Brian Baggot defends products liability, insurance coverage & bad faith, and general casualty cases. He primarily represents clients in the automotive, heavy equipment, aviation, and insurance industries.
In his automotive product liability defense practice, Brian has defended claims alleging defects in vehicle roof structures, handling and stability, seatbacks, window glazing, supplemental restraint systems, and seatbelts. In the industrial and heavy equipment industry, Brian has defended lawsuits involving defective factory machinery, forklifts, cranes, and construction equipment. In the aviation field, he has handled claims related to turboprop and turboshaft engine performance, controls components, and propeller systems.
As part of his practice, Brian represents clients in the defense of general tort and premises liability claims. He has handled cases involving negligent and intentional tort claims against merchants and businesses including slip and falls, claims against security personnel for assault and battery and false arrest / malicious prosecution, and allegations of negligence by purveyors of alcohol. Brian represents clients in general commercial litigation including breach of contract and uniform commercial code claims and has handled the defense of claims alleging violations of consumer protection laws.
Brian also litigates insurance coverage matters on behalf of insurers, underwriters, agents and brokers in disputes with policyholders and likewise defends bad faith or extra-contractual cases related to claims handling. As a corollary to this practice, Brian defends professional negligence claims against medical care providers, accountants, property managers, and other professionals protected by Errors & Omissions insurance policies.
Before joining the firm, Brian served six years as a military prosecutor in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps both in the United States and the Emirate of Kuwait. He is a certified military trial counsel under Article 27 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He also worked at the FBI's Information and Privacy Litigation Unit in the Bureau's Office of Public and Congressional Affairs.