Matthew Rogers focuses his practice on the defense of products liability matters with special expertise in the automotive industry. Matthew has successfully defended a wide variety of claims against automobile manufacturers both pre-trial and in the courtroom. As a keen negotiator, he is often able to settle matters for clients before heading to trial; he also has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts.

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    • Successfully defended a major automobile manufacturer against claims of defective vehicle braking system, involving in a serious accident. Defense verdict averted a possible US$6 million damage payment. 
    • Defended a major automobile company in a case where the driver’s death had been attributed to a steering malfunction, which was the subject of a later recall. Jury found for defendant and allowed for recovery of substantial defense costs. 
    • Multiple trials, successfully defending major automobile companies against claims of defective air bag and other critical component designs.


    • Boston University, J.D., Edward F. Hennessy Scholar
    • Hamilton College, B.A.


    • California

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
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