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DANIEL A. GRIFFITH is the managing attorney of Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP's Delaware office and co-head of the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Defense Litigation Department. He specializes in the areas of commercial litigation and professional liability defense with a concentration in the defense of municipal liability matters, particularly those involving alleged police misconduct. Mr. Griffith has defended police officers from approximately 15 Delaware municipalities in claims ranging from 4th Amendment search and seizure issues to excessive force claims involving tasers and/or canines. Mr. Griffith has significant trial experience in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has tried cases in a wide variety of areas, including copyright infringement, insurance coverage/bad faith, employment discrimination, municipal liability, civil rights, and professional negligence. In addition to representing professionals (attorneys, insurance professionals, private and public employers, and police officers) in litigated matters, Mr. Griffith has represented commercial and personal lines insurance carriers, multi-national corporations, municipal entities and state governments. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to civil trial practice, including evidence, federal pre-trial practice, expert issues, building civil trial skills and ethics. Mr. Griffith wrote What the Civil Court Judges (in Delaware) Want You to Know and moderated a judicial panel seminar of the same title in September, 2007. He has written for, and spoken at, Delaware seminars entitled "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Delaware" (June 2008), "Effective Federal Pre-Trial Practice" (February 2007), "Building Your Civil Trial Skills" (December 2006), "Managing Ethical Issues in Your Day-to-Day Practice" (December 2005), "Legal Ethics in Delaware: Solutions to the Most Common Ethical Challenges" (December 2004), and "How to Avoid Being the Target of a Legal Malpractice Claim in Delaware." Mr. Griffith is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey (state and federal courts), and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers University and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law.
JAMES H. McMACKIN III is a partner with Morris James LLP. In his firm's representation of the majority of Delaware's school districts, numerous municipalities, and private employers, he routinely functions as primary counsel in state and federal court and arbitrations concerning wage and hour claims, constitutional claims, discrimination claims, labor grievances, alleged unfair labor practice actions, and employment contract disputes. Mr. McMackin's clients frequently consult with him for advice and counseling, policy drafting, and compliance audits and reviews. His peers recognize him as a leader in the field of employment litigation by nominating him to peer-reviewed recognition in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Delaware Super Lawyers, where he was acclaimed for his enforcement of post-employment restrictions and his defense of discrimination claims. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association; the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit. Mr. McMackin earned his B.A. degree from Muhlenberg College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Widener University School of Law.
MICHAEL P. MIGLIORE is legal counsel for the New Castle County Council. In this role, he serves as the attorney for the legislative branch of county government, providing legal advice and counsel, and research and legislative drafting to 13 elected officials. Mr. Migliore was formerly chief legal counsel (city solicitor) for the city of Wilmington, the largest city in the state of Delaware. As solicitor, he advised the mayor, members of city council, and all city agencies and departments on a myriad of legal issues, with a primary focus on employment, police, legislative and constitutional law matters. During his legal career, Mr. Migliore has practiced law in the private and public sectors. Mr. Migliore has experience at all levels of government (federal, state, county and local levels). He served as legal aide to then-U.S. senator, and former vice president, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. He also served for several years as attorney to the House of Representatives of the Delaware General Assembly. In addition, he was a legal extern to the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. (retired) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He is the immediate past Delaware state chair for the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Mr. Migliore also was the chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Delaware State Bar Association for several years, and is certified as a mediator by the Delaware Superior Court. In addition, he is active with the American Bar Association, and serves as a mentor and moot court judge for the ABA’s annual Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Philadelphia. He also is a member of the ADR, Employment Law, and Litigation sections of the Delaware State Bar Association. Mr. Migliore received his B.A. degree from Villanova University and his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law, and he has been recognized in Super Lawyers - Delaware Rising Stars.
ANDREW B. WILSON is an attorney and legislative specialist in Morris James LLP’s Health Care Industry and Government Relations groups. Mr. Wilson works on a range of elections, lobbying, and healthcare issues. In healthcare, he works throughout the practice of medicine, assisting clinicians, practices, and other entities through licensing questions, regulatory compliance, and generally how to grow their practices. He received his B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University and his J.D. degree from Albany Law School. Mr. Wilson is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Society of Medical Association Counsel.
MACKENZIE M. WROBEL is an attorney with the law firm of Duane Morris LLP in Wilmington. Ms. Wrobel practices in the area of corporate and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Ms. Wrobel served as associate legal counsel to Delaware Governor, Jack A. Markell. As associate legal counsel, Ms. Wrobel advised Governor Markell and the Governor’s cabinet on issues ranging from contract development to state and federal constitutional issues. Ms. Wrobel also previously served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court and as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Andrea L. Rocanelli of the Delaware Superior Court. Ms. Wrobel received her B.S. degree from Millersville University and her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law. She is admitted in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Delaware State Bar Association and the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court.