At Morgan & Akins our primary goal is to provide the best possible result for the client in the most expeditious and economical manner. The Founding Partners learned through years of experience that the best way to accomplish that goal is to lay excellent groundwork on every file and thoroughly investigate all aspects of each case before the administrative or trial process is well underway. This approach ensures that every Morgan & Akins’ attorney handling a particular file enters into negotiations with opposing counsel fully informed and with a clear evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of our client’s case. Full investigation of the factual circumstances and corresponding legal ramifications on each file sets Morgan & Akins’ attorneys apart and gives us a competitive edge over our opponents.
Founded in 1999, Malaby is a New York litigation firm of approximately twenty attorneys specializing in the defense of clients in complex personal injury, premises liability and toxic tort cases. Malaby & Bradley have expertise defending white collar criminal cases pending in state and federal court. Whether a Fortune 500 company, small business, or an individual, all of their clients receive a high level of expertise, experience, and innovative defense strategies, honed to the unique requirements of each client and each specific case. Malaby attorneys and staff possess the demonstrated knowledge, and skills necessary to effectively provide a balance of legal excellence and bottom-line value.
Oliver R. Brooks recently became a Partner at Morgan & Akins. His focus industrial and consumer product liability. His practice focuses on the defense of manufacturers of products, including those for the consumer market, industrial tools, factory machines, automotive designs as well as outdoor and firearm related products. Specific areas of focus include mechanical design and manufacturing, machine guarding, warnings and interlock mechanisms. Prior to joining Morgan & Akins, Oliver represented multiple Japanese, Korean and German manufacturers of motor vehicles in automotive crashworthiness products liability defense including the defending allegations of defective airbags, glazing, seatbelts, seatbacks, stability/rollover propensity, electronic stability control systems, structural integrity and post collision fuel fed fires.
Ms. Connor has vast experience litigating cases on behalf of industry leaders in the petrochemical, manufacturing, and industrial fields, in actions arising in the areas of complex toxic tort, product liability, premises liability, construction, pharmaceutical, and asbestos actions. She has keen insight into developing beneficial cost-effective strategies and garnering favorable results in complicated and tough cases, making her an extremely effective advocate. As one facet of her practice, Maryellen has achieved several successes in challenging causation in toxic tort cases and has skillfully navigated the nexus between science, technology, medicine and the law. She has defended toxic tort, products liability, asbestos and construction/premises cases in New York, New Jersey, Texas, California, Illinois and Massachusetts. Prior to joining Malaby & Bradley, Maryellen worked for more than ten years at the Washington, D.C. office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
Josephine is a litigation associate who focuses her practice on asbestos and products liability defense. She has over four years of experience in all aspects of mass tort litigation and consumer class actions. Prior to joining Malaby, Josephine worked at a well-known plaintiff’s law firm in New York City. While there she focused her practice on mass tort case discovery, including taking and defending depositions of individual clients and medical professionals, as well as preparing and responding to discovery requests. Josephine uses her past experience representing plaintiffs when defending her clients. Josephine is responsible for representing clients throughout all phases of litigation, including motion practice and discovery. She also assists the firm’s partners with client management, developing defense strategies, trial preparation, and settlement negotiations. Josephine is barred in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, the USDC of New Jersey, and the USDC of Maryland.