Sean Gugerty is a partner with Goodell DeVries. His practice is focused primarily on defending healthcare providers and healthcare institutions. Sean has successfully represented these clients in medical malpractice and other claims throughout the Maryland and D.C. judicial system. Sean also represents pharmaceutical manufacturers in product liability litigation in state and federal court, as well as providing advice and analysis on regulatory compliance and risk mitigation.
Sean handles complex litigation in all its phases, including investigation, depositions, motions practice, alternative dispute resolution, and trial. He has prevailed in dispositive motions in both state and federal court, including in the In Re: Zantac multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of Florida, where he was the co-lead counsel for briefing and arguing motions that secured the dismissal of all claims against the generic manufacturer defendants. Sean also briefed and argued motions resulting in the dismissal of the first COVID-19 medical malpractice claim brought in Maryland state court. In addition, Sean has experience briefing and arguing appeals before the Appellate Court and the Supreme Court of Maryland.
Before joining the firm, Sean was the law clerk to the Hon. Joseph M. Getty at the Supreme Court of Maryland. He also clerked for the Hon. Peter B. Krauser, Chief Judge of the Appellate Court of Maryland (Ret.), and the Hon. Sherrie R. Bailey, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Sean attended the University of Maryland School of Law, where he had a concentration in health law, served on the Journal of Health Law & Policy and the Maryland Law Moot Court Board, and interned with the legal department of The Johns Hopkins Health System.