Craig S. Brodsky

Mr. Brodsky is a partner with the firm. His active trial practice concentrates on the representation of professionals and businesses in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Brodsky has represented attorneys, physicians, psychologists, health care organizations, nursing homes, group homes, developers, adoption agencies and real estate brokers. He has developed a concentration in defending health care providers in birth trauma/cerebral palsy litigation. Mr. Brodsky also defends professionals in disciplinary actions, has an active commercial litigation practice, has tried multiple jury and bench trials and argued cases in the appellate courts of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Brodsky frequently presents to health care providers and attorneys on current developments in the law and medical-legal issues.

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Professional Associations

  • Partner – Goodell DeVries (2006 - Present)
  • Associate – Goodell DeVries (2003 - 2006)
  • Associate – Eccelston & Wolf, PC. (1996 - 2003)
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • District of Columbia Bar Association; Tort Community Steering Committee (June 2017- Present)
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Governors 2014- Present; President 2013-2014; Vice President 2012-2013; Treasurer 2010 - 2012)
  • Virginia State Bar Association

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Representative Matters

  • Lacek v. Washington Hospital Center, 978 A.2d 1194, (D.C. 2009)
  • D'Angelo v. St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc., 853 A.2d 813 (Md. App. 2004)
  • Sherman v. Adoption Center of Washington, 741 A.2d 1031 (D.C. 1999)
  • Burt v. Barry, 962 F.Supp. 185 (D.D.C. 1997)

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Publications and Seminars

  • Presenter, American Conference Institute on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, "Advances in Genetic Testing and Genomic Medicine: Changing the DNA of the Obstetric Malpractice Defense," June 25-26, 2018
  • Presenter, District of Columbia Bar Tort Law Community, "Practice Update- Expert Designation in Civil Cases Under Amended Rule 26," May 7, 2018
  • Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, "ANES 490—Law and Anesthesia," 2015-2018
  • Presenter, District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association Annual Convention, "Defending Future Care Damages: Trends and Strategy in a Changing Climate of Collateral Source Tort Reform," October 2016
  • Presenter, District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association Annual Convention, "Hot Topics and Trends in Complex Litigation," October 2016
  • Presenter, District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association Annual January CLE, "Ethics, Social Media and E-Communication," January 19, 2012
  • Presenter, District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association Annual January CLE, "Getting to an Ethical Settlement," January 20, 2011
  • Presenter, District of Columbia Bar Tort Law Section CLE, "Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Its Impact on Settling Tort Claims," January 18, 2011
  • Presenter, District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Annual Convention, "Resolving Personal Injury Cases when Liens are Involved: Ethical and Professional Liability Pitfalls and Practical Solutions," October 2010
  • Presenter, District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Annual Convention, "Causation in Birth Trauma Cases," October 2009
  • Presenter, MedStar Georgetown, "Never Events: How They Happen and How They Play Out in Litigation," September 2010
  • Lecturer at MedStar Georgetown, "Neonatology, Documentation of Perinatal Events and Outcomes," June 2010, June 2009
  • Lecturer, Sibley Memorial Hospital, "Reducing the Risk of Lawsuits: Navigating the Medico-Legal Landscape," October 2006
  • Lecturer, MedStar Georgetown, Anesthesiology Department, "Reducing the Risk of Lawsuits: Navigating the Medico-Legal Landscape," September 2006
  • Lecturer, MedStar Georgetown, Pediatric Grand Rounds, "Reducing the Risk of Lawsuits: Navigating the Medico-Legal Landscape," June 2006

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Honors and Awards

  • Defense Research Institute’s Exceptional Performance Citation 2013-2014 for work as President of the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers’ Association

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