The Product Liability team at Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin handles all aspects of product liability law. We work closely with engineering departments, in-house legal departments, risk management departments, outside experts, and insurers for manufacturers and importers to develop a team approach to solve a potential product problem. In addition to providing product safety advice, we assist clients in evaluating notice requirements and obligations to the CPSC and other regulatory bodies, guide and conduct investigations, assist with reporting, and assist in the development and implementation of corrective action steps, including recalls, when necessary.
Once in litigation, the members of the Product Liability group routinely defend product liability actions throughout Georgia, the Southeast, and the United States. We also serve as National Coordinating Counsel and National Trial Counsel for various product manufacturers and importers. The Firm's members work closely with local counsel in states outside Georgia, and routinely are admitted pro hac vice. Our attorneys have been admitted pro hac vice in 41 states to date. We work with our clients to understand all aspects of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, chemical, fire, explosion, gas, machinery or equipment issues that could possibly affect their product.
The attorneys at Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin are conscious that product liability claims can be expensive to defend. Therefore, we actively advise and participate in alternative dispute resolution at an early stage, on a case by case and client by client basis, provided that it is in the best interest of the client. However, the firm recognizes that many times, both the product and the company need to be vigorously defended. As litigators with a wealth of trial experience, we are proud to defend our clients and their products before juries, judges, or regulatory bodies.
Our team of attorneys appears actively in the Defense Research Institute and regularly attends and participates in the annual Product Liability Seminar, playing an active role in the Specialized Groups. Steve Kyle and Jimmy Singer are both past presidents of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.