Experience

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a defense verdict for a hospital in a jury trial in Circuit Court for Baltimore County in a wrongful death case arising from claimed medical negligence.

  • Achieved a defense verdict for a hospital and a physician on the first day of trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in a claimed permanent injury case.

  • Defended a hospital in a lawsuit alleging defamation and tortious interference in connection with a contract between the hospital and a pharmacological product supplier; the hospital prevailed on summary judgment.

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a managed care organization in a medical malpractice case pending in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on statutory grounds.

  • Obtained dismissal of a medical malpractice case for a health plan on the grounds that plaintiffs’ expert was not qualified to render an opinion in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

  • Defended hundreds of products liability cases in federal and state courts in the mid-Atlantic region.

  • Successfully obtained declaratory judgment on behalf of insurance company involving a real estate dispute valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Has successfully guided hundreds of cases towards settlement through mediation.

  • Drafted a health insurance company’s internal policy governing the handling of policyholder appeals.

  • Served as outside general counsel for physicians’ private practices.

  • Represented insurers in coverage disputes.

  • Drafted employment contracts for physician practices.

  • Created consent forms and HIPAA disclosures for private practices.

  • Counseled health care providers with respect to privacy and related issues.

Attorney Profile
Education
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1983)
  • Loyola College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1980) Alpha Sigma Nu
Bar Admissions
  • State of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Activities
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Executive Alliance, President, 2012-2013; Board of Directors, 2009-2019
  • Meritas, member contact, 2016-present; Board of Directors, 1994-1997
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland-DC Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc., President, 1992-1993
  • Greater Baltimore Committee, Health Care Committee, 2005-2009
  • Maryland Judicial Commission on Pro Bono
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc., Certified Settlement Facilitator
  • DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar, State Representative, 1994-1998; Editor, The Defense Line, 1988-1989