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Premier New England Trial Attorneys
Product Liability

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Guiding New England Clients Through Insurance Law Matters

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.

Call (617) 523-6200 or contact us online for dedicated advocacy for all of your product liability concerns.

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.

Notable Case

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

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Nationally-Recognized & Award-Winning Trial Attorneys

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    Peter R. Chandler

    Associate

    Peter is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Peter’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of complex general liability, product liability, premises liability, construction, and professional liability matters. Peter graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Brockport in 2011 where he double majored in Political Science and Communications.

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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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    Kathleen M. Farrell

    Associate

    Kathleen (Kate) is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Kate’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of complex general liability, product liability, premises liability, personal injury, construction, and employment law matters. Kate graduated magna cum laude from The State University of New York at Fredonia in 2013. Where she majored in History and minored in Political Science, Legal Studies, and African American Studies.

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    Alison T. Feeley

    Associate

    Alison is an associate in the firm's Boston office. Her practice primarily focuses on product liability. Alison represents a large manufacturer on a series of product liability claims in both state and federal jurisdictions across the country. Alison is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 2013 and New England Law | Boston in 2019.

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    Elizabeth J. Fegreus

    Associate

    Elizabeth is an associate in Melick & Porter's Boston office. Her practice focuses on employment law, complex general liability, product liability, professional liability and premises liability. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.

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    Charles C. Gardner

    Associate

    Charlie is an associate in the firm’s Southbury, Connecticut office. His practice focuses on the defense of general liability, professional liability and product liability matters before the Connecticut and New York state courts. Previously, he represented defendants in medical malpractice and personal injury cases with a law firm based in Stamford. He also has experience representing clients in administrative hearings and at arbitrations.

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    Jared B. Giroux

    Partner

    Jared is a partner in the firm's Boston office. Jared’s practice focuses on the defense of complex general liability, product liability, premises liability, construction, and professional liability matters in both Massachusetts state and federal court. He serves as national counsel for a large manufacturer on a series of product liability claims across the country. Jared joined the firm as an attorney in 2009.
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    Erinn M. Gloster

    Associate

    Erinn earned her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law and was admitted to Massachusetts in 2014. Erinn worked full-time as a paralegal for Melick & Porter, supporting multiple practice groups, including premises liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. Erinn's practice includes product liability, premises liability, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and employment litigation.
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    William L. Keville Jr.

    Partner

    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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    Robert S. Ludlum

    Partner

    Robert has extensive experience in the litigation, trial, and appeal of a broad spectrum of cases on behalf of businesses and individuals in the state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Robert serves as counsel for insurers and insured in state and federal courts in connection with claims for coverage on general liability, property, products liability, labor and employment, and umbrella and excess policies.

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    Jeremy P. McManus

    Associate

    Jeremy is an associate with Melick & Porter in its Boston office. Jeremy's practice focuses on the defense of general liability, product liability, construction, and toxic tort matters. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Jeremy was an Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts. In that role, he gained significant litigation experience prosecuting dozens of felony and misdemeanor cases to jury and bench trial verdicts in the Lynn and Peabody District Courts.

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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 graudate of Suffolk University Law School. During law school, he was the recipient of the Goodwin Scholarship for Best Trial Advocacy. Syd is an active member of the Suffolk University Law School Alumni Association. 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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    Matthew C. Welnicki

    Partner

    Matt focuses his practice on tort defense (including product liability, abuse cases, transportation claims and premises liability matters), business litigation, environmental law, and insurance matters. He has significant experience in the Massachusetts and Connecticut state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration panels.
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    Natasha King Winter

    Associate

    Natasha is a magna cum laude graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2012, and of Boston College Law School in 2015. During law school, she was a member of the National Environmental Moot Court team. 

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