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Justin Browne

Aggressive but Professional Personal Injury Representation
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Nursing Home Abuse...
  • Maryland
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Summary

Mr. Browne is a trial lawyer serving the firm’s mass tort, personal injury, and class action clients. He has litigated thousands of medical device and pharmaceutical cases across the country consolidated in state and federal MDL (multi-district litigation) courts. He has also litigated class actions and tried personal injury cases.

Education
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Honors Graduate - Cum Laude, William P. Cunningham Award Recipient, Asper Fellowship Program, University of Maryland School of Law 2007 Scholarship Recipient, Dean's Award/Law School Scholar, National Guard Association of Maryland 2004
Activities: Class Vice President Student Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity (Grade-Based), Executive Council Member Baltimore/D.C. Public Interest Law Group (Authored Winning Proposal), Law Student Volunteer Orleans Indigent Defender Program New Orleans LA, Independent Mediator (Community Mediation Program - 50-Hour Training Course)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, EPOP Sponsored Scholarship, Sylvia & Peter Sammaritano Academic Scholarship, Ann Leverton Memorial Scholarship, Academic Honors List 5 semesters Academic Dean's List 2 semesters University Honors Program, Maxwell Becton College Honors Program, Psi Chi Psychology National Honors Society,
Activities: Sigma Chi, American Psychological Association (APA) Student Affiliate, Phi Zeta Kappa Junior Honors Society, Phi Omega Epsilon Senior Honors Society
Professional Experience
Partner
Ketterer, Browne & Anderson, LLC
- Current
Partner
Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC
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Associate
Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC
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Mr. Browne is a trial lawyer serving the firm’s mass tort, personal injury, and class action clients. He has litigated thousands of medical device and pharmaceutical cases across the country and consolidated in state and federal MDL (multi-district litigation) courts. He has similarly litigated class actions and also tried personal injury cases across Maryland. He recently second-chaired a trial where the jury awarded our client over $35 million dollars. He has successfully negotiated several substantial recoveries in personal injury and pharmaceutical/medical device liability tort actions across the country securing over $80,0000,0000 in settlements or verdicts for his clients. In addition to practicing as a civil litigator, he also provide client counseling, including to business clients, and participates in various professional education endeavors such as publishing articles and speaking at conferences and seminars. He was a leader in the pain pump litigation and is currently heading the firm’s GranuFlo litigation, including leading committees on and working within the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee under JJS partner, Rob Jenner, who is co-lead liaison counsel for the consolidated Massachusetts state court litigation. In and out of the Courtroom, Mr. Browne takes pride in his relationships with clients and referring attorneys, in his dogged discovery and motions practice, and in his aggressive preparation for trial from the start of each case through the use of cutting-edge technology during trial. In dealing with opposing counsel, his reputation is to strenuously advocate for his clients, while maintain professionalism and civility to facilitate a fair outcome in each case and remembering as his mentor taught him that “the world is round.” His tireless work ethic, people-centered approach, and innovative legal acumen arise from his pre-law experiences and New York City roots. Mr. Browne joined the firm after managing a solo practice and working for litigation firms in the Baltimore area. He previously interned with the Honorable Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He also worked for a non-profit organization while a law student. Prior to law school, Mr. Browne worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. He is licensed to practice in Maryland and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland, Colorado, and the Western District of Wisconsin. He has litigated cases before courts across the country by special admission, including New York, New Jersey, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Illinois. Beyond professional endeavors, Justin enjoys spending time with his sons Drew Kingston and Dean Alexander and his wife Ramona visiting family and friends, rocking amusement parks, and relaxing outdoors.
Associate
Whitney & Bogris, LLP
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Active in every stage of litigation in matters before state and federal courts; support partner in role as corporate client's general counsel, including transactional work; and assist in firm marketing and business development strategies. Drafted motions, supporting memoranda of law, bench memos, and pleadings. Filed and managed arbitration matters. Created employee handbooks and assessed company policies to assure compliance with state and federal requirements. Researched and prepared memoranda to formulate legal theories, evaluate claims and defenses, and resolve various substantive and procedural issues in high-stakes litigation. Met with clients, and identified and assessed causes of action, defenses, and counter-claims to determine whether firm would engage potential cases. Analyzed and modified settlement agreements. Wrote and edited discovery documents and joint stipulations. Authored corporate documents and agreements. Work resulted in several victories, including sanctions awards and very favorable settlements for clients. Led initiative to develop firm newsletter and oversee newsletter production. Representative areas of law: Complex Civil Litigation Products Liability Commercial Law Consumer Law Contract Disputes Employment Law Professional Liability Insurance Construction Disputes Premises Liability Corporate Law
Legal Intern/Medical Device Fellow
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
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Worked in the Office of Compliance, Division of Bioresearch Monitoring, CDRH. Conducted high profile investigation with special investigations branch to evaluate regulatory submissions and define inspection strategy. Developed training program concerning Establishment Inspection Reports and enforcement actions. Created a Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) template by analyzing other agencies' CIAs and recommending provisions and requirements to include under various circumstances. Drafted a proposed voluntary disclosure program to enhance enforcement program. Analyzed warning letter database to identify significant observations to support BIMO staff decision-making regarding issuance of warning letters, untitled letters, and information letters. Reviewed, suggested revisions to, and participated in teleconferences regarding draft guidance documents. Tracked and assessed legislation to determine implications for agency and modify projects as needed.
Summer Associate/Law Clerk
Whitney & Bogris, LLP
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Researched and prepared memoranda to formulate legal theories, evaluate claims and defenses, and resolve various substantive and procedural issues in high-stakes litigation. Completed comparative analysis of claims and defenses in numerous states. Found and qualified expert witnesses. Analyzed and modified settlement agreements.
Judicial Intern
U.S. District Court for The District of Maryland
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Wrote draft opinions by analyzing case files and parties' motions and conducting research. Assisted judge and law clerks before, during, and after trials and hearings.
Litigation Law Clerk
Washington Legal Foundation
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Worked on high-profile and precedent-setting cases at the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate court level. Performed legal research and analyzed statutes and case law to craft legal arguments, identify cases for amicus brief submissions, and provide guidance as to how courts should resolve case law and circuit splits. Wrote legal memoranda and assisted in preparing U.S. Supreme Court and appellate court briefs and other submissions. Submitted comments to a regulatory agency evaluating legal issues and recommending changes to proposed regulations. Areas of law: Constitutional Securities Federal Jurisdiction Life Sciences Intellectual Property Administrative Employment
Law Clerk
Fedder & Garten
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Conducted research and composed legal memos addressing complex legal issues to develop and bolster arguments, claims, and defenses in pending litigation, and to identify potential transactional, planning, and risk management strategies. Areas of law: Complex Civil Litigation Consumer Protection Contracts Commercial Transactions and Litigation Secured Transactions Landlord/Tenant Estates/Trusts Warranties and Guarantees Subrogation Municipality Creditor-Debtor
Publications
Articles & Publications
Unearth Design Controls Evidence
Trial, Volume 50
Switch Sales Rep Testimony to Your Advantage
Trial, Volume 48, No. 11
Class Action Suits under Maryland's Consumer Protection Act
Am. Bar Ass'n, 50 State Survey
Consumer-Related Threats Facing Maryland Military Personnel & How the Legal Community Can Respond
Md. Bar Bulletin
Students Schooling Students: Gaining Professional Benefits while Helping Urban High School Students Achieve Success
38 J. Law & Educ. 3
Ensuring Accessibility of Combination Products
9 Reg. Aff. Focus 22
Awards
Rising Star
Maryland Superlawyers
Rising Star
Maryland Superlawyers
Top 40 under 40 in Maryland
National Trial Lawyers Organization
The National Trial Lawyers Organization selected Mr. Browne for its Top 40 under 40 in Maryland list in 2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale Hubbard
Rising Star
Maryland Superlawyers
Rising Star
Maryland Superlawyers
Rising Star
Maryland Superlawyers
Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2012, a recognition bestowed through a multiphase selection process resulting in no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys being named to Rising Stars.
Spotlight on Lawyers Award Recipient
Maryland State Bar Association
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award
Homeless Persons Representation Project
William P. Cunningham Award
University of Maryland School of Law
Dean's Award/Law School Scholar
University of Maryland School of Law
Professional Associations
MAJ
- Current
AAJ
- Current
University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Association
Board Member
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MSBA Military Law Committee
Co-Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    A contingent fee agreement shall be in a writing signed by the client and shall state the method by which the fee is to be determined, including the percentage or percentages that shall accrue to the lawyer in the event of settlement, trial or appeal; litigation and other expenses to be deducted from the recovery; and whether such expenses are to be deducted before or after the contingent fee is calculated. The agreement will clearly notify the client of any expenses for which the client will be responsible whether or not the client is the prevailing party. Upon conclusion of a contingent fee matter, we provide the client with a written statement stating the outcome of the matter, and, if there is a recovery, showing the remittance to the client and the method of its determination.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I provide flexible fee arrangements including flat fees, contingent fees, and hourly rates that are customized to meet each client's unique needs. Please call to discuss.
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Compliance
  • Contracts
  • General Civil
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Ketterer, Browne & Anderson, LLC
336 S. Main St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
USA
Telephone: (410) 420-0184
(Serving Howard, Harford, Baltimore, PG, Anne Arundel, and Mongomery Counties, and Baltimore City)
0000 Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
USA
Telephone: (443) 472-0733