Florida Consolidated Exactech Lawsuit Opens to Everyone Seeking Compensation for Defective Exactech Hip, Knee, or Ankle Implants

An Alachua County judge ruled against Exactech’s attempt to limit who can file a lawsuit in Florida this week (Case No. 01-2022-CA-2670). This decision opens the door for anyone in the country to file the claims in the consolidated lawsuit in Gainesville, Florida.  Lawyers for Exactech, a Florida company based roughly 5 miles from the […]

Sauk-Suiattle appeal over fishing rights in the Skagit River

Today, mctlaw appellate attorney Jennifer Maglio appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle on behalf of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe. She presented oral argument in the appeal of a sub-proceeding in U.S. v. Washington, the well-known treaty fishing rights case in the State of Washington. The Tribe’s appeal concerns whether the Tribe […]

Mctlaw Completes Trademark Registration for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians

mctlaw recently completed the trademark registration for the word “Keetoowah ” on behalf of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB). It is now registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This new trademark comes after mctlaw also helped the UKB register for trademark protections on their tribal seal. Mctlaw attorney Sophie Asher […]

Attorney Ilyas Sayeg Named Co-Lead Counsel of Florida’s Consolidated Exactech Hip Knee and Ankle Lawsuits

The Court overseeing the consolidated Exactech case lawsuits in Florida has appointed Ilyas Sayeg, partner at mctlaw, as “Co-Lead” of the litigation. (Case No. 01-2022-CA-2670). These lawsuits involve recalled hip, knee, and ankle implants with faulty plastic components. The use of similar plastic components in implants like these is generally regarded as the “gold standard” and provides […]

New Suggestions to Fix the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program for COVID-19 Injuries

Recently, an article published in the August Issue of “Food and Drug Law Journal” titled Immunizing the Immunizers: How COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Claims and the CICP Will Increase Anti-Vaccine Sentiment in the United States and How HRSA Can Prevent It, described several ways that the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) could change the way it […]

Mctlaw’s Indian Law Practice Group Visits the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation

In July, mctlaw‘s Indian law practice group attorneys Jeffrey Nelson, Derril Jordan, Pamela Levinson, Sophie Asher, Kehl Winkle, and Jason Cejka visited the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, one of the firm’s tribal clients, at the Tribe’s Reservation near Darrington, Washington. After a meeting with members of the Tribal Council, they accompanied Tribal Council member Kevin Lenon […]

Attorney Derril Jordan Speaks on Ruling on Mobile Sports Wagering in Florida

Mctlaw Attorney Derril Jordan recently spoke at the National Council of Legislators From Gaming States (NCLGS) conference in Boston, on July 8. He discussed recent court rulings, how they affect the future of Indian gaming for tribes, the implications of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s compact litigation, and how that impacts tribal and state relations. Mr. Jordan’s remarks […]

mctlaw featured by Gulfside Bank in Business Observer

Gulfside Bank recently highlighted the bank’s relationship with mctlaw in the Business Observer. The bank covered mctlaw’s national scope, litigation focus, and technology prowess.  The bank extensively quoted the founding partner of mctlaw, Altom Maglio. “We’ve always taken on uneven matches against bigger adversaries from huge multinationals to federal agencies with virtually unlimited litigation budgets,” […]

Attorney Michael Cowgill Radio Interview about Kratom Lawsuits

Mctlaw Attorney Michael Cowgill was recently interviewed by radio host Juan Pablo Salas on La Numero Uno 99.1 FM, 1280 for their business segment. They discussed the matters mctlaw handles in the Sarasota County area and nationwide. Attorney Cowgill discussed wrongful death litigation involving Kratom, which is often sold as a powder, tea, or pill, and is marketed […]

mctlaw completes the trademark registration for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians’ insignia

mctlaw recently completed the trademark registration for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians’ insignia, or seal. It is now registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The tribal seal is the official emblem of the UKB. The UKB places its seal on almost everything — including official correspondence, flags, T-shirts, tribal government vehicles, […]

SSIT Sports Wagering Approval

On June 14, 2022, the Department of the Interior published notice of the Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe Gaming Compact Amendment that now authorizes the Tribe to operate sports betting. Attorney Kehl VanWinkle authored this amendment and testified before the State Legislature on behalf of our clients, the Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe. You can review the […]


