Practice Areas

The experienced team of trial lawyers at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor, have defended some of the most prominent national and international corporations. For over three decades, the firm has defended manufacturers in cases involving a wide variety of product liability defense litigation including claims of design defects, manufacturing defects, breach of warranty, and failure to warn. The firm has successfully represented clients in cases ranging from automotive design and manufacturing to improper warnings on industrial equipment.

Each attorney working on one of these complex cases will consult with and work hand in hand with company engineers and leading independent experts to effectively present your case.

The trial lawyers at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor, have successfully gone head-to-head with powerful law firms from across the U.S. and beyond. The firm’s collaborative consultative approach works well and includes:

  • Consulting with the manufacturer’s engineers to develop a defense.
  • Retaining appropriate experts to support your case.
  • Deposing the plaintiff’s experts.
  • Working with the client to develop a cost-effective strategy.

Our firm has defended manufacturers of the following types of products:

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Aircraft
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • Automobile and automotive products (motorcycles, tires, brakes, airbags)
  • Batteries
  • Bicycles
  • Chemicals
  • Construction equipment
  • Electrical equipment
  • Firearms
  • Furniture
  • Heat tape
  • Helmets
  • Household appliances
  • Ladders
  • Logging equipment manufacturing equipment
  • Medical devices (catheters, surgical equipment)
  • Mobile homes
  • Outdoor power equipment
  • Packaging materials
  • Personal watercraft
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Portable power equipment
  • Power tools
  • Propane equipment
  • Scaffolding
  • Snow removal equipment

Our Awards & Accolades


What Our Clients Say

As a Commercial Trucking Litigation Supervisor, I have found Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor to be not only extremely knowledgeable but personable and readily available. It is difficult in today’s commercial claims arena to find a Defense Firm who is willing to accept the challenge of mitigating the existing exposures by building a solid yet economically feasible defense. My comfort level in combatting the litigious mentality of some is by far exceeded with Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor.
Dale, I just wanted to let you know in all my past experience as a Florida Adjuster how impressive I think Herb is. He does an amazing job not only with the critical incidents but in every aspect of the claim from medical specials to property damage issues. He is an incredible asset to us and our client with his consistency, reliability, responsiveness and knowledge. In our line of work folks are very quick to complain (present company included of course) and rarely take the time to call someone our when they do an amazing job. I am taking a minute to let you know but I am sure you already know that about him! Thank you and your team for all you do!
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Lee and his team at Hightower do a fantastic job with our construction cases. They are zealous in their defense of clients, practical in their assessments and tremendous communicators about the ins and outs of cases. I continue to be thankful for their representation of our insureds and for their professionalism and friendship.
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Michael and his team at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor are incredibly knowledgeable about Premises Liability Law and are exactly the kind of trusted partners our company values. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, case law, and risk assessment to help make well-informed decisions. They are not afraid to defend vigorously, while maintaining professionalism and civility. If I need to engage outside counsel, I would turn to Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor without hesitation.
Dan Novigrod and his team are very professional, thorough, proficient, and knowledgeable.  They take time to explain matters that may be unclear and they were very flexible in scheduling. Dan’s team demonstrated an ability to grasp our unique qualities and tailor their approach to the case accordingly. I absolutely would recommend them and definitely intend to continue using them for the foreseeable future!