Bryna Rosen Misiura

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Biography

Bryna Rosen Misiura is a highly experienced litigator specializing in complex litigation, toxic tort, environmental, mass tort, and insurance coverage matters. She has counseled toxic tort and mass tort clients locally, regionally, and nationally.  Ms. Misiura has extensive experience in defending asbestos litigation claims in both state and federal courts.  Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, and have included defending a wide range of products and premises.  She also has toxic tort defense experience in a wide range of types of claims, including mold, lead poisoning and benzene.

In addition to advising clients on mass and toxic tort claims, Ms. Misiura has counseled and litigated a variety of environmental and coverage matters, including oil spills, dry cleaning chemical cases, asbestos abatement, smelting operations, storage tank leads and landfill contamination.

Ms. Misiura has been involved in matters resulting in numerous published decisions. Among them are Contois v. Able Industries, Inc., 523 F.Supp.2d 155 (D. Conn. 2007) and OConnell v. Foster Wheeler Energy Company, 544 F. Supp.2d 51 (D. Mass. 2008), relating to the federal courts’ jurisdiction over cases removed from state court via the military contractor defense.

Beyond these substantive accomplishments, Ms. Misiura has extensive experience in designing and implementing custom information technology solutions for mass torts and claims litigation. In addition, Ms. Misiura has written and presented on a wide variety of topics. She most recently co-authored the Claims Magazine cover story "5 Keys to Navigating Environmental Claims."

Ms. Misiura is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. She has been voted a New England Super Lawyer for many years, including the most recent five years.

Ms. Misiura is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and the United States District Courts for Massachusetts and Connecticut. She is a 1992 graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the boards of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal and Virginia Tax Review. Additionally, she has served as a professor in a paralegal program at a local college for the past two decades.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1992
  • Allegheny College, B.A. 1987

Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1993
  • District of Columbia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2009

Honors/Awards

  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • New England Super Lawyer, 2011 - 2017
  • Toxic Tort Committee Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Articles Editor, Virginia Tax Review
  • Research & Projects Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
  • NISOD Excellence Award in Teaching, 2003

Community Interests

  • Faculty member at Northern Essex Community College between 1994-2016, teaching a variety of paralegal, civic, constitutional law, and computer-related courses
  • Temple Tiferet Shalom: Publicity Committee Co-Chair and Religious School Committee Co-Chair

Honors/Awards

  • I am rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.
  • I was named to the “Rising Stars” list in New England Super Lawyers for five years, including 2016.  Only 2.5% of the attorneys in Massachusetts are selected as “Rising Star” Super Lawyers.
  • I am also listed as a Massachussetts “Super Lawyer” for 2017.
  • I also served as a judge for the Yale University Mock Trial Competition for the past six years.

Speaking Engagements

  • I am rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.
  • I was named to the “Rising Stars” list in New England Super Lawyers for five years, including 2016.  Only 2.5% of the attorneys in Massachusetts are selected as “Rising Star” Super Lawyers.
  • I am also listed as a Massachussetts “Super Lawyer” for 2017.
  • I also served as a judge for the Yale University Mock Trial Competition for the past six years.