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Jacksonville, FL 32204

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Board Certified

The U.S. Supreme Court
The Florida Courts
Middle District of Florida
 Northern District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
Western District of Michigan 
 District of Colorado 

Special Admissions: 

Western District of Oklahoma
Arizona Federal Court
Delaware Federal Court
 Connecticut Federal Court  
New Mexico Federal Court
 Kansas Federal Court
Southern District of New York
Southern District of California 
District of Minnesota


Commercial Pilot:
Single & Multi-Engine
Airplane & Helicopter Rated
Instrument Rated
Former Member:
Jacksonville Sheriffs Aviation Unit
& Angel Flight




:Airborne Law Enforcement 
Lectured police pilots on Safety and Legal topics in Orlando (2013) and Phoenix (2014) National Conventions.


American Bar Association
Litigation Seminar
New York City (2013)

American Bar Association
TIPS Aviation
Demonstrative Evidence
Washington, D.C. (2016)

Lawyer Pilots Bar Assn.  
Litigating Federal Tort Claims

(2013) Whistler B.C.  

Aviation Seminar

(2017) Boston

Adjunct Law Professor:


Aviation Law


2017 by
Barry E. Newman



Barry E. Newman                                                                                       Board Certified Attorney 


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Defective Products



A product may be dangerous because of its design, its manufacture, insufficient testing or because it lacks reasonable instructions or warnings. 


Strict Liability


A manufacturer, distributor and even the seller of a new product that injures someone may be "strictly" liable if proven that the product is defective or unreasonably dangerous and an injured victim does not have to prove the manufacturer was "negligent."



A manufacturer is responsible if someone using its product in a foreseeable manner is injured and proves that it failed to use reasonable efforts to design, manufacture, test and warn about its product.    



A product that cannot be made safe, like a firearm, a wood chipper or hair dryer, must contain sufficient warnings advising of the risks associated with the product. In some cases those warnings must be provided to future users through recalls or other types of notice.




The defenses to a product claim are limited only by the imagination of a manufacturer's defense team. Typically, there may be no liability if a product is misused, substantially modified (safety device removed) or used in a manner that could not be reasonably anticipated. In some cases, liability may be cut-off after a certain time. There also may be no liability if a product conforms to a government regulation, standard or design, or if it was designed using the available technology at the time it was made.




Some manufacturers, such as the firearm industry and the federal government's contractors, enjoy special immunities when their product injures someone.  The circumstances surrounding an accident may act to waive these immunities.



I have extensive experience litigating defective product, pharmaceutical and medical device claims.


If you have been injured in an accident involving dangerous product, please contact me to discuss your options.
















Accidents involving:

Automobiles & Trucks
DUI crashes & Claims against Taverns

Airplane and Airline Accidents
Boating & Cruise ships

Motorcycles, Bicycles & ATVs

Workplace Injuries

Construction sites

Dangerous premises
Defective Products

Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices 
Medical Negligence
Slip & Falls
Negligent Security

Unsecured Vicious Animals 


International Claims:

Airline Injuries
Maritime Injuries