Liam Montgomery focuses on complex civil trials, principally in matters relating to life sciences, antitrust, and banking, financial, and actuarial services. Liam has tried numerous cases, including two as the first chair attorney.  In recent years, he has been the senior associate managing and leading civil and criminal jury trials and arbitrations for national banks, international consulting firms, Fortune 50 companies, and individuals in federal and state courts across the country. 

Selected to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll for six consecutive years, Liam’s active pro bono practice focuses on veterans’ causes, criminal defense and appeals, and landlord tenant matters.  Liam is a member of the Board of Directors of the Network for Victim Recovery of DC, a non-profit that provides free legal and social services to the victims of crimes.  He is also the Chair of the firm’s Landlord Tenant Resource Center program, and he is an active member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. 

Prior to his legal career, Liam served in the United States Navy for more than eleven years as a naval flight officer and forward air controller (airborne) flying the F-14 Tomcat.  Liam completed three deployments on board aircraft carriers, including a deployment to the Arabian Sea after 9/11 in support of operations in Afghanistan. 

Representative Experience

Though all cases vary and none is predictive, Liam’s recent experience includes:

  • Representation of the family of an inventor in a patent licensing trial that resulted in a $309 million jury verdict in favor of the client.
  • Representation of a major national bank in a two-week arbitration hearing against its vendors alleging more than $300 million in damages.
  • Lead trial counsel in jury trial representing a criminal defendant charged with armed robbery and other felony offenses.
  • First-chair arbitration hearing representation against a fraudulent home contractor, resulting in a judgment for more than $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages and attorneys’ fees for the client.
  • Lead associate in a challenge before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to the multi-year delays in the VA’s handling of disability benefits appeals.

Education

Recognitions

Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2011-2016

Admissions

Government Service

Law Clerk, Judge Diana Gribbon Motz, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008-2009

United States Navy, Naval Flight Officer, 1994-2005

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