On March 2, 2013 Thomas V. Monahan, Jr. was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America at the College's spring meeting in Naples, FL.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession.
Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.
Mr. Monahan has over 30 years of experience defending physicians, nurses, hospitals, long-term care facilities and related health care providers in medical negligence cases in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Since founding Goodell DeVries in 1988, he and his partners have successfully expanded the firm’s medical malpractice defense practice which is recognized as one of the best in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia.
Mr. Monahan has been recognized by clients and peers for inclusion in many legal ranking directories, most notably by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. Chambers USA notes that Mr. Monahan is characterized as a “skillful litigator who really takes the time to understand the nuances of a case.” Client comments published with Best Lawyer state that Mr. Monahan “is not only a great strategist and superior trial attorney but [he] also understands the sensitivity of the political relationships our company is involved in” and “that he is one of the most intelligent and hardworking lawyer that I know.” Mr. Monahan has also been honored as a Maryland Super Lawyer since 2008. He is an alumnus of Princeton University (A.B., cum laude, 1976) and The University of Virginia (J.D. 1979).