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Justin Browne

Ketterer Browne and Anderson

Justin Browne

Ketterer Browne and Anderson

Biography

Mr. Browne is a partner at Ketterer Browne and Anderson (KBA). He is passionate about litigating cases to aggressively uncover evidence, exclude opposing experts, and develop a well-founded, trial ready cases backed by sound evidence and innovative strategies and technology.

He handles an array of cases but has focused primarily on mass tort (medical devices and other products), catastrophic injuries (including brain and spinal cord injuries), and class action cases. He has diverse experience in complex matters, including within consolidated actions in state and federal courts nationally. In short, if you have been taken advantage of or seriously injured, he is interested in speaking with you to have the privilege of fighting on your behalf.

Mr. Browne’s experience spans the entire spectrum from meeting with clients through trial work and appeals. He enjoys being part of litigation strategy planning and implementation, and is invited by other lawyers to develop their cases and consulted on litigation and trial strategy. As part of litigation teams, particularly within multidistrict litigations (MDLs) or state court consolidations, he is often charged with obtaining and responding to discovery, taking high-level depositions including of Rule 30(b)(6) corporate witnesses, corporate officers, and experts, and identifying and developing experts to support plaintiffs’ cases, while cross-examining opponents’ experts. He has repeatedly moved to exclude defense experts and successfully argued these matters before judges in several venues in state and federal court. Mr. Browne employs his experience on the defense side to deconstruct affirmative defenses and has successfully moved to exclude defenses from trial as well.

He often argues motions in court, including Daubert and dispositive motions in federal and state courts, motions in limine, and has been on trial teams through verdicts, including a $35,940,756 jury trial verdict, and post-verdict motions and an appeal. He has successfully negotiated several substantial recoveries securing tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients.1

Mr. Browne has litigated cases across the country on a pro hac vice basis and been part of several trial teams, most recently second-chairing the first bellwether trial in a mass tort litigation involving thousands of individuals and complex interrelated regulatory and scientific issues. He has also served on committees within and been a member of Plaintiffs Steering Committees, most recently for the medical device Essure litigation consolidated in California state court. Mr. Browne was a leader in the pain pump and GranuFlo litigations, including leading committees on and working within the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee. His mass tort consolidation and MDL litigation experience include:

  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, In Re Essure Product Cases, JCCP No. 4887
  • Co-Lead Of The PSC Warnings Subcommittee, Member, Experts, Oversight, And Regulatory Subcommittees, In Re Fresenius GranuFlo/Naturalyte Dialysate Prods. Liab. Lit. (D. Mass. And Mass. Super. Ct.)
  • Maryland Liaison, In Re: New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc. Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2419 (D. Mass.)
  • Local Counsel, In Re: J&J Talcum Powder Prods. Marketing, Sales Practices & Prods. Liab. Lit., MDL No. 2738
  • In Re Consolidated Steroid Injection Litigation Matters (Balt. Co. Cir. Ct.)
  • In Re Harford County Ambulatory Surgery Center LLC (Harf. Co. Cir. Ct.)
  • In Re Box Hill (Harf. Co. Cir. Ct.)
  • In Re Infusion Pump Cases, JCCP 4615

Mr. Browne founded KBA after working for nearly a decade at a prominent Baltimore-based firm where he rose the ranks from a contract attorney to become a partner. He also worked at defense firms in the Baltimore area in products liability, employment, commercial, and business litigation, while supporting a partner serving as in-house counsel for several businesses.

He previously interned with a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He also worked for a non-profit organization doing appellate and administrative law work. Before graduating cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law, Mr. Browne worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, in clinical research, and other healthcare related capacities.

Mr. Browne is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for personal injury, mass torts, and products liability. The National Trial Lawyers Organization selected Mr. Browne for its Top 40 under 40 in Maryland list beginning in 2014 and up until he was 40, which we won’t tell him has now passed. He has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” Rising Star every year since 2012, which does not involve cases but is a recognition bestowed through a multiphase selection process resulting in no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys being named to the list.2 He has also won several awards and been recognized academically and for his community service.

Mr. Browne provides clients with candid assessments and advice and is frequently called upon to help other attorneys prepare their cases and to mentor developing law students and attorneys. He has published several articles and has spoken at conferences on substantive and strategic legal matters.