James Mehigan practices in state and federal courts on matters of product liability, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, drug & medical device, general liability and toxic tort litigation. In addition, he has extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
Mr. Mehigan, an aggressive advocate by nature, is able to get to the heart of a legal dispute at an early stage. He is skilled at developing and implementing creative and cost-effective strategies to achieve resolution for his clients. Through early disposition, alternative dispute resolution and trial, Mr. Mehigan has a strong track record for defending both individuals and organizations in state and federal courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Commercial & Business Litigation
In his practice, Mr. Mehigan represents businesses in matters ranging from product liability to premises liability. He has successfully defended businesses in the entertainment industry in claims involving intentional torts and the provision of security.
Mr. Mehigan regularly represents medical and dental professionals in malpractice claims, mounting a solid defense with strategies designed to produce results while containing costs. His clients have included doctors, nurses and health care facilities.
Insurance / Bad Faith
Mr. Mehigan is skilled in the defense of insurance bad faith cases and knows how to manage them effectively to avoid excessive cost to his clients. Because of the nature of the products they offer and the vulnerability of insureds, insurers are held to a higher standard, and bad faith lawsuits can result in exceptionally high punitive damages awards and can take years to resolve because they often depend on the outcome of underlying litigation. Mr. Mehigan’s experience helps to mitigate these issues.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
District of Columbia Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association