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Maryland selects law firms for potential Key Bridge collapse litigation

BALTIMORE, MD—A team of five law firms has been selected by the Maryland Transportation Authority to assist the state in its lawsuit against the parties responsible for the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.

The announcement was made by Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week. The firms were selected from a pool of candidates that submitted proposals for legal services to the state in connection with the bridge collapse.

The selected law firms are Kelley Drye & Warren, Liskow and Lewis, Partridge LLC, The Lanier Firm, and Downs Ward Bender Herzog & Kintigh. The firms have deep experience in maritime disasters, tort litigation, insurance recovery, and dispute resolution, and will work closely with the Attorney General’s Office to develop and pursue litigation strategy to recover damages for the state and its agencies.

“Today, I thank the Maryland Transportation Authority for its prompt consideration and approval of this important request. I also offer thanks to Willcox & Savage, a maritime firm that serves as Assistant Counsel on another OAG matter, for assisting on an interim basis and providing critical advice as we proceeded with our competitive selection process,” said Attorney General Brown. “Because of its immediate availability and diligence, we were able to jumpstart our efforts to protect the state’s interests from ‘Day 1’. We appreciate Wilcox and Savage’s ongoing assistance as we transition to the newly selected team.”

The request will now be submitted to the Board of Public Works (BPW) for approval at its meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

Photo via the Baltimore County Police Department

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