John Parker Sweeney

John Parker Sweeney


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Recognized since 2009

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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John Parker Sweeney has more than 30 years of experience defending major class action and mass torts involving product liability and warranty, consumer protection, environmental, and toxic tort cases, allowing him to tailor an appropriate litigation response for any company to resolve "bet-the-company" risks. He regularly serves as national litigation counsel, creating and supervising comprehensive defense strategies in class action and mass tort cases across the country, most recently sweeping the board clean of a series of warranty class actions against an international construction product manufacturer.

John’s effectiveness and national prominence as a defense lawyer for business in class action and mass torts was recognized by his peers when he was elected as 2014-2015 president of DRI—The Voice of the Defense Bar, a 22,000-member association of defense lawyers.

John relies on his relationships with internationally renowned scientific, technical, and medical experts, as well as his thorough understanding of the rules and procedures governing expert testimony in both Daubert and Frye jurisdictions to protect his clients from scientifically unfounded claims and unqualified plaintiffs' experts. His success at securing precedent-setting decisions excluding junk science from the courtroom in "sick building" claims typifies his effectiveness.

Location

  • 1615 L Street, NW, Suite 1350
    Washington, DC 20036

Education

  • American University , J.D., graduated 1975
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., graduated 1972

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • Maryland, Maryland State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys - Member
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City - Member
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel - Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • Baltimore County Bar Association - Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association - Member
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc. - Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • DRI - Past President

Regulatory Agencies

  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) - Principal Offices - General Counsel

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Washington, D.C. (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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