Kristine M. Modica

Associate

Overview

Kristine Modica focuses her practice on all aspects of complex commercial and civil litigation matters, including representing corporate and individual clients in regulatory, lender liability,  financial services, and the defense of toxic torts, product liability, pharmaceutical products, and environmental actions.  In addition, Kristine has significant experience in multidistrict litigation and mass tort state coordination, including pleading preparation, motion practice, and case management from inception through trial, as well as all aspect of discovery, including fact development, expert consultation, company witness preparation, and trial strategy. 

While in law school, Kristine was a student attorney for the Women and the Law Clinic and a Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project Teaching Fellow. She taught constitutional law, criminal justice, and oral advocacy full-time to high-school students.  She also clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch, Constitutional & Specialized Tort Litigation Section, where she prepared legal briefs and memoranda in defense of both federal officials sued personally in civil lawsuits for allegedly committing constitutional violations during their work for the federal government and claims against the United States and its federal agencies in same or related lawsuits.  In addition, she wrote dispositive motions with memoranda in Bivens and Federal Tort Claims Act cases on issues concerning the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments; the Federal Trade Commission Act; wrongful death and survivor actions; malicious prosecution; and absolute, statutory, and qualified immunity.

Professional Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards and Recognition:

  • Pro Bono Honors Award Recipient, 2016

News and Insights

Publications

  • “The Separation of Powers in Maryland and the Right to Counsel – Checks and Balances or Weights and Measures,” co-author, Maryland Bar Journal, January/February 2015.