For many years, Semmes attorneys have been active in a wide range of products liability matters in state and federal courts in Maryland and elsewhere. With its experience in multi-state litigation and complex, multi-district case management, the Firm has also acted as chief and coordinating counsel for nationwide product liability matters requiring direction of local counsel throughout the United States. The Firm’s lawyers have also been featured advocates in many significant appellate matters in this field.

Semmes has represented some of the nation’s leading manufacturers of pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial and consumer products. On a local and national basis on behalf of both insurance companies and self-insured corporations, we have defended large and small cases involving an entire range of products such as:

  • aircraft and components
  • asbestos
  • commercial computer graphics technology
  • computer keyboards
  • consumer electronics
  • cranes
  • hand guns
  • household aerosol sprays
  • lead paint
  • machinery
  • medical devices
  • motor vehicles, farm tractors and other agricultural equipment
  • pesticides
  • pharmaceuticals
  • roofing products
  • structural steel and other construction materials

Our attorneys have also been active in defending chemical exposure cases, toxic substance and hazardous waste litigation, and various claims for latent disease and chemically induced personal injuries.