Alan J. Lazarus is an experienced trial and appellate attorney with a focus on products liability, consumer protection, toxic substances and environmental litigation. He also has experience handling commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation and litigation arising from professional errors and omissions.
Alan has defended clients in a wide variety of matters involving prescription and over-the-counter drugs, medical devices, vehicles, chemical exposures, asbestos exposures, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, construction equipment, firearms and environmental contamination. He has appeared as lead counsel in multidistrict litigation and statewide coordinated proceedings and has defended nationwide and statewide class actions.
In addition to his trial and appellate case load, Alan is often called upon to counsel clients and attorneys on product labeling and product stewardship-related issues and consult on appellate strategy.
In Merck Sharp & Dohme, Inc. v. Albrecht, 2019 WL 2166393 (U.S. May 20, 2019), the Supreme Court answered two significant questions governing the litigation of the implied federal preemption defense in prescription drug product liability cases: (...