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William L. Allinder

Senior Counsel

William L. Allinder specializes in defending major product liability litigation. He has extensive experience in complex litigation in state and federal courts, including individual claims, class actions and other mass tort proceedings. He has served as national coordinating counsel for different companies in various types of industry-liability claims, including tobacco, alcohol and silica litigation. He has special experience in complex case management, extensive pretrial discovery, state-of-the-art litigation support systems, coordination of multiple defense firms, issues relating to attorney-client privilege, and work product and trade secret protection.

Professional Activities

  • Association of Graduates, West Point

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Practice Groups and Other Information

Education Information

  • University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • United States Military Academy, B.S., 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

Highlighted Matters

  • Mr. Allinder is national coordinating counsel and senior litigation advisor to Lorillard Tobacco Company. He has served as counsel of record for Lorillard in numerous state and federal courts.
  • Lead trial counsel for Lorillard in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey v. Philip Morris, et al. (New York, New York).

Highlighted Publications

  • C. Douglas Goins, Jr., William L. Allinder and Gregory L. Fowler, A Framework for Managing Mass-Tort Litigation, DRI's In-House Defense Quarterly (Summer 2007).

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