Eugene A. “Rusty” Arbaugh, Jr.

Rusty Arbaugh is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on business litigation, product liability, toxic torts, pharmaceutical and medical device matters, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Rusty has tried cases before judges and juries in both state and federal courts, and taken hundreds of fact and expert depositions throughout the United States.  He has represented various clients, including companies involved with pharmaceutical products, medical device products, automotive equipment, commercial delivery systems, vertical and horizontal transportation, and industrial machinery.  Rusty has substantial experience in matters involving breach of contract, design defects, securities and accounting fraud, class certification, wrongful termination, trade secrets and misappropriation of intellectual property, failure to warn, breach of warranty, fraud and general negligence claims. 

Rusty regularly provides pre-litigation analysis and advice to clients with an emphasis on pre-litigation planning and expert witness development.  Rusty has advised clients on scientific and medical strategy, mass tort class action discovery, factual case development, company and expert witness preparation, and trial and MDL strategy development for false advertising and warning claims.  Mr. Arbaugh has also worked as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies on regulatory, compliance, NDA, FCPA and GCP matters.   

Mr. Arbaugh graduated from the University of Maryland Law School and was the recipient of two American Jurisprudence Awards (for highest grade in the law school) in Creditors' Rights and Sales and Secured Transactions.  Following law school, Mr. Arbaugh served as the law Clerk for Judge Alfred T. Truitt and Judge D. William Simpson in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Wicomico County.  Mr. Arbaugh has been a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) since 1997.  Mr. Arbaugh is also member of the St. Paul’s School Alumni Board and frequently provides legal advice and counsel to the school.  In his spare time, Mr. Arbaugh coaches lacrosse, soccer and basketball for local youth travel teams. 


Duke University, (1990) B.A
University of Maryland School of Law (1993) J.D.


Court of Appeals of Maryland (1993)
Superior Court for the District of Columbia (1994)
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (1999)
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2001)


Maryland State Bar Association
Baltimore County Bar Association
American Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
St. Paul’s School for Boys Alumni Board
Lacrosse coach for LTRC
Soccer coach for LTRC
Basketball coach for CRC
Member, Tennis Committee (BCC)


600 Washington Ave
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204

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