Dykema Names Professor to Product Liability Practice


Nicholas J. Wittner

DETROIT — Dykema, a  national law firm, has added Nicholas J. Wittner to its product liability practice in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Prior to joining Dykema, Wittner served as assistant general counsel for Nissan North America, where he was head of the legal department’s product group. He also previously served as executive attorney at General Motors.

Wittner, who teaches product liability law and practice as well as international civil litigation as a professor in residence at the Michigan State University College of Law, has more than 30 years of experience managing product liability litigation, product-related class actions, and safety and environmental regulatory compliance matters. In addition, he has extensive experience counseling clients in product liability prevention.

Wittner is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, as well as the American Law Institute, where he was involved in the development of the Third Restatement of Product Liability. He  has held several leadership positions with the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, including co-chair of the ABA's products liability committee. He was also the chair of the Product Liability Advisory Council, and co-chaired numerous programs for the ABA, ALI, the Product Liability Institute for Corporate Counsel and the American Conference Institute.

He received a Bachelor of Arts, with high honors, from Michigan State University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School.

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