Megan Toney-Bolger | Exponent
Dr. Toney-Bolger is a Managing Engineer in Exponent’s Biomechanics practice based out of the southeast Michigan area. Her areas of expertise include kinematics, dynamics, neuromechanics, motor control of human motion, and human injury mechanics. Dr. Toney-Bolger’s work experience includes the analysis of a variety of injuries involving motor vehicles, recreational activities and equipment, pedestrians, occupational accidents, and slip-and-fall accidents as well as participating in and conducting sled and vehicle-to-vehicle crash tests.
She has investigated hundreds of injuries resulting from accidents and is a skilled investigator with extensive knowledge in methods for documenting incident sites and involved vehicles, including occupant restraint systems.
Anne Marie Ellis | Buchalter
Anne Marie Ellis is the California Chair of Buchalter’s Products Liability practice group. Her practice focuses on product liability defense, general liability, personal injury litigation including sexual assault and misconduct, commercial litigation, premises liability, regulatory compliance, and client counseling. Clients appreciate her practical, cost efficient and results-oriented approach to handling complex issues. She has helped clients including manufacturers, retailers, distributors, importers, and franchisors across a variety of industries including motor vehicles, motorcycles, food and cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, off-road vehicles, sporting goods, power tools, exercise equipment, large scale wildland fires, restaurants, trash and recycling haulers and amusement park venues.
Understanding that litigation is not the only problem plaguing companies, Ms. Ellis also provides advice and counsel to clients dealing with complex regulatory schemes such as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission and California’s Proposition 65. Anne Marie has been recognized as a thought leader on Prop. 65, and frequently publishes and speaks about defense related issues. Ms. Ellis has been successful in helping clients fight back against Consumer Legal Remedies Act, false advertising and unfair business practices shakedown suits. Anne Marie routinely defends lawsuits and claims involving Title III of the Americans with Disability Act, and corresponding California statutes including the Unruh Civil Rights Act for brick-and-mortar stores and website accessibility.
With extensive experience in complex litigation, Ms. Ellis has effectively defended cases of all sizes in state and federal courts across the country, including catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death/survival lawsuits and class actions, and has played a key role in all phases of litigation and trial. She is also well
versed on a wide-range of discovery issues and procedures including handling of e-discovery and trade secrets.
Anne Marie brings her litigation and regulatory experience to a variety of industry groups, including the Hockey Equipment Certification Council Inc. which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks out, evaluates, and selects standards and testing procedures for hockey equipment.
Paul A. Alarcón | Buchalter
Paul A. Alarcón’s practice is focused on appellate and complex commercial litigation. He has authored briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and numerous U.S. District Courts and California Superior Courts. His extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts includes:
- Appellate Law
- Class Action Defense
- Commercial Disputes
- Product Liability Defense
Following law school, Mr. Alarcón served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable J. Leon Holmes, Chief Judge on the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Arkansas and went on to serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Daniel A. Manion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Alarcón was named “One to Watch” in Appellate Practice by Best Lawyers in 2021 & 2022.