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Contact information:
City Centre
200 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Telephone: (601) 812-6630
Facsimile: (601) 206-0019
MCroft@maronmarvel.com

Marcy Croft has successfully litigated mass tort cases for the past seventeen years, representing more than 200 defendants nationwide, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading mass tort defense attorneys. She served as counsel of record for more than 40 defendants in MDL 875, and as coordinating counsel for the defense liaison committee, led the attack on screening related fraud and obtained dismissals in almost 100,000 cases. Since 2009, she has tried ten cases, eight of which went to verdict, in some of the nation’s most volatile and plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions involving claims related to drilling mud additives used in the oil and gas industry. Most notably, she served as lead Mississippi counsel and obtained a defense verdict on retrial, after the Mississippi Supreme Court vacated a $322 million verdict—the “Largest Single-Plaintiff Asbestos Award In U.S. History”— because following the verdict, Marcy found evidence that the trial judge’s father had previously filed an asbestos claim against her client for the same injury as the trial plaintiff. She possesses extensive experience in creating cost-efficient defense strategies to manage mass tort litigation and implementing those strategies through a client’s national network of local counsel. Additionally, she leads the firm’s jury selection group to ensure transparency in the jury selection process.

PRACTICE AREAS
Asbestos, Drugs and Medical Devices, Environmental Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability

BAR ADMISSION
Mississippi, 1998, Texas, 2005

EDUCATION
University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., Rhodes College, B.A. Economics and Business

ORGANIZATIONS/COMMITTEES MEMBERSHIP
The Mississippi Bar, State Bar of Texas, Defense Research Institute, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

LAW SCHOOL HONORS & AWARDS

  • Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • Moot Court Board Member
  • Mississippi Law Journal Award
  • Waring Cox Law Firm Scholarship
  • Daniel Coker Horton & Bell Scholarship

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • "Constitutional Law - United States Supreme Court Places Limits on Punitive Damages," 66 Miss. L. J. 235
  • "Runaway Jurors - Routing Out Rogue Jurors Before Trial", Litigation Management Magazine, Spring 2013

IMPORTANT LITIGATION INVOLVEMENT

  • Currently serves as national managing counsel for a company’s mass tort asbestos litigation. Through this role, Marcy develops cost-efficient litigation strategies for defending asbestos lawsuits, and implements the strategy through the company’s national network of local counsel.
  • Lead local/Mississippi counsel on the trial team that obtained a defense jury verdict on retrial in a Mississippi asbestos drilling mud lawsuit after the Mississippi Supreme Court removed the original trial judge and the “largest single-plaintiff asbestos award in U.S. history” - $322 million – was vacated.
  • Lead local/Mississippi counsel on the trial team which obtained a take-nothing defense verdict in Mississippi asbestos drilling mud lawsuit in Jones County, MS. 
  • Lead Mississippi defense counsel in asbestos drilling mud trial in Smith County that lead to a judgment notwithstanding the verdict.
  • Local and Regional Trial Counsel for several companies involved in asbestos and silica litigation.
  • Currently leads the Jury Selection Group in the firm to assist defendants throughout the country in selection of juries in mass tort cases to ensure transparency in the jury selection process. 
  • Serves as coordinating counsel for the Defense Liaison Committee for MDL 875 in Philadelphia, PA and represents a number of companies in the joint defense of pending cases.  She has received dismissals in almost 100,000 cases.
  • Serves on the Defense Liaison Committee in the MARDOC MDL Litigation, and secured dismissals from the plaintiffs’ attorneys on all 42,000 cases only as to clients represented by Forman Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP.
  • Served as lead negotiator for many companies in complex mass tort settlements involving cases across the country.
  • Served as lead defense counsel in cases involving asbestos, drilling mud additives and other toxic tort litigation.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Benchmark Litigation Top 250 Female Litigators in America, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent AV™ Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Benchmark Litigation Future Star, 2010
  • Mid-South Rising Stars® since 2009: Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Portico Jackson Magazine's Portico 10, 2013
  • The Southeast Texas Record, "Defense doubtful doctor lost asbestos X-rays in Hurricane Katrina”
  • Forbes Magazine, "In This Asbestos Case Plaintiffs May Get Burned"
  • LegalNewsline.com, "Asbestos Suits Offer X-Ray Vision"
  • The Madison-St. Clair Record, "Harron, others named in Mississippi suit over asbestos scheme"
  • The Madison-St. Clair Record, "Motley Rice lacks standing, GE lawyer says in asbestos MDL proceedings"
  • The Madison-St. Clair Record, "Asbestos MDL Judge Invites Defendants to Turn Up the Heat"
  • Reader's Digest, "The $40 Billion Scam: How Slick Lawyers Have Turned A Genuine Health Crisis Into A Ripoff You Won't Believe"

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