Jhanelle A. Graham Caldwell

Ms. Caldwell is an associate with the firm.  Her practice is focused primarily on defending health care providers and health care institutions in professional liability matters alleging birth trauma, serious bodily injury, and wrongful death.  Ms. Caldwell is responsible for all aspects of litigation and discovery, including factual investigation, litigation strategy development, expert and fact witness depositions, mediation and trial advocacy.  

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Caldwell was a civil litigation associate at a private law firm in Baltimore, Maryland, where she defended clients in product liability matters, employment disputes, lead paint actions and complex commercial litigation.  During law school, Ms. Caldwell earned a health law certificate and was a judicial intern for former Chief Judge Robert M. Bell at the Court of Appeals of Maryland.  She also worked as a law clerk at The Johns Hopkins Legal Department in Mount Washington, Baltimore.  

Before pursuing a legal career, Ms. Caldwell spent three years as an Intramural Research Training Award Fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Fogarty International Center for the National Institutes of Health.  In the latter post, she was assigned to Bangkok, Thailand and Kathmandu, Nepal, where she aided the execution of contracts for the development of a childhood malnutrition study in Asia, Africa, and South America. 


Professional Organizations and Committees

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  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Programming Committee Co-Chair
  • Alumni Board Member, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Defense Research Institute, Drug & Device Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association (Maryland)
  • Monumental City Bar Association


Honors and Awards

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2018
  • Selected to Lawyers of Color Hot List – Mid-Atlantic Region 2014
  • William P. Cunningham Award for exceptional academic achievement and service (2013)
  • Dean’s Award (2011-12, 2012-13)
  • Monumental City Bar Foundation Scholar (2012)
  • Friars Senior Honor Society, University of Pennsylvania (2007)


Community Activities

Ms. Caldwell is currently a junior board member of Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore, a charitable organization that provides at-risk children with mentorship, housing, exceptional academic opportunities and support from middle school through college.