Kevin Dunne is a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Baltimore office. Mr. Dunne brings more than 34 years of courtroom experience at all levels of the system – trial and appellate, state and federal – in the civil arena.
He represents individuals and corporations with complex commercial litigation, product liability, personal injury and tort defense. A significant portion of Mr. Dunne’s current practice focuses on the representation of health care providers, both before administrative tribunals and in jury trials involving tort claims.
Notably, Mr. Dunne represented Dominic Solesky, a ten-year-old boy who was seriously mauled in a pit bull attack. The case, which sparked widespread debate, resulted in a ruling by the Court of Appeals of Maryland that owners of pit bulls and their landlords are strictly liable for damages resulting from the dog’s attack.
Mr. Dunne’s clients include many physicians and health care practices, major international manufacturing firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers, insurance companies and individuals. He has handled complex ERISA and pension cases and insurance coverage disputes.
His experience also includes multimillion-dollar product liability cases involving medical devices and claims of defective design, management of multiple toxic tort dockets and numerous accident cases involving traumatic injury or death.
- University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981
- University of Maryland, B.A., 1978
- District of Columbia
- Court of Appeals of Maryland
- Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- Tried more than 20 asbestos personal jury trials, with most trials involving multiple plaintiffs. Some trials were claimed asbestotics; some claimed asbestos related malignancies; some mesothelioma. (Handled hundreds of claims which were resolved prior to trial, too).
- Represented a Fortune 200 company defending asbestos personal injury claims over a 15-year period.
- Defended large plumbing supply company in wrongful death of automobile driver who was killed when the plumbing company’s flatbed truck slid into automobile, killing auto driver.
- Represented family of a retired physician who was part of a group of motorcycle cruisers. Decedent was struck and killed as he proceeded through an intersection of a four-lane divided highway on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
- At trial, represented the parents of a deceased six-year-old who fell into a quarry open pit some 80 feet to his death. Canadian mining company maintained no external fencing preventing anyone from walking upon the mining property.
- Favorable federal jury verdict in Southern District of New York involving plaintiff’s claims of security fraud, SEC violations and employment claims.
- Member – American Bar Association
- Member – Baltimore City Bar Association
- Member – Maryland Defense Council, Inc.
- Member – Maryland State Bar Association
- Lawyers Against Hunger Committee
- Neighborhood Community Association, past-President
- St. Thomas More Society
- University of Maryland Law School Mentor Program
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