Constantine J. Themelis

Mr. Themelis is a partner with the firm.  He has represented clients in complex toxic tort litigation, products liability cases, commercial and business litigation, and franchise disputes for over 15 years.  Throughout his career, he has successfully tried dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. He has been involved with cases on behalf of clients nationwide.

Mr. Themelis has presented at numerous local and national conferences on litigation and trial presentation topics including the HB Litigation Conferences National Lead Litigation Conference in 2015 and 2016.


Professional Associations

  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Maryland State Bar Association 
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Bar Association of Baltimore County


Representative Matters

In 2017, Mr. Themelis was lead counsel in Cluck-U Chicken, Inc. v. Cluck-U Corporation, et. al., in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.  Mr. Themelis represented the franchisor, Cluck-U Corporation, and prevailed on all claims related to a Franchise Agreement with a Florida franchisee.  The jury found that the Florida franchisee had breached the Franchise Agreement and Cluck-U Corporation was awarded liquidated damages as a result of the Florida franchisee’s breach.  Significantly, Mr. Themelis’ client was also entitled to seek reimbursement for all defense costs.

Mr. Themelis has also been involved in the defense of toxic tort litigations including lead paint exposure, carbon monoxide, as well as exposure to many other chemicals.  Mr. Themelis has participated in the defense of hundreds of toxic tort actions and tried numerous toxic exposure cases to verdict.

Further, Mr. Themelis has also been involved in several trials defending a manufacturer of material handling equipment in catastrophic injury product liability litigation in several states throughout the country, including, MD, LA, NY, WV, PA and TN.  These cases have involved allegations of defective designs, inadequate warnings or failure to meet appropriate standards of care.