Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.125 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004
Thomas Schweizer is an experienced litigator who has
been directly involved in the defense of Products Liability and
technical aspects of commercial lawsuits from inception through
investigation, discovery, trial and the appellate process. He
has represented some of the world’s largest manufacturing
companies in complex vehicle (automobile and truck), marine
engines (ocean-going ships and pleasure craft) litigation and
has successfully developed substantial defenses in multi-million
dollar cases against nationally recognized opposing counsel. In
commercial matters Thomas is often called upon to participate in
the technical aspects of lawsuits such as a matter involving
software simulation of a missile guidance system.
He has worked closely with experts and consultants in
developing defenses in a broad variety of disciplines including
design, warnings, manufacture, accident reconstruction,
automotive safety, bio-mechanics, injury causation, state of the
art, materials science, product testing, computer software and
Thomas has received Martindale Hubbell's highest peer review
rating of “Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.”
State of New York, 1977
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1980
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983
U.S Supreme Court, 1983
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois 1961 B.A. Physics,
Mathematics & Chemistry
Long Island University, C.W. Post University, Brookville, New
York, 1971 M.S. Management Engineering
St. John’s Law School, Queens, New York, 1976 J.D.
Pro Bono Activities:
Served as Counsel, Finance Chairperson and as a member of the
Board of Trustees for a Religious organization.
Volkswagen A.G. v. Falzon, 461 U.S. 1303 (1983)
(fatal vehicle collision);
Jugle v. Volkswagen of America, Inc. 955 F. Supp. 576 (D.
(fatal vehicle fire, defense verdict);
Moisenko v. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, 100 F. Supp 2d
489 (W.D. Mich. 2000)
(fatal ejection, from vehicle, summary judgment granted);
Volkswagen of America v. Ramirez, 159 S.W. 3d 897(Tex.
(fatal vehicle collision, defense result);
Garayan v. Volkswagen A.G., Superior Court, Los Angeles, CA
(vehicle rollover, quadriplegic, defense verdict);
Milne v. Volkswagen A.G., U.S. District Court, Burlington VT
(vehicle rollover, quadriplegic, defense verdict).
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
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