Butler Snow attorneys Kathleen Ingram Carrington and Mitchell K. Morris will virtually present “Liability Considerations for Businesses in the COVID-19 Era” through myLawCLE on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The webinar will address immunities and other defenses that may be available to businesses facing litigation as a result of the pandemic. Key topics of discussion include tort immunity under the PREP Act Declaration, federal and state legislative efforts, government directives, causation, foreseeability and notice and non-negligence claims. More details about the webinar and registration can be found here.
Carrington specializes in personal injury and product liability litigation related to recalled products and allegations of product defect. She represents clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturers of recreational vehicles, industrial machinery and automobiles. She has experience serving as lead trial counsel and as a key member of the trial team in several significant trials. Carrington also maintains an active appellate practice in both state and federal courts across the United States after having served as a law clerk to the Honorable Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Carrington obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi and received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. Active in a number of professional organizations, she served as the Marketing Chair for DRI’s Product Liability Conference – Scaffolds, Cranes and Aerial Devices (SCAD) Group and serves as the Vice President of the SCAD Group for the 2020 and 2021 Conferences. She represented Butler Snow as the firm’s 2019-2020 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD.) In 2019, Carrington also represented the firm as a student at the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC) annual Trial Academy at Stanford University. She has been recognized by her work in personal injury litigation and product liability litigation as one of The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch.
Morris practices within Butler Snow’s Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental and Commercial Litigation groups. He regularly represents clients in high-exposure traumatic injury, wrongful death, intentional tort, environmental, pharmaceutical and complex commercial matters. Morris also devotes a significant part of his practice to combatting fraud and abuse in mass and class actions. He represents clients nationally and has appeared in state or federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, New York and California.
Morris completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia and earned his Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America® and The Legal 500 U.S. Morris is a member of the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, the Defense Research Institute, the Richmond Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar.