Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP Names Craig Roswell Managing Partner

Baltimore-based Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP has named a new Managing Partner, Craig D. Roswell, who has served as Chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Roswell has been elected to serve beginning Jan. 1, completing the transition of management duties from Jeffrey A. Wothers, who has positioned Niles Barton as a prominent regional business litigation and insurance law firm during his past seven years as the chair of the firm’s management committee.

Under Wothers’s leadership, the firm has expanded its presence in the mid-Atlantic and strengthened its capabilities in commercial litigation, real estate and trusts and estates law.

“Craig has been intimately involved in every aspect of firm management, and I am confident in his abilities to embrace the opportunities and challenges ahead," said Mr. Wothers.

Mr. Wothers emphasized that he is in no way retiring. He will continue focus on his practice primarily in areas of insurance coverage litigation, property insurance law, and commercial litigation. Mr. Wothers remains on Niles Barton’s Management Committee supporting his colleague as Mr. Roswell assumes his new leadership role.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Roswell graduated from Loyola College in Maryland in 1988 and earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1991. He joined Niles Barton in 1993. He has over twenty years of experience as a litigator, including matters involving business disputes, real estate, property insurance law, insurance coverage, and defense of general liability claims. As Managing Partner, he will oversee attorneys, staff, business development initiatives, client relations, office operations and strategic planning.

“I am looking forward to leading this talented and experienced team of attorneys on the successful course charted by Mr. Wothers,” said Mr. Roswell. With the firm celebrating the 175th anniversary of its founding, Niles Barton is positioned to look forward to the opportunities for growth while ensuring the highest quality of legal services for clients.

About Niles, Barton & Wilmer

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP is a full-service mid-Atlantic law firm providing quality legal services since 1838 when it was founded as the first law firm in Maryland. Niles Barton represents corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, municipalities, sureties, contractors, developers, design professionals, nonprofits, and other professional organizations in the following areas of law: corporate, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, employment, commercial real estate, estates and trusts, commercial litigation, professional liability, insurance, construction, surety, fidelity, maritime, complex civil litigation, and appeals. Visit for more information.

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