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Joel D. Newport is an experienced trial attorney in state and federal courts across Maryland and elsewhere. He specializes in complex litigation, including medical malpractice defense, construction, and commercial litigation, EEOC litigation, and product liability cases involving L-Tryptophan, body armor, asbestos, and various consumer products.

Joel has completed multiple bench and jury trials in Maryland state courts in the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County, Anne Arundel, Cecil, Carroll, Caroline, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Wicomico Counties, the Southern and Northern Divisions of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the New Castle County Superior Court, Wilmington, Delaware.

Joel obtained his B.S. in biology from Syracuse University, where he was a New York State Board of Regents Scholarship recipient. He graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Review.

Joel is married with two children. He enjoys playing and coaching basketball, bowling, and golf. His favorite trips have been to winemaking regions in the United States and around the world.

Appellate Practice

  • Preparation of legal briefs and presentation of argument in cases before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Maryland Court of Appeals, Delaware Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fourth Circuits.
  • Represented clients in complex litigation before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in the MDL-875 asbestos litigation, in re L-Tryptophan, and in re Body Armor litigations.

Representative Reported Cases

  • Rockman v. Union Carbide Corp., 266 F. Supp. 3d 839 (D. Md. 2017)
  • May v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., 446 Md. 1 (Md. Ct. App. 2015) (Trial was in Baltimore City Circuit Court)
  • Ayala v. Lee, 215 Md. App. 457 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2013) (Trial was in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court)
  • Sherman v. Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, 128 F. Supp. 2d 842 (D. Md. 2001)
  • Reed v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 934 F. Supp. 713 (D. Md. 1996)
  • TLT-Babcock v. Emerson Electric Co., 33 F.3rd 397 (4th Cir. 1994) (Trial was in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland)

Representative Non-Reported Cases

  • Martin v. Lehigh Cement Co. (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2015)
  • Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Kimbob, Inc. (3rd. Cir. 1993)
  • Biddison v. J&L Parking (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1991)
  • Greek Orthodox Youth of America Advisor, 1995 to 2001
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • MICPEL/MSBA presenter on District Court Practice and Deposition Training
  • Towson Business Association, former member, Board of Directors