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Product Liability

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New England Product Liability Lawyer

Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner

Product liability lawsuits and their potential for large damage awards pose a serious threat to manufacturers, suppliers, and sellers of products. The skilled product liability defense attorneys at Melick & Porter, LLP have the technical knowledge and practical experience to successfully meet every challenge that could be presented in these complex cases.

Product Liability Cases We Handle

Our attorneys have extensive jury trial experience defending products in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have successfully handled cases involving alleged manufacturing defects, design defects, and failures to warn. Our experience runs deep and includes a wide range of domestic and international products.

Examples of these products include:

  • Automobiles and trucks
  • Construction equipment
  • Industrial machines
  • Medical devices
  • Consumer products
  • Food products
  • Recreational equipment

We are proud to have been selected as national coordinating counsel for numerous manufacturers. We are further honored that our attorneys have been chosen to speak at national professional conferences on the defense of product liability cases.

Over Three Decades Of Dedicated Advocacy

Melick & Porter, LLP's attorneys thoroughly immerse themselves in their cases. We develop close working relationships with our clients to understand every aspect of the product at issue along with every applicable industry and regulatory standard. We combine our talent and resources to investigate the facts, identify key witnesses, and obtain critical testimony for a convincing defense.

Our attorneys aggressively pursue every issue that bears upon liability, causation, and damages. If your product or business reputation is at stake, you can trust our product liability attorneys to work with you to present a compelling and effective defense.

Our New England product liability attorneys are proud to serve our community.

Notable Case

  • Mitchell v. Sky Climber, 396 Mass. 629 (1986) (product liability)

Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Stephanie E. Bendeck

    Associate

    Stephanie Bendeck is a skilled and experienced trial attorney. She has tried over fifty cases, both jury and non-jury, and argued complicated motions involving complex legal issues to the court. She is experienced in preparing, defending, and cross-examining both lay and expert witnesses.

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    Lauren K. Camire

    Associate

    Lauren is a sixth-year associate in the firm's Boston office. Lauren's practice focuses on general liability, toxic tort litigation, product liability, and employment law.

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    Christopher A. Costain

    Associate

    Chris is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. His practice focuses on defending individual and corporate clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters involving employment practices liability, premises liability, general liability, and insurance coverage issues.

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    Jacqueline A. Crockwell

    Associate

    Jacqueline is an associate in the Providence office. Her practice focuses on toxic torts, products liability, and premises liability. Jacqueline represents manufacturers of a variety of products including valves, pumps, boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. She also handles general liability matters. Jacqueline is a cum laude graduate of Salve Regina University, and Roger Williams University School of Law.

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    Matthew B. DiMario

    Partner

    Matt is a Partner in the General Liability and Professional Liability practice groups. He is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and regularly represents insurance carriers, their policy holders and self-insureds in state and federal court. Matt is a skilled litigator who has successfully represented clients on a wide range of insurance defense matters.

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    Michael C. Grenier

    Associate

    Mike is an associate in the firm's Boston office. Mike's practice focuses primarily on the defense of complex general liability, product liability, premises liability, personal injury, construction, and recreational liability cases.

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    Robert W. Healy

    Partner

    Bob rejoined the firm in 2021 after several years at firms similarly specializing in complex civil litigation. He has extensive experience handling general liability, construction, liquor liability, premises liability, products liability, transportation, and toxic torts.

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    William L. Keville Jr.

    Member

    Bill is a seasoned trial attorney with extensive trial experience and successful verdicts defending clients in construction, complex product liability, premises liability, dram shop, transportation and sports and recreation matters. He represents product manufacturers, contractors, shopping malls, restaurants, major real estate developers, property owners, condominium associations, resorts and ski areas.

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    Malik Eice Muhammad

    Associate

    Malik is an Associate in our Boston office. He is a graduate of the University of London and received his law degrees from Georgetown and Berkeley Law. His practice focuses on general liability and product liability.

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    René M. Pickett

    Partner

    Attorney Pickett represents clients in all areas of the firm’s practice, including claims involving insurance coverage, toxic torts, premises liability, and products liability in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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    John F. Rooney III

    Member

    John F. Rooney, III, who joined the firm in 1986, has successfully tried over 300 cases in both state and federal court. His practice focuses on toxic torts, complex products liability, environmental damage, utility companies, fire and explosion cases, aviation law, contract actions, insurance fraud, sexual abuse matters, premises liability, and criminal law.

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    Syd A. Saloman

    Partner

    Syd is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School. During law school, he was the recipient of the Goodwin Scholarship for Best Trial Advocacy. Syd previously practiced at Regan & Kiely LLP and Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman in Boston.

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    James T. Scamby

    Partner

    Jim is a graduate of Boston College, B.A., 1992 and New England School of Law, J.D., 1995. He was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence award in Administrative Law in 1995. He clerked at Roche, Heifetz, Murphy & Wholley during law school and joined the firm as an associate in 1995. He was a partner in the Boston firm of Tucker, Heifetz & Saltzman, LLP from 2002 through 2012.

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    Michael W. Stenger

    Associate

    Mike is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. His practice focuses on employment law, professional liability, transportation law, and general liability.

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    John N. Yokow

    Associate

    John is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. John’s practice focuses on civil litigation matters including personal injury/negligence defense, product liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, bad faith claims, complex commercial / business disputes and employment.

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