Mr. Hollingsworth is a nationally renowned trial and appellate counsel in complex civil litigation. He has conducted over twenty-five jury trials on behalf of corporate defendants and over one hundred opinions arising from his cases are published in the federal and state reporters. He has been honored three times by The National Law Journal for the year’s Top Ten Defense Wins.
Currently in his fortieth year of private practice, Mr. Hollingsworth leads a practice group of sixty-five attorneys. He represents major manufacturers in the defense of serial products liability claims involving thousands of claimants and numerous pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, and consumer products. He defends cases involving alleged toxic and environmental torts and large commercial losses and he prosecutes and defends complex federal claims involving the government.
In 2013, Mr. Hollingsworth secured a defense verdict in the second bellwether case chosen for trial in the New Jersey Aredia/Zometa serial litigation. This followed his team’s victory in 2010 in the first bellwether trial in the same consolidated litigation. Also in 2013, Mr. Hollingsworth obtained summary judgment for DynCorp International over alleged human health, medical monitoring, and property damage claims brought by 3,200 Ecuadorians in connection with counternarcotics aerial herbicide spraying operations in southern Colombia as part of the joint United States-Colombia war-on-drugs initiatives.
Mr. Hollingsworth is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Litigation Center’s 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 serves on the Georgetown University Law Center Board of Visitors. He is a board member of the Chesapeake Legal Alliance (a non-profit dedicated to using the law to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay). Mr. Hollingsworth appears as a lecturer in federal and state judge education workshops and related seminars, and is consulted by media interests about litigation strategies in complex litigation.
Mr. Hollingsworth is a graduate of DePauw University and the Georgetown University Law Center.