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Brian GrossBrian D. Gross is a partner at Manion Gaynor & Manning who has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of litigation, including, but not limited to, complex product and food liability matters, toxic tort and environmental litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, business and commercial disputes, corporate and shareholder litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property actions.

As National Counsel for a manufacturing company, Brian is responsible for the defense of cases in courtrooms throughout the United States and serves as the client’s primary trial counsel. In addition, he is also a member of several corporate defendants’ national trial teams, and has experience trying cases throughout the United States.

Brian also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution, expert witness development and litigation management.

Brian is a member of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and is currently a Vice-Chair of its Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Committee.

Jonathan TabaskySince joining the firm, Jonathan Tabasky has defended products liability and toxic tort claims brought throughout New England. In this capacity, Jon represents a broad range of companies, including those that manufacture prescription drugs, protective clothing, fittings, heating devices, wire and cable, trucks, aircraft and turbines. Jon regularly works with renowned epidemiologists, pathologists, industrial hygienists, pulmonologists, radiologists, economists and others. Jon also defends claims brought against a variety of professionals. His clients include architects, engineers, real estate brokers and appraisers, independent insurance adjusters, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon represented clients involved in business and employment disputes, as well as persons suffering from catastrophic personal injuries. He also represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in labor disputes concerning discipline, wages and other term and conditions of employment.

Jason CincillaJason Cincilla is a partner at Manion Gaynor & Manning and the lead attorney in the firm’s Delaware office. He conducts and supervises a broad litigation practice, and he has extensive experience in all stages of litigation in many areas including products liability, toxic tort, insurance, labor and employment, commercial and corporate law. He regularly represents and advises products manufacturers, premises owners, insurance companies, employers, and licensed professionals.

Jason serves as lead Delaware counsel for several major defendants in Delaware asbestos litigation. Within the field of toxic tort litigation, Jason serves on a national trial team and a national coordinating counsel team.

Jason is admitted to practice in Delaware. He is active in the American Bar Association, the Delaware Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.


Portrait of Carrie LinCarrie Lin is an associate in Manion Gaynor & Mannings’ San Francisco office. Her civil litigation practice focuses on tobacco and asbestos matters as well as the prosecution of employment class action matters. She is admitted to practice in the state of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Carrie received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from New York University. She received her J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and has been admitted to practice law since 2006. She speaks fluent Spanish and French and is also proficient in basic written Chinese.

Portrait of Daniel McCarthyEric Skelly is a partner with Manion Gaynor & Manning. He is a civil litigator who focuses his practice on all aspects of civil litigation including food liability matters, business and commercial disputes, products liability, and toxic tort





Margaret Moran is an associate with Manion Gaynor & Manning where her practice focuses on civil litigation, including products liability and complex torts litigation.





Shaina Rasmussen is an associate in Manion Gaynor & Mannings’ Products Liability and Complex Tort Defense Practice Group. Prior to joining MG&M, Shaina worked as a Direct Claims Manager and Mass Tort and Environmental Litigation attorney. In these roles, she participated in the defense of asbestos and hazardous waste claims for a broad range of insureds ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small product distributors. Shaina has extensive experience in the development of joint defense and cost share arrangements between insurance carriers.  She has also handled insurance coverage disputes and declaratory judgments on behalf of insurers.


April Luna Associate at CMJApril M. Luna is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Her civil litigation practice focuses on toxic tort and products liability litigation. April has represented a variety of clients in negligence, breach of warranty and failure-to-warn cases, and has experience handling all phases of civil litigation from initial discovery through trial.




Amanda Biggerstaff is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles Office. Her civil litigation practice focuses on products liability, asbestos and toxic tort litigation. Amanda represents manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers in California and throughout the country.

Her previous legal experience includes a judicial internship at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She was then a summer associate at a prominent Virginia law firm. Amanda also clerked at the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General and with the Handgun Unit of the Prince Georges County State’s Attorney. Amanda has also used her legal training as a pro-bono volunteer working with victims of domestic violence.