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Ryan Smethurst

Washington, DC, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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Insurance: Insurer - District of Columbia

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Ryan Smethurst co-heads the firm's insurance litigation and counseling team and garners recognition for his successes in this area.
"He's a very detail-oriented lawyer, persistent and a good advocate for his client." "He's a great litigator."
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Ryan S. Smethurst is co-head of McDermott’s Insurance Litigation & Counseling Team. He has tried numerous insurance coverage cases to judges and juries, has litigated insurance coverage appeals presenting questions of first impression, and has arbitrated reinsurance disputes to final award. For nearly two decades, Ryan has represented insurers in insurance coverage litigation and claims disputes with respect to their most difficult and high-profile exposures, including more than 11,000 personal injury actions against the City of New York and 140 of its contractors in In re World Trade Center Disaster Site Litigation; approximately 750 childhood sexual abuse cases against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and other Roman Catholic, Episcopal and youth organizations nationwide; and nine-figure environmental and asbestos liabilities.

In addition to his insurance disputes practice, Ryan counsels commercial and captive insurers and other insurance market participants regarding insurance claims and placements, policy and reinsurance wordings, allocation disputes, and insurance issues arising in transactions and government investigations.

View more at: https://www.mwe.com/people/smethurst-ryan-s/

Professional Memberships

Belle Haven Community Association, board of directors 2013 to 2014

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Education:

George Mason University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1999

Cornell University, BA, 1993

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Ryan Smethurst

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