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Justin M. Cuniff
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Partner
Maryland - Annapolis Office
One Park Place, Suite 425
Annapolis, MD 21401

Tel:  (443) 263-2800
Fax:  (443) 263-2935
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Justin Cuniff is a Partner in Bonner Kiernan’s Annapolis office. Justin brings an aggressive and thorough approach in assisting clients in all phases of litigation from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal.  He has experience counseling and representing clients in a variety of areas including product liability, construction/design defect, premises liability, mass/toxic tort, Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), medical malpractice, transportation litigation, and insurance coverage.

The strategies implemented by Mr. Cuniff in the defense of his clients have allowed him to achieve successful results in federal and state courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia and favorable settlements through both direct negotiations and various forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Cuniff’s diverse experience includes the representation of national and international insurance organizations, Class I railroads, the nation’s largest passenger rail carrier, regional and national construction companies, universities, the world’s number one bottled water company, medical professionals, and one of the nation’s largest dialysis companies.

Mr. Cuniff currently focuses his practice on the defense of companies in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries including representation of the most successful multinational technology company in the world, the second-largest supermarket chain in North America and one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world. Mr. Cuniff also advises these clients in the areas of claim prevention and investigation including the development of policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate potential exposure.

Mr. Cuniff regularly provides guidance on compliance matters regarding the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 in association with the resolution of general liability and FELA claims.

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Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member of the National Trial Team
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Maryland State Bar
  • AssociationAnne Arundel Bar Association
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association

Other Experience

  • Trial counsel for Albertsons Companies, Inc./New Albertson’s, Inc. for pharmacy, premises liability, products liability, property damage and transportation litigation.
  • Trial counsel for Whole Foods Market for premises liability, products liability and transportation litigation. Counsel to Whole Foods Market regarding construction defects and safety.
  • Trial counsel for The Cheesecake Factory for premises liability and products liability litigation.
  • Trial counsel for Dave & Buster’s for premises liability litigation.
  • Trial counsel for Michaels Stores, Inc. for premises liability litigation.
  • District of Columbia trial counsel for Omni Hotels for premises liability litigation.
  • Represented regional and national construction companies in personal injury, premises liability, property damage and construction liability claims.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.
  • Boston College, B.A., Honors Program, English and Communications

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
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