Fritz Spainhour represents companies in complex and mass litigation. From expansive multidistrict litigation to high-exposure individual cases, Fritz helps clients efficiently navigate and successfully resolve disputes.
As a member of many MDL national counsel teams, Fritz has represented clients in mass litigation across the country, including the Chantix, GranuFlo, Xarelto, and Prescription Opiate proceedings. In these cases, he has taken and defended fact and expert depositions, managed company document discovery, led bellwether plaintiff selection and discovery, and drafted key motions and briefs. Fritz also served on the bellwether trial team that secured a defense verdict in a three-week jury trial.
Outside the mass litigation context, Fritz has extensive experience defending unique product liability claims with allegations ranging from contaminated medications to exploding hoverboards.
Government investigations and litigation are another substantial part of his practice. Fritz represents both companies and individuals facing allegations of wrongdoing by the government and qui tam plaintiffs. In a False Claims Act case against the U.S. Department of Justice, he was on the trial team in a two-month jury trial that ended with judgment as a matter of law in the client’s favor.
Fritz also has an active pro bono practice. He has first-chaired trials in federal court and argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of prisoners alleging civil rights violations. He also serves as post-conviction counsel for a death row inmate.
Within Bradley, Fritz serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee.