Margaret A. Ristaino


Margaret Ristaino focuses her practice on products liability and mass torts. As a summer associate at Venable, Margaret worked on matters including the regulatory appeals process for environmental proceedings, standards to deny motions to amend pleadings, and possible causes of action for accountant negligence. During law school, she was an editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.



  • J.D. George Mason University School of Law 2020
    • Editor, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy
    • Summer associate, Venable LLP, 2019
    • Law clerk, Brown & Associates, 2018
    • Intern, Preller Law Firm, 2018
  • B.A. Jurisprudence University of Baltimore 2018
    • Research intern, Maryland State Bar Association, 2018
    • Paralegal, Frost & Associate, LLC, 2015 - 2017

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland



  • Student mentor, Paul’s Place