In the next article, we will discuss how to find the lawyer who is the right fit for you and your family. Except in very unusual circumstances, there is no right to a deposition before a lawsuit has been filed, but the insurance company can request a recorded statement, and it can make it a condition of settlement. Your auto policy probably has an arbitration clause that provides for dispute resolution if you disagree with your insurer’s decision on your medical bills, but in most cases, this type of arbitration is not worth pursuing because other ways usually exist to get the bills paid, and you are ultimately seeking to recover your medical bills from the third-party insurer anyway.Read More
American Samoa Product liability Claim
The law constituting product liability determines the people responsible for damaged or defective products that are made available in the market. For instance, a product manufacturer or provider can be held accountable for putting a damaged or defective product in the stream of commerce. Moreover, all the parties that make up the line of distribution can be held accountable for product liability. The product liability law states that products are required to meet reasonable expectations of the consumers. The product does not meet those requirements if it is shown to have some form of damage or defect that violates those expectations.
Additionally, there is the legal principle of “res ipsa loquitur”. In Latin it translates to “the thing speaks for itself”. According to this principle, it is given that the defect in the product would not be possible if it weren’t for someone’s negligence. The person claiming product liability is not required to prove the negligence on the part of the manufacturer as long as he or she is able to successfully use this legal doctrine.
The various types of product defects: The person making a claim regarding product liability is expected to show that the defective product caused them some form of injury. In addition, the defective product must be dangerous beyond reason. Any theory of liability constitutes these two essential components. Below are mentioned three such legal theories that allows users to claim product liability.
- Defects in design: This theory states that a flaw in the product design is essentially unsafe to use or even manufacture.
- Defects in manufacturing: The theory is applicable to the flaws that come about while manufacturing or assembling the product.
- Lack of warning: This theory states that products that do not contain reasonably sufficient warning labels are deemed flawed.
But instances arise when some products are considered unsafe beyond measure and cannot be made any safer than they already are. In such instances, it is required on the part of the suppliers as well as the manufacturers to provide explicit warnings to the consumers about the dangers of the product’s use.
When do I need an attorney?
Claiming product liability can be a complicated matter. A lot of legal expertise is required if you want to claim product liability for defective and damaged products. A legal expert like a personal injury lawyer can help you understand the issues surrounding a product liability claim. You are required to consult the expertise of defective products attorney before filing a claim to thoroughly understand the case better.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Ralph W. Hornsby, Jr.
- Dale G. Casares
- Joseph A. Osborne, Jr.
- Richard K. Johnson
- Brian K. Harris
- Andrew F. Garruto
- Theodore Oshman
- Mark W. Tanner
- Omar Z. Malik
- Mark Chalos
- Rob Sullivan
- Bruce A. Schonberg
Ralph W. Hornsby, Jr.
