F&P is pleased to welcome four attorneys to the firm, three in the Baltimore office and one in the Richmond office. Michael Essig joined our Richmond office as counsel concentrating his practice in construction, liability defense, and trucking and transportation. Prior to joining F&P, Michael worked for another local defense firm defending individuals, small businesses and corporations from personal injury and property damage claims. He also has experience defending insurance carriers and employers in workers’ compensation claims.
Associates Michael Baruch and Ryan Posey joined the Baltimore office’s liability team. Michael has prior experience as a prosecutor involving all components of the litigation process, including investigation, research, and trial. Michael also clerked for the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s office, where he gained experience with workers’ comp claims.
Ryan Posey worked for a civil litigation firm prior to joining F&P. He served as the lead trial counsel for personal injury cases and workers’ compensation appeals. After graduating from law school, Ryan served as a public defender for the state of Maryland, handling thousands of cases ranging from simple driving offenses to serious life felonies.
Theresa Teixeira joined the the Baltimore office as a workers’ compensation and employers’ liability associate. She brings more than 24 years of experience to the F&P team. She has successfully tried cases involving work-related injuries before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, including matters appealed from workers’ compensation to the circuit court.