providing the most efficient and cost-effective delivery of legal services.

Our attorneys are experienced in the defense of product liability claims, subrogation matters, industrial, railroad, trucking and aviation accidents, premises liability claims, and other personal injury and property loss litigation based on both common law theories and statutory violations. We also have an active toxic tort practice that defends claims arising from exposure to toxic materials and substances, including a 15-year history of defending manufacturers of asbestos-containing materials and defending landlords sued for claims of lead paint poisoning of children in rental properties.