Products Liability Litigation

About the Committee


Welcome to the Products Liability website! We are an open, friendly and diverse Committee, combining lawyers of all ages and backgrounds, who come from around the country and work in different practice settings. We are not so large that you will feel lost in the crowd; and large enough with enthusiasm to spare to mount significant CLE programs and other member benefits.

If you have an interest in national, regional or local program planning, publishing articles about the law, creating online columns or CLE, and would like to work with a highly collegial and diverse group of lawyers with interests in products liability law and practice, then you've come to the right Committee!

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Message from the Chairs

We’re so pleased that you’ve found us! If you or a colleague is interested in joining the Products Liability Committee, please contact any of us and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have or put you in touch with our membership cochairs. Active involvement in a Section of Litigation Committee—such as the Products Liability Committee—is a great way to enhance your legal knowledge and skills, build your professional network on a national level, and raise your profile. Our committee offers several opportunities to become involved in whatever way appeals to you—whether it be writing, speaking, moderating, helping to plan meetings and CLE programs, or leading a subcommittee.

Many of us came together for a fantastic 2019 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Committees’ Joint CLE Seminar in Laguna Beach, California, in January. Our Chemical Subcommittee hosted a great roundtable about the potential health risks and regulatory hurdles associated with cannabis and its concentrates on February 20. If you missed it, you can find it on the website under the Roundtables tab. 

Don’t forget to join us for the Section of Litigation Solo and Small Firm and General Practice Conference, May 1–3 at the Marriott Marquis in New York! 

Also, the Food and Supplements Subcommittee is sponsoring a regional CLE at KraftHeinz HQ in Chicago on May 21, 2019, and has great programming lined up, including panels on litigation risks and regulatory issues associated with plant-based alternatives, compelled commercial speech and first amendment issues, and advising on cannabis products. 

We look forward to working with you soon!


Tonya G. Newman, Rudy R. Perrino, and Monique Weiner
Cochairs, Products Liability Committee


Our active subcommittees include:

• Website

• Newsletter

• Membership

• Automotive

• Medical Device

• Class Actions

• Consumer Products

• Food/Supplements

• Corporate Counsel

• Pharmaceuticals

• Chemical

• Biotech

• Women in Products Liability Litigation

• Young Lawyers

• Annual Meeting

Find contact information for committee and subcommittee chairs:
» Download Subcommittee Leadership Roster | 

Find contact information for committee members:
» Committee Member Roster | 

Committee Leadership


Rudy Perrino
Walsworth -- WFBM, LLP
Los Angeles, CA


Tonya Newman
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Chicago, IL

Monique Weiner
Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC
New Orleans, LA

Web Editors

Alina Rodriguez
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Minneapolis, MN

Nick DeLuca
Washington, DC 


Lee Ziffer
Kuchler Polk Weiner, L.L.C.
New Orleans, LA

Jamie Walls
Spilman Thomas & Battle
Pittsburgh, PA

Newsletter Editor

Andrew Bowman
Farr & Farr, LLC
Chicago, IL

Ankura Partner

David Manek