Kevin serves as national coordinating counsel, medical/science counsel, and trial counsel for several defendants in asbestos and cosmetic talc litigation. He has a particular expertise in the development and deployment of the medical and scientific defense of alleged asbestos-related claims.

Kevin's practice also includes the defense of a variety of products liability, premises and other general liability cases, as well as commercial landlord-tenant disputes and related litigation.

    • Education

      • J.D., University of Virginia, 2002
      • B.A., George Mason University, 1999

      Professional Recognition

      • Virginia Super Lawyers (2013-2018)
      • Virginia's "Legal Elite," Virginia Business magazine (2010-2012; 2015-2016, 2020-2021)
      • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (2007-2012)
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    • Memberships

      • Virginia State Bar
        Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
        Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
        Defense Research Institute

      Leadership

      • Willcox Savage Policy (Executive) Committee
      • Former Chair, Willcox Savage Recruiting Committee
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Experience

  • Advises several companies in the identification, recruitment and development of experts, including in the areas of genetics, carcinogenesis, epidemiology, occupational medicine, pathology, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and the state of the art.
  • Member of national trial teams for several defendants in asbestos litigation, including Honeywell International Inc.
    • Served as co-lead/first chair trial counsel in over 40 individual cases during the last 10 years.
    • Regularly assigned as trial counsel for cases with challenging or unusual allegations and medical issues (i.e., spontaneous mesothelioma; localized mesothelioma; well-differentiated papillary mesothelial tumors; peritoneal mesothelioma cases, especially among female and young plaintiffs; radiation-induced mesothelioma; cases involving genetic testing or motions to obtain genetic testing).
    • Prepares other trial team lawyers for cross examination and direct examination of expert witnesses, including briefing trial lawyers on cross and direct examination strategy, as well as preparing defense expert Frequently attend trials – even when not assigned as trial counsel – to prepare expert witnesses for examination.
  • National coordinating counsel for national retailer sued in cosmetic talc litigation.
  • Presented arguments and examined plaintiff and defense expert witnesses in evidentiary hearings in support of Daubert motions.
  • Reviewed, analyzed and presented on current and emerging medical and scientific literature relevant to the defense of asbestos-related litigation to fully prepare defense experts and fellow trial team members, as well as cross examine plaintiff experts at trial and deposition.
  • Tried approximately 20 cases to verdict as first chair counsel, and prepared and argued product and premises liability cases in state and federal courts, including before the Virginia Supreme Court.
  • Represented product manufacturers, contractors and premises owners in defense of various product liability actions related to cotton seed, propane tanks, commercial overhead doors, logging equipment, commercial and residential boilers, and other products.
  • Represented large outdoor theme park, brewery and resort.
  • Represents several commercial landlords in a variety of landlord-tenant disputes, including cases involving reclaiming possession of the premises, collecting delinquent rent, enforcing personal guarantees, and negotiating lease termination agreements.
  • Represents insureds in personal injury lawsuits involving premises liability and automobile and trucking accidents.
  • Represented railroads in general litigation and FELA matters.
  • Won dismissal of lead-based paint personal injury action against a residential landlord, and successfully defended against Plaintiff’s appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court. See Steward v. Holland Family Props., LLC, 284 Va. 282, 726 S.E.2d 251 (2012).

Published Work

  • Contributing Author, American Bar Association Monograph, The Use of Toxicology in Tort Litigation: A Survey of Federal and State Jurisdictions (December 2004).

Presentations

  • Invited Speaker, “A Material Issue: Attacking the Material Science Expert,” DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2021)
  • Invited Speaker, “Effectively Disputing Lung Cancer Causation in Expert Depositions and Settlement Negotiations,” (with Dr. Gail Stockman), DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2018)
  • Invited Speaker, “Pathology and Epidemiology 101,” DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2017)
  • Invited Speaker, “Defense of Extrathoracic Mesothelioma (Peritoneal, Pericardial, Tunica Vaginalis Testis),” DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2017)
  • Invited Speaker, "Scientific and Legal Developments Related to the Single Fiber/Any Exposure/Each and Every Exposure Theory," ACI National Advanced Forum on Asbestos Claims and Litigation (January 2017)
  • Invited Speaker, "Taking a Swing at Plaintiff's Experts: A Discussion of Recent Daubert Hits and Misses," DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2016)
  • Invited Speaker, "Applying the Brakes: Updating the Friction Defenses," DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2014)
  • Contributing Author, Defending "Household," Building, and Neighborhood Exposure Cases with Tenuous Nonoccupational Exposure Histories: A Review of Medical and Scientific Literature, DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, Recent Developments in Products Liability and Torts Law, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (May 2013)
  • Contributing Author, Fiber Burden: The Mastercard® of Asbestos Litigation, DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 2010)

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