Chambers USA 2020 Awards Goodell DeVries Top Rankings

By: GDLD | 4.23.20 | Honors


Goodell DeVries is pleased to announce the firm has been ranked in the Chambers USA 2020 guide for Insurance (Band 1), Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Band 1) and Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2) in Maryland.

Chambers USA is an internationally distinguished ranking guide updated annually by 200+ full time editors and researchers. The publication has been ranking law firms and individual lawyers since 1990 and covers more than 200 jurisdictions around the world. An overview of their methodology can be viewed here

The following attorneys have been recognized in the Chambers USA 2020 guide:

Linda S. Woolf
Insurance (Maryland), Band 1
Litigation: General Commercial (Maryland), Band 3

Chambers USA's Review: "Linda Woolf is managing partner of the firm and is renowned for her expertise in coverage disputes and catastrophic loss litigation, among other areas. Impressed peers comment that she's 'phenomenal' and 'an accomplished litigator.'

"Firm managing partner Linda Woolf is described by sources as 'a great strategist who is excellent in the courtroom.' Her practice encompasses a wide range of commercial disputes including insurance, contractual and construction claims. She also has notable expertise in the defense of class actions."

Richard M. Barnes
Litigation: General Commercial (Maryland), Band 4
Chambers USA's Review: "'Highly skilled trial lawyer' Richard Barnes has over three decades of experience handling litigation for clients in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. He advises on complex contractual and IP disputes as well as product liability claims."

Thomas J. Cullen, Jr.
Product Liability & Mass Torts (USA – Nationwide), Band 5
Chambers USA's Review: "Thomas Cullen garners a particularly strong reputation for product liability cases involving forklift trucks and material handling equipment. He is also well versed in pharmaceutical mass torts. One client states that he is 'a veteran partner with an amazing trial record. He's battle-tested and a winner.'"

Kamil Ismail
Insurance (Maryland), Band 2
Chambers USA's Review: "Kamil Ismail is widely respected for his work on behalf of insurers and policyholders on a range of coverage disputes. One impressed client comments that 'he is focused and very thorough.'"

Kelly Hughes Iverson
Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Maryland), Band 2
Chambers USA's Review: "Kelly Hughes Iverson defends both healthcare organizations and individual medical practitioners against complex claims of medical malpractice. Sources praise her as a 'very good lawyer' who is 'diligent and focuses on the details.'"

Thomas V. Monahan, Jr.
Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Maryland), Band 2
Chambers USA's Review: "Thomas Monahan is an experienced litigator with particular expertise in medical malpractice claims. He assists physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers on a wide range of disputes relating to alleged negligence."