Anne M. Talcott

Anne M. Talcott



  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Product Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Product Liability

WSG Practice Industries


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Oregon, U.S.A.


Anne defends her clients’ most valuable asset: the reputation of their products and services. She has 20 years of complex litigation experience representing manufacturers of a broad range of products when the stakes are the highest. Anne’s clients include pharmaceutical, medical device and biologic manufacturers and distributors and those facing product liability attacks related to automobiles, heavy duty trucks, industrial equipment, forest products, construction and agricultural equipment, recreational vehicles, consumer products, food, supplements, cosmetics and over-the-counter medications. In addition to product liability claims, Anne also defends these clients in unfair trade practice, false advertising and labeling claims.  

Applying the knowledge and experienced gained in defending hundreds of products, Anne advises Schwabe clients on product warnings, labeling, instructions, recalls, compliance, risk assessments and crisis communications.  She also assists clients in navigating governmental investigations. 

Anne has tried cases across Oregon and Washington. She often serves as regional or Oregon counsel and has been selected to serve on several national trial teams. Anne takes on cases regardless of their size or public profile from filing through verdict, and has repeatedly been hired to take on a case on the eve of trial.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1996)
  • University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (1991)
Areas of Practice

Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Product Liability

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Served as lead regional counsel coordinating multi-state team that defended global pharmaceutical manufacturer in mass tort litigation involving over 7000 claims nationwide.  Collaborated with national team to aggressively defend cases resulting in dismissal of vast majority of claims. 
  • Obtained summary judgment prior to protracted discovery as lead trial counsel for international specialty biologic manufacturer in case of first impression.
  • Won defense verdict as co-lead counsel for heavy-duty truck manufacturer in wrongful death case involving claims of crashworthiness.
  • Defended automotive manufacturer’s restraint system as lead trial counsel, obtaining directed verdict after close of plaintiff’s case.


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