Ryan M. Duffy Partner




Ryan Duffy defends medical device and consumer product liability litigation in state and federal courts across the country on behalf of domestic and international manufacturers and distributors. He is a skilled litigator with extensive experience conducting depositions, motions arguments, mediations, jury and bench trials, and appeals. Ryan develops a thorough understanding of the needs and goals of his clients from the outset of litigation to implement effective case strategies.

Areas of Focus

Product Liability / Medical Device
Ryan represents a range of manufacturers and distributors in federal and state courts. He serves as litigation counsel on behalf of a global medical device manufacturer and has served as national coordinating counsel in medical device litigation. Ryan assists global corporate families in navigating high-profile litigation. His experience with state-level consolidated proceedings and federal multidistrict litigation enables him to effectively manage complex product liability litigation. 

Professional Liability and Commercial Litigation
In addition to medical device litigation and other product liability matters, Ryan has substantial experience handling professional liability litigation on behalf of a wide array of clients, including medical professionals, lawyers and other licensed professionals. 

As a member of the firm’s e-Discovery practice, Ryan counsels clients on crafting and implementing strategic e-Discovery measures prior to and during litigation. Ryan manages all phases of electronic discovery efforts, oversees teams of attorneys during large-scale projects and effectively litigates e-Discovery issues when necessary. 

Ryan is a seasoned appellate advocate who has successfully litigated appeals in numerous state and federal jurisdictions. Ryan conducts oral argument before appellate panels and drafts compelling appellate briefs to position his clients for success in appellate litigation. Recently, Ryan obtained a favorable judgment before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit after obtaining summary judgment at the district court level. 

Representative Matters

Maryland Court of Special Appeals: Flores v. M-NCPPC, et al., 220 Md. App. 391 (2014)