Craig S. Brodsky

Mr. Brodsky is a partner with the firm. His active trial practice concentrates on the representation of professionals 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, and has an active commercial litigation practice.

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

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Honors and Awards

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

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Professional Experience

  • Partner – Goodell DeVries (2006 - Present)
  • Associate – Goodell DeVries (2003 - 2006)
  • Associate – Eccelston & Wolf, PC. (1996 - 2003)

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Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • 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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Reported Opinions

  • 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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Teaching Activities

  • Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, "ANES 490—Law and Anesthesia," July 1, 2015
  • 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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