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Turning your driving ambition into reality

The automotive industry is being rocked by disruption, from electric vehicles and autonomous driving to sustainability issues and supply chain concerns. With innovation comes risk, so automotive companies need help developing, acquiring, and protecting new technology for their motor vehicles. They also need to find alternative ways to improve their production, address sustainability concerns, and resolve problems in their supply systems.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has represented major automakers for nearly two decades in a wide variety of product liability, class action, and patent cases. We have handled bet-the-company cases across the country, including in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the U.S. Our attorneys have an undefeated record at trial in these cases and have favorably settled many more.

Our experience in the automotive industry

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s automotive team has particularly deep experience handling post-collision and electrical fire cases, seatback cases, rollover cases, and door latch cases. We have significant experience conducting single-vehicle crash tests and vehicle-to-vehicle crash tests. In fact, our attorneys have developed a national roster of crash test facilities and crash test engineers ready and able to handle multiple crash tests for multiple cases at the same time. Our attorneys also have strong relationships with the best experts in the country and routinely innovate cutting-edge techniques for demonstrating the safety and performance of our clients’ products.

Our multidisciplinary team includes nationally recognized automotive products liability trial lawyers and industry thought leaders. Our attorneys have handled some of the most serious post-collision fire cases in the country and have prevailed in many automotive class action cases with billions of dollars of potential exposure. They have also counseled clients with regulatory issues involving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including recall campaigns.

What we do

  • Defend litigation involving product liability matters involving crashworthiness and claims of defects
  • Develop recall plans for defective components and products
  • Conduct confidential investigations into internal practices
  • Advise on regulatory compliance matters, including recalls


Alex Butterman


Charles Cantine


William Flachsbart


Robert Greenspoon


Cortland Putbrese



Jeff Burke


Bryan Latham


Anna Kinney

Patent Agent

Craig Donais

Of Counsel


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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.