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Edward D. Laird, Jr.

Of Counsel

Mr. Laird’s primary areas of concentration are in:

Product Liability, Transportation, Medical Malpractice, Toxic Tort and other Liability Claims

Mr. Laird concentrates his legal practice on the defense of product liability, transportation, medical malpractice, toxic tort and other liability claims. He defends various product manufacturers, transportation companies, and commercial carriers. Mr. Laird has successfully defended lawsuits on behalf of physicians and hospitals in various medical specialties including obstetrics, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, surgery, ophthalmology, and critical care, including representation before the State of New York Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC).

For over 25 years, Mr. Laird has received the highest “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has been recognized for many successive years as a “Best Lawyer in America” (Product Liability Defense) and as a “Super Lawyer” (Medical Malpractice Defense, Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation). He has lectured on trial practice, medical malpractice, product liability, and transportation litigation topics. He is admitted to practice in all courts in New York and in Vermont. His practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Transportation and Logistics, Professional Liability, Product Liability, Tort Defense, Health Care Litigation, Appellate Advocacy, Aviation, Hospitality and Retail Liability, and Insurance Law.


Moderator: “Tools to Tell the Client’s Story – Effective Courtroom Techniques,” ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminary, Scottsdale, AZ;

Moderator: “Welcome to the Wild Wild West: The New Frontier in Transportation Law – Preventability Versus Non-Preventability Determinations: Resolving the Tension Between Safety and Legal,” ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar, Tucson, AZ;

Panelist: “Strategies for the Tough Case, What’s Working, What’s Not: Spoliation, Driver Preparation & Participation,” ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar;

Speaker: “Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case. Evidence, Experts and Hearsay in the Courtroom,” National Business Institute Seminar;

Panelist: “The Road to Resolution: A Mediation Skills Seminar, Mediation with the Empathetic Approach,” ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar;

Speaker: “Medical Malpractice Litigation,” New York State Bar Association.


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