On Monday, Litigation Daily published a profile of Everytown Law, the litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, noting that the team has now grown to include 15 staff litigators, including attorneys from many national law firms, former federal and prosecutors, and other experienced trial lawyers.
Read editor-in-chief Jenna Greene’s profile: With a Growing Team of Big Law Alums, Everytown Law Takes Aim at the Firearms Industry
Up from just one litigator in 2017, Everytown’s litigation practice is now the largest team of litigators dedicated to gun safety in the country — and it has been busy. As Greene writes:
“The litigators have been active at the municipal level, helping cities including Pittsburgh, Seattle, Albuquerque, Boulder and Columbus, Ohio to defend their gun safety laws against legal challenges.
Everytown litigators also joined forces with Florida cities and counties after the state legislature passed a firearms preemption law that would have allowed local officials to be personally fined or removed from office if they tried to implement local gun control measures that were later found to be preempted.
Working with Proskauer Rose, the Everytown lawyers in July helped convince the Florida Circuit Court in Leon County to find the penalties unconstitutional.
Kansas City, Missouri is another battleground. Earlier this month, Everytown teamed up with the city to sue Nevada-based gun maker Jimenez Arms, multiple current or former Kansas City-area licensed firearms dealers, an alleged gun trafficker and an alleged straw purchaser over the trafficking of handguns into the Kansas City area.”
Bios of Everytown Law’s litigators are available here, and a summary of the team’s 2019 work can be found on its website and on page 21 of Everytown’s 2019 year-end memo. Everytown Law regularly posts commentary on its Medium page.
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