Margaret Raymond-Flood is Co-Chair of the Litigation Practice Group. She devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters. Margaret has appeared in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, as well as the federal courts of other jurisdictions. She has considerable experience in the defense of environmental litigation. Margaret also serves as panel counsel in a variety of professional liability claims, including legal, medical and environmental matters.
Margaret has extensive litigation experience, including pretrial procedure, motion practice, and taking and defending depositions of corporate representatives, employees, and expert witnesses throughout the country. She has tried several complex matters on both the state and federal levels and she has also used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation. In addition, she has participated as a speaker in seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.
Margaret is Chair of the firm’s Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (“REDI”) Group, an interdisciplinary team that helps clients with the identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of massive amounts of electronically stored information required by federal and state court rules. Margaret authors and presents extensively on this topic as well.
Margaret also has unique experience handling cy pres matters, where she asks the Court with help interpreting the terms of a will or gift, when carrying out the terms literally would be impracticable or illegal. At the same time, she works to ensure that the general intent of the donor is observed as closely as possible.
Margaret is a member of the Norris McLaughlin Women’s Forum Steering Committee. Margaret serves on the firm’s Professional Liability Committee and as the Attorney Liaison to the firm’s Practice Support Services Department. She also serves as the Risk Manager for the firm, and handles all of the placement and renewals of the firm’s insurance.
After graduating law school, Margaret served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Civil Division in the Superior Court of New Jersey. She also served as a coach of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Mock Trial Team for five years.