Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Tracy Knox serves as lead counsel in complex product liability, commercial and real estate litigation matters. He offers a particular focus on defending product manufacturers in major fire and explosion lawsuits, as well as in resolving real property and business valuation disputes in a variety of contexts.
Tracy has defended major corporations and other businesses in complex product liability claims involving serious injuries, loss of life, multi-million dollar property damage and business interruption losses. For many years, Tracy has represented the world’s largest manufacturer of home appliances in the defense of product liability claims in federal and state courts nationally and in Canada.These matters involve defense of fire, explosion and water loss claims alleging defects in a variety of products, including dryers, washers, microwave ovens, refrigeration, ice makers and other compressor products, dishwashers and cleaning products. The claims and lawsuits have involved property damage, personal injury (burns, broken bones, lacerations, amputations and electric shock) and wrongful death. His product liability experience is diverse, including the resolution of claims prior to suit and resolution through trial and appeal.
He works diligently and effectively with engineers and other experts to substantiate his client’s position and develop cogent, persuasive arguments in their defense. Tracy understands that the effective defense of a product requires a deep understanding of the design principles behind the product.