Scott P. Kurlander graduated cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he was a member of the Honor Society and sports editor for independent student newspaper, the Tufts Daily. He was also a four year varsity lacrosse player at Tufts and honored as team captain his senior year and selected to the New England Senior All-Star game. He then graduated from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware.
“I’m really proud of the work we do at Schochor, Federico and Staton. It’s our mission to help those who’ve been harmed by the negligence of others, and we fight hard to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.”
Mr. Kurlander has lectured at venues such as the National Business Institute to Lawyers and Paralegals in Maryland and the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers. He has also presented Grand Rounds to physicians at hospitals and institutions on how to avoid malpractice, tort reform and issues related to the law of medical malpractice in Maryland. He was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Paul E. Alpert, Associate Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, as well as the Honorable Edward J. Angeletti, Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland. Additionally, Mr. Kurlander has been appointed as a panel member on Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission, which oversees and reviews complaints filed against lawyers, and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Committee on Law Reform.
Mr. Kurlander is a member of Voir Dire Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association, where he is responsible for helping develop a uniform set of guidelines for the way judges and attorneys question prospective jurors in civil and criminal trials in Maryland. Mr. Kurlander was named 2008 Professional of the Year in the Malpractice Law Industry by Cambridge Who’s Who™. He was also named a Rising Star in 2009 by Maryland Super Lawyers, as one the state’s best attorneys under the age of 40, and for the last twelve years has been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer™. Mr. Kurlander has also been recognized by The Washington Post as a one of Baltimore & Washington, D.C.’s Top Lawyers and received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell–a testament to the fact that both his colleagues and the judiciary rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group limited to elite trial lawyers in the United States who have won million dollar (or larger) verdicts and settlements. He has also been recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland. Mr. Kurlander recently was selected to a list of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).
Most recently, Mr. Kurlander is an integral member of a Medical Malpractice Workgroup assigned by the Conference of Circuit Court Judges. The Workgroup studies and recommends initiatives to improve the practice of medical malpractice law in the State of Maryland. Mr. Kurlander also actively works with numerous judges in judicial circuits around the State regarding medical malpractice law. Mr. Kurlander has recently been appointed Co-Chair of the Medical Negligence section of the Maryland Association for Justice.
Outside of his responsibilities at the firm, Mr. Kurlander is an active supporter of the Gilman School in Baltimore and Tufts University. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Roland Park Country School. He is former member of the Alumni Board for Gilman School in Baltimore. He also is a Board Member for the Sobeloff Law Society of Maryland.
Mr. Kurlander is a devoted husband and proud father. He lives with his wife, an Assistant Attorney General in Maryland, and three children in Reisterstown, Maryland.
Appointments & Awards
- Recently included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
- National Association of Distinguished Counsel, “Top One Percent”
- Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Maryland, American Society of Legal Advocates
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum™
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum™
- Best Lawyers in America™
- Maryland Super Lawyers™
- Top Attorneys in Maryland™
- Rising Star, Maryland Super Lawyers™
- Professional of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law, Cambridge Who’s Who™
- Cambridge Who’s Who™ (Lifetime member)
- Baltimore and Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers™
- Voir Dire Committee, Maryland State Bar Association (2012-Present)
- Peer Review Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland (2002-Present)
- Law Reform Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association (2012-Present)
- Medical Malpractice Workgroup
- Conference of Circuit Court Judges (2015-present)
- Co-Chair, Medical Negligence Section, Maryland Assoc for Justice
- Bench/Bar Committee, Baltimore City Bar Association