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Alicia N. Ritchie


Principal
Alicia N. Ritchie

Alicia is a principal in the firm’s Baltimore office and the Co-Leader of the Products Liability, Mass Torts, and Environmental Energy Practice Group.  Alicia is a litigator with several years of successful experience representing manufacturers, retailers, and other corporate clients on local and national levels—in federal and state trial and appellate courts—in a variety of litigation matters that span industries.  As a member of the firm’s national trial team representing Fortune 500 clients, Alicia routinely handles complex litigation that poses substantial financial and reputational risk to her clients.  Alicia also manages substantial caseloads involving all aspects of litigation and possesses an innate ability to connect with her clients, identify their needs, and communicate effectively throughout the litigation process.  Alicia appreciates the value of a results-oriented approach, which contributes to her effectiveness as an advocate.  

While Alicia maintains a broad litigation practice, her areas of focus include products liability and mass tort litigation, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, negligence, toxic tort, environmental, and multi-district litigation.  Alicia also has experience representing businesses in commercial disputes, including insurance coverage litigation and insurance-related disputes, as well as premises liability matters, and in regulatory matters before the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Committed to the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts and expanding educational and career opportunities for young people, Alicia co-chairs the Miles Minority Network, serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee, serves as the Baltimore City Lead for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Law School Mentoring Program, and is a member of the advisory board of the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, a diversity pipeline program at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge, Alicia served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

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Professional Involvement

  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland

  • American Bar Association: Vice-Chair Appellate Advocacy Committee; Vice-Chair Diversity in the Profession Standing Committee; Vice-Chair Products Liability Committee; Vice-Chair Trial Techniques Committee; TIPS Leadership Academy (2014-2015); TIPS Leadership Academy Taskforce (2015-2016)

  • Coppin State University Development Foundation: Vice-Chair; Chair Governance Committee

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence Advisory Board: Member

  • Lawyers' Campaign for the CollegeBound Foundation: Member and Dean

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellowship Program (2015)

  • Maryland Defense Counsel

  • Maryland State Bar Association

Recognition

  • Girl Scouts of Central Maryland: Distinguished Women Award (2018)

  • Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Business Litigation (2012-2014); Class Action/Mass Torts (2014-2016)

  • The Daily Record: Leading Women (2016); Maryland’s Top 100 Women (2018)

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