Lawyers at DBMS successfully litigate a wide variety of civil cases and argue appeals in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.

Product Liability

Plaintiff v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer


Defendant Automobile Manufacturer


Defense Verdict


Shortly after a new alternator was installed, a fire started in a vehicle and eventually engulfed another car, the garage and nearly destroyed a family’s home and all of their belongings.

Plaintiffs alleged that the design of the vehicle’s alternator was defective and was unwittingly used by a rebuilder that sold the part.

Plaintiffs argued that the part was flawed and prone to fires and used three experts from a rebuilder’s trade group to criticize the design of the alternator. Plaintiffs requested over $160,000 from the jury.

The defendant automobile manufacturer defended its design and received a verdict in their favor.