Cliff Merrell focuses his practice on products liability litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. As national counsel for many pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, Cliff has a wide range of experience managing products liability litigation in state court, federal court, and multidistrict litigation (MDL). His experience includes large mass tort actions as well as single plaintiff litigation. He has litigated cases involving a wide range of branded and generic pharmaceutical products for pain relief, depression, weight loss, birth control, and menopause. He has also litigated cases involving a wide range of medical devices, including insulin pumps, surgical mesh, endotracheal tubes, neurostimulators, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Cliff’s experience includes all aspects of litigation, including managing written discovery and document productions, taking and defending expert and fact depositions, and drafting and arguing motions. He has served as trial counsel in several pharmaceutical and medical device cases that have gone to verdict in state and federal court.
Cliff is also a frequent speaker on issues related to products liability, medical device litigation, and pharmaceutical litigation.