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Hermes Netburn attorneys have decades of experience successfully defending product’s claims by working to ensure they know more about your product and how to defend it than anyone else in the case.

Our lawyers have well over twenty years of experience defending designers, manufacturers, distributors and sellers of commercial and consumer products, medical devices and pharmaceuticals in claims for personal injury, property damage and economic loss. Our vast experience encompasses matters involving a broad range of items and accidents such as:

  • motor vehicles and their components
  • drugs and medical devices, farm, heavy, industrial and manufacturing equipment
  • consumer products such as appliances, furniture and toys; outdoor lawn and garden products
  • safety equipment, ladders and step stools
  • fire cause and origin
  • accident reconstruction
  • biomechanics
  • epidemiology, pharmaceuticals and industrial hygiene
  • electrical systems
  • chemistry
  • mechanical systems
  • manufacturing processes
  • materials science
  • and many others

At Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. we take a hands-on approach to product liability cases. Our lawyers learn both the science and practical uses of each product from top to bottom. This work takes us to factories to see how products are constructed and accident scenes to see what happened when an issue arises. We work hand in hand with our experts, walking fire scenes with our cause and origin experts, participating in product inspections and disassemblies with engineers and supervising the testing of accident products and exemplars. Our success is based on the premise that we should, and will, know our clients’ products better than anyone else involved in the case, especially the opposing party’s expert witnesses.

The broad and extensive level of experience our attorneys bring to the defense of product liability cases allows us to serve our clients’ needs thoroughly, yet efficiently. Armed with a mastery of the law, the science or the medicine, our professionals can attack a case immediately and work quickly to develop a strategy for bringing the case to an expeditious, desired conclusion. Our lawyers have tried many cases in multiple jurisdictions, but we recognize that the best result may require early evaluation and resolution. The added value of our experience in this field means that your case is safe in the hands of our people. Clients come to Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. for our reputation, they continue to come back for our results.

Exciting News!

Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. is now Clyde & Co, a global law firm with 60+ offices worldwide, and 15 offices across the US.

Learn more about Clyde &Co by visiting and the Boston office page here.