David F. Maron

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Meadowbrook Office Park
4268 I-55 North
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
T: 601.351.2477
F: 601.592.2477

David F. Maron practices primarily in the areas of business and product liability litigation. He has represented corporate clients in mass tort and government consumer protection, consumer fraud, government regulatory matters, product liability, toxic tort and other commercial/business disputes before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies. Mr. Maron's diverse litigation practice focuses throughout pretrial on discovery, fact and expert witness preparation, challenges to improper venue and jurisdiction as well as other strategic motion practice to prepare cases for trial. Mr. Maron is active in leadership within the profession with state, national and local bar committees. He serves on the Firm's Leadership Advisory Committee and has been actively involved with various pro bono initiatives and other community and non-profit organizations.

Representative Cases

  • Local coordinating counsel and court appointed defense liaison counsel for In re: Mississippi Medicaid Pharmaceutical Average Wholesale Price Litigation, Master Docket 09-444, Chancery Court of Rankin County, MS (defense of individual corporate defendants and coordination of joint defense discovery and motion practice involving over 80 cases of attorney general-initiated litigation against pharmaceutical companies).
  • Represented Mississippi Insurance Department in $1.6 billion corporate restructuring of Mississippi's largest property and casualty insurer under Mississippi insurance holding company and change of control statutes including significant document review, depositions of expert and fact witnesses, and preparation for administrative hearing.
  • Appellate counsel for amicus in support of Mississippi tort reform statutory cap on non-economic damages in several constitutional challenges to the cap before Mississippi Supreme Court.
  • Lead counsel in arbitration for pharmaceutical company, favorably resolving 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 successful motion practice and significant discovery, coordination with industry experts, resulting in with dismissal of over 200 cases involving the claims of more than a thousand plaintiffs.
  • Co-liaison defense counsel for Mississippi smoking and health tobacco litigation involving mass actions, claims brought by individual smokers, as well as related attorney general-initiated litigation including joint defense discovery and extensive motion practice regarding federal jurisdiction, severance of improperly joined actions and successful dismissal of fraudulently joined resident retailer defendants under Mississippi Innocent Seller Statute.
  • Trial and co-appellate counsel for defendants in toxic tort industrial exposure successfully challenged improper joinder in jurisdiction recognized as "Judicial Hellhole" on interlocutory appeal to State Supreme Court. 3M Co. v. Glass, 917 So. 2d 90 (Miss. 2005). 
     

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Author – "Statutory Damage Caps: Analysis of the Scope of Right to Jury Trial and the Constitutionality of Mississippi Statutory Damage Caps on Noneconomic Damages," Mississippi College Law Review, 32 Miss. Col. L. Rev. 109 (2013)
  • Author – "Litigation: 5th Circuit to rule on constitutionality of Mississippi's cap on noneconomic damages," InsideCounsel (November 15, 2012)
  • Author – "Litigation: Examining the scope of CAFA's general public exception in parens patriae cases," InsideCounsel (September 20, 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," Mississippi College Law Review, 26 MISS. COL. L. REV. 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)
  • Speaker – "Obtaining, Releasing, Retaining and Destruction of Medical Records: A Practical Guideline to HIPAA Compliance," NBI Litigation Seminar (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," Mississippi Law Journal, 70 MISS. L. J. 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– 2015); Commercial Litigation (2015); Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2015)
  • Member – International Association of Defense Counsel (2008 – present)
  • Defense Research Institute (Drug & Medical Device Committee; Product Liability Committee; Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee; Professionalism and Ethics Committee)
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association (ABA YLD District Representative, 2004 – 2006; Executive Committee: Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, 1997 – 2000)
  • 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)
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers (2009)
  • Baker Donelson Firm-wide Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2007)
  • 2006 Mississippi Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40
  • 2005 Mississippi Center for Justice Award for "Exemplary Pro Bono Service in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina"
  • Mississippi Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (2005 – 2006)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association Outstanding Service Award (1997 – 1998, 2002 – 2003)  
  • Named to Portico Magazine's "Portico 10" (2012)
  • 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