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6411 Ivy Lane
Suite 500
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-1411Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 301-345-7001
Fax: 301-345-7075
www.lawbtp.com
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Established: 1999

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Casualty
  • Construction Defect
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Retail Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Lead Paint
  • Mold and Mildew Claims
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About Us
Bacon, Thornton & Palmer, L.L.P., is a law firm of experienced civil litigation attorneys practicing in the greater Baltimore-Washington region. The firm is conveniently located within the Baltimore-Washington corridor, providing efficient access to all major court systems throughout the region.

The firm's practice includes serving as regional trial counsel for various insurance and self-insured companies. Members of the firm have participated as counsel in numberous appellate decisions, involving such issues as the standard for recovery of punitive damages for various torts; insurance coverage; application and interpretation of wrongful death statutes; interrelationship and interpretation of workers' compensation and third-party liability laws; employment law (including ERISA); construction defect litigation; premises liability; and various additional issues within the firm's areas of practice.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Harford Mutual Insurance CompanyThe Hartford
Sedgwick Group of Illinois, Inc.St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Travelers Property Casualty GroupUnited National Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
The May Department Stores Company
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Personnel Information
Founder & Senior Managing Partner
Edward C. Bacon
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:ebacon@lawbtp.com
Admitted
  • Maryland, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1979
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1981
Memberships:
  • American, Maryland State and Prince George's County Bar Associations
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1975
  • University of Maryland, J.D., 1978
Born:1953
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Founding Partners
Patricia M. Thornton
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:pthornton@lawbtp.com
Admitted
  • Maryland, 1981
Memberships:
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Maryland Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • McGill University, B.A., 1976
  • The Catholic University of America, J.D., 1980
Born:1953
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Mark D. Palmer
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:mpalmer@lawbtp.com
Admitted
  • Maryland, 1985
Memberships:
  • Maryland State and Prince George's County Bar Associations
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Education:
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1980
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1984
Born:1958
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Partner
R. Brent Fuller
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:rbfuller@lawbtp.com
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Maryland, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2005
Memberships:
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Education:
  • St. Francis University, B.S. (cum laude), 1995
  • University of Maryland, J.D. (with honors), 2004
Born:1973
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Associates
Sean V. Werner
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:swerner@lawbtp.com
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Maryland, 2003
  • District of Columbia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2004
Education:
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1999
  • American University, J.D., 2003
Born:1977
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Sha'Donna M. Osborne
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:sosborne@lawbtp.com
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Claire J. Kim
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:ckim@lawbtp.com
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Patrick J. Flores
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:pflores@lawbtp.com
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Omar K. Barakat
Greenbelt, MD
E-Mail:obarakat@lawbtp.com
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Service Areas
Washington, District of Columbia12 miles
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