Products Liability & Complex Torts

Tonkon Torp’s trial team effectively and efficiently manages product liability disputes and complex torts.

We have a broad range of experience in cases involving catastrophic injury and economic loss in state and federal courts across the country. We also serve as counsel to product manufacturers to establish efficient claim management procedures and reduce overall liability associated with product design and manufacture.

We provide strategic advice to clients about:

  • Labeling
  • Marketing
  • Manuals and instructions
  • Safety practices and audits
  • Supply and distribution contracts
  • Insurance coverage
  • Indemnification
  • Accident investigation

We pride ourselves on maintaining long-standing relationships with clients, serving many businesses regionally and nationally. Our attorneys build strong institutional partnerships with our clients by learning and understanding their products. We minimize the burden of responding to claims, and develop strategies to find the best path to early and efficient dispute resolution.

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Of Counsel
Darian
Stanford
503.802.2028
darian.stanford@tonkon.com
Litigation Paralegal
Larissa
Stec
503.802.2148
larissa.stec@tonkon.com
Partner
Jon
Stride
503.802.2034
jon.stride@tonkon.com
Associate
Samantha
Taylor
503.802.2042
samantha.taylor@tonkon.com
3462
Partner
Alex
Tinker
503.802.5734
alex.tinker@tonkon.com
Litigation Paralegal
Amanda
Ulrich
503.802.2106
amanda.ulrich@tonkon.com
Partner
Joseph
Voboril
503.802.2009
joe.voboril@tonkon.com
Associate
Alexandria
Wagner-Jakubiak
503.802.5748
alexandria.wagner@tonkon.com
Labor & Employment Paralegal
Caryl
Walker
503.802.2105
caryl.walker@tonkon.com
Partner
Frank
Weiss
503.802.2051
frank.weiss@tonkon.com
3503, 3539, 3541, 3545, 3547, 3551
Partner
Steven
Wilker
503.802.2040
steven.wilker@tonkon.com
Partner
Michael
Willes
503.802.5737
michael.willes@tonkon.com
3491, 3559
Partner
Jeffrey
Woodcox
503.802.2039
jeffrey.woodcox@tonkon.com
Associate
Timothy
Wright
503.802.2052
timothy.wright@tonkon.com
Partner
Zachary
Wright
503.802.2041
zach.wright@tonkon.com

Representative Matters

Watson v. Northwest Cascade

(Multnomah County Circuit Court) – Successfully defended a regional company facing claims for defamation, false advertising, trespass, and property damage.

Manson v. DePuy

Asserted product defect claims against hip implant manufacturer in multi-district litigation pending in Ohio.

Estates of Renae and Lola Cottam v. Nelson

(Coos County Circuit Court, No. 14-CV-0085) – 2014 judgment in wrongful death action of $2 million.

Eagle Industries v. Hangsterfer Labs

Asserted product defect claims against industrial coolant manufacturer seeking damages of nearly $2 million. Obtained favorable settlement.

McGeady v. Kolbe-Kolbe Manufacturing

Obtained a jury verdict following a two week trial on defective product and failure to warn claims.

Hawkins v. Stimson Lumber

Successfully defend against statutory and common law claims arising from serious workplace injury.

Feltsan v. Cleanpak International

Successfully defend claims for negligence and premise liability brought by injured work seeking damages of $1.5 million.

Parker v. Seaswirl Boats

Successfully defending claims of warranty and defective product involving the purchase and sale of a yacht.

Trotter v. Union Pacific

Successfully defend third-party claims seeking indemnity and contribution for damages arising from a serious workplace injury involving the loss of limb.

Burlington Northern & Santa Fe RR v. Gunderson, Inc.

Prevailed on summary judgment against a nearly $15 million claim filed in Texas arising out of a train derailment in Nebraska.

Products Liability

Successfully defended a large manufacturing company against products liability and breach of warranty claims filed in the U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska by establishing that plaintiff's alleged losses were caused by a component part manufacturer and by plaintiff's own negligence.

Union Pacific RR v. Greenbrier Rail Services

Representing a railcar manufacturer in a series of related lawsuits arising from train derailments in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming. Plaintiff alleges that products manufactured by Greenbrier failed, causing damages in excess of $10 million.

Union Pacific RR v. Greenbrier Rail Services

Representing a railcar manufacturer in a series of related lawsuits arising from train derailments in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming. Plaintiff alleges that products manufactured by Greenbrier failed, causing damages in excess of $10 million.

Services + Industries

Services + Industries

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