Jack J. Laffey

  • Undergrad School: BS with Distinction Political Science San Jose State University
  • Law School: Ohio State University College of Law
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Firm: Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC
325 East Chicago Street
Suite 200
Milwaukee WI 53202
United States

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 30+ 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 winning plaintiff's attorney during that time (1989-1995) this provides Jack with a very interesting and productive insight into the thought processes and motivations of his clients' adversaries. Jack's product liability experience ranges from industrial machinery (conveyors and overhead cranes) to consumer products (furnaces and smoke detectors) to toxic torts (asbestos, silica and mold) to pharmaceuticals (diet drugs), to outline a few. 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.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Complex Tort and Product Liability: Primary
  • Construction Law: Alternate 1
  • Insurance Law: Alternate 1
  • Transportation and Logistics: Primary

Resources & Articles

Are We on the Tip of the COVID-19 Litigation Iceberg? Lessons Learned and What to Expect in 2022 and Beyond

Are We on the Tip of the COVID-19 Litigation Iceberg? Lessons Learned and What to Expect in 2022 and Beyond

Posted October 18, 2021

Featuring Jack J. Laffey, Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC (Milwaukee, WI); Constantine “Dean” Nickas, Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. (Miami, FL) About this program The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed how litigation is conducted at least in the near term, and possibly permanently (ZOOM much anyone?). Verdicts nationally… Continue Reading

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