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Scott P. Kurlander

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Bar Memberships

  • Maryland (State and Federal)
  • District of Columbia (State and Federal)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits
  • (On special motion, Mr. Kurlander has handled medical negligence cases in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, West Virginia and other jurisdictions)

Professional Associations

  • MSBA (Maryland State Bar Association) Litigation Section Council
  • BCBA (Baltimore County Bar Association) Judicial Selections Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Associations of Baltimore City and Baltimore County
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Board Member
  • Simon E. Sobeloff Law Society Board Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

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 and Staton, P.A.. 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 and the Litigation Section Council.

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 Professional of the Year in the Malpractice Law Industry by Cambridge Who’s
Who™. He was also named a Rising Star in by Maryland Super Lawyers, as one the state’s
best attorneys under the age of 40, and for the last thirteen 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. He also is an active
member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland Association of Justice.

In addition to his tireless work both inside and outside the firm related to medical
malpractice, Mr. Kurlander has been appointed by numerous jurisdictions as a court
appointed mediator, whereby he is a neutral party to help facilitate a conversation or
discussion in hopes of reaching an agreement or resolution between the parties.
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

  • Appointed to the MSBA (Maryland State Bar Association) Litigation Section Council
  • Appointed to the BCBA (Baltimore County Bar Association) Judicial Selections Committee
  • 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