Products Liability

Frilot LLC is a leading products liability defense firm with an established reputation for excellence on a national, regional and local basis.

The firm’s success is second to none.  Our attorneys have developed a strong understanding of what is required to successfully manage jury trials and all other aspects of this practice area.  Defense verdicts have been obtained in 90% of the cases tried.  Many other cases have been won through motion practice.  Equally important, the firm’s success on appeals of products liability cases matches its trial success.  

There is no doubt that a clear understanding by our opponents of the firm’s track record in the courtroom and of our willingness, readiness and ability to try cases with significant exposure has enhanced the resolutions we have achieved for our clients.  Our attorneys have defended manufacturers of all types of products, including industrial and consumer goods, in over 30 states.  Many of the products liability cases handled by the firm have involved catastrophic personal injuries, arising from fires, explosions, electrocutions and exposure to carbon monoxide.  

Frilot LLC attorneys also have considerable experience and success in handling on a national basis what is referred to as pattern litigation involving products.  We know what is at stake for product manufacturers in such litigation and how best to address it.  Our lawyers work in close partnership with manufacturers every step of the way to insure the best possible outcome.  

The depth and scope of the firm’s products liability practice is evidenced by the following partial list of products we have defended:

  • Air conditioners

  • Air handlers

  • Agricultural chemicals

  • Clothes washers

  • Compressors

  • Dishwashers

  • Drilling equipment

  • Dryers

  • Electric motors

  • Farm equipment

  • Furnaces

  • Gas controls

  • Hand tools

  • Heaters

  • Industrial ceramics

  • Ladders

  • Power tools

  • Roof shingles

  • Scaffolding

  • Thermostats

  • Valves

  • Video games

  • Water heaters


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John J. Hainkel, III
A.J. Krouse
David A. Olson
Patrick J. McShane, Jr. 
Kelsey Eagan Ray
Campbell E. Wallace