Schochor, Federico and Staton, P
Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.

In 1984, Jonathan Schochor, Philip Federico and Kerry Staton founded the law firm of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. with the goal of offering the highest level of representation to individuals and groups of people who are the victims of medical malpractice, negligence and the wrongful acts of others.

And in over 30 years, we have earned a reputation for doing exactly that. Schochor, Federico and Staton has been designated with the highest rating afforded by Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in the Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers, and has won the prestigious Litigator Award, honoring the top 1 % of all lawyers in the nation. These ratings, granted by peers and judges, are awarded only to firms that consistently provide service that adheres to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the law.

The five senior partners, Jonathan Schochor, Philip Federico, Kerry Staton, James Cardea and Scott Kurlander, have also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. We've earned these and many more accolades while building one of the largest and most successful medical malpractice and class action plaintiffs' firms in the region. With offices in Maryland and Washington D.C., the firm's resources include medical experts throughout the United States and a team of full-time medical investigators.

Over the lifetime of the firm we have filed more medical negligence cases than any other lawyer or law firm in Maryland and led what is reported to be the largest single perpetrator, sexual abuse class­ action settlement in U.S. history. Altogether, we've recovered over a billion dollars on behalf of our clients. Our lawyers also share their knowledge and experience lecturing and teaching locally and nationally to members of both the legal and medical professions regarding medical and malpractice related class action procedure.

But what we're most proud of is the impact we have made for our clients. The work we do eases the burden on victims of medical negligence, rebuilds lives, restores quality of life, and provides closure.  We have offices in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and have been specially admitted on a case-by-case basis by courts in several other states as well. On special motion and with approval of courts elsewhere, our lawyers are available to participate in cases throughout the United States.

At Schochor, Federico and Staton, we also believe we have an important role to play in strengthening our community. Our strong culture of service, philanthropy and genuine desire to make meaningful social impact is borne out by our commitment to volunteering, thought leadership, and the financial support of charities.

Whether it’s volunteering our time to work with Habitat for Humanity, giving lectures at Johns Hopkins University and Medstar to medical students on the best ways of preventing malpractice, or mentoring minority high school and college students, our attorneys and staff regularly lend their time and knowledge to helping others. Additionally, we've donated hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to nonprofits - both local and national - that we feel are working to make a difference.

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Baltimore, MD