Scott Philip Kurlander, Lawyer
  • Lawyer
  • Medical Malpractice · Medical Malpractice

Scott Philip Kurlander

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  • Titles & Designations: …

  • First Admitted: 1994

  • Position: Member

  • Born in: Baltimore, Maryland, March 11, 1969

Contact

Contact Numbers

Fax

(410) 234-1525

Offices

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.

1211 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-2705

Washington, DC

1050 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
1000
Washington, DC 20036

Email

Unspecified

Fees & Payments

  • Contingency fees: 25%-40%

Areas of Practice

Medical Malpractice

Percent of cases
60%

Litigation

Percent of cases
40%

Brain Injury

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

About

  • No Misconduct

Licenses & Admissions

License

Maryland

1994

Active

License

District of Columbia

2001

Active

Admission

2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Admission

2001, District of Columbia

Admission

1999, U.S. Supreme Court

Admission

1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Admission

1995, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Admission

1994, Maryland

Languages

Unspecified

About Scott Philip Kurlander

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. He then graduated cum laude 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 is a former judicial clerk to the Honorable Paul E. Alpert, Associate Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. He is also a former judicial clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Angeletti, Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland. 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 numerous 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 a panel member on Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission, which oversees and reviews complaints filed against lawyers, and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Committee on Law Reform.Most recently, Mr. Kurlander became 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 four 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 rating from Martindale-Hubbell--a testament to the fact his colleagues 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 the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland. Mr. Kurlander brings a tireless work ethic to his cases. Senior partner Kerry Staton has affectionately called him the "James Brown of Schochor, Federico and Staton" for being the hardest-working man in the firm. Outside of his responsibilities at the firm, Mr. Kurlander is an active supporter of the Calvert School and Gilman School in Baltimore and Tufts University. 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. “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 is a former judicial clerk to the Honorable Paul E. Alpert, Associate Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. He is also a former judicial clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Angeletti, Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland. 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 numerous 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 a panel member on Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission, which oversees and reviews complaints filed against lawyers, and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Committee on Law Reform.Most recently, Mr. Kurlander became 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 four 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 rating from Martindale-Hubbell--a testament to the fact his colleagues 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 the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland. Mr. Kurlander brings a tireless work ethic to his cases. Senior partner Kerry Staton has affectionately called him the "James Brown of Schochor, Federico and Staton" for being the hardest-working man in the firm. Additional Awards & Appointments: Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Maryland, American Society of Legal Advocates (2013); Voir Dire Committee, Maryland State Bar Association (2012); Peer Review Panel, Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland (2002-Present); Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum™ (2009-Present); Million Dollar Advocates Forum™ (2007-Present); Best Lawyers in America™ (2011); Maryland Super Lawyers™ (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); Top Attorneys in Maryland™ (2010); Rising Star, Maryland Super Lawyers™ (2009); Professional of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law, Cambridge Who’s Who™ (2008); Cambridge Who’s Who™ (Lifetime member); American Board of Trial Advocates; Baltimore and Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers™; Law Reform Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Education

Widener University School of Law

Law

JD - Juris Doctor

1994

Tufts University

Political Science

BA - Bachelor of Arts

1991

Tufts University, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 1991

University

London School of Economics

University

Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1994

Law School

University of Baltimore School of Law

Law School

Experience

Partner

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.

2000 - Present

Associate

Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Gray, LLP

1997 - 2000

Associate

Shaw & Brown, P.A

1995 - 1997

Cases

Surgical Mistake Causes Paralysis
Surgical Error Causes Permanent Back Injury
Failed C-Section Intervention Results in Loss of Child

Memberships & Associations

The Gilman School

Alumni Board Member

2014 - Present

Roland Park Country Day School

Board of Trustees

2014 - Present

Maryland State Bar Association

Voir Dire Committee

2012 - Present

American Association for Justice

Member

2006 - Present

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Member

2005 - Present

Maryland Association for Justice

Member

2003 - Present

American Board of Trial Advocates

Member

2001 - Present

American Bar Association

Member

2000 - Present

Maryland State Bar Association

Member

1994 - Present

Simon E. Sobiloff Law Society

Member

1992 - Present

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Bar Associations of Baltimore City and Baltimore County

Maryland Association for Justice

Maryland State Bar Association

Simon E. Sobiloff Law Society

Supreme Court of the United States.

Awards

Super Lawyer

SuperLawyers

2017

Super Lawyer

SuperLawyers

2016

Super Lawyer

SuperLawyers

2015

Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2014

Member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2014

Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers

2014

Top Rated Lawyer—Medical Malpractice Law

Top Rated Lawyers

2014

Tier 1 Ranking—Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs

U.S. News – Best Lawyers

2013

Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2013

Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Maryland

American Society of Legal Advocates

2013

Maryland Association for Justice

Simon K. Walton Civil Justice Award

2013

Super Lawyer

SuperLawyers

2013

Member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2013

Super Lawyer

SuperLawyers

2012

Member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2012

Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2012

Member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2011

Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2011

Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America

2011

Super Lawyer

SuperLawyers

2011

Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2010

Member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2010

Top Attorneys in Maryland

Top Attorneys in Maryland

2010

Super Lawyer—Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice

Maryland Super Lawyers

2010

Lifetime Member

Cambridge Who’s Who

2010

Member

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2009

Rising Stars—Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice

Maryland Super Lawyers

2009

Baltimore & Washington, D.C.’s Top Lawyers

The Washington Post

2009

Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2009

AV Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

2008

Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2008

Professional of the Year - Malpractice Law Industry

Cambridge Who’s Who

2008

Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2007

AV Preeminent

Publications

Unspecified

Speaking Engagements

Successful Case Management From Investigation to Trial

National Business Institute

2012

Medical Malpractice

Risk Management Seminar

2011

Avoiding Medical Malpractice

Medical Staff Training

2011

Avoiding Medical Malpractice

Medical Staff Education

2011

Litigation Case Management for The Maryland Paralegal

Institute for Paralegal Education

2011

Mastering the Trial Notebook

Institute for Paralegal Education

2010

Hobbies & Interests

Outside of his responsibilities at the firm, Mr. Kurlander is an active supporter of the Calvert School and Gilman School in Baltimore and Tufts University. 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.

Associated Firms

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.

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