Automotive Law

Our Automotive Law attorneys have represented major automakers for nearly two decades in a wide variety of product liability, class action, and patent cases across the United States. Our attorneys have handled “bet-the-company” cases nationwide and have an undefeated trial record, and have favorably settled many of these case types.

Our team of 75+ attorneys is licensed to practice law in over 40 states and multiple countries outside of the United States. We work with a network of attorneys in other localities, which gives the firm the ability to handle challenging cases anywhere in the country. Our team has profound 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. Our attorneys have developed a national roster of crash test facilities and crash test engineers and typically handle a high volume of crash tests and other related cases.

We hold 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. Derek H. Swanson, our Automotive industry team lead, is a nationally recognized automotive products liability trial lawyer and an author of a highly valued book on automotive products liability law. He has successfully handled some of the most severe post-collision fire cases in the country and has prevailed in many class-action automotive cases involving billions of dollars of potential exposure. Derek also has experience counseling clients with regulatory issues involving NTHSA, including recall campaigns, and is pleased to offer his Big Law experience at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig.

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