John P. Loringer Partner




John Loringer is co-chair of Wilson Elser’s e-Discovery Practice and serves as deputy managing partner of the firm’s Milwaukee office. An experienced civil trial attorney, John focuses his practice on nationwide products liability, aviation and commercial litigation matters. This experience includes the successful resolution of matters involving claims of breach of contract and civil rights violations. John counsels clients in all phases of litigation from inception through trial. He has served as lead trial counsel and has experience conducting mediations and arbitrations, as well as drafting motions and appeals. In addition, John has successfully defended numerous actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

John’s clients use his services to assist with early case assessment and settlement strategies designed to facilitate resolution and curtail the time and expense involved in litigation. Clients appreciate his responsiveness and broad, business-savvy perspective when handling high-exposure cases in venues throughout the country.

Areas of Focus

John is in an integral part of the Wilson Elser aviation team and has substantial experience defending large international clients in high-profile cases throughout the United States and internationally. This experience includes handling a products liability case venued in Europe for a U.S.-based military contractor and successfully resolving a case based on the application of the government contractor defense. John also has experience in aviation law, representing airlines, commercial helicopter operators, aircraft parts manufacturers and aircraft service providers. In addition, he has defended numerous wrongful death, personal injury, property, baggage and product liability claims as they relate to the airline industry.

John has substantial experience managing the collection, review and production of electronically stored information (ESI). He has been called on to take the lead in e-Discovery projects, including working with clients in understanding the scope of their ESI, advising on retention policies, choosing the appropriate e-Discovery vendor to cull and collect data, and using e-Discovery platforms to review documents for production.

Toxic Torts
John serves as lead trial counsel for several Midwest corporations involved in toxic tort cases in Wisconsin, Illinois and California. He has extensive experience representing various product and premises defendants in all aspects of toxic tort litigation, including retention and management of local counsel. John has litigated toxic tort cases to completion in New York, California, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania. In an effort to maintain the highest level of knowledge and awareness, John frequently makes presentations and accepts invitations to write articles on important toxic tort issues.

Product Liability
John is experienced in defending a variety of product liability matters, including industrial equipment, consumer household products and construction equipment. Matters have included claims for wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and breach of warranty. John draws on his substantial courtroom and case management experience to assist clients in reducing risk and avoiding future claims.

Representative Matters

Recently retained to act as lead trial counsel for several Wisconsin companies in toxic tort cases venued in Illinois and California.

Obtained a defense verdict in California state court asbestos case for a manufacturer.

Successfully argued a motion for summary judgment in Wisconsin state court on behalf of a manufacturer in a toxic tort case.

Argued and won an appeal before the California Court of Appeals on behalf of a school district regarding the adequacy of an environmental impact statement.

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