Susan T. Dwyer, a partner in Herrick's Litigation Department and co-chair of the Product Liability Practice Group, has been on the forefront of handling national complex products cases for over three decades.
Susan litigates in state and federal courts across the United States and serves as national and regional counsel for Fortune 500 manufacturing companies in mass tort litigation and consumer class actions. She has in-depth experience in post-recall litigation as one of Bridgestone Firestone's trial counsel in multi-district litigation involving the tires designed for the Ford Explorer. Susan defends companies in class actions and before state and federal agencies. In addition to her experience as a trial attorney, Susan specializes in conflict management outside the traditional litigation process to help clients control risks and costs through non-adversarial resolution of claims.
With extensive nation-wide trial experience in cases involving catastrophic injuries, Susan oversees a large docket on behalf of manufacturers in the automotive, industrial machinery, chemical, pharmaceutical and paper industries. She also handles commercial matters including construction litigation, employment-related litigation and contract disputes. Her pragmatic and tenacious approach to conflict resolution has led clients to consult with her on dispute avoidance topics and she regularly counsels companies on crisis management and preparedness, document retention and communications, and early case assessment and resolution.
Susan has been a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council for the past 25 years and has served as a member of PLAC's Executive Committee. She is a frequent author, lecturer and commentator in the product liability and toxic tort fields and has co-authored the Tort Law Desk Reference 2000-2010 Editions, Business Torts 2006-2011 Edition, as well as Products Liability in New York.
Susan was recognized by Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Products Liability and Mass Torts for 2013. For the fourth consecutive year, Susan is nationally recognized as one of eight leading lawyers in automotive product liability matters. In 2011, Corporate INTL Magazine named Susan "Nationwide Automobile Liability Attorney of the Year". Susan has been recognized as a Preeminent AV rated attorney under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings™.
She is the mother of four and lives in New York City.