Lucas Chrencik

Mr. Chrencik is an associate with the firm, concentrating his practice in the defense of product liability, medical malpractice, and toxic tort claims.  Mr. Chrencik has successfully represented health care institutions, practice groups, and individual physicians and other providers throughout Maryland in professional liability matters alleging birth trauma, serious bodily injury, and wrongful death.  Mr. Chrencik also represents residential property owners in Baltimore City in cases alleging neurologic injury from lead paint exposure.  He is responsible for all aspects of litigation and discovery, including investigating claims, developing litigation strategy, recruiting and preparing expert witnesses, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, and drafting and arguing dispositive and other motions.  Mr. Chrencik is also responsible for mediation and negotiation, trial preparation, and appeals. 

Mr. Chrencik also represents an international dental device manufacturer in complex commercial matters involving contractual and intellectual property law issues and substantial electronic discovery.  Mr. Chrencik investigates claims, interviews witnesses, manages the e-discovery process and document review team, and coordinates extensive document production.

Before joining the firm as an associate in 2010, Mr. Chrencik interned for the Honorable Alan M. Wilner on the Court of Appeals of Maryland.  While in law school, Mr. Chrencik was a member of the University of Baltimore Law Review and the Cardozo/BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Team, and received the Professor Jaap de Zwaan Scholarship to study at Erasmus University School of Law in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Prior to law school, Mr. Chrencik taught World and African American History at Sayre High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Representative Matters

  • Drafted winning appellate brief to the Court of Special Appeals on complex issue of res judicata
  • Drafted winning appellate brief to the Court of Special Appeals on Maryland pre-trial procedure
  • Co-authored successful motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict following medical malpractice trial
  • Drafted successful motion to dismiss large hospital client in case alleging claims of negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment
  • Obtained partial summary judgment in lead-paint exposure case on statute of limitations grounds