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Our Practices

Products Liability Litigation

Business advocates first, Ruder Ware litigators are acutely aware of the importance of a company's reputation in today's marketplace. We represent clients across a number of industries, combining our experience to provide effective counsel in product liability, premises liability, product safety cases, and professional liability. We have represented manufacturers, distributors, developers, insurers, and numerous others in matters involving products liability litigation, product risk evaluation, and product recalls. With Ruder Ware's affiliation with MeritasĀ®, an international network of law firms, we provide counsel to clients whose interests extend beyond Wisconsin and the United States.

With experience representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as administrative and appellate proceedings within and outside Wisconsin, our skilled litigators are as effective in the courtroom as they are in the board room. Working in tandem with the client to identify and minimize risks before they become lawsuits, our attorneys can provide on-site evaluations to management on proactive measures to avoid litigation. Presentation topics include product risk assessments, product literature and warranty evaluations, and contractual risk-shifting techniques.

Ruder Ware is committed to the success of our clients; our firm is firmly fixed on your best interests. When possible and appropriate, our litigators utilize dispute resolution techniques to save time and money for our clients. Follow the links for more information on both alternative dispute resolution and preventative litigation services.

Ruder Ware offers a depth and breadth of services unique to a Wisconsin law firm headquartered north of Madison. Working with both public and private sectors, our litigation attorneys practice as part of a full-service law firm supporting clients with their diverse business needs and interests that are national and international in scope.

Services provided include:

  • Product Liability Defense
  • National Litigation Monitoring
  • Risk Assessments and Insurance Coverage Evaluations
  • Review of Product Warnings, Manuals, Instructions, and Warranties
  • Sales and Distribution Agreements
  • Product Recalls and Crisis Management
  • Safety Management Communications
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Seminars and Training
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Class and Mass-action Defense
  • Negligence and Consumer Fraud Defense
  • Appeals.

Founded in 1920, as part of a full-service law firm, our attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware provides business, tax, employment, municipal, estate planning, real estate, litigation, and trust services through its offices in Wausau and Eau Claire. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.