Experience

Dan has tried or arbitrated:

  • A week-long medical malpractice trial that resulted in a defense verdict, after the jury deliberated for only one hour;
  • Medical malpractice cases on behalf of Maryland hospitals, physician practices, HMOs, and insurers;
  • Tort cases, including those involving catastrophic injury or death;
  • Wrongful discharge and discrimination cases;
  • Commercial and real estate cases;
  • Construction cases;
  • Estate and trust disputes; and
  • Complex financial issues in family law cases.

Dan is an experienced appellate lawyer.  He has argued successfully on behalf of clients in the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  

He has successfully represented clients in these estate and trust disputes:

  • Represented a trust beneficiary in trial against another beneficiary in a dispute involving the division or sale of the trust property;
  • Litigated cases under new Maryland law permitting modification of irrevocable trusts;
  • Resolved numerous disputes between estate beneficiaries over dispositions in will; and
  • Resolved numerous disputes between family members over dispositions of property by gifts and by creation of joint accounts.
Attorney Profile
Education
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1980)
  • University of Maryland (B.S., 1977)
Bar Admissions
  • State of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Activities
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Beth El Congregation, Board of Trustees
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2009-2016
  • Baltimore Hebrew University, Board of Trustees, 2005-2009
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, chair of Young Lawyers Section, 1991-1992
  • Mayland Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • First five-time "Jeopardy!" champion from Baltimore area