Schochor, Federico and Staton Wins Prestigious Simon K. Walton Civil Justice Award

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Maryland Association for Justice Honors Baltimore Law Firm Schochor, Federico and Staton. Schochor, Federico and Staton, through their work, demonstrated a compassion and commitment to keeping families safe.

Schochor, Federico and Staton

Our firm’s commitment to families is best reflected in the dedication, compassion and diligence our lawyers bring to each of the cases we take on each year and the results we achieve for our clients.

Schochor, Federico and Staton is pleased to announce that it has been named the 2013 Simon K. Civil Justice award winner. Given annually by the Maryland Association for Justice (formerly the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association), the award is presented to an organization or person who was injured and/or acted on behalf of injured consumers. The recipients, through their work, demonstrated a compassion and commitment to keeping families safe through advocacy on behalf of consumers, and/or on behalf of those seeking to advance or preserve access to the courts.

“Schochor, Federico and Staton thanks the Maryland Association of Justice for its invaluable guidance and support over the years, and is deeply honored by this recognition,” said Schochor, Federico and Staton Managing Partner Jonathon Schochor. “Our firm’s commitment to families is best reflected in the dedication, compassion and diligence our lawyers bring to each of the cases we take on each year. The results we achieve for our clients are a tremendous source of pride for everyone at our firm.”

Schochor, Federico and Staton was given the award for negotiating a $123 million class action settlement (Circuit Court for Baltimore City - #24-C-13-001283 OT) for the victims of Dr. Earl Bradley, a Delaware pediatrician who was found guilty of sexually abusing his patients in the largest case of pedophilia by a single defendant in United States history. The landmark settlement provides Dr. Bradley’s young victims and their families—including many from Maryland—with much-needed funding for long-term psychiatric and psychological counseling.

The successful conclusion of this case also set a precedent for hospitals and other medical institutions in the United States, which have an ongoing responsibility to investigate the backgrounds of their health care providers to ensure this horrific kind of abuse never happens again. Additionally, the scale of the settlement provides a strong incentive for medical professionals everywhere to take seriously their responsibility to police their own, added Mr. Schochor.

About Schochor, Federico and Staton
Schochor, Federico and Staton has been designated with the highest rating afforded by Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in the Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers. These ratings, granted by peers and judges, are awarded only to firms that consistently provide service that adheres to the highest ethical standards and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the law. The five partners, Jonathan Schochor, Philip Federico, Kerry Staton, James Cardea and Scott Kurlander, have also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

We’ve earned these accolades while building one of the largest and most successful medical malpractice firms in the region. With offices in Maryland and Washington D.C., the firm’s resources include a team of full-time medical investigators and medical professionals throughout the United States. Over the lifetime of the firm, we’ve recovered over $700 million dollars on behalf of our clients. (Note: Each case is different, and past experience is no assurance that any future case will result in success.)

For more information please visit us on the web at http://www.sfspa.com.

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