Barry W. Ford, shareholder in the Jackson office and a member of the Firm's Board of Directors, tries an average of five to ten jury cases per year. Since joining the Firm in 2000, he has tried more than 30 cases to verdict for major corporations. Judge Ford concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability and commercial litigation, but he has successfully defended cases in the area of medical negligence, labor and employment and insurance premium offsets (often referred to as vanishing premiums). Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Judge Ford was a State Circuit Trial Judge for more than ten years.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
- Co-Presenter – "Spying on the Enemy: What Real Trial Lawyers Are Doing to Defeat the Latest Strategies of the Plaintiffs' Bar," Defense Research Institute Product Liability Conference, San Diego, California (April 16, 2009)
- Co-Presenter – "Trial Strategies for the Catastrophic Injury Case," 2009 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation, Phoenix, Arizona (April 3, 2009)
- Faculty – Tenth Annual National Trial Academy, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and The American Board of Trial Advocates, Reno, Nevada (March 21-25, 2009)