7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018
“Most of the wrongdoing occurred long before the fire. It all came down to money. When no value is attributed to safety, disaster can happen.”
John Barylick won national recognition as the attorney who represented victims, in wrongful death and personal injury cases, arising from the Station nightclub fire, on February 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The fire killed 100 people and injured 230 more. It was the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in US history. Barylick represented more than 50 families of people who were killed or injured in the fire. His work was instrumental in amassing $176 million in settlements from persons and corporations responsible for the fire.
Honors: Barylick is a frequent presenter at fire service, event safety, and legal seminars. He is recipient of the 2006 Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association Award for Professionalism, and American College of Trial Lawyers Medal.
Barylick graduated from Brown University and Boston University School of Law. He is a Distinguished Guest Lecturer in Law at Boston University School of Law and an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University School of Law.
He is the author of KILLER SHOW: The Station Nightclub Fire, America’s Deadliest Rock Concert, published by University Press of New England.