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92 ATTORNEYS FOUND

David I. Ackerman

Senior Counsel

David Ackerman is a civil litigator with experience representing clients in complex national and international disputes at both trial and appellate levels. He plays a leading role in litigation filed on behalf of governments, state attorneys general, and other entities in order to advance public health and consumer interests.

Kimberly Barone Baden

Member

As a strong advocate for the most defenseless members of society, Kimberly Barone Baden seeks accountability and compensation for victims of corporate misconduct, medical negligence and harmful medical drugs. She manages mass tort pharmaceutical litigation through complex personal injury and economic damages cases.

John A. Baden IV

Member

John Baden represents clients harmed by asbestos exposure in individual and mass tort forums, as well as in complex asbestos bankruptcies, handling complete case management and settlement negotiations for individuals and families suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Frederick C. Baker

Member

A veteran litigator with strong roots in complex litigation, Fred Baker has worked on a broad range of environmental, medical costs recovery, consumer and products liability cases and holds numerous leadership roles within the firm.

David A. Benner

Associate

David Benner advocates for public clients and is an integral part of a team that has represented city, state and territorial governments in proceedings relating to public health and consumer protection.

Matthew D. Camm

Associate

Matthew Camm represents individuals, small businesses, and public pension funds and other institutional investors harmed by securities and consumer fraud, environmental disasters, toxic exposure, and dangerous or defective products.

Dennis A. Costigan

Associate

Dennis Costigan litigates for patients suffering from the painful, life-altering injuries associated with allegedly faulty medical devices and works to hold accountable those responsible for inadequate product testing, research and warning.

Samuel B. Cothran Jr.

Member and General Counsel

Sam Cothran creatively addresses the many complex ethical challenges inherent in the cutting-edge practice of a dynamic, multi-jurisdictional law firm. As leader of Motley Rice’s legal department, Sam directs and advises the firm’s management on diverse in-house legal matters regarding governmental compliance, contracts and legal defense, as well as labor and employment, marketing, financial and operational issues.

Sara O. Couch

Associate

Sara Couch represents institutional investors, government entities and consumers in securities and consumer fraud litigation. Sara also assists in the litigation of individual tobacco cases.

Kevin R. Dean

Member

Focusing his litigation efforts on catastrophic injury, products liability, and wrongful death cases, Kevin Dean represents victims and families affected by hazardous consumer products, occupational and industrial accidents, fires, premise injuries and other incidents of negligence.

Natalie Deyneka

Associate

Through her efforts to help workers and workers’ families suffering from asbestos-related diseases, Natalie Deyneka works to hold corporations accountable through the civil justice system while also advocating for health and safety improvements in the workplace.

John C. Duane

Associate

Former federal prosecutor John Duane applies his experience prosecuting criminal matters to his work representing clients harmed by defective medical devices, implants and drugs, as well as a variety of cases related to negligence, defective products and vehicle incidents.

Erin C. Durba

Associate

Erin Durba represents clients in antitrust litigation cases and actively works to enhance laws that protect and defend rights of business owners, insurers, consumers and others harmed by violations of federal and state antitrust and competition law.

Michael E. Elsner

Member

Michael Elsner uses the U.S. civil justice system to seek social change and improved protection of Americans at home and abroad. He litigates complex civil matters on behalf of people and businesses victimized by commercial malfeasance, violations of human rights, inadequate security measures and state-sponsored terrorism, managing cross-border litigation and intricate investigations of infringement and abuse of human rights, multi-layered financial transactions and due diligence.

Ann E. Rice Ervin

Associate

Ann E. Rice Ervin represents victims injured by harmful pharmaceutical drugs and defective medical devices, working to hold accountable those responsible for corporate wrongdoing and inadequate product warning, research and testing.

John M. Eubanks

Member

With extensive experience investigating terrorist organizations and terrorist financing in the Middle East, John Eubanks represents victims, survivors and their families in litigation designed to bankrupt the financiers of terror, crippling their ability to recruit, train, supply and dispatch terrorist operatives.

Nathan D. Finch

Member

With a diverse background in complex civil litigation, Nate Finch brings more than twenty years of trial experience and strong negotiation skills to Motley Rice. He represents clients in various asbestos, toxic tort, commercial, securities fraud and other complex cases.

Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick

Member

Fidelma Fitzpatrick represents people and communities in toxic tort and environmental matters, including property damage and personal injury claims. Her experience with complex civil litigation has led her to represent other victims of corporate malfeasance, including hundreds of women allegedly injured by medical devices such as Essure® and pelvic mesh/sling products.