Ralph W. Hornsby Jr. is a partner with the law firm of Hornsby, Watson & Hornsby. He has over 20 years of experience advocating for his clients in the Huntsville, Alabama, metropolitan area and throughout much of the northern part of the state. Mr. Hornsby practices in the areas of plaintiffs personal injury law and business litigation. His representative cases include motor vehicle accidents, business civil disputes and wrongful death matters.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College in 1989, Mr. Hornsby attended the University of Alabama School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992. Admitted to practice before all Alabama state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the Supreme Court of the United States.Mr. Hornsby has obtained many six- and seven-figure awards for his clients, both in court and through negotiations. In one representative case, he obtained an award of $318,000 for client in a slip-and-fall case involving a Kmart store, and then subsequently defeated the company once again when it filed an appeal. Mr. Hornsby is rated as Distinguished through Martindale-Hubbell, a peer reviewed rating given to attorneys who are recognized for attaining a high level of legal skill and ethics.Actively involved in his profession, Mr. Hornsby has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a member of the National College of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Hornsby is also a barrister with the American Inns of Court Foundation and is a member of the Alabama Association for Justice, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Dale G. Casares
An attorney at Denver, Colorado-based Robinson & Henry P.C. Dale G. Casares assists clients throughout the state who are seeking their rightful benefits under their private or employer-sponsored long-term disability insurance coverage or personal auto policies. Prior to attending law school, she worked as an insurance claims adjuster and injury operations manager for a large and well-known insurance carrier. She is thus well aware of the tactics that insurance companies frequently employ in an attempt to deny claims. Ms. Casares has significant experience in providing representation to plaintiffs in personal injury, bad faith, and ERISA disability litigation.In 2003, Ms. Casares received a Bachelor of Arts in history, minored in womens studies, and graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA from Texas Tech University. After spending six years with Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, she decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. While in law school, she was active in mock trial competitions. She was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2012 and subsequently became admitted to practice before Colorado state and federal courts. Ms. Casares has been in private practice since that time, and she joined Robinson & Henry P.C. in 2017.Ms. Casares has frequently been asked to deliver presentations on topics related to her practice area to groups of fellow attorneys such as the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Casares is an active member on the board of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and a participant in several other professional organizations as well. Her memberships include the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association. Ms. Casares is the recipient of an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo and only has five-star reviews.
900 Castleton Road, Suite 200,, Castle Rock CO 80109
Joseph A. Osborne, Jr.
Attorney Joseph A. Osborne, Jr. is the founder and owner of Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, located in Boca Raton, Florida. Serving clients throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties and the surrounding communities of South Florida, as well as across the country, Mr. Osborne focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and mass torts involving medical device and pharmaceutical litigation, products liability and personal injury claims, medical malpractice, and commercial contingency litigation.Widely regarded as one of the top civil litigation attorneys in the region, Mr. Osborne has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. Of note, he secured a verdict of over $26 million for a class action brought against Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit by four individuals adversely affected by the products defective design.In addition, he also serves on the plaintiff steering committees for a number of national class actions and mass torts involving hip implants, dangerous medications, pelvic repair systems and other defective medical devices.Recognized for his exceptional legal skills and unprecedented success, Mr. Osborne was voted as a finalist for the Lawyer of the Year award from the Daily Business Review, and the South Florida Legal Guide named him among the best trial lawyers in the state. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.A 1987 graduate of Brown University, Mr. Osborne obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1990. He received his license to practice from The Florida Bar that same year, and he also practices before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Along with his membership to The Florida Bar, Mr. Osborne is also active with the American Association for Justice.
Richard K. Johnson
Richard K. Johnson is the managing partner of Katz Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck. Located in Chicago, Illinois, he provides representation to workers throughout the state who have been injured on the job or who may be entitled to social security disability. Many of his clients are members of unions such as the United Auto Workers, Service Employees International Union Local 73, the Teamsters, the Illinois Education Association and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.Mr. Johnson has written articles on workers compensation topics that have been published by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Through his work with the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, he has been involved in the preparation of numerous friend of the court briefs on behalf of injured workers whom he has not actively represented. Mr. Johnsons activities and successes have not gone unnoticed by his fellow attorneys. He is AV Preeminent peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and has a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Johnson has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.As an undergraduate, Mr. Johnson attended Northwestern University and received a Bachelor of Science in 1977. He pursued his legal education at DePaul University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982. Admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts, he has been able to obtain numerous favorable results on behalf of his clients after appearing on their behalf before the Illinois Appellate Court, Workers Compensation Division, as well as before the Supreme Court of Illinois. Mr. Johnson is a past vice-chairman of the Workers Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association, and he is a member of the board of governors of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Brian K. Harris
Brian K. Harris is Managing Partner of the Las Vegas, Nevada law firm of Harris & Harris Lawyers. He and wife Heather E. Harris, also an attorney, started their personal injury law practice in 2003 in order to provide exceptional legal representation to clients in Nevada, Utah and California who have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one to wrongful death.Mr. Harris is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes outstanding trial lawyers throughout the nation who have achieved multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He holds a BV-Distinguished rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. He has been named a Mountain States Rising Star (2011) and a Nevada Rising Star (2008) by Top Lawyers magazine. He has been honored for outstanding achievements by National Trial Lawyers.Mr. Harris is an active member of the Utah State Bar, Nevada State Bar, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Utah Trial Lawyers Association, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors from 2005 to present), and Clark County Bar Association.Attorney Harris graduated from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2000. After his admittance to the Bar, he was appointed Washington County Public Defender in St. George, Utah. In 2002, Mr. Harris joined one of Nevadas premier personal injury law firms.
