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Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A founding partner Philip Federico one of three lawyers recognized

Baltimore (June 8, 2021) — The Daily Record has named Philip C. Federico, founding and senior partner at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., to its 2021 listing of Influential Marylanders. The recognition comes on the heels of Mr. Federico achieving landmark results in environmental and mass tort litigation, including a historic $205 million settlement in a groundwater contamination case against chicken processing giant Mountaire that was finalized in April.

Mr. Federico was one of only five members of the legal community – two judges and three lawyers – in Maryland selected by the editors of The Daily Record for their significant contributions to their field and for their leadership in Maryland. The Daily Record launched Influential Marylanders in 2007 to recognize those who have made significant impacts in their field and continue to be leaders in Maryland.

“It is an honor to be named an Influential Marylander and I want to thank my colleagues and The Daily Record for including me on this impressive list,” said Mr. Federico. “I am very fortunate to get to do meaningful work with a great team of hardworking, passionate lawyers. We look forward to continuing to make a positive impact in Maryland and across the country.”

Federico along with his partners founded Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. in 1984. He currently manages the Mass Tort/Environmental Law section of the firm, transitioning into this practice area after beginning his career as a medical malpractice litigator. He has been involved in historic and groundbreaking litigations with verdicts and settlements totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. In 2010, he represented victims of pedophile pediatrician Earl Bradley, which resulted in a $123 million settlement. In 2016, he served as co-lead counsel in a $190 million class action settlement with The Johns Hopkins Hospital arising out of the conduct of Nikita Levy, M.D., an obstetrician gynecologist who surreptitiously videotaped his patients during gynecologic examinations.

In 2017, Mr. Federico along with Partner Brent Ceryes formed a consortium of attorneys and law firms to take on the opioid industry, today representing more than 40 cities and counties. This includes more Florida public entities than any other group, and the second largest number of South Carolina public entities. In addition to the Mountaire groundwater case, Federico is also involved in litigation involving Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are forever chemicals that have been linked to cancer. He lives in Baltimore with his wife of 39 years, Diane, and has a son, Torin, daughter-in-law Stephanie, and granddaughter, Isabelle.

Influential Marylanders will be presented on July 29 at an online celebration at 5:30 p.m. Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit The event hashtag is #TDRevents.

“This year’s Influential Marylanders are leading the way. What they focus their attention on really matters. What they say is important. What they do makes a difference for many of us in Maryland,” said Suzanne Fischer- Huettner, senior group publisher of The Daily Record. “They actively give back to their community by mentoring the next generation in Maryland and beyond. The Daily Record is pleased to recognize these outstanding leaders.”