The Maryland Office of the Attorney General is seeking authorization to hire five law firms to assist in what is expected to be a lengthy and complicated legal fight following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

The firms are Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and Liskow & Lewis APLC, both based in Houston; Downs Ward Bender Herzog & Kintigh P.A., a Hunt Valley firm; the Lanier Law Firm, based in New York; and Partridge LLC, a New Orleans firm.

Downs Ward Bender Herzog & Kintigh will serve as local counsel. The firm is woman-owned, based near Baltimore and has experience handling tort defense and maritime law…

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