Courtney Shytle has a wide range of product liability litigation experience in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate level. Clients retain Courtney for her experience in managing all aspects of a case including complex files, fact investigation, discovery, mediation, motions work, and preparing, defending, and deposing expert witnesses in a variety of litigation.
Her practice focuses mainly on the defense of automotive products, including automobiles, motorcycles, forklifts, and tires. Of her notable experience, she served on the team defending a motor vehicle manufacturer in its alleged unintended acceleration litigation, both in individual cases and in multidistrict litigation. She has also represented other well-known automotive manufacturers in cases involving crashworthiness and post collision fuel fed fire.
Additionally, Courtney has represented multiple product manufacturers in premises liability, toxic torts and personal injury cases, and has extensive experience defending consumer product manufacturers. She has handled litigation matters for long-term care facilities, including claims alleging deviation from the standard of care and premises liability. Courtney also has experience defending a national retailer in their premises liability litigation, including an appellate matter before the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Courtney's appellate background extends as far back as her law clerkship with the Honorable Karen J. Williams, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. She also worked as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals.