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Ezra Gollogly Ezra Gollogly

Ezra S. Gollogly

Principal

Biography

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.


Recognition

Recognized in Chambers USA, Insurance, Maryland, 2018

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, since 2018

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, since 2013


Service

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Baltimore, President, Board of Directors

Federal Bar Association of the District of Maryland, 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


Memberships

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Business Interruption Subcommittee, Co-Chair

Federal Bar Association

Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member

Maryland State Bar Association

Massachusetts State Bar Association

Rule Day Club, Member

DRI, Insurance Law Committee


Events

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, "Introduction to Federal Practice," Federal Bar Association - Maryland Chapter, 2014, 2015

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

Moderator, "Demonstration of Effective Presentation of Patent Damage Claims," District of Maryland Patent Trial Program


Publications

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.

Representative Matters

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.

Publications

News

Events

Reputation

Case Studies

Defense Verdict in Favor of Law Enforcement Officer

Ezra Gollogly and John Bourgeois 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. The decision was not appealed.

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