Mass Tort / Class Action
- Bowdoin College
- University of Maryland School of Law
Matthew Legg assists in representing clients in a variety of mass tort and class action matters. He is currently involved in cases regarding individuals exposed to potential bloodborne pathogens in an ambulatory surgery center, dozens of public entities in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors, and numerous school boards in lawsuits against vaping company JUUL.
Mr. Legg was a member of the team that achieved a $205 million settlement in litigation against chicken processing giant Mountaire on behalf of residents in Millsboro, Delaware affected by groundwater contamination and air pollution from the company’s operations. As part of this case, Mr. Legg was involved with written discovery and the team responsible for the review of millions of pages of responsive discovery material.
Prior to joining Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea, Mr. Legg practiced law at a prominent Baltimore firm where he gained significant experience in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including medical negligence, personal injury, and commercial disputes. In 2018, Mr. Legg was a member of the University of Maryland Football Commission that was tasked with investigating the culture of the school’s football program after the death of Jordan McNair.
Mr. Legg received his undergraduate degree in English and Classics in 2009 from Bowdoin College and his Juris Doctor in 2015 from the University of Maryland School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Legg served as an Asper Judicial Fellow for the Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, where he assisted the Court in the administration of cases and drafted an assessment of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 17(c)(2) for presentation to the Rules Committee.
Mr. Legg lives in Baltimore with his wife, Mallory. In his free time, he enjoys golf, fishing, and tennis.
Appointments and Awards
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 – 2020, 2021
- Member of the Delaware Department of Justice Environmental Counsel Panel – 2021
- Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals; Circuit Courts and District Courts – All Jurisdictions in Maryland
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- Pro Hacin a Variety of Other Jurisdictions