Jack Laffey has an extensive Product Liability, Commercial Transportation and Catastrophic Loss practice that regularly takes him to courts in Wisconsin and across the nation. In his 37+ years of practice, Jack has been proud to represent clients in litigation in more than 25 states. He has had more than two dozen jury verdicts since he started practicing law in 1985.
Jack has had the unique experience of having been a successful plaintiff’s attorney during a period of time (1989-1995) early in his career; this experience provides Jack with a very interesting and a very productive insight into the thought processes and motivations of his clients’ adversaries.
Jack’s Product Liability experience ranges from industrial machinery (conveyors, overhead cranes and industrial laundry systems) to consumer products (furnaces and smoke detectors) to toxic torts (asbestos, silica and mold) to pharmaceuticals (diet drugs), to outline a few.
Jack’s commercial transportation practice has taken him around the country over the last 30 years. He has been National Coordinating Counsel for a national trucking company, and has defended all manner of commercial motor carriers, passenger transportation companies, large and small. He is a nationally recognized speaker on important topics focused on the defense of the Industry.
Jack has been asked to handle and resolve some of his clients’ most problematic and dangerous cases in some of the most challenging venues in this country, oftentimes after the discovery has been completed. These engagements have been particularly rewarding personally because of the faith and trust his clients have placed in him. Jack takes that trust very seriously. His Catastrophic practice always presents very “interesting” problems to solve, as it centers upon Wrongful Death, Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury matters, and oftentimes involves “bet the company” risks for the clients.
Jack’s specialties include: Catastrophic Case oversight and resolution, Trial and Appellate work as well as an extensive mediation practice on behalf of corporate litigants.
The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1985; Wagner National Labor Moot Court
San Jose State University, B.S., Political Science, with distinction, 1982; Dean’s Scholar
Jack has a life-long commitment to social justice. Jack and his wife Eileen have been longtime benefactors to Repairers of the Breach, Pathfinders, any number of Animal Humane Societies. Eileen has helped Habitat for Humanity construct homes via its Women’s Build initiative.