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Wayne D. Struble

Wayne D. Struble

Of Counsel
Phone:602.643.2484
Fax:602.248.0947

Wayne Struble is well-versed in the trial and appeal of product liability claims against motor and recreational vehicle manufacturers.

At trial, he has defended General Motors, Ford, Honda, Polaris and other major manufacturers of on- and off-road motor vehicles against restraint system, rollover/roof crush, power steering, braking, cruise control, fuel system, steering and handling, sudden acceleration and other claims.

On appeal, Wayne has briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and several U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and state appellate courts, including the first appellate court case to hold that federal law impliedly preempts no-airbag claims against motor vehicle manufacturers.  He also has written several amicus curiae briefs on behalf of such organizations as the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) and the Minnesota State Bar Association.

As a Minnesota State Bar Association member, Wayne has actively participated on several committees, including committees recommending changes to the Civil Jury Instruction Guidelines and establishing standards for judicial election campaign conduct.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2010
  • Minnesota, 1980

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1980
    Editor-in-Chief, Washington University Law Quarterly
  • Moorhead State University, B.A., 1977
    summa cum laude

Professional Associations

    • State Bar of Arizona
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Hennepin County Bar Association

Distinctions

    • Leading American Attorneys

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Federal Preemption, Minnesota Institute for Legal Education, 1997
  • Seat Belt Evidence At Trial, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1997
  • A Challenge to Change: Reshaping the Defense Lawyer's Role in the Development of the Common Law, Product Liability Advisory Council, 1998