Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 13, 2014
William Bode and Peter Grenier of the law firm of Bode & Grenier, LLP have again been recognized as “Super Lawyers” by the Washington Post. Mr. Grenier was also recently recognized as a D.C. Top Lawyer by the Washingtonian Magazine in December 2013.
Mr. Bode was named a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation. Mr. Bode heads the complex litigation section of Bode & Grenier and cases that he has litigated are widely cited in legal decisions. He has argued important cases before the U.S. Federal Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits and has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of the "Oil Pollution Handbook," and provides a monthly column on environmental and other legal issues entitled the “ILTA Legal Watch” for the Independent Liquid Terminals Association.
Mr. Grenier was named a Super Lawyer in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. Mr. Grenier is the head of the firm’s personal injury practice and has been recognized as one of the Washington D.C. area’s top litigators for almost two decades. Several years ago he obtained a record-setting $98 million jury verdict in a highly-publicized civil rights case against the District of Columbia (D.D.C. Case No. 98CV02794). Since then he has continued to take on the most challenging and complex personal injury cases in the region and around the country. He has recovered over $35,000,000.00 on behalf of his clients since 2010.
On April 28, 2014, Bode & Grenier achieved an important and precedent setting victory at the Maryland Court of Appeals for their clients, a permanently brain injured child and his family, in the case of Blackburn Limited Partnership d/b/a Country Place Apartments v. Alicia Daley Paul, Case No. 55, Sept. Term 2013 (Md. 2014). According to court documents, the client, a 3 year old boy at the time of injury, was found drowning in an unsupervised swimming pool at his apartment complex after entering the pool through a broken gate that did not meet Maryland code safety requirements. He suffered a severe anoxic brain injury that left him permanently nonverbal, visually impaired, and without purposeful movement of his extremities. The Court of Appeals found that the apartment complex owed a duty to our client to maintain adequate safety barriers around the pool to prevent a child from entering the area, even if the child was technically a trespasser. “This great victory should help make Maryland’s communities safer for kids and require landlords to participate in ensuring the safety of all of our children,” stated Mr. Grenier.
About Bode & Grenier, LLP
Bode & Grenier is nationally recognized for its expertise in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, having handled the only successful case in the Columbine High School Shootings, served as lead counsel in the Virginia Tech Massacre cases, and achieved the largest wrongful death settlement against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.