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David G. Wix

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability/Recall Advisory
  • Complex Commercial Litigation Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Fraud and Related Business Torts
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Fiduciary Wrongdoing
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Disputes and Distributor Disputes


Mr. Wix concentrates his trial practice on commercial and tort litigation, with a particular emphasis on defending product liability lawsuits. Mr. Wix focuses his product liability practice on representing multinational corporations in the consumer product, food, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He has successfully defended manufacturers involved in class actions and multi-district mass tort claims alleging defective products. He also represents manufacturers and other businesses in commercial disputes, particularly in breach of contract, breach of warranty and consumer fraud claims. Mr. Wix is an experienced trial lawyer, having been lead counsel on five jury verdict trials and one bench trial.

In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Wix routinely advises corporations confronting major crises, such as product recalls and food borne illness outbreaks. Mr. Wix has coordinated and advised clients on numerous national and global product recalls involving consumer and food products. As part of his work on these high profile matters, Mr. Wix works with clients on developing appropriate litigation strategies, interacting with governmental and regulatory agencies and responding to media inquiries. Mr. Wix also assists clients in reducing potential product liability exposure by developing appropriate product recall plans and protocols and reviewing the adequacy of product warnings and labels.


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Princeton University
    • A.B. - 1989

Classes & Seminars

  • “Preparing for and Implementing a Global Product Recall”, International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, 07/16/2006
  • “Product Liability and Product Recalls in the United States", ANCM, 07/12/2006
  • “Protecting Your Company in the Event of a Product Recall”, 05/19/2004
  • “The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act: An Overview of the Purpose, Benefits and Application Process”, 03/17/2005
  • “What To Do If Your Product is the Victim of a Terrorist Attack”, 05/20/2004
  • “The U.S. TREAD Act and its Effect in Germany”, 06/13/2003
  • “Strategies and Tactics for Defending Cases Involving Elevator Door Malfunction”, Schindler Elevator Corporation’s National Defense Counsel Meeting, 02/11/2003

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Served as the community representative on Northwestern University’s Institutional Review Board, 1996 to 2002

Past Positions

  • Baker & McKenzie LLP Sept. 1994 to May 2009
  • The Wix Law Group LLC May 2009 to 2013

Published Works

  • “The Importance of Effectively Communicating Product Warnings,”, International Association of Defense Counsel, Product Liability Committee Newsletter, February, 2006
  • “The Admissibility of a CPSC Preliminary Determination of Substantial Product Hazard In Litigation Involving the Product,”, Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Committee Newsletter, February, 2006
  • “Managing the Crisis of a Terrorist Attack”, Baker & McKenzie Homeland Security Practice Group monthly newsletter, January, 2005
  • “The Recovery of Damages Caused by Defective Parts Supplied by Component Manufacturers: Recent Developments in Illinois”, International Association of Defense Counsel, Product Liability Committee Newsletter, December, 2004

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994