Warren Weaver Appointed As DRI's Maryland Representative

Date: April 18, 2008

Baltimore - Warren N. Weaver, a partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, has been appointed the Maryland representative to the Diversity Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). DRI -- The Voice of the Defense Bar, is the national organization of more than 22,000 defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel. The Diversity Committee is tasked with increasing representation of minority and female lawyers in the defense bar.

A partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Baltimore office, Weaver's practice focuses on complex business and product liability litigation. He is a former co-chair of the firm's Products Liability section. Weaver is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Monumental City Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He is listed among the Best Lawyers in America 2008 by Woodward White and Maryland's Super Lawyers 2008. Weaver serves as a board member for Maryland General Health Systems, Maryland General Hospital and Maryland General Community Health Foundation. He is a former board member for the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, Baltimore Chapter of American Red Cross, Public Policy Committee of the Greater Baltimore Committee, and Executive Committee of the Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He also served on Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners from 1986 to 1990. Weaver is a recipient of the Druid Hill Avenue YMCA Black Achievers Award.

"We are delighted that Warren will be serving DRI through this appointment. It's a high honor and testament to his accomplishments," noted Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's managing partner.

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