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Terri S. Reiskin

Terri S. Reiskin



  • Class Action Defense
  • Automotive Product Liability Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Food & Beverage

WSG Practice Industries


D.C., U.S.A.


Terri S. Reiskin leads the Firm’s Class Actions Practice and was the Practice Group Leader for the Products, Class Actions and Professional Liability Practice Group from 2016-2020. Ms. Reiskin is a litigator with extensive national experience handling product liability litigation, class action defense, consumer finance, appeals, and other complex litigation. She has served as lead MDL counsel, national and regional counsel, and as first-chair trial and appellate counsel. Ms. Reiskin’s product liability experience has involved a variety of products, including automobiles, trucks, pharmaceuticals, food products, and medical devices, including hip implants, breast implants, bone screws, latex gloves and pacemakers. She is recognized as a leading class action defense lawyer at both the trial and appellate level. Her class action experience includes cases alleging consumer fraud and other causes of action in courts around the country relating to products as varied as automobiles and lacrosse helmets. She has also defended Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act class actions. Ms. Reiskin has been recognized nationally for two consecutive years (2018-20) by The Legal 500 United States, having been named a “Leading Lawyer” in Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport.” Clients note she is “an extremely talented class action lawyer.”

Following law school, Ms. Reiskin served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Thomas Penfield Jackson on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Before joining Dykema, she was a partner in a major, international law firm and was part owner and partner in a D.C. litigation boutique.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 1984

Maryland, 1995


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude Princeton University, A.B., magna cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice

Appellate | Appellate and Complex Motion Practice | Automotive Product Liability Litigation | Class Action Defense | Food & Beverage | Litigation | National Trial Team | Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products | Product Liability | Specialized Litigation & Advanced Motion Practice Team

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Who's Who Legal, 2010-2011

The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, multiple years

AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations

Defense Research Institute
Products Liability Advisory Council
International Association of Defense Counsel
The Barristers


Product Liability Advisory Council, Spring Conference 2009 (organized program and presentations on Litigation in Difficult Economic Times and Preemption)

Product Liability Advisory Counsel, Fall Conference 2004 (presentation on the defense of Consumer Fraud Class Actions)

Professional Activities and Experience

Hogan & Hartson LLC (now Hogan Lovells) - 1985-2005
Wallace King Domike & Reiskin PLLC - 2006-2011

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