Five Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Partners Receive 2018 Super Lawyers Designation

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Five partners from Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. have been recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers® by a national lawyer rating organization. This distinguished award is given to attorneys who have demonstrated a proven commitment to the highest standards of legal practice. Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is proud to represent Baltimore's medical malpractice plaintiff practice area with five deserving recipients. The following Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. partners have been named to the 2018 Super Lawyers® list:

•Jonathan Schochor is a founder and senior managing partner with our firm, who was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Maryland by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has also achieved recognition by many other prestigious organizations including being named 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year (co-recipient) by the Maryland Association of Justice as well as the 2016 Lawyer of the Year for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice by Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Schochor also led the Class Action litigation involving Nikita Levy, M.D., a gynecologist who sexually abused his patients. The case resulted in a $190 million settlement purported to be the largest single perpetrator, sexual assault settlement in U.S. history.

•Kerry Staton is a founding partner of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. whose unyielding dedication to medical malpractice plaintiffs has resulted in numerous recognitions. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor that is only bestowed upon the top 1% of lawyers in each state and has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year® for plaintiffs’ medical malpractice in Baltimore twice, in 2013 and 2018 by Best Lawyers In America®.

•Philip C. Federico is a senior partner with Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. and one of our distinguished founders. Among his numerous awards and recognitions, he has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer™ every year since 2006, and was designated as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland™ in 2010 and 2011.

•James Cardea is no stranger to awards, having been recognized by the American Biographical Institute as the Man of the Year for Outstanding Contributions to Law. He has consistently been listed in the Best Lawyers in America™ since 2011. Mr. Cardea has been a Maryland Super Lawyer since 2010 and has been named by Super Lawyers® as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

•Scott Kurlander is widely respected for his knowledge of medical malpractice. His numerous accolades include being named to the Best Lawyers in America™ since 2011. He has been a Maryland Super Lawyer every year since 2009 and was recently chosen as one of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).

How Super Lawyer selections are made

The Super Lawyers® patented attorney review process combines peer evaluations with independent research methods to identify the most highly rated lawyers nationwide. Candidates are nominated by their peers or identified through the Super Lawyers® research team. The organization then uses 12 indicators of professional achievement to narrow down the candidate pool. A blue-ribbon peer review is conducted before final selections are made. Only five percent of all attorneys receive the Super Lawyers® designation.

Providing the residents of Washington DC, Maryland and Baltimore with award-winning legal representation

For more than 30 years, the attorneys of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. have diligently worked to provide the residents of Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC with quality legal representation. The partners, associates and staff thank these five recipients for their valuable contributions to the firm and congratulate each of them for this impressive recognition.
For more information about Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. or the Super Lawyers selection process, visit or call the office at 410-234-1000.

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