Connor Blair litigates complex business, construction, and intellectual property disputes, as well as constitutional law.
Connor represents clients at the trial level in business and construction disputes that run the gamut of substantive issues: breaches of contract, lien enforcement, enforcement of non-compete clauses, alleged misappropriation of intellectual property, and compliance with various state and federal laws. Connor has successfully disposed of several cases at the responsive pleading and summary judgment stages. He has also tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court and successfully briefed post-trial motions, obtaining a JNOV that set aside a $20 million plaintiffs’ verdict in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
In addition, Connor has an extensive appellate practice. He has briefed cases before the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits, as well as the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. He has written and coordinated numerous amici briefs.
As part of maintaining a significant pro bono practice, Connor has helped dozens of men at the Helping Up Mission in downtown Baltimore handle any number of legal or administrative issues as they work to regain sobriety and find long-term employment. In recognition of his pro bono efforts, Connor was named to the 2020 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll.