Products Liability

Description of Practice

Trial attorneys with GERMER are leaders in the defense of product liabilty litigation and represent the interests of dozens of clients, including manufacturers, component part suppliers, distributers, and retailers.  They vigorously defend clients in both federal and state courts in product liability matters involving products of all typse, including the following:

  • Automobiles and Vehicles;
  • Construction and Farm Equipment;
  • Pharmaceutical Products;
  • Industrial Equipment and Machinery;
  • Medical Devices; and
  • Consumer Products.

The expertise of top trial attorneys makes GERMER uniquely qualified to represent manufacturers in products liability litigation throughout the state. Moreover, lawyers in the firm’s products liability section also represent clients in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, and other states throughout the country.  Few firms can match the firm’s level of products liability litigation and regional counsel experience.

The collective experience and knowledge of trial attorneys in the products section allows GERMER to provide cost-effective service to clients and effectively manage litigation with in-house counsel and litigation managers.  The ability to work closely and effectively with those who manage products litigation is the cornerstone to the firm’s commitment to client service.  Litigators in the products section have been retained to select and develop national testifying and consulting experts in a variety of products cases and develop national defenses in litigation handled and defended by other regional counsel.  The firm’s ability to effectively manage litigation enables GERMER to achieve favorable results while assisting general counsel and litigation managers in fulfilling corporate objectives.

Texas is known for some of the most plaintiff-friendly venues in the nation, many of which are dangerous and unpredictable for product manufacturers.  Trial attorneys in the firm have a long history of litigating significant cases in these venues.  The firm’s approach to managing litigation is particularly effective in evaluating cases, venue, the trial judge, and opposing counsel.  A coordinated and strategic approach to the early evaluation of cases and development of a litigation plan provides clients with the information needed to effectively manage litigation.   Lawyers in the firm are experienced in the creation and implementation of alternative billing methods that may help manage litigation costs.

The firm’s proven success in working with other product manufacturers has given GERMER a thorough understanding of clients’ needs for effective regional litigation management.  Equally important, GERMER can provide winning results in a cost-effective manner.  The firm’s approach to managing litigation enables GERMER to win while assisting general counsel in fulfilling corporate objectives and budgets.

While winning individual cases is obviously very important, the firm’s goal is to do more than that – attorneys with GERMER work cooperatively with our clients’ other counsel to help develop a network of defense attorneys protecting their interests nationwide.  Several of the firm’s products liability attorneys are members of the Product Liability Advisory Council (“PLAC”), a non-profit association with over 135 corporate members representing a broad cross-section of American and international product manufacturers and 300 private practice lawyers from around the county who specialize in the defense of products liability lawsuits.  The firm’s extensive experience representing national and international clients, especially other product manufacturers, enables GERMER to provide the litigation expertise product manufacturers need to effectively manage cases in Texas.

Beaumont:

GERMER PLLC
550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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Austin:

GERMER BEAMAN & BROWN PLLC
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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Houston:

GERMER PLLC
America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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