In 1984, Jonathan Schochor, Philip Federico and Kerry Staton founded the law firm of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. with the goal of providing the highest level of representation to individuals and groups of plaintiffs who are the victims of medical malpractice, negligence and the wrongful acts of others. And since 1984, we have earned a reputation for doing exactly that. Schochor, Federico and Staton has been recognized nationally and regionally with over 90 awards and honors. All of them can be viewed at the bottom of our homepage. We list just a few examples here: Schochor, Federico and Staton has won the Daily Record Reader Rankings for Best Law Firm in three separate categories: Best Medical Malpractice Law Firm; Best Personal Injury Law Firm; Best Civil Litigation Law Firm — all in Maryland. So, if you need a lawyer in Maryland, why not get the best law firm fighting for you?
We have also been honored to have been selected to Best Lawyers; Top 100 Lawyers; Super Lawyers; and Top 1% of Litigators. Our lawyers have also been variously honored to receive The Icon Award, Influential Marylanders Award, and so many more. Schochor, Federico and Staton has also been designated with the highest rating afforded by Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in the Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers. These ratings, granted by peers and judges, are awarded only to firms that consistently provide service that adheres to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the law.
Five partners, Jonathan Schochor, Philip Federico, Kerry Staton, James Cardea and Scott Kurlander, have also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. We have earned these accolades while building one of the largest and most successful medical malpractice and Class Action/Mass Tort plaintiffs’ firms in the region and country. With offices in Maryland and Washington D.C., the firm’s resources include a team of full-time medical investigators, and professional relationships with medical physicians and surgeons throughout the United States.
Over the lifetime of the firm, we have filed more medical negligence cases than any other lawyer or law firm in Maryland, and led the largest Class-Action settlement in Maryland State history. And in the process, we have recovered well over a billion dollars on behalf of our clients.
If you are looking for lawyers honored as Trial Lawyers of the Year, you are on the right website. Founding Partner, Jonathan Schochor, has won the award three times, from the Maryland Association for Justice; Best Lawyers for Baltimore Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; and the Top 100 Lawyers.
Philip C. Federico was named the Baltimore Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® as well. Mr. Federico’s selection marked the second year in a row a member of Schochor, Federico and Staton received the honor from Best Lawyers, as Kerry D. Staton was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” the year before. He was also named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Top 100 Lawyers, and named Lawyer of the Year (Baltimore) by Best Lawyers in America.
Because of our extensive knowledge, experience and success, our lawyers have also been called upon to testify before the Maryland State Legislature in areas of medical malpractice and tort reform, and also lecture regularly at various panel presentations, seminars, and continuing legal education courses in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and nationally involving medical malpractice as well as Class Actions and Mass Torts. In addition, our litigators lecture medical staffs at hospitals in Maryland and Washington, DC on how to avoid being sued for medical malpractice, and are regularly invited to participate on a variety of radio and television programs pertaining to medical malpractice.
But what we are most proud of is the positive impact we have had for our clients. Our continuing success eases the burden on victims of medical negligence and other wrong-doing, helps them restore their quality of life, and provides them with closure so that they can move forward with their lives.
We have offices in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and they have been specially admitted on a case-by-case basis by courts in Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina and West Virginia. On special motion and with approval of courts elsewhere, our lawyers are available to participate in cases throughout the United States.