Partner Spotlight: Attorney Kerry Staton
Distinguished medical malpractice attorney Kerry Staton has been a staple of the Maryland legal community for more than 35 years—and has experienced the pain and hardship of medical malpractice firsthand.
After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1980, Staton has built his career around relentlessly pursuing justice. His mission is to provide comprehensive legal representation to medical malpractice victims who need justice, but who may not have the financial means to obtain it on their own.
His dedication to the law stems from his own mother’s harrowing experience with medical malpractice. Mr. Staton’s mother received negligent surgical care that led to a massive brain injury and her confinement in a nursing facility for the rest of her life. His personal experience allows him to empathize with the pain, frustration, and stress his clients go through after being affected by a serious medical error.
A Maryland attorney who stays at the forefront of medical malpractice law
In 1984, Mr. Staton and his partners founded Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Since then, Mr. Staton has remained abreast of changes and trends in his profession through active involvement in widely recognized legal organizations. He was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). Membership in the ACTL is limited to the top 1% of all lawyers in each state. In addition, Mr. Staton was elected to the International Society of Barristers, an organization with equally restrictive membership criteria.
His additional memberships include, but are not limited to:
- Maryland Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice
- Maryland Bar Foundation
- Reginald Heber Smith Law Fellowship
- Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Baltimore City Bar Association
- Howard County Bar Association
Through lecturing at such prestigious institutions as the University of Maryland School of Law, the Office of the Attorney General, and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mr. Staton shares his wealth of knowledge with the greater legal and medical community.
An impressive list of accolades
Throughout his career, Mr. Staton has earned an array of awards and honors.
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law BLSA named him Practitioner of the Year in 2014. Best Lawyers® also listed Mr. Staton as the “Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs-Baltimore” in 2013. Receiving this honor from Best Lawyers® is significant, as only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Stanton has been identified by Best Lawyers® since 2008.
Mr. Staton has also earned an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. This significant rating accomplishment is a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He was also recognized as Professional of the Year in Medical Malpractice/Products Liability Law by Strathmore’s Who’s Who in 2011 and 2012.
In addition, Mr. Staton has earned honors from Maryland Super Lawyers®, National Black Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The American Trial Association Top 100, Baltimore Magazine, and much more.
Contact a trustworthy medical malpractice lawyer in Baltimore or Washington D.C. today
Mr. Staton and the entire Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. team handle difficult medical malpractice cases in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. They also represent clients in national class action litigation. Although nothing can fix the damage done by negligent health care, Mr. Staton helps victims and families rebuild their lives by getting them the financial support they so desperately need.
To request a consultation with Kerry Staton or another member of the Schochor, Federico and Staton team, please contact the firm today at (888) 234-0001.