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Hayley C. Lucas has been named a 2024 Maryland Super Lawyers® Rising Star.  No more than 2.5% of lawyers in each state are selected for inclusion in Rising Stars.

Francis X. Leary has been selected for inclusion in in Maryland Super Lawyers® (2024 edition).

Raymond L. Marshall has been selected for inclusion in in Maryland Super Lawyers® (2024 edition).

Erika Alsid Short has been selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers® (2024 edition).

Francis X. Leary has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® The Best Lawyers in America® (2024 edition) for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants.

Raymond L. Marshall has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® The Best Lawyers in America® (2024 edition) for Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, and Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants.

Erika Alsid Short has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® The Best Lawyers in America® (2024 edition) for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants.

On, December 1, 2022, Raymond L. Marshall and Hayley C. Lucas, along with co-counsel, obtained a nearly unanimous decision in favor of their clients before the Maryland Court of Appeals.  Ray and Hayley represent structured settlement recipients who were victimized by a factoring company.

Francis X. Leary has been selected as a Best Lawyers ® 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” Honoree, for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.

On October 22, 2022, Erika Alsid Short and Matthew M. Somers obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a local hotel in a premises liability case before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.  The plaintiff claimed injuries as a result of an assault occurring in his guest room.  Summary judgment was granted on the basis that the hotel did not owe a duty of care to protect plaintiff from the acts of his assailants, which were also determined to constitute a superseding cause.

On September 30, 2022, Erika Alsid Short and Hayley C. Lucas obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a local orthopedic surgeon and hospital in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  The Plaintiffs alleged inadequate care regarding a post-surgical wound.  Summary judgment was obtained on the basis that there was insufficient evidence and expert testimony to prove a breach in the standards of care.

On September 23, 2022, Francis X. Leary and Raymond L. Marshall obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a local hospital and two physician’s assistants following a two-week wrongful death jury trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  The Plaintiffs alleged there was a failure timely and adequately diagnose and/or treat a malfunctioning PEG tube in a post-stroke patient, resulting in alleged injures and death.  The jury reached a verdict finding no breach in the standards of care.

On June 13, 2022, Francis X. Leary and Hayley C. Lucas obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a local hospital and emergency department physician following a two-week medical malpractice jury trial in the Circuit Court for Harford County.   Plaintiffs alleged that the healthcare providers failed to adequately treat the patient’s diminished arterial blood flow, resulting in alleged injuries and right below-the-knee amputation.  The jury reached a verdict finding no breach in the standards of care.

On April 13, 2022, Matthew M. Somers obtained dismissal of a medical negligence case filed against a local inpatient rehabilitation facility in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  The dismissal was obtained following the completion of discovery impeaching the opinions of the Plaintiffs certifying medical expert, on the basis of Plaintiff’s failure to satisfy the mandatory conditions precedent to suit.

Raymond L. Marshall has been selected as a Best Lawyers ® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” Honoree, for Professional Malpractice.

Francis X. Leary has been selected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is an invitation-only national association of trial lawyers dedicated to the improvement and protection of the civil justice system.  Membership in ABOTA is limited to experienced trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation, who exhibit and maintain the high virtues of civility, integrity, and professionalism in the profession.

On August 4, 2021, Francis X. Leary and Matthew M. Somers obtained a defense judgment in favor of a local hospital and internal medicine physician in a medical malpractice case filed in the Circuit Court for Howard County.  Judgment was obtained at trial following the close of the Plaintiff’s case.

On July 16, 2021, Matthew M. Somers obtained a defense judgment in favor of a local urgent care facility in a medical malpractice case filed in the District Court for Wicomico County.  Judgment was obtained following the presentation of evidence at trial.

On June 23, 2021, Francis X. Leary and Raymond L. Marshall obtained a defense verdict on behalf of two local hospitals, along with an emergency department physician and pediatric critical care physician following a three-week medical malpractice jury trial in the Circuit Court for Talbot County.  The Plaintiffs alleged that the health care providers mismanaged the patient’s dilated cardiomyopathy, and as a result, he was required to undergo a heart transplant.  The jury found that the healthcare providers complied with the standards of care in their treatment of the patient.

On March 12, 2021, Matthew M. Somers obtained a defense judgment in favor of a local hospital in a premises liability case filed in the District Court for Baltimore City.  Judgment was obtained following the close of the Plaintiff’s case at trial.

On December 19, 2019, Matthew M. Somers obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a local pathology clinic and phlebotomist in a medical malpractice case filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  The Plaintiff alleged injuries resulting from a blood draw.  The jury reached a verdict finding no breach in the standards of care.