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Product Liability

Sweeney & Sheehan’s experience and expertise in the defense of product liability claims has been a hallmark of the Firm since its inception in 1971.  Our practice group partners are AV Preeminent Rated Attorneys with many significant reported decisions.  Our attorneys have successfully defended product liability cases in State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and throughout the United States.  Our attorneys zealously advocate for our clients while always being mindful of their brand and reputation.

Our clients include domestic and foreign manufacturers and sellers, both insured and self-insured, of diverse products, including:

  • Power Tools
  • Household Appliances
  • Ladders and Climbing Equipment
  • Plumbing Products and Fixtures
  • Recreational Equipment
  • Batteries
  • Consumer Goods
  • Amusement Rides
  • Bicycles
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Commercial Motor Vehicles and Component Systems
  • Personal Mobility Products
  • Cell Phones
  • HVAC Equipment
  • Children’s Products

A specialty within the Firm’s product liability practice is the investigation and defense of claims involving fires and explosions. Our attorneys assist clients with early investigation of these incidents and coordinate the retention of highly regarded experts. Our lawyers are experienced in fire scene investigations and relevant standards which govern such investigations, including NFPA 921.

Sweeney & Sheehan serves as National and Regional Counsel for many of our clients. In that capacity, our lawyers provide advice to clients concerning product liability related issues on a national basis. As a USLAW member firm, we have relationships with vetted, highly skilled product liability trial and appellate lawyers in all states.  Our lawyers frequently are called upon to lecture on product liability issues, including the admissibility of expert testimony, spoliation of evidence, evidentiary and discovery issues, trial strategy and industry specific topics related to products.