Wednesday, June 13, 2012

RSRM Associate Secures Back-to-Back Defense Verdicts

      RSRM associate, Tom Neary, secured back-to-back defense verdicts in the last month.  Approximately three weeks ago, after a two-day jury trial in Anne Arundel County, the jury returned a defense verdict for Tom's client and found that Tom's client was not the cause of the accident and was not responsible for the plaintiff's alleged injuries.  

     Tom followed that up with another defense verdict this week in Cecil County.  After a two-day jury trial involving a dispute as to liability and damages, the jury, after only 20 minutes of deliberation returned a defense verdict for Tom's client.     

Friday, June 1, 2012

RSRM Welcomes New Associate, Tara Barnes

RSRM is pleased to welcome Tara A. Barnes to the firm. Ms. Barnes graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Baltimore City for seven years. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Ms. Barnes investigated and vigorously prosecuted serious felony offenses in Baltimore City. During her tenure she prosecuted cases ranging from serious traffic offenses to crimes of violence including attempted murders and sex offenses. Ms. Barnes successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials, where she quickly gained a reputation as an assertive and effective trial attorney.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Barnes worked as a law clerk in Maryland and New York, where she gained significant legal experience by supporting attorneys in personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and family matters at administrative and trial levels.

Ms. Barnes is an active member of the Baltimore City Bar Association, Monumental City Bar Association and Alliance of Black Women Attorneys. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with community outreach programs, traveling and participating in running events.