Philip Federico


Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A.

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Philip C. Federico is a senior partner with the law firm of Schochor, Federico and Staton where he focuses on the preparation and trial of medical malpractice claims, product liability cases and other serious civil litigation and personal injury lawsuits. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court for the United States and has handled numerous cases throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2007.

He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 and went on to graduate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1983. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Bar Association of Baltimore City and Bar Association of the District of Columbia. He is also an active member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, the American Judicature Society, the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), and the Justinian Society. He has appeared ìpro hac viceî with special permission by courts in New Jersey, Delaware and North Carolina, among others. He has achieved an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, which reflects the highest rating an attorney can receive for litigation skills and ethical standards.

Mr. Federico serves as a faculty member of the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc., educating attorneys on the preparation and trial of medical malpractice cases by presenting on such topics titled: Deposition Training Program, Preparation and Presentation of the Life Care Plan Expert, and Trying the Case. He has presented grand rounds to physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital, and other health care facilities on ìHow to Avoid Malpractice.î He has also lectured at seminars for the National Business Institute to Lawyers and Paralegals in Maryland on such issues as ìMedical Malpractice in Marylandî and ìAnalyzing Medical Records.î Additionally, Mr. Federico has testified on numerous occasions before the Maryland State Legislature on issues within law, medicine and tort reform.

Mr. Federico has been a member of the Associated Italian American Charities of Maryland since 1993, receiving the Bud Ecalano Award in 1998, and has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland since 1995.

Mr. Federico was admitted in 1983 to Maryland; in 1984 to U.S. District Court and District of Maryland; in 1985 to District of Columbia; in 1991 to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; in 1998 to U.S. Supreme Court; and in 2004 to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Mr. Federico is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum (2002ó); The Outstanding Lawyers of America (2003ó); American Board of Trial Advocates (2005ó). Honors: Top 100 Verdicts 2004 (Alston v. Warble), National Verdict Reporter; and Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys (2005ó).