Michael H. Bereston

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Location:
Annapolis, Maryland
Phone:
410-793-4554 (MD)
866-517-4037
410-269-5011 (Baltimore/Annapolis)
202-628-2226 (DC)
Fax:
410-269-5022
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Serving all of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the law firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., provides dedicated representation in complex civil litigation with a concentration in medical malpractice, medical negligence, birth trauma, nursing home abuse, workers compensation, and serious personal injury. As a more than 20 year veteran civil litigator, Mr. Bereston has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. In recent years, Mr. Bereston has devoted his practice exclusively to the representation of injured victims.

Mr. Bereston has been in practice for many years with extensive trial experience. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University (B.A.) and the University of Baltimore Law School (J.D.). He has achieved the highest rating of 10 by AVVO, representing “superb” in the fields of birth injury and medical malpractice. Mr. Bereston is admitted to practice in the state of Maryland, District of Columbia, the United States District Courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the US Supreme Court.

Mr. Bereston is ranked "AV", by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rank for any attorney, and is listed by that publication's "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers". America's most exclusive directory of law firms for more than 80 years, The Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers lists only those select law practices and law firms that have earned the AV® Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have therefore been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field. Mr. Bereston has also been a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2013 and a Patron to the American Association for Justice Leaders Forum.

Mr. Bereston was selected by his peers as "Leading Lawyer" in the medical malpractice category from 2010 to present in "What's up Annapolis" magazine and is included in Marquis' "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in America Law" publication. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as "Association for Trial Lawyers of America"), including its' Professional Negligence Section and Birth Trauma Litigation Group; the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), including its' Medical Negligence Section and Nursing Home Litigation Committee, the Maryland State Bar Association; the Trial Lawyers of Metropolitan Washington; the Anne Arundel Bar Association; and the District of Columbia Bar Association, including its' Injuries to Persons and Property Section. Mr. Bereston is a former member of the Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Prince George's County Bar Associations, and the AAJ's Products Liability and Breast Implant Litigation Group.  He has been designated as an advocate by the National College of Advocacy and a member of the Pound Civil Justice Institute.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Serious Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1978
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1976
  • The John Hopkins University
    • B.A. - 1973

Published Works

  • Gomez, et. al. v. Griffin (Medical Malpractice-Only Documented Naprosyn Induced Fatal Hepatitis Case in U.S.), Verdicts, Settlements, and Tactics, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 95-96
  • Gomez, et. al. v. Griffin (Medical Malpractice-Only Documented Naprosyn Induced Fatal Hepatitis Case in U.S.), The Daily Record, Trial Reports, 1992
  • Gomez, et. al. v. Griffin (Medical Malpractice-Only Documented Naprosyn Induced Fatal Hepatitis Case in U.S.), Metro Verdicts Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 12 p. 446
  • Gomez, et. al. v. Griffin (Medical Malpractice-Only Documented Naprosyn Induced Fatal Hepatitis Case in U.S., MTLA Trial Reporter, Vol. 13, No. 4

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Paralegal Program, Dundalk Community College, 1989 - 1990
  • Instructor, Workers' Compensation, Anne Arundel Community College, 1990

Honors and Awards

  • "AV", by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • "Leading Lawyer" in the Medical Malpractice Category, 2010 - Present
  • Highest rating of "10" by AVVO, representing “superb” in the fields of birth injury and medical malpractice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Member
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association (AABA), Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, Former Member
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Former Member
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association, Former Member
  • AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group and Medical Negligence Sections, Member
  • MAJ Medical Negligence and Nursing Home Litigation Sections, Member, 1978 - 1981
  • MSBA Negligence Section, Member, 1979 - 1981
  • DC Bar Negligence to Persons and Property Section, Member, 1981 - 1982
  • AAJ Products Liability and Breast Implant Litigation Group, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Prince George's County Government, Associate County Attorney, 1979 - 1980
  • State of Maryland, Assistant Attorney General, 1981 - 1989
  • Anne Arundel County Office of Law, Assistant County Attorney, 1989 - 1996