Products Liability

A defining voice in Hawai‘i products liability law.

Our Expertise

Goodsill’s Products Liability Group have been handling product liability claims for more than 40 years and have been involved in most of the seminal appellate cases which define modern Hawai‘i products liability law. Our attorneys have defended strict liability, warranty, negligence, and failure to warn claims against manufacturers, defending a diverse array of products in the process.

Attorneys in this group have also been honored by inclusion in the most prestigious trial organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, The American Board of Trial Advocates, Best Lawyers of America, and the International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers. In addition, we author and annually update the Hawai‘i law section of Products Liability Desk Reference, a 50-state compendium published by Aspen Law & Business.

Examples of our work include:

  • Product Liability Defense – Defending manufacturers of such products as construction equipment, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, contact-lenses, agricultural products, aircraft and aircraft component parts, helicopters, boats, ships, warehousing lift devices, scuba tanks, sports equipment, jet skis, pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, chemical products, industrial microtunnellers, and meat cutters.
  • Mass Tort Litigation – Representing E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in hundreds of Hawai‘i cases involving the fungicide Benlate®. Serving as local counsel for manufacturers of various products in Hawaii asbestos litigation. Routinely serving as local counsel in high-profile mass tort cases in the drug and medical device area, as well as with other types of products.