Thomas B.K. Ringe III
focuses his practice on the defense of consumer and commercial civil actions for large companies. These include mass tort, consumer class actions, professional responsibility matters and various litigation and regulatory matters for pharmaceutical and dietary supplement companies. Mr. Ringe also concentrates on scientific and medical issues in the law, including the development of scientific evidence and expert witness testimony.
Mr. Ringe acts as national coordinating counsel for foreign and domestic companies in U.S. litigation and corporate matters. Recently he directed the defense on expert issues of a major pharmaceutical company in a large mass tort. Mr. Ringe was the national coordinating counsel for a foreign corporation with the litigation of hundreds of products liability and class action matters, including the defense of suits involving ephedra-containing dietary supplements. Mr. Ringe served as a member of the Defense Coordinating Counsel in the multidistrict litigation matter In Re Ephedra products liability litigation 04 MD 1598 (JSR). Mr. Ringe also acts as regional and national counsel for several insurance companies, for whom he directs the defense of complex cases, including class action and professional liability matters. Mr. Ringe consults with businesses about litigation risk management, including matters relating to research and development, document retention and corporate structure.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, New Jersey State and Philadelphia bar associations. He is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.
Mr. Ringe is a 1995 graduate of Temple University Graduate Law Center (LL.M., Trial Advocacy), a 1982 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and a graduate of Duke University (B.A., Accounting).
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partners Board, 2003-2008
- Partner, 1993-present
- Associate, 1986-1992
•Palmer, Biezup & Henderson, Philadelphia, PA
- Associate, 1982-1986
Honors & Awards
•Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania
• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Co-author, Electronic Control Devices: Science, Law, and Social Responsibility, Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association 2012; 125:2406-2408; originally published online April 30, 2012