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ROBERT F. Redmond is a partner in the Richmond, Virginia office of McGuireWoods .He focuses his practice on mass tort, product liability and complex commercial litigation and frequently tries jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts around the country.

Redmond recently tried a product liability wrongful death case to a defense verdict for a major automobile manufacturer. He was trial counsel in a multi-million dollar Lanham Act and defamation jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The case resulted in the largest verdict in Virginia for 2009.

Redmond maintains an active appellate practice. He has appeared as lead appellate counsel six times in the Supreme Court of Virginia and has argued in the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has filed amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on matters related to patent interpretation.

Redmond also maintains an active pro bono practice. In 2005, he founded a pro bono clinic in conjunction with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to serve the needs of Hispanic immigrants. The clinic has expanded and now involves nearly a dozen Richmond law firms, and has assisted thousands of Hispanic immigrants in civil and immigration matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Redmond was a prosecutor for the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Best Lawyers in America has recognized Redmond every year since 2007; he has also been named by Virginia Super Lawyers every year since 2014. Redmond was honored by America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in 2019 and 2020. He maintains an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Redmond was made a law fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation in 2017, a select group limited to 500 lawyers.

Redmond earned a BA with high honors from the University of Virginia, and a JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University.

Redmond and his wife Kathleen have six children: Mary Catherine, Joseph, Brendan, Molly, Annie and Maura. His wife and children are dual U.S.-Irish citizens.

Redmond traces his Irish heritage to Co. Wexford four generations back on his father’s side. His mother’s Conaghan relatives came from Co. Donegal four generations ago.





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