David F. Maron

Shareholder
One Eastover Center
100 Vision Drive
Suite 400
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
T: 601.351.2477
F: 601.592.2477

David F. Maron is a shareholder and litigation attorney with Baker Donelson. His practice is focused on litigating business and commercial disputes for pharmaceutical manufacturers, insurance companies and other businesses before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies. He has defended clients in government-initiated consumer protection, consumer fraud and government regulatory matters; represented businesses in commercial matters including agricultural finance, multiple peril crop insurance and product liability; and litigated a variety of other commercial business matters.

Mr. Maron has published numerous journal articles and given presentations on various litigation-related topics. He has also authored and co-authored amicus briefs before the Mississippi Supreme Court in support of Mississippi's statutory cap on non-economic damages and related civil justice reforms.

Mr. Maron is past president of the Capital Area Bar Association, the state's largest volunteer bar association, and he remains active in various national and local bar association activities, including pro-bono initiatives. He has been recognized for his pro-bono service by the Mississippi Center for Justice, as well as by the Firm, receiving its Firm-wide pro-bono award in 2007.

Representative Cases

  • Defended major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Attorney General investigations and suits brought under state consumer fraud statutes.
  • Represented a global insurance company regarding a subsidiary's contested regulatory and residual insurance market challenges under state and federal laws.
  • Local coordinating counsel and court appointed defense liaison counsel for more than 50 defendants in In re: Mississippi Medicaid Pharmaceutical Average Wholesale Price Litigation, coordinating joint defense discovery, motion practice and litigation strategies.
  • Represented Mississippi Insurance Department in a contested $1.6 billion corporate restructuring of Mississippi's largest property and casualty insurer under Mississippi insurance holding company and change of control statutes.
  • Lead counsel in arbitration for pharmaceutical company, favorably resolving a multi-million dollar dispute involving aseptic manufacturing of biopharmaceutical product.
  • Lead defense counsel for construction aggregate defendant in Mississippi silica toxic tort mass action litigation involving aggressive motion practice, extensive direct and third party discovery and coordination with industry experts, resulting in complete dismissal of more than 200 multi-plaintiff cases involving thousands of individual claims.
  • Represented manufacturers in both state and federal court in Mississippi tobacco product liability litigation involving both mass actions and individual claims, as well as attorney general-initiated litigation, coordinating joint defense discovery and motion practice.
  • Trial and co-appellate counsel for defendants in toxic tort industrial exposure successfully challenged improper joinder of plaintiffs in recognized "Judicial Hellhole" jurisdiction. 3M Co. v. Glass, 917 So. 2d 90 (Miss. 2005).

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author – "A Decade Examined: A Review of the Recovery Under Mississippi's Civil Justice Reforms," 34 Mississippi College Law Review 203 (2015)
  • Panelist – "Ten Years Later: The Effects of Tort Reform in Mississippi," Legal Symposium, Mississippi College School of Law (March 20, 2015)
  • Author – "Statutory Damage Caps: Analysis of the Scope of Right to Jury Trial and the Constitutionality of Mississippi Statutory Damage Caps on Noneconomic Damages," 32 Mississippi College Law Review 109 (2013)
  • Author – "Litigation: 5th Circuit to rule on constitutionality of Mississippi's cap on noneconomic damages," InsideCounsel (November 15, 2012)
  • Author – "A Good Lawyer & The Golden Rule," ethics and professionalism, The Mississippi Lawyer, Vol. LVIII (Summer 2012)
  • Lead author – "Taming an Elephant:  A Closer Look at Mass Tort Screening and the Impact of Mississippi Tort Reforms," 26 Mississippi College Law Review 253 (2007)
  • Speaker – "Mass Tort Issues," Mississippi Bar YLD CLE Seminar (January 20, 2006)
  • Co-author – "The Changing Legal Landscape of a Mass Tort Haven: A Mississippi Story," IADC Toxic and Hazardous Substance Litigation Newsletter, December 2004, No. 2
  • Speaker – "Toxic Mold Litigation," Hot Topics and Trends in Trial Practice, Delta State University (2003)
  • Author – 7 Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, Public Access to Information 65:54 - 65:80 (Jeffrey Jackson & Mary Miller eds. West 2002)
  • Co-author – "Post Production Charges to Royalty Interests: What Does the Contract Say and When is it Ignored," 70 Mississippi Law Journal 627 (2000)
  • Co-presenter – "Experts: Bridging the Scientific and Evidentiary Gap," 6th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference (November 16, 1999)
  • Speaker – "First Amendment in Federal Courts: The Media in the Legal Profession," Federal Bar Association CLE Seminar (1999)
  • Co-presenter – "Non-Hazardous Oilfield Waste: What Disposal of N.O.W. Can Cause Later," 5th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference (October 20, 1998)

Professional Honors & Activities

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Insurance Law (2013 – 2017); Commercial Litigation (2015 – 2017); Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2015 – 2017); Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (2016 – 2017)
  • Member – International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), an invitation-only membership comprised of the world's leading corporate and insurance lawyers and insurance executives
  • Defense Research Institute (Drug & Medical Device Committee; Product Liability Committee; Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee; Professionalism and Ethics Committee)
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association (Chair, Annual Meeting CLE Committee 2013 – 2015; ABA YLD District Representative, 2004 – 2006)
  • President – Capitol Area Bar Association (2012 – 2013) 
  • Member – American Bar Association (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Litigation Section, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee, TIPS Leadership Academy, 2008 – 2009)
  • President – Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter (2004 – 2005)
  • President – Jackson Young Lawyers Association (2001 – 2002)
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division   
  • American Inns of Court, Judge Charles Clark Inn, Bencher (2011 – present)
  • Baker Donelson Firm-wide Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2007)
  • 2006 Mississippi Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40
  • 2005 Mississippi Center for Justice pro bono award for Exemplary Pro Bono Service in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
  • Mississippi Bar, Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi (2005 – 2006)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association Outstanding Service Award (1997 – 1998, 2002 – 2003)  
  • Named to PORTICO Magazine's "Portico 10" (2012), recognizing ten up-and-coming attorneys in the Jackson Metro area for accomplishments in practice of law, notable cases, community involvement, education and special awards received
  • Trustee – Board of Leadership Greater Jackson (2006 – 2009, Class of 2000 – 2001)
  • Trustee – Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (Advisory Board, 2012 – present)

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi  
  • United States Tax Court

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1995, cum laude
    • Associate Editor – MISSISSIPPI LAW JOURNAL
  • Mississippi College, B.S., 1992, with high honors and special distinction
    • Scholar Athlete of the Year, 1992