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Nelson Mullins Lawyers Named to Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards

April 8, 2021

Nelson Mullins Lawyers Named to Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards
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Alicia N. Ritchie

Alicia N. Ritchie

Partner

100 S. Charles Street
Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21201
alicia.ritchie@nelsonmullins.com

Alicia is an experienced litigator who handles complex cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout 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. She has extensive experience managing numerous...

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Alicia is an experienced litigator who handles complex cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout 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. She has extensive experience managing numerous local and national trial teams and also manages substantial caseloads through every phase of the litigation process. 

While Alicia maintains a broad litigation practice, 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, including insurance coverage litigation and insurance-related disputes, as well as premises liability matters

Alicia N. Ritchie

local and national trial teams and also manages substantial caseloads through every phase of the litigation process. 

While Alicia maintains a broad litigation practice, 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, including insurance coverage litigation and insurance-related disputes, as well as premises liability matters

Alicia is an experienced litigator who handles complex cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout 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. She has extensive experience managing numerous... local and national trial teams and also manages substantial caseloads through every phase of the litigation process. 

While Alicia maintains a broad litigation practice, 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, including insurance coverage litigation and insurance-related disputes, as well as premises liability matters

Experience

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Experience 

  • Has trial and pre-trial experience, including the development of effective trial themes; complex medical, scientific, and technical defenses; corporate defenses; and case evaluation and resolution strategies
  • Regularly represents product manufacturers in toxic tort litigation at both the local and national levels 
  • Manages and serves as chief counsel for thousands of asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death cases pending in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia
  • Obtained summary judgment for drug manufacturer on all claims in a products liability action involving off-label use of product
  • Obtained summary judgment for Fortune 100 manufacturer on all claims in a toxic tort products liability suit on grounds of insufficiency of expert testimony
  • Experience with civil litigation trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals

Education

  • University of Baltimore, JD, cum laude (2006)
  • Coppin State University, MS (2001)
  • Coppin State University, BA, magna cum laude (1999)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Clerkships

  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Robert M. Bell, Court of Appeals of Maryland

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA TIPS Leadership Academy Taskforce
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Coppin State University Development Foundation
    •  Chair (2015–Present)
    • Vice-Chair (2014–2015)
    • Governance Committee Chair (2012–2015)
  • Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence Advisory Board
    • Member (2013–Present)
  • Homeless Persons Representation Project
    • Volunteer Attorney (2007–2011)                            
  • House of Ruth
    • Volunteer Attorney (2007–2009)
  • Lawyers' Campaign for the CollegeBound Foundation
    • Dean (2012–2021)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Law School Mentoring Program
    • Baltimore City Lead (2016–2020)                                                    
  • University of Baltimore 1L Mentor Program
    • Attorney Mentor (2013–2020)                                                                                                        
  • University System of Maryland Foundation
    • Board Member (2016–Present) 
    • Spending Committee (2016–Present)
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