Ezra Gollogly represents insurers in complex litigation and arbitration involving general liability, professional liability, property insurance, and other insurance coverage matters. He also provides advice on a wide range of insurance issues, including bad faith, construction defects, and business interruption claims. He has tried cases to juries and judges in Maryland state and federal courts.
Ezra also represents clients in complex high-stakes civil tort and business litigation cases, criminal defense matters, and lawyers and law firms in professional responsibility matters.
Ezra is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Counsel. Before joining the firm, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Bennett of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Recognized in Chambers USA, Insurance, Maryland, since 2018
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, since 2018
Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, since 2013
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Baltimore, Board of Directors
Federal Bar Association of the District of Maryland, Chair, Board of Directors
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Criminal Justice Act Felony Panel, Member
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Criminal Justice Act Appellate Panel, Member
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Business Interruption Subcommittee, Co-Chair
DRI, Insurance Law Committee
Federal Bar Association
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
Maryland State Bar Association
Massachusetts State Bar Association
Rule Day Club, Member
Presenter,"Pesky Manuscript Endorsements and Their Impact on the Availability of Coverage," 2019 Claims & Litigation Management Conference, 2019
Co-presenter, "Introduction to Federal Practice," Federal Bar Association - Maryland Chapter, 2014, 2015, 2019
Co-panelist, "A Mock Settlement Conference – Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues in the Construction Defect Context" (handout: Risk-Shifting By Contract: Contractual Indemnification and Additional Insured Coverage), ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE, 2018
Co-presenter, "The Yates Memo: What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know," ACC-Baltimore Chapter, 2016
Presenter, "Fourth Circuit Impact Decisions," Federal Bar Association - Maryland Chapter and Maryland State Bar Association, 2014
Moderator, "Demonstration of Effective Presentation of Patent Damage Claims," District of Maryland Patent Trial Program, 2012
Author, "Recoupment of Defense Costs: What is the State of the Law?," ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE, 2019
Author, "Risk-Shifting By Contract: Contractual Indemnification and Additional Insured Coverage," ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE, 2018
Co-author, "Responding to Discovery Subpoenas: Maryland," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2018
Co-author, "Is There Coverage for Time Element Losses Incurred or Ascertained (Arguably) Outside the Period of Recovery?," American Bar Association Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Journal, 2017
Co-author, "What to Do When the Feds Come Knocking," Association of Corporate Counsel - Baltimore, 2016
Outside the Office
Ezra grew up in Alaska, and typically heads back every year for some hunting and fishing in a remote part of the state.
Successfully defended an independent school, school administrators, and school trustees in a jury trial in May and June, 2011. A student, whom the school had required to withdraw for engaging in misconduct with regard to the school’s computer system, including downloading the school’s confidential data onto his personal thumb-drive, instituted the case. Additional plaintiffs were the student’s parents, one of whom was a former teacher at the school who brought employment-related claims. Plaintiffs sought millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. After a two-week trial, the jury rendered a defense verdict on 11 of the 12 counts. Finding that Plaintiffs were entitled under one count to the value of the thumb-drive that the student had surrendered to the school, the jury awarded Plaintiffs $22.50. After the Circuit Court denied the Plaintiffs’ post-trial motion, the Plaintiffs elected not to appeal, and the judgment became final in September, 2011.
Represented a law enforcement officer charged with voluntary and involuntary manslaughter arising out of an altercation with a suspect. This high-profile case involved complex medical issues and allegations of excessive use of force. Throughout the trial, the case received extensive media attention. After deliberating for a few hours, the jury rendered a defense verdict on all counts.
Time element coverage, which includes business interruption and extra expense coverage, is an integral part of first party insurance.
11/30/2016 | Association of Corporate Counsel – Baltimore, Fall 2016
Most businesses won’t know that they are under investigation by federal law enforcement until agents arrive in the lobby with a search warrant.
On December 19, 2019, Kramon & Graham principals David Shuster, Jean Lewis, and John Bourgeois obtained a $1.5 million jury verdict for their client, a local Baltimore law firm, that had filed suit against a NY lawyer and various law firms related to him.
Kramon & Graham attorneys Ezra Gollogly and Justin Redd recently won a significant victory in a white-collar criminal defense trial.
The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland recently affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against one of the Firm’s clients.
Ezra Gollogly was recently appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Felony Panel.
A Minnesota activist who uses images and names of government agencies on satirical merchandise is entitled to do so under the First Amendment, Public Citizen and Kramon & Graham argued in a lawsuit filed on October 29, 2013 against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on behalf of the merchant.
The Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association recently sponsored "Introduction to Federal Practice." More than 50 lawyers attended the program, which was held at the Edward A. Garmatz U.S. Courthouse in Baltimore.
A Mock Settlement Conference – Additional Insured and Indemnification Issues in the Construction Defect Context02/02/2018
At the 2018 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar in Tucson, Kramon & Graham Insurance Coverage principal Ezra Gollogly will explore issues relevant to general contractors, subcontractors, and their insurers.
At "Introduction to Federal Practice," sponsored by the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, more than 75 lawyers recently attended CLE sessions on jurisdiction, venue and removal, discovery, mediation, and summary judgment motions.
Kramon & Graham principals John Bourgeois and Ezra Gollogly presented “The Yates Memo: What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know,” at the January 2016 ACC-Baltimore Chapter luncheon at Roy's Restaurant.
Two Kramon & Graham principals participated in a presentation on subject matter jurisdiction, venue, and removal at the Northern Division of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on April 3, 2015.
Firm Principals Ezra Gollogly and Steven Klepper Participate in FBA/MSBA Panel on “Fourth Circuit Impact Decisions”11/14/2014
On November 14, 2104, Ezra Gollogly and Steven Klepper participated in a panel composed of leading federal appellate practitioners to discuss recent key civil and criminal decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Three Kramon & Graham principals participated in a panel discussion on subject matter jurisdiction, venue, and removal at the Southern Division of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Ezra Gollogly moderates panel discussion.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, announced today that twenty-four of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Seventeen Kramon & Graham attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America legal ranking guide. In addition, firm principal Natalie McSherry has been named 2020 Baltimore Mediation "Lawyer of the Year."
Kramon & Graham announced today that ten firm attorneys are recognized for legal excellence and client service in the 2019 Chambers USA legal ranking guide. More than 40 percent of Kramon & Graham's principals are recognized in the directory.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham announced today that five firm principals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" Baltimore in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, sixteen firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the ranking guide. The attorneys represent Kramon & Graham's full range of practices from litigation to transactional services.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, announced today that nine firm attorneys have been recognized for legal excellence and client service by the 2018 Chambers USA legal ranking guide.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, is pleased to announce that thirteen firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham principals Andrew Jay Graham, Natalie McSherry named to Top 10: 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list for eighth consecutive year12/12/2016
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 35 attorneys, announced today that twenty-one of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 34 attorneys, announced today that seventeen of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers legal ranking guide, including four up-and-coming attorneys who are recognized as "Rising Stars."
Kramon & Graham congratulates nineteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2015.
Kramon & Graham congratulates eighteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2014
Kramon & Graham attorneys named to Maryland Super Lawyers Top 10, Top 50 Women, and Top 100 lists; Super Lawyers; and Maryland Rising Stars.