Chambers USA cited Goodell DeVries as the only Maryland law firm earning recognition in “Healthcare: Medical Malpractice” and four of the five attorneys recognized in this practice are Goodell DeVries attorneys. Donald L. DeVries, Jr., Craig B. Merkle, Thomas V. Monahan, Jr., and Susan T. Preston are recognized as top leaders in the practice of Healthcare: Medical Malpractice. About our firm and attorneys, Chambers states:
“THE FIRM: This top-tier medical malpractice defense group has an excellent reputation in the state for its handling of serious medical negligence cases. The highly responsive team is often called upon to handle its clients' highest-exposure cases. Those clients include academic medical centers, community hospitals, individual physicians and allied healthcare providers." Sources say: "The firm possesses all the qualities we look for in a first-class defense firm – the ability to try cases, expertise in medical legal matters, responsiveness and value." KEY INDIVIDUALS Practice head Donald DeVries is widely viewed as "the preeminent attorney in the state for complex medical issues." Craig Merkle wins praise for his professional malpractice defense work. "I use Craig because I trust him to act with integrity and provide the resources and expertise we need in this complex legal area," reports one source. Thomas Monahan's "excellent practice" involves defending physicians, nurses, hospitals, long-term care facilities and other providers in medical negligence cases. Susan Preston has an extensive defense practice in the area of professional negligence. Observers note: "She is head and shoulders above many of her peers." From Chambers USA 2012.
On a nationwide level, both Charlie P. Goodell Jr. and Robert A. Limbacher earned recognition in the Products Liability & Mass Torts practice area. Chambers notes “Charles Goodell of Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP is widely praised for his expertise in pharmaceutical product litigation. He is currently representing Pfizer in trials relating to its hormone replacement therapy drug, Prempro. Robert Limbacher recently joined the team from Dechert LLP. He has particularly impressed sources with his work in high stakes pharmaceutical litigation.” Mr. Goodell was also recognized among nine attorneys nationally as a Star Individual in the practice area of Products Liability: Pharmaceutical.
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