Robert S. Campbell

Professional Experience

Mr. Campbell has an active litigation practice primarily in complex commercial and general litigation matters in Maryland state and federal courts as well as other jurisdictions in which he is admitted pro hac vice. He has extensive appellate, arbitration and trial experience and notably has a long and successful motions track record including successful motions for summary judgment and dismissal for his clients.

Mr. Campbell represents individuals, business entities and local governments in the areas of commercial litigation, business disputes, premises liability, business disputes, transportation/trucking, engineering, healthcare litigation and construction.

Mr. Campbell represents national and regional transportation companies, including the defense of trucking/transportation claims and related insurance issues.  In the defense of trucking matters, Mr. Campbell participates in a twenty-four hour response group to provide immediate investigation, risk assessment and evidence capture.

Mr. Campbell has significant experience handling construction litigation and transactional matters including warranty claims, mechanic’s liens, and statutory claims on behalf of contractors and subcontractors.

Mr. Campbell is assigned to represent insureds by national insurance carriers in premises liability, tort defense, automobile and trucking cases, and government liability matters. He has participated in the prosecution and defense of claims against Maryland insurance producers.

Mr. Campbell also represents nursing and other healthcare industry facilities with billing disputes, guardianships, defense of administrator actions, involuntary discharges, and estate litigation.

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • University of Baltimore Law Review, 1996-1998
  • Towson University, B.A., 1994

Bar Admission

  • Maryland (1998)
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Bar Associations

  • Harmonie Group (member of Transportation and Construction Committees)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Baltimore County
  • The Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Published Articles/Presentations

  • Presentation/Article:  “Using Applicable Privileges to Protect Your Post-Accident Investigation”
  • Presentation/Article:  “Construction Payment Systems”
  • Presentation/Article:  Getting Paid on Time:  The Prompt Pay Act”
  • Co-Author and Instructor, Insurance Law Institute, Insurance Producer Liability, MICPEL 2004
  • Mr. Campbell is a frequent speaker concerning legal issues related to the construction industry, trucking litigation and interstate transportation disputes.
  • Mr. Campbell is a frequent speaker on topics related to insurance producer and financial advisor liability.
  • Mr. Campbell is a frequent speaker concerning construction disputes.

Community Involvement

  • Maryland Construction Network
  • Maryland Bar Foundation Member

Additional Information:

  • Repeatedly Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Chair and Co-Chair of the Baltimore County Estates and Trust Section of the Baltimore County Bar Association 2014-15.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a trucking company in a multi-vehicle claims situation in 2016.
  • Representation of a defendant-company in litigation related to a four-million dollar stockholder dispute in 2016.
  • Snyder v. WSSC, Case No.:  CAL-15-16227 (Cir. Ct. Prince George’s County 2016) (obtaining dismissal of a national engineering firm in a construction defect matter)
  • Representation of a defendant insurer in a bad-faith insurance litigation, in 2016, before the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.
  • Representation of a defendant trucking company in litigation resulting in dismissal of all claims in 2015.
  • Fischer v. Grayson Homes, (favorable order in AAA Arbitration on behalf of subcontractor on a five million dollar construction defect claim, before a three arbitrator panel, following a seven day arbitration).
  • Representation of an Estate/family members in a survivorship/wrongful death action, in 2015, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.
  • Shelby Knopick, et al. v. Baltimore Convention Center, Case No.: 24-C-12-006255 (Cir. Ct. Balt. City January 22, 2014) (summary judgment on the basis of governmental immunity).
  • Jamie Meyers v. Michael Lamer, et al., 2013 WL 1325295 (D. Md. 2013) (summary judgment in favor of the defendant trucking company).
  • Settlement of a large probate litigation matter involving accusations of breach of fiduciary duty and statutory defenses in 2013.
  • Settlement of a large claim on behalf of an insured against an insurance producer in 2013.
  • Settlement of a national dispute involving a skilled nursing center and a contractor in 2011.
  • Recovery in excess of $500,000 on behalf of a commercial builder against a national bank.
  • Jacqueline Colman v. David Taylor (a defense verdict in a trucking accident).
  • Jill Hanley v. Maryland Gymnastics, Inc., et al., Case No.: 24-C-08-007891 (Cir. Ct. Balt. City April 26, 2010) (in a negligence case, summary judgment entered in favor of the defendants).
  • Bench trial for recovery of fraud damages on behalf of a Maryland subcontractor.
  • Bench trial for dismissal of a replevin action seeking possession of several tractor-trailers.
  • Kathleen Hickey, et vir. v. SMG, Inc., et al., Case No.: 24-C-07-009819 (Cir. Ct. Balt. City March 16, 2009) (in a negligence case, summary judgment entered in favor of the property owner).
  • Neos Gregoriou v. Explosives Experts, Inc., 2008 WL 3989183 (D. Md. 2008) (in negligence action, motion to dismiss granted in favor of the defendant).
  • Kimberly Myers v. TGI Friday’s, Inc., 2007 WL 4097498 (D. Md. 2007) (in negligence action, summary judgment in favor of the defendant).
  • Harkum v. United States of America, 2006 WL 3898200 (D. Md. Dec. 29, 2006) (action under the Federal Tort Claims Act).
  • Walker v. City of Frederick, 2006 WL 3537905 (D. Md. Nov. 14, 2006) (in an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and other constitutional claims, granting a motion to dismiss in favor of the municipal defendants with prejudice).
  • Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association, Inc. v. Federal Aviation Administration, 2006 WL 18924412 (D. Md. June 29, 2006) (in an action for declaratory judgment, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state tort claims, granting summary judgment entered in favor of the municipal defendants with prejudice).
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. Jones, 2006 WL 361336 (D. Md. Feb. 15, 2006) (in a declaratory judgment action, summary judgment entered in favor of the insurance company as to certain claims and plaintiffs).The cases identified above are representative. It is important to recognize that each case is different and that an attorney’s past record is no assurance that he/she will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case.

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