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 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 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 as 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.
Mr. Kurlander is 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 eight 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 by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland. Mr. Kurlander recently was selected to a list of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).
Most recently, Mr. Kurlander is an integral member of a Medical Malpractice Workgroup assigned by the Conference of Circuit Court Judges. The Workgroup studies and recommends initiatives to improve the practice of medical malpractice law in the State of Maryland. Mr. Kurlander also actively trains numerous judges in judicial circuits around the State in medical malpractice law.
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 Gilman School in Baltimore and Tufts University. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Roland Park Country School. He is a member of the Alumni Board for Gilman School in Baltimore.
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.