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Balestreri Potocki & Holmes' Liability Group counts the following within its expertise:
  • Elevator, escalator design, manufacturing, maintenance and liability
  • Crane design, manufacturing and liability
  • Construction site equipment
  • Construction materials/components
  • Consumer product litigation including cosmetics, food, clothing and leisure equipment
Product Liability

Balestreri Potocki & Holmes attorneys have dedicated their careers to defending the business reputations and manufacturing practices of a broad spectrum of product creators, distributors and suppliers. We provide both direct defense and insurer retained defense to entrepreneurs in the manufacturing arena. Our attorneys are deeply experienced in defense of elevator, escalator, and lifts located in high rise commercial, hotel and residential towers throughout California. We have provided legal and litigation expertise also for the defense of manufacturers, suppliers and operators of cranes, heavy machinery and equipment, tools, scaffolding, presses, consumer products (food, cosmetics, etc), commercial tractors and trailers, and construction building materials and components.

Our attorneys are adept at skillfully defending the personal injury and property damage aspects that accompany these claims. We have served as outside litigation counsel for numerous regional manufacturers, distributors and suppliers and recognize the value of a swift, consistent, proactive defense. We follow a philosophy of aggressive defense, with the insight to recognize the issues and provide early evaluation for the most efficient handling whether by trial or settlement.

Balestreri Potocki & Holmes attorneys practice before all Federal and California trial and appellate courts and are experienced with binding contractual arbitration between manufacturers and vendors, such as that conducted under several protocols published by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services and the American Arbitration Association. Our attorneys have extensive negotiation training and experience, and are encouraged to fully engage alternative dispute resolution methods, mediations and forums as appropriate.