Sam Tarry is a member of the firm's Trial Practice Steering Committee and a past chair of the Product and Consumer Litigation department. For nearly three decades, he has represented clients in tort, environmental, and public health litigation in state and federal courts across the country. He has won jury trial verdicts in ten states and successfully managed thousands of cases to resolution.
Sam has served as punitive damages counsel for a variety of clients when corporate conduct is at issue, coordinating defenses at both the trial and appellate levels. He is a frequent commentator on professional ethics in mass tort litigation, and has served as an independent expert reviewer for the RAND Corporation and lecturer at the VCU School of Business.
Sam has received Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent peer rating, and Virginia Business has named him repeatedly to its "Legal Elite" General Litigation. The Legal 500 has also recognized Sam for the past several years for Excellence in Product Liability Law. While earning his LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center, Sam received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Global Health Law. As a law student at the University of Richmond School of Law, he was a member of the National Moot Court team and won best advocate at the Carrico First Year Moot Court Competition. His classmates selected him to deliver the commencement address.
Sam is a former president of the John Marshall Inn of Court and a past board member of Partnership for the Future, an organization that mentors high-potential high school students from challenging backgrounds and helps them attain college degrees.
The panelists will discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 litigation thus far and how we can expect COVID-19 lawsuits to impact litigation in the future. ...