Hiram (Ted) Carey represents clients in litigation involving pharmaceutical tort, personal injury, corporate, commercial, employment, intellectual property, land use, constitutional rights, and products liability. He has comprehensive courtroom experience, having personally conducted numerous jury and bench trials throughout the country. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Connecticut bars and has been admitted to practice before the federal district courts of Virginia, Hawaii, Nevada, Rhode Island, Colorado, Washington, Connecticut, and Massachusetts; the Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Ninth, and Federal Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court.
Most recently, Mr. Carey has concentrated on litigation involving constitutional land use and RLUIPA (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act) claims and has had leading roles in mass pharmaceutical tort claims. He represented Boulder County, Colorado, involving claims brought under RLUIPA and various constitutional provisions-litigation that was recently tried to a verdict and appealed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also played an integral part in the firm's involvement in multidistrict litigation involving pharmaceuticals and has played a prominent role in the ongoing phenylpropanolamine multidistrict litigation and prosecution of individual clients' phenylpropanolamine claims. Mr. Carey continues to utilize his experience in corporate and commercial litigation, including disputes involving trade secrets and unfair competition, corporate control issues, intellectual property claims, and officers and directors liability issues.
Mr. Carey also has considerable experience in the area of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). During his 38 years of litigation experience, he has participated, primarily as a party representative but also in a mediator role, in literally hundreds of mediation sessions. He also successfully completed the week-long Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop and, as a result, meets most jurisdictions' requirements to engage in a mediation practice. In addition, his experience on a wide variety of litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants during the course of his career, makes him ideally suited to conduct Early Neutral Evaluation, an ADR process that has had interesting and surprisingly successful results in a number of United States District Courts and state trial courts.
Early in his career, Mr. Carey gained national prominence in constitutional land use and zoning litigation, having successfully defended the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, in over a dozen cases with potential damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars, all claiming inverse condemnation and other constitutional violations arising out of changes in the city's land use regulations. His extensive litigation experience led to representation of numerous municipalities throughout the country concerning various claims involving the design, implementation, and enforceability of land use regulations. He is also actively involved in crisis management, emergency response, and business continuity planning.
Mr. Carey has lectured on various substantive and procedural aspects of trial practice and technique, as well as constitutional land use and zoning litigation, in various programs sponsored by local, state, and national bar and professional associations throughout the country. Mr. Carey joined Robinson+Cole in 1974, became a partner in 1980, and served as the firm's managing partner from 1988 to 1991. He has been a resident of the firm's Boston office since its opening in 1993.