Product Liability

Fred E. (Trey) Bourn, III
Fred E. (Trey) Bourn, III Committee Chair Butler Snow Ridgeland, MS

About the Committee

The Products Liability Committee is one of the largest and most active committees within DRI. The committee is comprised of 18 Specialized Litigation Groups (SLG). As the name suggests, each SLG is focused on either a specific type of product, group of products or particular issues within products liability law. Each SLG is guided by a steering committee comprised of knowledgeable and talented practitioners. With over 3200 members the Products Liability Committee is as diverse as the practice areas it encompasses.

The committee actively seeks individuals looking to become involved. Committee participation provides the opportunity to speak at the annual conference and during webconferences throughout the year. The webconferences are tailored to address the ever changing products liability landscape with presentations by seasoned litigators.

In addition to its annual conference and webconferences additional stand alone seminars are presented annually by various SLGs. Most frequently, the Fire and Casualty and Food Law SLGs have held such seminars.

The committee also provides excellent opportunities to showcase your writing skills. The committee’s newsletter, Strictly Speaking, is published quarterly and many of the SLGs publish their own newsletter. Also, each year the committee submits a series of articles to DRI’s monthly magazine, For The Defense. These articles offer in depth scholarly analysis of recent developments and trends in the law. Additional special publication projects are taken on by the committee from time to time.

The Products Liability Committee provides many exciting opportunities to become actively involved. We invite you to join our energetic and enthusiastic committee.

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