Felicity A. McGrath


District of ColumbiaMarylandNew JerseyVirginia


District of Columbia

1233 20th St. NW

Washington, DC 20036

Virginia - Fairfax

10511 Judicial Dr.

Fairfax, VA 22032

Maryland - Baltimore

711 St. Paul St.

Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland - Annapolis

One Park Pl.

Annapolis, MD 21401

Practice Areas

Food & Beverage Liability


Premises Liability

Product Liability

Retail Liability




Felicity is a Partner in the Firm’s Washington, DC office and is chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. She has over 25 years of experience litigating matters in the areas of products liability, personal injury, and cases arising under the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) while also having significant experience with transportation claims.

Felicity has tried numerous matters in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, and has argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. 

Felicity 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, negligent security, and premises liability. 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. In addition, Felicity represents a number of commercial clients on issues of negligent security and premises liability.

Felicity devotes half of her practice to representing railroads and trucking companies for both incidents in the field and otherwise. She defends Class  Passenger railroads against claims of employee injury under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act as well as claims of traumatic injury by passengers, trespassers and individuals involved in crossing incidents. Felicity also represents railroads and other transportation companies against claims of occupational injury and workplace exposure, including cumulative trauma, repetitive stress, and occupational disease claims. For trucking companies, owner-operators, and other motor carriers, Felicity regularly defends these businesses in state and federal court against claims of personal injury, as well as criminal and traffic charges and alleged violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. 

Felicity is interested in issues of diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and the benefits varied views and backgrounds give to client representation in counseling and litigation.

Court Admissions

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

Publications & Presentations

  • CLM 2022 Workers Compensation and Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference; The Guardians of The Community:  Public Opinion Turned Financial Justice.


  • University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, JD, 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1992
  • Cornell University – DEI Certificate, April 2022

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers
  • CLM
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel