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Martin A. Conn
100 Shockoe Slip, 4th Floor,
Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 864-4804
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
mconn@moranreevesconn.com

Martin A. Conn

Attorney, President and Shareholder
Martin A. Conn
100 Shockoe Slip, 4th Floor,
Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 864-4804
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
mconn@moranreevesconn.com

  • Moran Reeves Conn - Super Lawyers

Martin A. Conn is the Firm’s President, managing day-to-day business, in addition to maintaining a robust complex litigation practice.  Mr. Conn concentrates his practice on product liability defense, toxic tort and asbestos defense, both locally and in a national coordination capacity, and commercial/business litigation representing local and foreign corporate and individual clients.

Mr. Conn specializes in defending product designers, manufacturers and sellers against personal injury claims arising out of alleged product defects.  He has defended automotive and truck manufacturers and part suppliers, including most of the major tire manufacturers, bicycle and motorcycle manufacturers, agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers, and manufacturers of a variety of industrial and consumer products.

Complementing his product liability specialty, Mr. Conn has represented both product manufacturers and premises owners in the ever evolving asbestos litigation in Virginia and throughout the country.  Mr. Conn serves as national trial and discovery counsel for a multi-national heavy equipment manufacturer, and further represents product manufacturers and sellers in the automotive parts and friction industries, as well as other industrial product manufacturers.

In addition to successfully defending clients in Virginia, Mr. Conn is licensed in Maryland, where he also represents his clients.  Moreover, he has represented corporate defendants in both state and federal courts throughout the country, having appeared in over half of the states from coast to coast.

Mr. Conn is an AV-rated litigator, who frequently has been recognized for his accomplishments and integrity by his peers by being named consistently “Legal Elite” in Virginia Business magazine and in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine for Personal Injury Defense: Products.  He is listed in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Mr. Conn is an active member of the Product Liability Advisor Counsel (“PLAC”) and has held various positions over the years with the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (“VADA”), including Chair of the Product Liability Committee, Board Member, and currently as the Virginia DRI State Representative.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Conn serves on the Board of the Richmond Little League, where he coaches several teams each year, in addition to acting as the League Commissioner for the 8 year old machine pitch division.  Mr. Conn is also a Board Member at Willow Oaks Country Club.  When he is not working or coaching youth sports, Mr. Conn enjoys playing golf, spending time at home and traveling with wife and three children.  Most recently, the Conns have expanded their garden and are raising chickens.

Areas of Practice:

  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Toxic Tort
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Bar Admissions

      • Virginia, 1995
      • Maryland, 2009
      • U.S. District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

      • Product Liability Advisory Council
      • Defense Research Institute
      • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
        • Board of Directors, 2010 – Present
        • Chair, Product Liability Section, 2004 – 2005
        • DRI State Representative, 2014 – Present
      • Bar Association of the County of Henrico
        • Board of Directors, 2009 – 2014
      • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Education

      • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995
        Honors: with distinction
        Law Review: Emory Law Journal
      • University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce,
        Charlottesville, Virginia, 1992 B.S.
  • Published Works

      • Admissible and Effective Uses of Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanical Evidence, Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XIV, No. 4, 2003
      • Alternative Fee Arrangements, Brussels Bar Journal, May 2008
  • Representative Cases

      • Jacqueline K. Downing v. UCS, Inc. (U.S. Dist. E.D. Va., 2013)
      • Errol P. Hoilett, et al. v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al., (Newport News Circuit Court, 2010)
      • Massey v. Rudimex, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1882 (U. S. Dist. E.D. Va., 2006)
      • Payne v. Bolton, Jury verdict (Albemarle County Circuit Court, 2005)
      • Ault v. Pilot Corporation, Jury verdict (Caroline County Circuit Court, 2004)
      • Anderson v. Schwartz, No. 22609/97 (Supreme Court Queens County, NY, 1998)
  • Classes/Seminars Taught

      • Overcoming Evidentiary Hurdles: Admissible and Effective Use of Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanical Evidence, Presented to the Products Liability Section at the VADA Annual Meeting, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, October 4, 2002
      • Current Supreme Court Issues and Resulting Motions Practice, Moderator for Judicial Panel at the VADA 40th Anniversary Meeting, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, 2008
  • Honors and Awards

      • Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite
      • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
      • Virginia Super Lawyers, “Personal Injury Defense: Products” 2011 – Present
      • Virginia Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” 2010
      • Martindale Hubbell, AV-rated
  • Past Employment Positions

      • McGuireWoods, Associate, 1995 – 2001
Martin A. Conn
100 Shockoe Slip, 4th Floor,
Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 864-4804
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
mconn@moranreevesconn.com

  • Moran Reeves Conn - Super Lawyers

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