Andrew G. SlutkinSenior Partner
Andrew G. Slutkin is an experienced trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation primarily representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury matters, such as medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, product liability cases, and cases involving major collisions, fires and drownings.
Mr. Slutkin annually obtains multi-million-dollar settlements and/or verdicts for his clients. In fact, he has been trial counsel in some of the largest multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements in the mid-Atlantic region. Click here to see a sample of newspaper headlines from his cases. Click here to see a sample of settlements.
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1991
B.S., University of Baltimore, 1988
District of Columbia, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2020
Mr. Slutkin has been lead counsel in a number of litigation matters that resulted in recoveries of over $100 million. For example, he was lead counsel in a $276 million fraud verdict in Baltimore against First Union National Bank. After that, Mr. Slutkin represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in its fraud case against Ernst & Young arising from the billion-dollar failure of Superior Bank in Chicago. That case netted the FDIC $125 million from Ernst.
More recently, in a case that settled for $190 million, the trial judge observed in a written opinion that the result appeared to be “the largest settlement of a Class Action founded upon allegations of sexual abuse.” The judge further stated that the “unprecedented results would not have been achieved without the unique judgment, care, resources, determination, talent skills and experience” of Mr. Slutkin and his colleagues. According to the court, Mr. Slutkin and his colleagues “made persuasive and credible arguments” during the litigation and achieved “remarkable success.” The court also said that the settlement was “extraordinary,” was “a remarkable result” and was reached in a “speedy and efficient manner.”
In a recent product liability case in federal court, the trial judge stated on the record that Mr. Slutkin’s cross examination of the defendant’s principal expert witness was the “cross examination of the year” which “decimated” the expert.
Mr. Slutkin has been an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore School of law since 2002, where he has taught Litigation Process and currently teaches Medical Malpractice Litigation. He also is a former faculty member of the Maryland Trial Advocacy Institute, where he demonstrated and taught trial advocacy to Maryland attorneys. He also has taught seminars for the Maryland State Bar Association, formerly known as the Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers. His court filings have been published by West as forms for other lawyers to use. At the invitation of leading hospitals in Maryland, he has spoken to groups of physicians on the subject medical malpractice litigation and how to avoid it. Mr. Slutkin also is the former chairman of the Board of Directors of The League for People with Disabilities.
Mr. Slutkin has been given an AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 rating by the Martindale Hubbell Lawyers Directory. This is the highest rating for lawyers, signifying “very high to pre-eminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.” As a result of this rating, American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell chose Mr. Slutkin as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law" in 2013 and a "Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law" in 2014.
In a survey of Maryland attorneys, Mr. Slutkin has been chosen as one of Maryland’s “Super Lawyers,” first in 2007 (the initial year of the survey), and each year since. In various years of the Super Lawyers survey of his peers, Mr. Slutkin has had the honor of being voted one of the top 10 lawyers in the entire state of Maryland and one of the top 50 lawyers in Maryland. He also has a 10 out of 10 rating ("Superb") on Avvo.com, which annually rates attorneys.
Mr. Slutkin also has been included in the publication "Best Lawyers" since 2012. In 2012 and 2021, his peers voted him Baltimore's "Lawyer of The Year" for his representation of victims of medical malpractice. This is a special honor as only a single lawyer in each practice area and geographic area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." Lawyers honored as "Lawyer of the Year" are chosen based upon particularly impressive voting averages received during a peer-review assessment with thousands of leading lawyers each year. According to Best Lawyers, the designation "Lawyer of the Year" reflects a high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same community and practice area for ability, professionalism and integrity.
Mr. Slutkin also has been included in The Daily Record's 2022 Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law Power List of 25 attorneys. According to The Daily Record: The attorneys on the list "are among the finest practitioners in this complex legal field in Maryland" and were "chosen by our editorial leadership team" after it "reached out to readers and others in the legal community for input and perspective." "The list is part of a series of Power Lists throughout 2022 that will showcase the most influential figures in law, higher education, health care, business, financial services and other fields."
Mr. Slutkin was a long-standing member of the Peer Review Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, which evaluates the ethical conduct of attorneys charged with misconduct, for which he repeatedly served as Chairman of various peer reviews.