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Defending your business now — and against future claims

More often than not, a product liability lawsuit can determine a business’s future. Choosing the wrong trial strategy can lead to a damaging verdict that opens the floodgates of litigation. Companies need to consult experienced product liability counsel to determine the best possible course for resolving a matter.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has the legal and technical expertise to steer manufacturers, distributors, and other companies through complex product liability disputes. Our experienced lawyers use proactive approaches to help companies minimize their litigation exposure. When claims do reach the courtroom, we use our experience to protect your business interests, even in the most consumer-friendly jurisdictions.

Our product liability experience

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s product liability lawyers have deep, wide-ranging experience with jury and bench trials in federal and state courts. We help clients minimize the risks and costs of these claims while protecting their business interests and reputation. Our law firm has helped clients achieve favorable outcomes in a variety of matters involving automobiles, landscape maintenance equipment, asbestos and other chemicals, handheld power equipment, and construction equipment.

Our lawyers are skilled at reaching resolutions in effective, practical, and innovative ways. We have the litigation and trial experience to handle claims in state and federal courts, but we pride ourselves on helping our clients avoid the courtroom whenever possible. We offer proactive dispute resolution strategies and have helped all types of companies reach optimal solutions short of trial.

What we do

  • Defend manufacturers, distributors, and other businesses against product liability claims in federal and state courts and before regulatory agencies
  • Help companies reduce litigation risks and costs through proactive trial strategies, settlement efforts, and alternative forms of dispute resolution
  • Advise clients on insurance coverage and indemnification
  • Address product literature and warning label issues
  • Counsel businesses on document retention policies, risk management, preservation letters, and spoliation



Cortland Putbrese



Frederick (Erick) Poorbaugh

Senior Associate


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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.