Don Kinsley concentrates his practice on representing major corporations and individuals in state and federal court, in complex cases involving product liability, toxic tort, construction, commercial, personal injury and employment cases, among others.
In working to achieve his clients’ goals, Don has tried cases in Delaware and Maryland, including asbestos, environmental tort, property damage, and negligence cases. He has served as local counsel for multiple asbestos clients in Delaware and Maryland for more than a decade and has significant litigation experience in state and federal courts. Don has more than 25 years of experience in product liability, environmental tort, personal injury, and business litigation, having represented various businesses, manufacturers, professionals and individuals throughout his career, and has spoken at numerous seminars on a variety of product liability issues. Don is a licensed patent attorney, a certified mediator in the Delaware Superior Court, has written and edited numerous legal publications, and has served with the Defense Counsel of Delaware as President and Secretary/Treasurer. He has also served DRI as the Delaware State Representative.
Author, “Jurisdictional Analysis Shows Divide on Duty for Take-Home Asbestos Exposure,” JD Supra, February 14, 2022.
Author, “Talc-Asbestos Claims Against Johnson & Johnson May Proceed for Now; Status of J&J Subsidiary Created to Hold Liabilities Being Weighed,” Toxic And Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee Newsletter, November 2021.
Co-author, “Contracts in the Age of COVID 19: Does a Force Majeure Clause Provide Protection?,” In-House Defense Quarterly, Summer 2020.
Don has spoken regularly at toxic tort and litigation seminars speaking on topics including: personal jurisdiction, talc litigation, causation issues, maritime law/U.S. Navy issues, component part liability and ethics in deposition practice.
Delaware District of Columbia Maryland New Jersey New York Pennsylvania
University of Baltimore School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1991)