Jodi Westbrook Flowers

Member

A veteran of the courtroom, Jodi Westbrook Flowers seeks to protect the health, safety and rights of consumers, families, investors, workers, and victims of crime and terrorism. Jodi has litigated a wide range of cases involving tobacco, asbestos, lead pigment, aviation disasters and vehicle defects, as well as terrorist financing and human rights violations.

Max N. Gruetzmacher

Associate

Max Gruetzmacher focuses his practice on securities and consumer fraud, representing large public pension funds, unions and other institutional investors in securities and consumer fraud class actions and shareholder derivative suits.

Robert T. Haefele

Associate

Robert Haefele has spent more than twenty years practicing in complex civil litigation, including asbestos, tobacco and other mass tort and product liability litigation. His area of primary emphasis involves anti-terrorism and human rights, analyzing and litigating complex, domestic and international matters to meet clients’ goals of justice and accountability while simultaneously achieving positive social change.

Scott B. Hall

Senior Counsel

An advocate for people harmed by toxic exposure, chemical-related cancers and other occupational diseases and smoking-related illnesses, Scott Hall has spent more than 15 years working to hold accountable corporations that put profits before people.

Ashley J. Hornstein

Associate

Ashley Hornstein represents people and families suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases caused by occupational, environmental and household asbestos exposure, as well as victims of lead poisoning and other toxic environmental exposures.

T. David Hoyle

Member

David Hoyle works to change corporate conduct through the civil justice system, representing victims of corporate wrongdoing and negligence in litigation ranging from catastrophic incidents to asbestos exposure and environmental contamination.

John D. Hurst

Member

John Hurst works to hold corporations accountable for the harm they do to individuals and society, developing and executing case strategies in toxic tort, occupational disease, chemical flavoring, catastrophic injury, medical device and product liability cases.

Mathew P. Jasinski

Member

Mathew Jasinski represents consumers, businesses, and governmental entities in class action and complex cases involving consumer protection, unfair trade practices, commercial, environmental and securities litigation.

Laura N. Khare

Associate

As Associate General Counsel at Motley Rice, Laura Khare manages the firm's legal matters, including employment issues, ethics, marketing, commercial contracts and legal defense.

Patricia J. Lawson

Associate

Patti Lawson seeks to protect the safety, health and rights of people suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, and brings more than a decade of experience in West Virginia government to Motley Rice. Additionally, she strives to protect the rights of those suffering from catastrophic, permanent injuries due to negligence, and works on their behalf to pursue justice and just compensation.

James W. Ledlie

Member

Recognized for his litigation skills and client advocacy, James Ledlie focuses his practice on occupational disease, worker safety, products liability, consumer fraud and complex litigation matters.

Gregg S. Levin

Member

With more than two decades of legal experience, Gregg Levin represents domestic and foreign institutional investors and union pension funds in corporate governance, directorial misconduct and securities fraud matters.

Temitope O. Leyimu

Associate

Tope Leyimu focuses her practice on people and families whose lives have been affected by catastrophic injuries or death as a result of corporate wrongdoing, occupational hazards and environmental negligence.

Josh Littlejohn

Member

With a broad base of experience in complex litigation—including securities fraud, corporate governance, SEC whistleblower, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury—Josh Littlejohn plays a key role on the Motley Rice securities litigation team, particularly cases involving healthcare.

Mimi Y. Liu

Member

Mimi Liu protects public resources and interests through investigations and litigation filed for state attorneys general, governments, and other public entities.

P. Graham Maiden

Associate

Graham Maiden represents victims and family members who have suffered due to negligence, dangerous products, and corporate misconduct in domestic and international cases ranging from product liability and vehicle defects to anti-terrorism and occupational disease.

Robert J. McConnell

Member

Bob McConnell’s practice concentrates on lead pigment litigation, childhood lead poisoning cases, groundwater and soil contamination cases and other toxic environmental litigation. He represents victims seeking corporate accountability as a result of personal injury, property damage and economic loss as a result of negligent environmental practices.

Kate E. Menard

Associate

Katie Menard is committed to helping people harmed by allegedly defective medical devices, including women suffering from painful and serious injuries caused transvaginal mesh and pelvic mesh devices.

Donald A. Migliori

Member

Building upon his experience in complex asbestos cases, the historic tobacco lawsuits and 9/11 litigation, Don Migliori is a multifaceted litigator who can navigate both the courtroom and the negotiating table. He represents victims of defective medical devices and drugs, occupational diseases, terrorism, aviation disasters, antitrust, and securities and consumer fraud in mass torts and other cutting-edge litigation that spans the country.

