Brett R. Corson Partner




Brett Corson handles complex civil litigation in the areas of premises liability, product liability medical malpractice defense, general liability defense, construction, employment, insurance defense, subrogation, insurance coverage, contracts and consumer protection litigation. 

Brett represents clients in courts, before regulatory bodies, and in arbitrations and mediations. Wilson Elser takes pride in the ability of its attorneys to bring professional liability matters to a successful resolution, while providing the resources to pursue alternative dispute resolution, culminating in expedited, cost-effective conclusions that typically align with clients’ objectives.

Areas of Focus

Product Liability
Brett understands that liability exposures increasingly drive the litigation risk profile of many U.S. and global corporations. Brett has particular experience litigating automobile manufacturer and lithium ion battery claims, design and manufacturing defects, and breaches of warranties. Wilson Elser is among the largest and most diversified firms in the United States, with more than 70 seasoned product liability litigation attorneys across more than 40 offices. The firm not only represents U.S.-based businesses, but has for decades been at the forefront of representing foreign manufacturers confronting exposures arising from U.S. product liability litigation. 

Medical Malpractice & Health Care
Brett has more than 10 years of experience defending physicians, hospitals and nurses. He is familiar with the substance and nuance of the medical field, including, but not limited to, obstetrics, orthopedics, oncology, anesthesia, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery. His depth of knowledge coupled with the firm’s strength in insurance defense provides exceptional service for nationally renowned physicians and premier teaching hospitals. Whether a matter is simple and local or complex and multijurisdictional, clients value Brett’s considered approach to medical malpractice and health care defense backed by the extensive resources provided by a national firm.

Brett has experience representing both commercial carriers and individual operators in transportation matters in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has litigated claims ranging from minor property damage, to freight charges, to wrongful death for trucking and railroad companies. Brett skillfully navigates the interplay between federal and state law for multistate companies. His experience and team of transportation attorneys allow him to focus on the small details of each case, while keeping present the reputation of national carriers.

Representative Matters

Achieved favorable settlement and avoided excess exposure for trucking company in New Hampshire against claims of wrongful death arising out of improper maintenance and violation of DOT regulations.

Granted directed verdict on behalf of Massachusetts physicians’ organization on claims of negligent supervision; obtained appellate affirmation of judgment.

Obtained summary judgment for contractor on the basis of New Hampshire’s “borrowed servant” doctrine.

Negotiated favorable settlement for behavioral health facility on claims of alleged failure to prevent homicide.

Obtained dismissal based on lack of personal jurisdiction for hospital on breach of contract claims.

Obtained summary judgment and defense jury verdict for an orthopedic surgeon alleged to have caused permanent nerve injury.

Negotiated recovery on behalf of subrogating insurer on claims a defective automobile caused property damage to a commercial structure.