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Consumer Products & Services

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell attorneys represent manufacturers and distributors of consumer products in litigating consumer claims at both the trial and appellate levels. 

Our clients' industries are as diverse as appliances, pharmaceuticals, beverages and spirits, food, apparel, household products, automobiles and automotive parts, personal care, electronics, energy, and telecommunications.

The firm has successfully defended manufacturers and distributors of consumer products in numerous class action lawsuits.  In addition, we are national trial counsel for several consumer products manufacturers, including GE, Whirlpool, and Skyjack.

We handle the litigation and arbitration of disputes for manufacturers and distributors of consumer products and services related to a variety of legal matters, including:

  • Class actions
  • Contracts
  • Employment and labor
  • Environmental torts
  • Franchise and distribution
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks

Client Wins

Following WTO's successful opposition to class certification for an appliance manufacturer, drafted a comprehensive summary judgment motion in a 10-plaintiff, 7-state case that triggered a favorable non-class settlement.

Client Wins

Won summary judgment against certified, seven-state class action alleging false labeling and breach of warranty.

Client Wins

Defeated class certification in a bellwether case alleging false advertising of innovative self-cleaning ovens.

Client Wins

Serving as lead national trial counsel to a major U.S. distributor of vaping products in federal multidistrict litigation in California. WTO is liaison counsel to all of the distributor defendants in the litigation.

Client Wins

Won a pair of rare, permanent injunctions against a major distributor that infringed on WTO's client's exclusive distribution territory. The ongoing litigation involves bet-the-company stakes and may have far-reaching repercussions in the industry.



Alex R. Bransford
Associate - Not Admitted in Colorado
P. 303.244.1971
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Michele On-ja Choe
Partner, Diversity & Inclusion Chair
P. 303.244.1926
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Hays C. Doan
P. 303.244.1807
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Diane J. Duero
Staff Counsel
P. 303.244.1946
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Peter W. Herzog III
P. 314.326.4129
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Michael R. Krantz
Associate – Colorado practice temporarily authorized pending admission under C.R.C.P. 205.6
P. 303.244.1831
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Robert G. Mason
Trial Support Manager
P. 303.244.1816
F. 303.244.1879
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Allison R. McLaughlin
Of Counsel & Professional Development Manager
P. 303.244.1943
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Thomas J. Palazzolo
Of Counsel
P. 303.244.0118
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Terri M. Schechter
Litigation Support Manager
P. 303.244.1834
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John R. (Jack) Trigg
Counsel Emeritus
P. 303.244.1860
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Andrew M. Unthank
Partner & Recruiting Chair
P. 303.244.1897
F. 303.244.1879
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Michael T. Williams
Co-Managing Partner
P. 303.244.1867
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