Andrew F. Garruto
As founding partner of Garruto & Calabria, Attorneys at Law, Andrew F. Garruto is committed to representing clients across the state of New Jersey, especially in northern and northeastern New Jersey, whic includes those in Essex, Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Morris, Sussex, Monmouth and Ocean counties. He focuses his practice on personal injury law cases that involve the following matters: auto collisions, truck truck collisions, pedestrian knockdowns, slip/trip-and-falls, motorcycle accidents, train collisions, dog bite incidents and construction accidents.After earning a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Rutgers University, Mr. Garruto went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Widener University School of Law in 1990.Starting his career as a judicial intern, Mr. Garruto moved into a judicial law clerk position before becoming a trial lawyer. In the two and half decades since then, he has been dedicated to helping victims of negligence secure compensation.With a track record of success in obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements, Mr. Garruto gives clients unwavering support when pursuing their case. For his achievements, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Additionally, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has certified Mr. Garruto as a civil trial attorney and the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification has certified him as a trial attorney.A member of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the New Jersey Association for Justice and the New Jersey State Bar Association, Mr. Garruto is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
A successful trial attorney and multiyear listee in Top Lawyers magazine, Ted Oshman was also voted one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New York. He concentrates his practice on promoting plaintiffs rights in cases involving medical malpractice and medical devices, pharmaceutical litigation and environmental law.Mr. Oshman has been an active leader in numerous national litigations and currently serves as lead counsel, pursuant to appointment by the New Jersey Superior Court, in pending pharmaceutical litigation. He is actively involved in multidistrict litigation involving products such as Pelvic Mesh, Reglan, Ephedra, Avandia and other dangerous drugs, as well as defective medical devices including implanted hip implants and hernia mesh. Finally, Ted is very active in litigating both toxic tort cases and medical malpractice cases, primarily involving birth injuries and birth defects, in both the states of New Jersey and New York, regularly obtaining what is recognized as some of the largest results for his clients.Mr. Oshman graduated with his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1981. In addition to handling cases at his New Jersey and New York firm, he frequently lectures to other attorneys at legal seminars, association meetings and continuing legal education seminars. He has also taught classes on medical ethics and served as a commentator on various TV and radio talk shows.
