Tom Ryan
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Thomas Patrick Ryan is a partner in the Rockville law firm of McCarthy Wilson, which specializes in civil litigation.

Foreseeability of the crowd

Suits for injuries at public events, even celebrations like a Super Bowl victory, can occur where persons who attend are injured. Whether such a suit can go forward to trial was explored in a recent r…

The Little Green Gun

It is a common technique for trial lawyers to use objects as demonstrative evidence at trial, in order to illustrate how certain events took place. Objections may be raised by the opposing lawyer argu…

Mandatory Minimum Sentence Statutes

There has been much public debate about laws, particularly in the federal system, that mandate heavy mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenses. However, such statutes are also on th…

The ‘I Don’t Know’ Response

In criminal prosecutions the police focus much of their efforts on obtaining physical evidence to link a suspect to the crime. We have all seen fictional portrayals of the police interview where they …

New Maryland Health Insurance Laws

No topic has generated more debate than the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and, as originally enacted at least, its requirement that all persons obtain health insurance. Each State has its own laws…