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The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that James D. Cardea of Baltimore, Maryland has been certified as a distinguished member of our organization.  The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history.  Please click for further details concerning membership qualification. 

James D. Cardea is a partner with over 27 years of litigation and jury trial experience. He has been consistently recognized as one of Maryland’s top medical malpractice attorneys. Jim is a tenacious, aggressive, and extremely effective advocate for victims of medical negligence and has successfully served as lead counsel in hundreds of medical malpractice cases throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania , Delaware and New Jersey. Over the course of his career, Jim has obtained numerous seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements which have been featured in The Baltimore Sun and The Daily Record, among other publications. Jim’s many notable verdicts include a $1.75 million verdict in a Baltimore County jury trial which, according to, was one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the country in 2019.

Lawyers of Distinction uses its own independent criteria, including both objective and subjective factors in determining if an attorney can be recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in the United States in their respective field. This designation is based upon the proprietary analysis of the Lawyers of Distinction organization alone and is not intended to be endorsed by any of the 50 United States Bar Associations or The District of Columbia Bar Association.