Mark W. Tanner
As a co-managing shareholder of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mark W. Tanner focuses on a broad range of personal injury cases. This includes representing plaintiffs in matters concerning defective or mislabeled products and medical malpractice. In addition to providing representation for those who have been unfairly injured, he also works for those who face civil rights violations. Dedicating himself to helping others through litigation, Mr. Tanner provides counsel in civil litigation and class action claims.Mr. Tanner is an accomplished trial attorney who earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the College of the Holy Cross before completing his Juris Doctor with honors from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Since his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Mr. Tanner has also become licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tanner is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and in the Supreme Court of the United States. Recognized for his litigation skills, he is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which only admits 500 lawyers worldwide.Although Mr. Tanner has secured impressive verdicts for his litigation clients, including a $22.4 million award for a victim of a negligently executed spine surgery, he also spends significant time as a pro bono activist, representing underprivileged children through the nonprofit Support Center for Child Activists. Likewise, he shares his knowledge and experience with law students locally, practicing attorneys across the United States and active barristers in London. This work has helped him earn a Superb Avvo peer review rating as well as an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
1845 Walnut Street, 21st Floor,, Philadelphia PA 19103
Omar Z. Malik
Omar Z. Malik is a personal injury attorney at Morgan & Morgan, in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Malik handles various personal injury matters, particularly in the area of nursing home and elder abuse, serving clients throughout Memphis.Mr. Malik has several years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, he spent 8 years as an assistant district attorney in Shelby County, Tennessee. During that time, he litigated dozens of jury trials involving misdemeanors and felonies. He also served in offices domestic violence and special prosecution units.Mr. Malik now uses his acquired knowledge and experience to help Tennessee residents and their families in personal injury and nursing home abuse matters. He is dedicated to advocating on behalf of nursing home patients and their families and ensuring that justice is achieved.Outside of the office, Mr. Malik stays involved in the Tennessee legal community through maintaining active membership in various professional legal organizations. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court.After growing up in Memphis, Mr. Malik earned a bachelors degree in political science with a minor in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While pursuing his law degree, he served as vice-president of the Student Bar Association and participated in mock trial.Mr. Malik obtained his license to practice law in 2010. He is eligible to appear before all Tennessee state courts.
One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main Street, 26th Floor,, Memphis TN 38103
A Trial Attorney for the Injured,The Managing Partner of Lieff Cabrasers Nashville office, Mark P. Chalos is a top litigator working on complex civil cases in federal courts in Tennessee and across the United States. Mark represents individuals who have suffered catastrophicpersonal injuries, and families whose loved ones died because of the negligence or misconduct of others.Over the past 20 years in practice, Mark has obtained millions of dollars in settlements for families who have been harmed by wrongful conduct, including the representation of 32 school children who were videotaped undressing in their school locker room (achieving a $1.28 million jury verdict) and of a young woman who suffered a severe brain injury in a car wreck (nearly $4 million jury verdict). Mark also obtained an $8 million arbitration award on behalf of a business client whose company was ruined by the wrongful conduct of a key supplier.To help fight the opioids catastrophe that has devastated communities across America,Mark represents large and small counties, cities, Native American tribes, and health benefit providers,in litigation that seeks to make our communities safer. In connection with the firms court-appointed leadership role in the national opioids litigation, Mark has been selected to serve on the team preparing for the historic first trials in the litigation. Mark has also been interviewed by various national media outlets regarding the fight to keep our families and communities safe from the opioids catastrophe.Mark has served in a court-appointed national leadership role on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee on behalf of Tennessee patients killed or left permanently injured followingepidural steroid injections administered from contaminated medication, manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in 2012. More than 14,000 patients across the U.S. were injected with the contaminated medication, a treatment designed to relieve back pain, which led to a widespread outbreak of potentially fatal fungal meningitis. In addition to serving on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the NECC multidistrict litigation, Mark served as the Federal/State Litigation Liaison for the Plaintiffs.Mark also works on product defect cases against numerous U.S. and foreign corporations making and selling allegedly defective or dangerous consumer products. Some cases involve products causing unfair economic loss while others involve products causing serious injuries or fatalities. Marks product defect cases include failing automobiles and trucks, mold-plagued front-loading