Edward J. Baines

Edward J. Baines

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8954
Fax: (410) 332-8953

Primary Office

Baltimore
500 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133

Edward J. Baines

Partner

Ted Baines is a partner and chair of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Litigation Department. He focuses his litigation practice on commercial contract, insurance, shareholder disputes, including shareholder demand responses, real estate, construction, and the defense of mass torts involving deaths or catastrophic injuries. He regularly represents professionals in lawsuits alleging professional malpractice, including insurance brokers, real estate brokers/agents and construction industry professionals. His defense of shareholder litigation includes derivative and direct claims, often involving REITs.

Ted's national practice, which has included matters in over 40 states,  includes representation of Fortune 500 corporations, regional businesses and insurance industry companies. The nature of the cases range from traditional breach of contract matters to claims involving complex shareholder disputes and class actions, as well as the defense of claims for losses related to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires, explosions, industrial accidents, airplane crashes or unique events such as the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury civil cases to verdict in state and federal courts, and has extensive experience trying cases before arbitration tribunals such as the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

Ted represents numerous insurance companies and insurance brokers, including one of the three largest international insurance brokers, in coverage-related disputes and claims of professional malfeasance. Ted's defense of insurance companies and insurance brokers includes lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as arbitration tribunals. The nature of the coverage issues involved range from more traditional disputes involving commercial general liability, property and employee dishonesty policies to atypical disputes involving manuscript policies for matters such as construction, medical products and satellite insurance that may implicate sums exceeding $100 million.

Ted's construction and real estate litigation practices include the representation of builders, developers, property owners and property managers. He has successfully defended claims ranging from defects alleged in multi-unit residential dwellings to $150 million commercial building projects. In addition to claims of economic loss, many of the cases defended by Ted involve claims of wrongful death or significant injuries due to defective conditions. Ted is also active in defending the Mid-Atlantic region's largest realtors and title companies in real estate-related lawsuits, arbitrations and administrative proceedings.

 

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to The Best Lawyers in America list, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law, 2014 to present

Named a "Local Litigation Star" in Maryland by Benchmark Litigation, 2009 to present

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007 to present

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association

Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1989, with honors

B.A., Salisbury University, 1986, with honors

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Firm Management Positions

Litigation Department, Chair

Executive Committee (2008-2013)

Ted Baines is a partner and chair of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Litigation Department. He focuses his litigation practice on commercial contract, insurance, shareholder disputes, including shareholder demand responses, real estate, construction, and the defense of mass torts involving deaths or catastrophic injuries. He regularly represents professionals in lawsuits alleging professional malpractice, including insurance brokers, real estate brokers/agents and construction industry professionals. His defense of shareholder litigation includes derivative and direct claims, often involving REITs.

Ted's national practice, which has included matters in over 40 states,  includes representation of Fortune 500 corporations, regional businesses and insurance industry companies. The nature of the cases range from traditional breach of contract matters to claims involving complex shareholder disputes and class actions, as well as the defense of claims for losses related to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires, explosions, industrial accidents, airplane crashes or unique events such as the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury civil cases to verdict in state and federal courts, and has extensive experience trying cases before arbitration tribunals such as the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

Ted represents numerous insurance companies and insurance brokers, including one of the three largest international insurance brokers, in coverage-related disputes and claims of professional malfeasance. Ted's defense of insurance companies and insurance brokers includes lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as arbitration tribunals. The nature of the coverage issues involved range from more traditional disputes involving commercial general liability, property and employee dishonesty policies to atypical disputes involving manuscript policies for matters such as construction, medical products and satellite insurance that may implicate sums exceeding $100 million.

Ted's construction and real estate litigation practices include the representation of builders, developers, property owners and property managers. He has successfully defended claims ranging from defects alleged in multi-unit residential dwellings to $150 million commercial building projects. In addition to claims of economic loss, many of the cases defended by Ted involve claims of wrongful death or significant injuries due to defective conditions. Ted is also active in defending the Mid-Atlantic region's largest realtors and title companies in real estate-related lawsuits, arbitrations and administrative proceedings.

 

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