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Thomas T. Locke

Partner

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-5376
Fax: (202) 828-5393
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Mr. Locke is Chair of the Washington, D.C. Litigation Practice Group.  He has extensive civil litigation experience in federal and state courts throughout the country.  His practice includes litigation regarding business disputes, trade secrets, product liability, intellectual property, professional malpractice and real estate.  He also advises clients on a wide variety of insurance coverage issues, with particular emphasis on general liability, bad faith, mass tort and property matters.  Mr. Locke has tried both bench and jury cases in federal and state courts.

Following Mr. Locke’s graduation from George Washington University, Mr. Locke served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frederic N. Smalkin of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.  Between 1982 and 1987, Mr. Locke was a naval officer and served aboard the USS Deyo (DD 989).

Mr. Locke is Chair of the Washington, D.C. Litigation Practice Group.  He has extensive civil litigation experience in federal and state courts throughout the country.  His practice includes litigation regarding business disputes, trade secrets, product liability, intellectual property, professional malpractice and real estate.  He also advises clients on a wide variety of insurance coverage issues, with particular emphasis on general liability, bad faith, mass tort and property matters.  Mr. Locke has tried both bench and jury cases in federal and state courts.

Following Mr. Locke’s graduation from George Washington University, Mr. Locke served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frederic N. Smalkin of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.  Between 1982 and 1987, Mr. Locke was a naval officer and served aboard the USS Deyo (DD 989).

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School (1990)
    Order of the Coif
    George Washington University Law Review
  • B.S., University of New Mexico (1982)
    Electrical Engineering

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section)
  • Defense Research Institute

Representative Litigation Victories

  • Obtained order dismissing over 4,000 multi-district litigation product liability lawsuits. (2018)
  • Obtained dismissal of two New Jersey state court asbestos lawsuits based on issue of first impression involving the New Jersey Product Liability Act. (2018)
  • Obtained orders dismissing two Florida state court product liability lawsuits. (2018)
  • Motion to dismiss granted based on issues of first impression regarding the applicability of the District of Columbia’s anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation statute (“anti-SLAPP” statute). (2017)
  • Defeated defendant general contractor’s motion for summary judgment and obtained favorable settlement for owner of luxury hotel. (2017)
  • Plastic bottle manufacturer’s motion to dismiss granted in New York product liability lawsuit.  Only party to obtain dismissal. (2017)
  • Motion to dismiss granted in Washington state asbestos product liability lawsuit. (2017)
  • Motion to dismiss granted in California product liability lawsuit. (2017)
  • Obtained dismissal of seven Madison County, Illinois asbestos lawsuits. (2017)
  • Obtained dismissal of numerous California consolidated product liability lawsuits. (2017)
  • Obtained dismissal of product liability lawsuits filed in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. (2017)
  • Motion to dismiss granted by US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in product liability lawsuit. (2016)
  • Obtained dismissal of numerous St. Louis, Missouri product liability lawsuits. (2016)
  • Obtained dismissal of Connecticut product liability lawsuit. (2016)