washing machines, and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.Mark has been appointed to leadership roles in numerous complex civil proceedings, including: Co-Lead MDL Counsel inIn re Whirlpool Front Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation,, MDL 2001 (N.D. Ohio); Plaintiffs Steering Committee, Federal/State Litigation Liaison, inIn re New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. Products Liability Litigation, (fungal meningitis/infections), MDL 2419 (D. Mass); Plaintiffs Steering Committee and Co-Chair Plaintiffs Expert Committee inIn re Navistar Diesel Engine Product Liability Litigation,, MDL No. 2223 (N.D. Ill); and Plaintiffs Steering Committee inIn re Ford Switch Fire Litigation,, Texas state MDL, Travis County, Texas, Cause No. D-1-GN-08-000901. He also represents clients in many centralized litigations across the country.An active member of the legal community, Mark serves on the Tennessee Association for Justice Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the organization. Mark has also served on the Tennessee Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee (Co-Chair), Nashville Bar Association YLD Board of Directors, and the Editorial Board of theNashville Bar Journal,. On the national level, in the summer of 2015, Mark was appointed Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Public Education Committee and Member of the AAJ Public Affairs Committee. The Public Education Committee works on initiatives promoting knowledge of Americas civil justice system and trial bar mission. The Public Affairs Committee gives advice on policy options, tactics, and strategies with regard to trial lawyer matters.Mark and his co-authors recently updated their acclaimed book,Litigating International Torts In United States Courts, (Thomson Reuters West, 2017 ed.), a practical resource for legal practitioners and judges. Mark also regularly blogs on legal issues and issues of the day for trusted online legal publications and organizations. He has also published a number of articles in journals, including articles in the national publicationsTRIAL Magazine, andThe Trial Lawyer, on holding foreign companies accountable for injuries they cause in the U.S. and is on theLaw360,Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board, providing feedback onLaw360s, news coverage of the legal world, including case updates, policy developments, attorney information, litigation facts, and trends in various industries.Mark is a frequent speaker at legal seminars nationwide on a variety of civil litigation topics. He has also been cited by top-tier media outlets includingThe New York Times, Forbes, The Washington Post, NPRs Morning Edition, The Associated Press, CNN, CBS This Morning,, andMSNBC,. Recently, Mark acted as legal analyst for a series of articles inThe Tennessean,regarding a nationally-significant privacy trial based on illegal videos taken of a woman in a Nashville hotel by another hotel guest and distributed on the internet, leading to a $55 million jury verdict for the plaintiff.Mark has been named among The Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Top Lawyers,Nashvilles Best Lawyers,andNashville Business Journals, Best of the Bar.Mark has been included in The Best Lawyers in America via peer vote nationwide in the fields of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs,from 2012 through 2017. Mark was named in theNashville Business Journals, Best of the Barfrom 2015-2017 and to the Top 100: 2015 Tennessee Top Lawyers,a distinction for attorneys with the highest evaluations statewide. Mark was named an American Bar Foundation Fellow in 2016. The organization is dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on the law and membership is limited to 1% of attorneys in each state. Also in 2016, 2017, and again in 2018, Mark was listed as one ofNashville Posts,lawyers In Charge,particularly after he helped lead national litigation for victims of a deadly meningitis catastrophe that killed 64 people in 2012 and thereafter, and for his ongoing work on opioid litigation in response to the nationwide crisis.
After seven years at one of the Nations top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Robs practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiffs verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc. becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.
1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200,, Kansas City MO 64108
Bruce A. Schonberg
Attorney Bruce A. Schonberg is the founder of Schonberg Law Offices of the Hudson Valley, P.C. in Central Valley, New York. Mr. Schonberg practices personal injury law, representing plaintiffs throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York state. He handles matters involving animal bites, brain injuries, construction accidents, dramshop laws, premises liability, slip and falls and wrongful death.Mr. Schonberg received his license to practice law in 1985 and has more than 30 years of experience in both state and federal court. He is admitted to practice in all New York state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York.Before founding his personal injury practice, Mr. Schonberg served as a senior district attorney for Orange County, New York, prosecuting misdemeanors and felonies. He also practiced insurance defense and served as a litigation specialist and trial attorney at a private New York firm.Actively involved in his local legal community, Mr. Schonberg is a member of various professional legal associations. He belongs to the Orange County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Defenders Association.Mr. Schonbergs formal education consists of a bachelors degree in political science from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He received his law degree from the State University of New York University at Buffalo School of Law. While attending law school, he participated in moot court and was a member of high honors organizations.