SARASOTA, FL — (March 16, 2022) – mctlaw announces the addition of attorney Catherine Costigan to the Firm’s Vaccine Injury practice. Ms. Costigan comes to mctlaw from the New York County Defender Services with extensive experience as a lead attorney, representing clients in felony and misdemeanor cases and trials. She successfully represents clients in tough […]

Women File Lawsuit in Florida Against Hip Manufacturer Exactech

Lawsuit Alleges the Recalled Exactech Connection GXL hip system are Defective Sarasota, FL — (March 8, 2022)—Three women say the Exactech hip replacements surgically implanted in their bodies were defective and the company knew about it but never warned them or their surgeons. The plaintiffs experienced pain, decreased range of motion, and bone and tissue […]

Appellate and Indian Law Attorneys File Ninth Circuit Opening Brief on Behalf of Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe’s Treaty Fishing Rights in United States v. Washington 

The Appellate and Indian Law Groups at mctlaw have filed an Opening Brief before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of the State of Washington.  The issue on appeal is whether the Sauk-Suiattle have treaty fishing rights in the Skagit River.    The 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott guaranteed all of […]

Mctlaw Expands Civil Litigation and Appellate Practices

mctlaw EXPANDS ITS CIVIL LITIGATION AND APPELLATE PRACTICES SARASOTA, FL — (February 14, 2022) – Mctlaw announces the addition of two attorneys to our expanding litigation, trial, and appellate law practices. Tamara J. Williams and Benjamin Christian join the Firm’s Sarasota, FL office. Tamara J. Williams joins mctlaw as an experienced litigator and trial attorney. Ms. Williams has served as lead counsel in over 50 county and circuit court cases as a […]

Attorney Altom Maglio to Speak at European International Legal Conference

Attorney Altom Maglio to Speak at European International Legal Conference About the Benefits and Pitfalls of the U.S. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Attorney Altom M. Maglio of mctlaw, the leading vaccine injury law firm in the United States, is a featured speaker at the 2021 Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) Annual Conference […]

mctlaw Expands its Business and Government Contract Litigation Practices

SARASOTA, FL — (September 24, 2021) – mctlaw is pleased to announce the addition of  Jason Cejka to the Firm’s Sarasota, FL office. Jason Cejka’s background in Government Contract Litigation comes from time spent as in-house counsel and business advisor for a number of government and military contractors. At Lockheed Martin, Cejka worked as Contracts […]

Appointment of Sophie Asher for Prosecutions

Appointment of Attorney Sophie Asher for Prosecutions Congratulations to mctlaw’s Sophie Asher on being appointed as an outside-counsel Assistant Attorney General at the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Sophie will now assist the Tribe by prosecuting criminal defendants in UKB Tribal Court, mostly by remote connection from Seattle! AG Appointment of Sophie […]

Attorney Elizabeth Abramson Joins mctlaw

Attorney Elizabeth Abramson Joins mctlaw Mctlaw is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Elizabeth Abramson to the Firm’s Vaccine Injury Practice Group. Previously, Ms. Abramson worked in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) as a federal judicial law clerk to Chief Special Master Brian Corcoran in the United States Court of Federal Claims Office of […]

FDA Warns The public About J&J COVID-19 Vaccine for Neurological Complications

This past Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added a new warning to the J&J COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet. This warning indicates an increased risk for an autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome. GBS causes a person’s immune system to attack its own peripheral nervous system. The FDA suggests that J&J vaccine recipients should seek […]

Attorney Ilyas Sayeg Published in AAJ’s Trial Magazine

Attorney Ilyas Sayeg’s article published in July’s issue of AAJ’s trial magazine Mctlaw | Read attorney Ilyas Sayeg’s recent article “Sharing is the Law” published in this month’s issue of AAJ’s Trial Magazine. This article explains how sharing provisions helps clients in similar litigations access discovery in an efficient way rather than duplicating the same work. […]

mctlaw Welcomes Attorneys Sophie Asher & Kehl Van Winkle

Attorneys Sophie Asher and Kehl Van Winkle Join mctlaw Mctlaw is pleased to announce the additions of Attorneys Sophie Asher and Kehl Van Winkle, Esq. to the Firm’s Indian Law and Civil Litigation Practice Group. “I’m excited to welcome Sophie Asher and Kehl Van Winkle into our expanding Indian Law practice,” says Managing Partner Altom […]

