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Felicity A. McGrath
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Washington, DC Office
1233 20th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel:  (202) 712-7000
Fax:  (202) 712-7100

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Felicity A. McGrath is a Partner in the Firm’s Washington, DC office. She is experienced in litigating matters in the areas of products liability, personal injury, and cases under the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA).

Felicity has tried numerous matters in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia and has argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She has substantial experience representing food manufacturers and retailers across the United States in the areas of food safety and foodborne pathogens, product tampering, allergies and food sensitivities. She also has advised counsel in other jurisdictions in their handling of such cases. She speaks regularly in the areas of product liability and food safety related matters to attorneys, manufacturers, retailers and insurers.
Felicity has also represented retailers in the areas of security and premises liability.

A large part of Felicity’s practice is representing class 1 railroads in defense of claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act including cumulative trauma claims, as well as claims of injury by passengers, and individuals involving crossing accidents.

Felicity is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bar associations. She is also a member of the DC Defense Lawyers Association. She is admitted to practice in Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received her J.D. from the University of Miami (cum laude), where she was an Articles and Comments Editor for the Inter-American Law Review.


Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, DC Defense Lawyers Association
  • DC Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association

Other Experience

  • Recent Presentations:
  • Food Safety Regulation and Litigation: Minimizing the Risk of Product Liability Claims, Strafford Webinars (2013 and 2014); co-presenter.
  • Current Issues and Trends in Social Media, Supply Chain Litigation and Food Borne Illness Outbreaks, GMA Litigation Webinar, (2012); co-presenter.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1995, cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1992

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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