Roger Warin served as chair of Steptoe from 2003-2013, and has for more than 30 years successfully handled a wide range of complex commercial litigation, appearing in courts throughout the United States as well as in various arbitral forums. For more than two decades, he has been lead counsel in representing insurers in numerous major nationwide insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes involving hurricane, financial products, event cancellation, pharmaceutical and medical device claims, professional liability, asbestos, toxic substances, and environmental claims. His cases have also involved legal malpractice and other professional liability, negligence, real estate, surety, construction, environmental, toxic tort, and insurance coverage claims. He has represented dozens of national law firms in defense of legal malpractice and professional negligence claims and in connection with a wide range of attorneys' fees disputes. Roger is recognized as one of the leading legal malpractice defense lawyers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Roger is also a successful appellate advocate, having argued more than 20 cases in various federal circuit courts of appeals and state supreme courts.