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Baker Donelson Adds Experienced Trial Attorney Constantine "Gus" Themelis

Constantine "Gus" Themelis, an experienced litigator with significant trial experience, has joined Baker Donelson's Baltimore office as of counsel.

Mr. Themelis, who represents clients nationwide and has successfully tried dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials, concentrates his practice in business and commercial litigation matters in various industries, including hospitality, maritime, insurance, and real estate. He represents a diverse array of clients in state and federal courts in his practice, which includes franchise disputes in the hospitality industry, insurance litigation, commercial real estate development, and matters involving breach of contract, fraud, and maritime. He is experienced in the fiduciary aspects of trust administration, including discretionary distributions, fiduciary tax issues, potential litigation, trust amendments, modifications, and terminations, and compliance/regulatory complexities.

In addition to his commercial and business litigation work, Mr. Themelis has experience in complex toxic tort litigation, products liability and medical malpractice. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he litigated hundreds of toxic tort matters, including lead paint, carbon monoxide and other chemical exposures, and participated in multiple trials representing a material handling equipment manufacturer in a multi-state catastrophic injury product liability litigation.

"Beyond being a skilled attorney and litigator, Gus has an incredible background actually trying cases in the courtroom, which is a real differentiator among litigation attorneys," said James E. Edwards Jr., Managing Shareholder of Baker Donelson's Baltimore office. "When a matter proceeds to trial, our clients expect us to provide a seasoned attorney with significant trial experience, and that is exactly what Gus brings. He is a welcome addition to our trial practice and to our Baltimore team generally at Baker Donelson."

A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, Mr. Themelis is a member of The Defense Research Institute (DRI) and serves as a member at large on the Franchise & Distribution Law Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association.

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