Stephen J. Marshall

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Firm: Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.
2 North Charles Street
Suite 600
Baltimore MD 21201
United States

Steve concentrates his practice as a trial attorney representing clients in cases involving catastrophic loss, death, and serious property damage. He also represents clients in all manners of commercial disputes including breach of contract, debt collection, and business reputation damages.

Steve regularly litigates products liability matters, representing international and domestic manufacturers, designers and distributors of consumer and industrial products in claims for strict liability, negligence design and manufacturing, failure to warn, and breach of warranties. He also routinely represents motor carriers, brokers, and their insurers, in liability and coverage claims.

Steve’s retail and hospitality practice, which spans national and regional stores, hotels, and restaurants, includes cases involving slip and falls, general premises liability, falling merchandise, third party criminal conduct claims, negligent security, defective products, false arrest and detention, malicious prosecution, food contamination, defamation, invasion of privacy, assault and battery, and other intentional torts, as well as claims involving the negligent hiring, retention, and supervision of employees.

Steve’s experience in construction law involves representing builders, developers, and contractors in all types of disputes related to claims of construction defects, worksite incidents and injuries, and also the enforcement and defense of mechanic liens. Before joining the Firm, Steve prosecuted construction defect claims for homeowners and developers, which lends a unique perspective on how to best represent his clients in often large and complex matters.

In addition to his active litigation practice, Steve advises clients in crisis-management practices when they are connected to losses involving high-exposure and publicity and oversees a 24/7 emergency response team for several of his transportation and construction industry clients. He also advises the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation clients as to their subrogation rights and interests in Third-Party claims.

Steve graduated law school with the honor of Order of the Barristers. During law school, he served as a law clerk for the United States International Trade Commission. Prior to law school, he received a one-year fellowship from West Virginia University to work in London as a researcher for two members of the British House of Commons.

Steve’s interests outside of work include travel, taking in Broadway shows, following WVU sports, and teaching pageantry arts to high school students in several competitive marching bands in Maryland. Steve is a proud alum of the Cadets (97-99), a drum and bugle corps, where he won a world championship as a member in 1998. He is also an amateur baker (ask him about his secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies) and can most often be found swimming laps in his local pool.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Complex Tort and Product Liability: Primary
  • Construction Law: Primary

Resources & Articles

Leadership announced for USLAW Complex Tort and Product Liability Practice Group

Leadership announced for USLAW Complex Tort and Product Liability Practice Group

Posted September 30, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2022-23 leadership for the USLAW NETWORK Complex Tort and Product Liability Practice Group.                       For more information about this practice group or attorneys in this group, click here. Continue Reading

Franklin & Prokopik, P.C. secures complete reversal of $400,000 jury verdict in a premises liability case

Franklin & Prokopik, P.C. secures complete reversal of $400,000 jury verdict in a premises liability case

Posted February 25, 2021

Franklin & Prokopik, P.C. in Maryland secures complete reversal of $400,000 jury verdict in a premises liability case, On February 25, 2021, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed a $400,000 jury verdict entered against one of Franklin & Prokopik’s retail clients in 2019. The case involved a customer who… Continue Reading

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