Joe G. Hollingsworth, partner of Spriggs & Hollingsworth in Washington, DC, has been elected to Atlantic Legals Board of Directors.
Mr. Hollingsworth specializes in trials and appeals and leads a practice group of eighty attorneys. Over 100 opinions arising from his cases are published in the federal and state reporters. He has been recognized by The National Law Journal three times for the years Top Ten Defense Wins.
He defends cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, toxic and environmental torts, and consumer product liability, and he prosecutes and defends complex federal claims involving the government.
He has argued in the United States Supreme Court, in most U.S. Circuit courts, before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and in many state supreme courts and intermediate appellate courts.
Mr. Hollingsworth frequently lectures, and is consulted by media interests, about litigation strategies in complex litigation. He is a member of the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce National Chamber Litigation Centers Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, a group that helps the Chamber select appropriate cases for amicus participation in the highest appellate courts in the country. He has appeared frequently on behalf of the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution as a lecturer in federal and state judge education workshops and related seminars. He is also a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, an elite group of the most experienced and talented product liability defense attorneys in the nation, as well as the Defense Research Institute, and a board member of the Council for Court Excellence, a nonprofit organization working to improve the administration of justice in local and federal courts.
Mr. Hollingsworth is a graduate of DePauw University and Georgetown University Law Center.