Mctlaw Welcomes Attorney Jeffrey Nelson

Attorney Jeffrey Nelson Named Assistant Attorney General for Oklahoma Indian Tribe Jeffrey Nelson was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Mr. Nelson will represent the Tribe in matters involving tribal governance, Indian gaming, and other matters as assigned by the Attorney General. The Tribe’s Attorney General, Klint […]

mctlaw Coronavirus Update

Due to COVID-19,  mctlaw’s entire staff has transitioned to working remotely. Our Firm remains open, but our physical offices in Seattle, Washington; Washington, DC; and Sarasota, Florida are closed. Fortunately, we have planned for this contingency.  The attorneys, paralegals, and operations staff of mctlaw will continue their work with little disruption. To our clients, rest […]

Long Time Seattle Attorney Talis Abolins Joins mctlaw

SEATTLE, WA (March 2, 2020)  — Mctlaw welcomes Seattle attorney Talis Abolins to the Firm. Talis is a native Washingtonian with more than 30 years of experience as an attorney. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law. Talis served as an Assistant […]

Ilyas Sayeg Promoted to Partner at mctlaw

Attorney Ilyas Sayeg promoted to partner at mctlaw. The announcement came during the annual law firm meeting, held at the law firm’s new Washington, DC office. Managing partner Altom Maglio presented Sayeg with the honor, speaking about his belief in holding himself and others to high ethical standards in the practice of law, his commitment to […]

See mctlaw’s New Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON, DC — (December 2, 2019)  mctlaw opened the doors to a new and larger Washington, D.C. law office today.  Mctlaw is now located in a tech-forward office building at 1015 15th Street, NW in Suite 1125. The firm is still in the heart of the nation’s Capitol and remains only 3 blocks away from the […]

Attorney Christina Unkel a FIFA Rules Expert

 Christina Unkel is taking a high-profile role as a FIFA rules expert on Fox Sports this month.  She’s part of the Women’s World Cup broadcasting team and reports on the sometimes complex rules of the game as an international FIFA referee.  She’s gotten positive reviews for her knowledge and analysis during the World Cup coverage […]

Attorney Michael J. Cowgill Joins mctlaw

(December 12, 2018 — Sarasota, FL)  Mctlaw is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Michael J. Cowgill to its complex litigation practice, including the firm’s national metal-on-metal hip litigation team. Mr. Cowgill comes to the mctlaw Sarasota office from Portland, Oregon, where he co-founded his own firm, Meadowlark Immigration PC. Cowgill represented clients before […]

Mctlaw Welcomes Attorney Michele Stephan to the Firm

SARASOTA, FL — (April 19, 2018) – Mctlaw welcomes the addition of attorney Michele S. Stephan, Esq. to the Firm’s metal-on-metal hip litigation and complex litigation practices.  Ms. Stephan will work out of the firm’s Sarasota, Florida office. Ms. Stephan has represented clients in civil litigation for over 20 years.  Her experience includes litigating cases […]

MCT Law Opens Seattle, WA Office to Serve West Coast Clients

SEATTLE, WA— (March 7, 2017) Mctlaw is a national leader in complex litigation, including Vaccine injuries, defective failed metal on metal hip replacements, defective medical products, and other civil litigation, announces the opening of a West Coast office in downtown Seattle, Washington.  The firm’s new office is located on the 35th floor of the landmark Columbia […]

mctlaw Expands Law Firm to Larger Washington DC Office

SARASOTA, FL— (October 13, 2014) The Law Firm of mctlaw has moved its Washington, D.C. office to a larger space in the heart of the Capitol.  The new DC office is located at 1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; just two blocks away from the United States Court of Federal Claims and the White House. Previously located […]

mctlaw Supports Garland Diversity Scholarship

(Sarasota, FL — July 31, 2014) Mctlaw is proud to support the Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship. In 2007, the Sarasota County Bar Association created the Diversity Scholarship Fund with the goal of offering up to $5,000 in internship tuition to students from Florida law schools. This year mctlaw employed Colton Castro of the University […]

Local Lawyer a Life Saver at the Beach

(Sarasota, FL — April 11, 2014) Sarasota attorney Stephen Walker made quite a splash a few years back when he saved the lives of two surfers while on vacation.  We thought it was a great story and wanted to share it again for those of you who may have missed it the first time.  Walker […]

Mctlaw Celebrates 10 Years

(March 2009- Sarasota, FL) – Mctlaw is pleased to celebrate 10 years in business.  The Firm was founded on March 1, 1999, by Altom M. Maglio and has since grown to encompass a wide variety of practice areas and attorneys.  The Firm would like to thank its clients for their trust and loyalty for all […]