March 31, 2021
BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Experienced litigators Alicia N. Ritchie and Jonathan J. Huber have joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Ritchie, who joins as a partner, and Huber, who joins as of counsel, both formerly were with Miles & Stockbridge, where Ritchie co-led the Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental Energy Practice Group.
Based in Baltimore, Ritchie is an experienced litigator who handles complex cases in jurisdictions across the country. She routinely defends manufacturers, hospitals, retailers, and other corporate clients in a variety of litigation matters that span industries and pose substantial financial and reputational risk to their businesses. Her areas of focus include products liability and mass tort litigation, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, negligence, toxic tort, and multi-district litigation. She also has experience representing businesses in commercial disputes as well as premises liability matters.
Huber, based in Washington, D.C., litigates and tries multi-party complex toxic tort, insurance, environmental, construction defect, and business tort cases in state and federal courts around the United States. He has represented Fortune 500 clients in mass tort and environmental disputes related to a variety of toxic substances, including dioxin, PCBs, asbestos, and silica. He also represents clients in settlement negotiations and arbitration proceedings and advises in mediation procedures. In addition to his litigation practice, Huber also acts as a general business counselor to start-up companies on matters including entity selection, intellectual property protection, and contract negotiation.
“Alicia and Jonathan bring strong litigation skills to our firm,” said J. Mark Jones, who leads Nelson Mullins’ firmwide Litigation Group of more than 420 attorneys. “We welcome them to our Baltimore team as well as our national litigation practice.”
“As a team, Alicia and Jonathan have had some very significant litigation wins through the years,” said Michael A. Brown, who leads the Baltimore litigation team. “They are very well regarded in the legal world, and we are excited they are joining our team.”
Both Ritchie and Huber have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and Maryland Super Lawyers. Ritchie is noted as a “Local Litigation Star for Maryland” by Benchmark Litigation. Ritchie earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore. Huber earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Also this month, the Baltimore office expanded its corporate practice with the addition of three attorneys: Matthew Huddle and Eric Smith as partners and Adam Scharff as an associate. The arrival of Smith and Scharff expands the office’s real estate component, while Huddle’s corporate and mergers and acquisitions experience will benefit clients in a variety of industries. The office now houses 31 attorneys.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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