Product Design, Manufacturing and Distribution/Product Safety Counseling Represents manufacturers and importers regarding safe design and warnings, regulatory compliance, and product recalls.
Products Liability & Environmental Litigation Represents manufacturers and sellers in product defect litigation, especially involving toxic exposure and mass liability claims.
Insurance Coverage & Defense Litigation Litigates and arbitrates insurance coverage disputes concerning occurrence-based and claims made coverage, especially involving long tail losses. Recoveries and settlements exceed $200 million.
Mass Tort and Class Action Litigation Defends manufacturers and sellers in mass tort and class action litigation, including first-chair trial of a 10,000-case asbestos mass consolidation. Provides litigation management services for mass and class action. Prosecuted a class action claim in insurance coverage dispute.
Special Counsel Services Litigates a variety of disputes in bankruptcy cases. Successes include recovering $20 million in preference actions in In re Just for Feet, Inc., and more than $100 million in insurance recoveries and pending settlements.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Numerous mediations, especially involving complex insurance coverage disputes, high-value personal injury claims, and estate and trusts litigation
Appellate Practice Notable appeals include: Owens-Illinois v. Zenobia, 325 Md. 420, 601 A.2d 633, 60 USLW 2620 (1992)Porter Hayden Company v. Bullinger, 350 Md. 452, 713 A.2d 962 (1998)In Re: Joint Eastern and Southern District Asbestos Litig., 929 F. Supp. 1 (E.&S.D.N.Y. 1996)Coleman v. Soccer Association of Columbia, pending decision in Maryland's Court of Appeals, concerning whether to retain Maryland's contributory negligence defense
Estates & Trusts Litigation Represents trustees, personal representatives or beneficiaries in litigation over fiduciary duty in the administration of estates and trusts
Past President: Maryland Defense Counsel (2004-2005)Member: Legislative Committee of Maryland Defense Counsel, Legislative Branch Liaison (2006-present); Chair (1999-2001)
Member: Defense Research Institute Member: Maryland State Bar Association Member: Bar Association of Baltimore City
Creator and Coordinator: Baltimore BikeJam (2000 - Present)Secretary: Lateral Stress Velo Club, Inc. (2000 - Present)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2012 AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell