Thomas McCarron

Thomas V. McCarron

Principal and Firm Chairman

Baltimore, MD Office
Suite 1900
250 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore MD, 21201
410.576.4854
410.539.5223
About
Credentials
Affiliations & Achievements

Experience

Thomas V. McCarron is principal and chairman of the firm. He has extensive experience in various aspects of civil litigation, primarily on behalf of defendants, including in claims alleging or relating to personal injury and/or property damage (to include defense of motor carriers and their drivers, insurance company policyholders and product manufacturers), construction defect, insurance coverage, land use, labor and employment, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. Thomas also represents three municipalities and serves as their town Attorney. He has extensive experience in litigating in the state and federal courts of Maryland, as well as the United States District Court and the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. He has tried numerous cases to verdict.

He is a member of the Steering Committee of the American Law Firm Association’s Transportation Group. He served as the chair of the Construction Law and Litigation Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel and has been an active member of the Defense Research Institute. He has taught several courses on insurance coverage and trial tactics. He has also served his community as the president of his local community organization. In 2015, Thomas was granted fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Admitted

  • 2018, US District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • 2018, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 2018, Supreme Court of Virginia
  • 2000, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • 2000, United States Supreme Court
  • 2000, Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • 1997, United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • 1991, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • 1990, Supreme Court of Maryland

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1990)
  • Villanova University (magna cum laude, 1987)

Affiliations & Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Carroll County Bar Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
    • Liaison to the Insurance Law Committee, Young Lawyers’ Committee (1996)
    • Co-Chair, Substantive Law Liaison Sub-Committee (1996–1997)
    • Chair, Substantive Law Liaison Sub-Committee (1997–1998)
    • Vice-Chair, Annual Meeting Sub-Committee (1999–1999)
    • Chair, Annual Meeting Sub-Committee (1999-present)
    • Member, Young Lawyers’ Steering Committee (1996–present)
    • DRI Annual Meeting Steering Committees (1998–2000)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Membership (2003-2022)
    • Vice-Chair of Programs, Construction Law Subcommittee (2004-2006, 2015)
    • Chair, Construction Law Subcommittee (2006–2008, 2017)
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Municipal Attorneys’ Association

Special Achievements & Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers 2015 – 2022
  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: 2007 – 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Insurance Law, 2013-2024
    • “Lawyer of the Year,” Baltimore, Insurance Law, 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™

Select Presentations

  • An Overview of Liability and Uninsured Motorist Coverage,” Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Presented June 2001.
  • Insurance Coverage in Maryland,” National Business Institute, presented August 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, Hesselbacher, R. and McCarron, T.
  • Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects,” International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Presented July 2005, Bolin, J.F., Kash D.W., Maus, K.J., McCarron, T., Stern, D.
  • Admissibility of Evidence Under Daubert,” Federal Bar Association, October 2002.
  • Top Ten Clauses in a Construction Contract,” International Association of Defense Counsel Mid-Year Meeting, Puerto Rico, February 2005.
  • “Defective Products Incorporated into a Construction Project; Who’s Left Holding the Bag?”, International Association of Defense Counsel Midyear Meeting, February 2006
  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Maryland,” National Business Institute, presented April 2008.
  • Construction Insurance Coverage,” Maryland Construction Law Institute, Building the Foundation, presented March 2017.

Publications

  • Supreme Court Rules That MDL Cases Must Be Tried In Original Jurisdiction,” American Bar Association Tort and Insurance, Practice Section Newsletter, Summer 1998.
  • Co-authored “Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Maryland,” National Business Institute, November 2002.
  • “Maryland Uninsured/Underinsurance Motorist Coverage Section” of Under Cover with Insurance Coverage Program, the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, October 2007.
  • Are Attorney’s Fees a Recoverable Cost of Contract Administration?”, IADC Construction Law Committee Quarterly Publication, April 2014.
  • Construction Insurance chapter,” Maryland Construction Law Deskbook, chapter author, 2nd Edition, 2017.