PHILADELPHIA - March 28, 2018
- James Heller
, chair of Cozen O’Connor's Products Liability Practice Group
and vice chair of the Commercial Litigation Department
, was admitted as a sustaining member to the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (PLAC). The Product Liability Advisory Council helps the world’s leading manufacturers anticipate and minimize the cost of litigation. PLAC helps manufacturers, distributors, and retailers manage the present and prepare for what’s next in an increasingly complex legal environment.
Comprising more than 100 leading product manufacturers and 350 of the most elite product liability defense counsels operating in the United States and abroad, PLAC is a nonprofit association formed in 1983 to analyze, understand, and shape the common law of product liability and complex litigation. The mission is to help members successfully manage every link in the liability chain—from product design to manufacture to distribution through sale to end-users, and on to post-sale responsibilities. A respected and influential organization, PLAC membership is both an honor and recognition of an attorney’s expertise in product liability law.
Heller, a member of the firm's Board of Directors, practices out of the Philadelphia office. He handles catastrophic products’ liability personal injury claims and complex commercial disputes. During his tenure at Cozen O’Connor, Heller has had extensive litigation experience, trying more than 50 cases to verdict or judgment in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He is the national coordinating attorney and national trial attorney for two international product manufacturers. He has litigated hundreds of products' liability matters throughout the United States, many of which involve serious personal injury or wrongful death claims. Heller earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Michigan in 1982, and his J.D. at the University of Miami in 1985. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta.
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