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Co-Lead Counsel for a secretary who had been discharged from her employment due to reverse discrimination under Title VII. Following a jury trial, the jury found in favor of Mr. McCool’s client and awarded damages for back pay and emotional distress. Barbara Gardner v. Jaco, Inc., et al., Civil No. 99-3351 (D. Md.).

Lead counsel in civil action against the District of Columbia for minor student injured at a District of Columbia Public School. Following extensive discovery and settlement negotiations, the District of Columbia agreed to pay Mr. McCool’s client an undisclosed amount.

Lead counsel in a survival and wrongful death action for the estate of a decedent who was killed in an automobile accident. Following negotiations, Mr. McCool secured an undisclosed settlement for his client.

Lead counsel for an individual alleged to have been involved in a civil conspiracy stemming from a fatal automobile accident. The Court granted Mr. McCool’s Motion to Dismiss, which proved the plaintiff failed to make out a case for civil conspiracy. Christopher Burr, et al. v. Shelly Wentworth, et al., Civil Action No. 05-0300 (D.C. Super. Ct.).

Lead counsel for a physician who was sued by a previous employee for unpaid wages and overtime. Through his representation, Mr. McCool brought a counterclaim for breach of contract against the former employee, was able to settle the matter for a favorable amount, and secured a dismissal of all claims against his client. Swithen David v. Harry Wachs, Case No. 03-015482 (D.C. Super Ct.).

Co-Lead counsel for a plaintiff in two capacities: (1) in a suit for legal malpractice against her former attorney for failure to provide competent representation, and (2) in a suit for violations of negligent misrepresentation, intentional misrepresentation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Mr. McCool secured an undisclosed settlement for his client in her suit for legal malpractice. After successfully appealing the Circuit Court for Carroll County Maryland’s dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint, Mr. McCool secured a favorable settlement for his client’s suit against her former employer. Barbara Mehrling v. Noel Danto, Case No. 24-C-01-1776 (Circuit Court for Baltimore County); Barbara E. Mehrling v. Nationwide Ins. Co., et al., Civil Action No. 00-2384 (D. Md.).

Co-Lead counsel for a bank teller in a defamation suit against her former employer. As a result of Mr. McCool’s representation, his client was awarded a settlement in an undisclosed amount. Joyce Lancaster v. Harbor Federal Savings Bank, et al., Case No. 24-C-00-002658 (Circuit Court for Baltimore County).

Lead counsel for an America Online officer at a deposition in connection with a civil suit brought against AOL LLC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Kasadore Ramkissoon, et al. v. AOL LLC, Case No. C 06-5866 SBA (N.D. Ca.).

Co-Lead counsel for an employee in a suit against his employer for violations of wage payment and collection law, breach of contract, and civil fraud, in which Mr. McCool’s client was awarded a settlement of an undisclosed amount. John Burke, et al. v. AMBEC, Inc., Case No. 03-C-04-005110CN (Circuit Court for Baltimore County).

Lead counsel in a federal civil rights suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for a Catholic University student whose skull was fractured by a member of the Metropolitan Police Department. Following extensive discovery and settlement negotiations, the District of Columbia agreed to pay Mr. McCool’s client an undisclosed amount. Gregory Hernandez v. District of Columbia, et al., Civil No. 06-442 (D.D.C.).