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Automotive

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell is nationally recognized as one of the premier trial firms representing manufacturers of automobiles, trucks, and automotive components in a wide range of litigation and regulatory matters throughout the United States Our experience extends to South America and Canada, as well. 

We have tried or appeared as counsel in automotive industry cases in dozens of states. WTO lawyers have also briefed and argued appeals in federal and state appellate courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court. Our teams routinely assist in hearings, investigations, and negotiations with or by legislatures, agencies, and state attorneys general.

Named partner Malcolm Wheeler has defended automotive manufacturers at trial in several highly publicized cases, including the Ford Pinto criminal prosecution, the first "no airbag" case tried to verdict and the first defective airbag case tried to verdict.