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Craig D. Roswell, Managing Partner


Mr. Roswell is the Managing Partner at Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP. He concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and business law, including matters involving business disputes and real estate. His practice also includes property insurance law, first party and third party insurance coverage matters and the defense of complex general liability claims. His experience includes the investigation and litigation of various coverage issues, including arson, coverage interpretations, and fraud investigations.

Mr. Roswell has recently been appointed to the Maryland State Judicial Nominating Commission and the Maryland State Ethics Commission by the Maryland Governor’s Office, and has also been appointed to serve on the government task force established to study insurance of last resort programs in the state.

Mr. Roswell years' of commercial litigation experience positions him to assist companies in a variety of business matters. He advises business owners in general representation matters, creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, as well as effective representation of buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions in both privately and publicly held industries.

He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a member of the Trial Law Institute. Mr. Roswell is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, awarded by peer review, for the highest standards of professional skill and ethics.  He has been recognized as a top attorney in business litigation by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine (2008-2016) and as a SmartLawyer by SmartCEO magazine. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Property Insurance Law Committee and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Roswell is admitted to practice in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Roswell serves on the Board of Directors of the B&O Railroad Museum, and is Past Board President of St. David’s Day School in Baltimore. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Law Firm Alliance, a global network of mid-size law firms extending the reach of legal services beyond the Mid-Atlantic region for Niles Barton, the exclusive Maryland member firm.

Honors & Awards

  • Maryland Super Lawyers recognized attorney in Business Litigation, 2008-2017
  • SmartLawyer - SmartCEO Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV- Preeminent® 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law

Representative Clients

  • Century Engineering, Inc.
  • Travelers Property Casualty Company
  • FM Global
  • Joint Insurance Association

Representative Cases

  • Catalina Enterprises Pension Trust v. Hartford Fir Ins. Co., 67 F.3d 63 (4th Cir. 1995)
  • Powell v. U.S.F.&G., 88 F.3d 271 (4th Cir. 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1992
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1994
  • Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2000
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2017

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of LawBaltimore, MD
    J.D, 1991
    Cum Laude
  • Loyola CollegeBaltimore, MD
    B.A., Political Science, 1988

Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Business Law Section
    TIPS Member
    Property Insurance Law Sub Committee
    Section of Litigation ADR Committee
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Virginia State Bar
    Member
  • Association for Conflict Resolution - Maryland Chapter
    Member
  • Maryland Council on Dispute Resolution
    Member
  • DRI
    Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
    Diversity Law Institute, Member
    Trial Law Institute, Member
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland
    Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
    Member
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
    Member
  • Law Firm Alliance
    Board of Directors
  • B&O Railroad Museum
    Board of Directors
  • Maryland State Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Maryland State Ethics Commission