Dr. Frank Woodside is a nationally-known trial lawyer representing manufacturers of pharmaceutical and medical devices, chemicals and flavorings as well as producers of consumer products. Over a period of more than 40 years, he has tried 80+ cases to verdict or judgment, serving as primary trial counsel in medical malpractice, product liability and mass tort cases. His background to practice Medicine and Surgery for nearly 40 years affords him added knowledge and insight he uses to his clients' advantage in preparing for and defending high-stakes litigation.
Dr. Woodside's clients include Fortune 500 companies, health care providers and hospitals. His experience includes serving as national trial counsel and MDL counsel for Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals in the Bendectin birth defect litigation; Procter & Gamble in the Rely tampon/toxic shock syndrome litigation; Dow Corning Corporation in the silicone gel breast implant litigation; and Rugby Laboratories in the Fen-Phen litigation. He also served as trial counsel for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation in the smoking and health litigation, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. in the microwave popcorn butter flavoring litigation, and Procter & Gamble in the Denture Adhesive Cream litigation.
Dr. Woodside is the Chairman Emeritus of the firm's Toxic and Environmental Tort Practice Groups. He is one of only a few attorneys recognized as a Bet-the-Company Litigator by The Best Lawyers in America® and, since 1993, he has been recommended by the referral guide in numerous practices areas. He is the editor of a treatise, Drug Product Liability, published by Matthew Bender, an adjunct professor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and an emeritus clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.