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Oliver R. Brooks recently became a Partner at Morgan & Akins. His focus is on industrial and consumer product liability. His practice focuses on the defense of manufacturers of products, including those for the consumer market, industrial tools, factory machines, automotive designs as well as outdoor and firearm related products. Specific areas of focus include mechanical design and manufacturing, machine guarding, warnings and interlock mechanisms. Prior to joining Morgan & Akins, Oliver represented multiple Japanese, Korean and German manufacturers of motor vehicles in automotive crashworthiness products liability defense including the defending allegations of defective airbags, glazing, seatbelts, seatbacks, stability/rollover propensity, electronic stability control systems, structural integrity and post collision fuel fed fires.

Oliver has extensive experience with both taking and defending complex depositions of expert witnesses, corporate designees and fact witnesses and has been a continuing legal education seminar presenter on combating inappropriate and abusive discovery and deposition practices. He also has substantial experience in managing voluminous production of product design and testing documents and with protecting trade secrets and confidential materials during the discovery process. Oliver has served as lead trial counsel and taken multiple cases to verdict including being part of the trial team of a multi-week, multi-million dollar jury trial involving claims of a design and testing defect in a passenger vehicle. In addition to his litigation practice, Oliver has assisted clients in the formulation and design of product warnings and instruction manuals and has counseled manufacturers on issues concerning federal reporting standards and requirements. Earlier in his career, Oliver served as in house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where he defended individuals and corporate entities in premises liability, motor vehicle liability and commercial trucking liability claims.


Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • State of New Jersey
  • District of New Jersey
  • State of New York

Honors and Professional Activities

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Products Liability Defense
  • Industrial Products Liability Defense
  • Automotive Products Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Professional Security Force Liability Defense

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D, 2006,
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 2003