A group of medical malpractice lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP are heading to the ever-growing Hodes, Pessin & Katz P.A. in the coming weeks, according to the Maryland Daily Record this morning. At least three lawyers are leaving: Natalie C. Magdeburger and Catherine W. Steiner and of counsel Mairi Pat Maguire. Presumably, their malpractice associates will come with them because that is the last of Whiteford’s medical malpractice group. One huge client, Johns Hopkins, has already announced it will follow and move its malpractice work to Hodes. GBMC did not comment, but you can bet they are following them as well.
The Daily Record laid out the history of the attrition of that one large medical malpractice section:
Over the last two years, Whiteford has lost several other litigation partners. Ward B. Coe III, M. Natalie McSherry, Dana Petersen Moore, and Stephen B. Caplis have moved, respectively, to Gallagher, Evelius & Jones LLP, Kramon & Graham P.A., Venable LLP, and Setliff & Holland P.C.