Robert R. Michael, Gregory K. Wells, and Andrew J. Hall were each recognized by the Maryland Association for Justice as Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2023.

According to the Maryland Association for Justice website, the “Trial Lawyer of the Year recognition is bestowed annually upon the Maryland trial lawyer or team of trial lawyers who made the greatest contribution to the public interest by trying or settling a case of precedential value – precedential either because it changed the law in a way that is beneficial to Marylanders or has, for other reasons, ‘sent a message’ to those who might otherwise trample upon the rights of Maryland citizens. Nominees may have engaged in a broad range of work that furthers our goal of keeping Maryland families safe, including but not limited to civil rights, consumer rights, workers’ rights, human rights, and/or corporate accountability.”

Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year

Congratulations to Michael, Wells, and Hall for this recognition for their dedication to civil justice, excellence in trial, and landmark success in the case Harris -Reese, et al v. United of America, achieving a $14,000,000.00 verdict on behalf of a 1-year-old child and his parents against Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The child was catastrophically brain damaged as a result of medical negligence which occurred during what was to be a routine ear tube placement and adenoid surgery.

Shadoan, Michael & Wells successfully held the United States legally responsible for the negligence of an independent contractor anesthesiologist, among others– an unprecedented achievement in medical negligence claims against the Federal Government.

Read article in the Maryland Daily Record:

Family wins $14M medical malpractice verdict over son’s botched surgery