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Francis X. Leary

Francis “Skip” Leary, a founding member of Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, LLC, is a member of the Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts state bar associations. He began his career in a small plaintiffs’ practice in Baltimore in 1992, where he honed his litigation and appellate skills in both Federal and State Court.

With extensive trial experience ranging from civil rights to commercial litigation, employment law to sexual harassment, Skip later became a partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP. His practice there focused on medical malpractice litigation, representing hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the state. This experience naturally transitioned to the performance of quality assurance seminars for local physicians, hospitals and nursing homes to improve the safety and well being of patients.

Skip is an experienced trial attorney, handling a wide range of litigation matters ranging from medical malpractice and personal injury to commercial disputes. He routinely practices before the state, federal and appellate courts of Maryland.

Francis X. Leary has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for the 5th consecutive year in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.

Francis “Skip” Leary has once again been named among the Maryland Super Lawyers® for 2016. Only 5% of the total lawyers in the State of Maryland are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. Skip has been named among the Maryland Super Lawyers® for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Francis X. Leary has been selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Maryland for 2013 on behalf of the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). ASLA is an invitation-only legal organization comprised of the nation’s most skilled lawyers limiting its membership to no more than 2% of lawyers overall.

Maryland, 1992
Massachusetts, 1991
Pennsylvania, 1991

New England School of Law, J. D., cum laude, 1991.
New England Scholar Award, 1990 & 1991
College of the Holy Cross, B. A., 1988
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society: National Political Science Honor Society

Court of Appeals of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Maryland Super Lawyers® 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Best Lawyers in America 2017
American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) 2013
Baltimore County Bar Association, Member
Maryland State Bar Association, Member

Skip has been invited to speak at the University of Baltimore School of Law with regard to litigation. He has also been asked to present to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health regarding litigation surrounding noscomial infections.



      Francis X. Leary
      Raymond L. Marshall
      Erika Alsid Short
      Matthew M. Somers
      James R. Chason (retired 12/31/16)
      James F. Rosner (retired 1/1/16)

      Rosemarie Alcarese
      Kathy Composto
      Cristy Keaton
      Brenda Schmitt
      Michele Milan
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