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Goodell DeVries Announces Partner Promotions

January 2013

 

Goodell DeVries attorneys Christopher M. Corchiarino, Ericka L. Downie, and Shayon T. Smith became Partners of the firm, effective January 2013.

CHRISTOPHER M. CORCHIARINO practices in the areas of complex and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on hospitality law, financial services industry litigation, construction defect litigation, product liability, contract disputes, professional negligence and software design malpractice.  Mr. Corchiarino is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.  He is co-contributing editor of the Maryland chapter of Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium (2008-2012).

ERICKA L. DOWNIE practices primarily in the areas of product liability and toxic tort litigation, defending companies and individuals in pharmaceutical, medical device and toxic tort exposure cases.  Ms. Downie is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

SHAYON T. SMITH practices primarily in the areas of pharmaceutical defense and other product liability litigation, including cases involving engineering defect allegations.  Ms. Smith is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as state courts in Michigan.