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Product Liability

Our product liability team has the knowledge and experience to identify and manage legal risks for businesses facing litigation.  Our attorneys work to successfully retain qualified experts and to work with expert witnesses in preparation for effective testimony in litigation. 

We have tried, brought to mediation, and resolved a variety of product liability cases, such as those involving industrial machinery, the automotive industry, pharmaceuticals, and toxic torts.  Cases have ranged from design to improper warnings to warranty.

McLane Middleton’s significant work in product liability cases include:

  • Defense of a continuing series of individual lawsuits brought against manufacturer of prescription medication where allegations include claims such as defective design, failure to warn, breach of implied and express warranty, negligence, fraud, loss of consortium, and unjust enrichment.
  • Represented automobile manufacturing company in wrongful death lawsuit alleging negligent testing and design of airbag. 
  • Obtaining an early dismissal of a complaint in a case involving a brain-injured biker against the manufacturer of paint used for highway lane markers.
  • Serving as coordinating counsel for a large oil refinery in New Hampshire alleging groundwater contamination.
  • Representing a major utility company in several pending cases in the State of New York involving allegations of groundwater contamination.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

Meet Our People

Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

Practice Areas

A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.