By Adam W. Pittman on January 20, 2020
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cory Watson Attorneys, a nationally-recognized personal injury law firm, is proud to announce principal attorney Hirlye “Ryan” Lutz as a firm shareholder.
Ryan’s practice at Cory Watson is focused on Class Action and Complex Litigation, focused on helping those injured by large corporations who place profits over safety and fairness.
“Ryan is an outstanding lawyer who has tirelessly served his clients and the firm” said Ernest Cory, Managing Shareholder of the firm. “We are proud of his accomplishments and know that he will continue to make significant contributions to both the firm and the community for years to come.”
About Hirlye “Ryan” Lutz
Raised in Birmingham, Ryan Lutz earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University before returning to Birmingham to pursue his Juris Doctor at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
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Since joining Cory Watson in 2006, Ryan has served leading roles for the firm in Multi-District Litigation involving Medical Devices and Defective Products. One of his most important accomplishments was leading two nationwide class action cases against the makers of dangerous glass-front fireplaces causing third-degree burns to infants and toddlers. As a result of those cases, the fireplace industry changed its standards to require mandatory safety screens, preventing further harm to children.
Most recently, he served as Co-Lead Counsel in a product liability case, Cruz v. Nissan North America, holding Nissan accountable for a dangerous product defect in their braking system. The successful Cory Watson Attorneys trial team helped secure a $25 million verdict for plaintiffs.
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Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has recovered more than 3 Billion for clients across the country. Cory Watson Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.