Frost Brown Todd Recognized for Product Liability Excellence in 2011 BTI Litigation Outlook

September 1, 2010

Frost Brown Todd has been named one of six “standout” law firms in product liability in the Litigation Outlook 2011 report published by Law360 and conducted by The BTI Consulting Group.

According to BTI’s report–for which 240 corporate counsel, including 18% of the Fortune 100, were surveyed–standout firms have “made an indelible mark on clients. These firms have positioned themselves with the world’s most demanding clients as the ones corporate counsel would most like to have by their side in head-to-head competition. In essence, they are the best players in the game.”

“We believe this ranking is the result of our continuing efforts to provide superior service at a competitive cost, and to act as a partner with in-house counsel to bring innovative solutions to their most challenging problems,” said John R. Crockett III, Chairman of the Firm, and a member of the Product Liability Practice Group. 

In an article published in Law360, the president of BTI Consulting, Michael Rynowecer, outlined the criteria for the award when he said that “emphasis on client service, paired with some form of innovation, helped these firms rise to the top.” 

Frost Brown Todd's commitment to client service was highlighted this year when it was named to the BTI Consulting Group Client Service 30 in their Client Service Performance for Law Firms report, and it also gained national recognition for its innovative First Year Associate’s Apprenticeship program.

Frost Brown Todd has been on the leading edge of a wide-range of national product liability issues including automotive design, industrial equipment and chemical exposure.  The Firm is also known nationally for its Fire & Explosion Practice Group, which has handled numerous high profile cases including the Oklahoma City bombing, the Rhode Island Station Nightclub fire and recent industrial plant explosions involving combustible dusts. 

“We believe we’re unique in being able to offer clients deep experience in a wide range of industries and are able to manage the potential risk of these claims from preventative counseling through to defense verdict,” said Michael K. Yarbrough, Chair of the Product Liability and Mass Tort Practice Group. “And, several independent studies show that our attention to cost control over the years and our lower cost of living markets have made us a better value for our clients,” he added.

Frost Brown Todd's Product Liability Practice Group has been national, regional, and local trial counsel and has tried more than 300 cases to verdict in a broad range of industries including automotive, construction, industrial equipment manufacturing, drug and medical device manufacturing, power tools, recreational products and chemical exposure. The Practice Group also has handled cases in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Frost Brown Todd has more than 40 Product Liability attorneys, with one-quarter of the group listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. Members of the group are active in Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), Defense Research Institute (DRI), Lawyers for Civil Justice and American Bar Association-Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (ABA-TIPS), and several are invited members of the American College of Trial Lawyers and American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).