M. Douglas Eisler

Firm Affiliation: 

Doug practices in the areas of toxic tort, products liability, aviation, FELA and premises liability. He has extensive experience defending a variety of toxic tort matters on behalf of manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, contractors and premises owners throughout the country. Doug has served as national trial counsel for companies named in asbestos lawsuits. In addition, he has served as national coordinating counsel for a manufacturer of asbestos-containing products which required him to manage tens of thousands of active cases.

Doug has particular experience in defending fixed-wing and rotary aircraft manufacturers. In addition to securing voluntary dismissals of these clients, he has successfully argued summary judgment for these manufacturers under the Government Contractor Defense.

Doug has experience representing Class One railroad defendants in a variety of claims including FELA claims, occupational disease claims, premises liability claims and real property issues.

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Wake Forest University, B.A. 1979
  • Wake Forest University, J.D. 1982
Publications, Seminars & Lectures: 
  • The Mega-Jurisdiction Friend or Foe?” Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, Beverly Hills, CA, March 2012
  • "Science in the Courtroom: How to Win the Battle of Causation," Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee of the American Bar Association, November 2011
  • ''The Take Home Exposure Case: Sometimes Negligence in the Air Is Enough," Symposium on Asbestos Premises Cases, October 2010
Personal Affiliations: 
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
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