Christopher F. Moriarty

Associate

Christopher Moriarty litigates securities fraud, corporate governance, and other complex class action litigation in the U.S. and counsels institutional investors on opportunities to seek recovery in securities-related actions in both the U.S. and internationally.

Ronald L. Motley

Founding Member

Ron Motley (1944 – 2013) fought for greater justice, accountability and recourse, and has been widely recognized as one of America’s most accomplished and skilled trial lawyers. During a career that spanned more than four decades, his persuasiveness before a jury and ability to break new legal and evidentiary ground brought to justice two once-invincible giant industries whose malfeasance took the lives of millions of Americans—asbestos and tobacco.

William H. Narwold

Member

Bill Narwold has advocated for corporate accountability and fiduciary responsibility for nearly 40 years, representing consumers, governmental entities, unions and institutional investors. He litigates complex securities fraud, shareholder rights and consumer fraud lawsuits, as well as matters involving unfair trade practices, antitrust violations and whistleblower/qui tam claims.

John David O'Neill

Associate

John David O’Neill practices multidistrict litigation on behalf of clients affected by toxic exposure, defective medical devices, and vehicle defects and recalls. He also assists with qui tam whistleblower litigation. With a background in engineering, John brings a technical approach to case review and analysis.

Jonathan D. Orent

Member

Jonathan Orent litigates for people alleging harm by defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, including all aspects of discovery and expert development. He represents women suffering from painful side effects associated with pelvic mesh/sling products in thousands of filed cases against multiple corporations, as well as hernia patients harmed by mesh repairs.

Michael J. Pendell

Member

Michael Pendell focuses his practice on representing people affected by corporate wrongdoing, including whistleblowers, and people harmed by tobacco and dangerous pelvic mesh devices. He also represents pension fund trustees and other institutional investors in securities, consumer fraud, and other complex class actions.

Joseph F. Rice

Founding Member

Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice is recognized as a skillful and innovative negotiator of complex litigation settlements, having served as the lead negotiator in some of the largest civil actions our courts have seen in the last 20 years.

Caroline W. Rion

Associate

Caroline Rion practices in the areas of products liability and occupational disease with a focus on asbestos-related diseases, helping clients tell their stories and seek the justice they deserve.

Ann K. Ritter

Senior Counsel

As Senior Counsel, Ann Ritter represents domestic and foreign institutional investors in complex cases involving shareholder rights, corporate governance, securities and consumer fraud.

Lisa M. Saltzburg

Associate

Lisa Saltzburg represents individuals, government entities and institutional clients in complex securities and consumer fraud actions, public client litigation, and a variety of other consumer and commercial matters.

Mary F. Schiavo

Member

A CNN Analyst and former U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General, Mary Schiavo seeks accountability and industry change from corporations, institutions and the government so that they may meet their obligation to protect the safety and security of the traveling public. View Mary's media clips.

Linda Singer

Member

Linda Singer represents governments, attorneys general and other public entities in high-impact, high-stakes litigation and investigations as head of the firm’s Public Client practice area. The former Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Linda’s knowledge and experience includes serving in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.

W. Christopher Swett

Associate

Chris Swett focuses his efforts on assisting workers and families suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases due to occupational, environmental or household asbestos exposure. On behalf of asbestos victims, he handles litigation against manufacturers, property owners and contractors who sold or installed defective asbestos-containing products.

Fred Thompson III

Member

With decades of diverse experience in personal injury, commercial and toxic tort law, Fred Thompson represents people harmed by negligence, product defects or misconduct. As a leader of the medical litigation team, Fred manages cases related to defective medical devices, harmful pharmaceutical drugs, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse.

William P. Tinkler

Associate

William Tinkler works with public pension funds, unions and other institutional investors to help secure governance reforms and achieve recoveries through strategic and targeted litigation. He handles a wide range of complex cases, including securities and consumer fraud litigation and shareholder derivative suits.

Kathryn A. Waites

Associate

Katie Waites represents victims and families harmed by hazardous consumer products, occupational and industrial accidents, premises injuries and other incidents involving negligence in products liability, personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Michelle C. Zolnoski

Associate

Michelle Zolnoski represents businesses, consumers, and others in complex antitrust litigation. She actively works to protect the rights of those harmed by violations of the federal and state antitrust laws, including price fixing, monopolization and restraints of trade.