Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1989

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable John F. McAuliffe, Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
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Stacie E. Tobin

Partner

Stacie Tobin is a partner in Venable’s Commercial Litigation Group and a member of Venable’s E-Discovery group.

Stacie brings extensive litigation experience spanning a diverse range of commercial and product liability matters, and has tried dozens of cases to verdict. Her broad range of business litigation experience includes matters involving breach of contract claims involving commercial real estate developments and tenancies, consumer credit services, hotel companies, law firm partnerships and retailer contracts; securities enforcement and shareholder actions; books and records inspection actions; enforcement of trademarks and other intellectual property; design defect, manufacturing defect, breach of warranty, fraud and consumer protection claims; trade secret restrictions and restrictive covenants in employment agreements; and actions arising under limited liability company agreements.

Significant Matters

In commercial litigation matters, Stacie has:
  • Obtained preliminary and permanent injunctions to protect a client's trademarks against infringement in Maryland;
  • Obtained summary judgment in Virginia on breach of contract and fraud claims brought by retailer against product manufacturer, and on manufacturer's counterclaims against retailer, resulting in a multi-million dollar verdict in favor of the original defendant;
  • In courts in Maryland, North Carolina and Delaware, defended developers and employers against claims for brokerage commissions by realtors;
  • Successfully represented developers in equitable actions brought in the Court of Chancery in Delaware by a foreign investor in a project in Nevada;
  • Obtained an order of dismissal in favor of a developer sued in state court in New York for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty;
  • Obtained a favorable judgment from a Virginia court for a financial services client sued in connection with services provided under the Fair Credit Reporting Act;
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of plaintiff on all claims and counterclaims in an action brought under the Federal Communications Act.

In product liability matters she has represented heavy equipment manufacturers, automobile and watercraft manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and tobacco companies.  For product liability clients, she has, for example:
  • Obtained a defense jury verdict for a heavy equipment manufacturer in a design defect case in a Federal District Court in Texas;
  • Obtained summary judgment for a personal watercraft manufacturer in a personal injury case brought in Maryland;
  • Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in large-scale, nationwide mediations related to the use of diet drugs;
  • Obtained summary judgment for a cigarette manufacturer in numerous smoking and health cases in California; and
  • Played a significant leadership role in one manufacturer's effort to assess long-term, future litigation risks associated with its products and environmental concerns.

Activities

Stacie is a past President of Board of Directors for Special Olympics Maryland, Inc., and is a founder and co-chair of the Board Advisory Council for Special Olympics Maryland, Inc. She serves on the Executive Committee of Executive Alliance, and is the President of the Board of Directors of Live Baltimore. She is a 2016 graduate of the GBC LEADERship Program.

At Venable, she is a leader of the firm's electronic discovery task force; is the leader of the women's affinity group for the Maryland offices; and serves on numerous committees related to attorney recruitment, promotion and compensation.