Practice2018-01-03T20:38:05+00:00

Practice

Over the past three decades, Carroll & Weiss lawyers have represented some of the most recognized names in American business.  For many of these companies, our work was not a single case,  but instead a long representation with significant responsibilities.  As “go to” lawyers, we have worked in a variety of substantive legal areas and have served our clients in numerous national trial counsel and national coordinating counsel roles.  Our litigation and trial expertise is broad and deep:

Areas in which We Specialize

  • Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Negligence Law
  • Trials and Appeals
  • Environmental Torts
  • Regulatory Practice before both CPSC and NHTSA
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Advice
  • Privacy Litigation

Significant Roles and Responsibilities

  • National trial counsel for an American manufacturer of consumer products named in product liability death and brain injury cases. (2010-present)
  • National trial and coordinating counsel for one of the largest makers and distributors of medical devices in the U.S. (2003-present)
  • National counsel for two trade organizations involved in wrongful death lawsuits and regulatory proceedings before the CPSC. (2002-present)
  • National counsel for an organization involved in class, mass and individual actions alleging they were involved in a conspiracy regarding allegedly cancer-causing products. (2001-present)
  • National trial team for pharmaceutical company in product liability cases involving its premier medication. (2009-2011)
  • National asbestos trial counsel for Fortune 500 healthcare products manufacturer. (2009-2011)
  • Trial counsel for Fortune 100 manufacturer in case with significant damages centering on allegations of discovery fraud. (2007-2011)
  • National coordinating counsel for a Fortune 100 company defending against asbestos cases. (2004-2010)
  • National coordinating counsel for a Fortune 25 company defending hundreds of marine and railroad involving alleged exposure to carcinogenic products. (2005-2009)
  • National coordinating counsel for two Fortune 50 companies defending tens of thousands of environmental torts. (2004-2009)
  • National trial and coordinating counsel for a large American manufacturer defending dozens of wrongful death cases regarding an allegedly defective part. Tried a number of cases for client.  (1995-2001)
  • Georgia trial counsel for a large energy company involved in personal injury and commercial cases.  Tried cases for client.  (1996-2000)

Partial List of Clients

  • 3M
  • American National Standards Institute
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Black & Decker
  • Bridgestone Firestone
  • CVS Caremark
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Isuzu
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • Olympus
  • Purdue Pharma
  • RJ Reynolds
  • Springs Window Fashions
  • Toyota
  • Window Covering Manufacturers Association
  • Window Covering Safety Council

Client Results

Represented a manufacturer in proceedings before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); after eight months of submissions, NHTSA determined there was no evidence of defect and denied a recall petition.

Won a motion to defeat creation of a multi-district litigation (MDL) case; argued before the Joint Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML).

Won an appeal, before a state supreme court, of a jury verdict of 130 million dollars.

Won a multi-week jury trial in federal court for the largest petrochemical company in the world.

Represented a pharmaceutical client in a suit brought by the state of Alabama, alleging fraud in Medicaid-related drug prices. The Supreme Court of Alabama found for the manufacturer on all counts.

National trial counsel for a large U.S. manufacturer of household fixtures; have represented the company in numerous wrongful death and brain injury suits.

Obtained summary judgment in a wrongful death case, seeking eight figures in damages, for a Fortune 500 client.

Tried a two month-long case for a medical device manufacturer which resulted in a defense verdict as to plaintiff’s claims.

Won a two week-long jury trial in federal court for a Fortune 25 company; plaintiff alleged the company’s products caused cancer.

Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in two birth defect cases in Philadelphia: in one, the court directed a verdict for our client; in the other, the jury’s verdict was less than the plaintiff’s actual medical costs.