Seasoned Maryland Litigation Lawyers
As seasoned litigation attorneys, the partners of McCarthy, Winkelman and Mester have spent years balancing the proverbial scales of justice, and have certainly represented their share of Davids against Goliath-sized opponents, compensating for the disparate quantity of resources with quality.
Our Philosophy of Legal Representation
“Our belief is that we are here to represent individuals who really cannot help themselves because they are overmatched in going against large defendants with unlimited resources,” says partner Kevin McCarthy. “Their unlimited resources are no match for our unlimited desire to fight for what is right.”
The partners’ combined body of wisdom has accrued over nearly 100 years working with and against Fortune 500 companies and the medical institutions in the Washington/Baltimore region. The firm’s existence has coincided with the meteoric rise in medical malpractice cases. Today, the firm has a medical malpractice department headed up by two experienced professionals, one an attorney with a record of significant results and the other a nurse-attorney who has in-depth knowledge of the medical issues involved in each case.
In addition to fighting hard for clients injured by medical negligence, our attorneys are noted for their work in cases of complex civil and criminal litigation. They have successfully litigated challenging cases involving product liability, maritime death, telecommunications actions and civil rights. With a record of accomplishment that continues to enhance the firm’s reputation throughout the Maryland and D.C. areas, there is no doubt that McCarthy, Winkelman and Mester will continue to champion the rights of individuals against all odds.
Our Litigation Record
Our attorneys have won large verdicts at trial, compensating clients for their injuries and losses. Some examples include:
- $5,456,896 verdict against Prince George’s Hospital Center for a client whose leg was amputated because of a delay in performing surgery.
- $2,884,500 verdict obtained for family of man killed in a construction site accident.
- A six-figure verdict for a client who suffered a serious shoulder injury. This case involved a premises liability action that successfully argued for compensation after the plaintiff fell through a pier owned by the defendants.
- An unspecified verdict for a young man who required stiches after a police officer punched him. Through discovery, the plaintiffs introduced testimony from a fellow police officer that the defendant officer admitted to the attack and bragged about similar attacks on other young men in the community.
Kevin J. McCarthy
“One of D.C. Area Best Lawyers” – Washington Post Sunday Magazine
Michael J. Winkelman
Michael practices civil litigation in State and Federal Courts throughout Maryland and select other jurisdictions.
Christian C. Mester
Christian investigates and prosecutes medical negligence (also called medical malpractice) cases.
Maria H. Dawson
Maria’s nursing background along with her law degree allows her to provide critical insight into her clients’ medical negligence cases.
Learn More About Our Cases and Our Maryland Legal Team
To speak with one of our litigation lawyers about your case, please call to schedule a case evaluation. You can reach us at 301-262-7422 or contact us online. Learn how we build strong cases and fight for our clients’ rights.