Legal 500 US Ranks Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell in Three Areas Nationwide

06.03.2015

Denver: In its ninth year, The Legal 500 US 2015 edition recognizes Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell in Tier 1, among the top three leading firms in the nation, for product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport. The firm is also recommended in Tier 3 for product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products (including tobacco) and product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

The Legal 500 US distinguishes WTO for “draw[ing] on a deep bench of specialists with significant product liability defense expertise.” In the past year, the firm improved its standing for product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport from top six to top three.

Firm founder Malcom Wheeler is listed among the elite “Leading Lawyers” for product liability and mass tort defense in the areas of automotive/transport and consumer products. Additionally, six WTO partners are singled out for their successes nationwide. The publication recognizes Jack Trigg for his “impressive record as defense counsel to industry clients.” Trigg and Edward Stewart are both noted for product liability and mass tort defense: automotive/transport. 

John Fitzpatrick and Michael Williams are recognized for product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products (including tobacco). The editorial cites Fitzpatrick’s “impressive record, having tried over 220 cases to verdict,” and calls Williams “a key name to note.”

In product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceutical and medical devices, James Hooper and Habib Nasrullah are noted for their roles in significant ongoing litigation. The publication cites Hooper’s success challenging plaintiffs’ experts in Zoloft birth defect litigation in federal court in Pennsylvania. Nasrullah is identified for his leading role handling a mass action for McKesson involving over 3,500 claims that the popular cholesterol drug, Lipitor, may cause type II diabetes in some women patients. 

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP represents some of the nation's best-known entities and professionals in civil disputes that threaten their businesses, brands, reputations, people, and relationships. In the past five years alone, WTO lawyers have tried over 45 cases to verdict nationwide. Our lawyers serve as national counsel in high-stakes trials, appeals, arbitrations, and related complex matters, including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation.