Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2005 review of national legal talent in the area of "Products Liability," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
National Ranking: 1
The Firm: This firm's products liability and mass tort attorneys add luster to the legend of the practice's notoriously brilliant litigation capability. Generally retained on bet-the-company cases, its team displays the usual Kirkland hallmarks - "hard-headedness, coruscating intelligence and an unswerving will to win." It has involved itself in a diverse mix of prominent disputes of recent years including those referring to breast implants, cell phones, lead paint, tobacco and car seat belts. It has probably gained most publicity, though, in asbestos cases where David Bernick has gone a long way to shaping accepted strategies for coping with such matters. Always ready to litigate, this is "a group with a very impressive culture" that "guarantees, above all, professionalism." The firm represents leading companies across numerous industries including Dow Chemical and GM.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2005 - www.chambersandpartners.com.