BALTIMORE, MD—Trial lawyer and appellate advocate Joel Dewey has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder in the Firm’s Complex Torts Group.
Mr. Dewey is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He focuses his practice on the preparation, trial, and appeal of complex product liability and class action cases, many of which involve complicated technological issues. His practice also includes counseling technology companies and product manufacturers in risk management, analysis, and prevention.
Mr. Dewey is certified as a mediator by the Harvard School Program of Instruction for Lawyers. He has also served as a mediator for the Baltimore City Mediation Program.
Mr. Dewey is the second new shareholder to join Baker Donelson’s Complex Torts Group in recent months. Jeffrey M. Yeatman, a litigator with extensive experience involving automotive and pharmaceutical products, joined Baker Donelson’s Baltimore office in August. Both Mr. Dewey and Mr. Yeatman were previously partners at DLA Piper.
Mr. Dewey is also the latest attorney to join Baker Donelson in Baltimore, where the Firm has focused on aggressive growth. In addition to Mr. Dewey and Mr. Yeatman, over the last year, the Firm has added nearly 20 attorneys across numerous practice areas.