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Daniel C. Costello

P.O. Box 551
104 West Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21404-0551


Communication Center
Phone: (410) 263-5900
E-mail: dcc@wlekn.com
Fax: (410) 280-2230

 



Mr. Costello is a shareholder in the Firm who practices primarily in the area of medical and professional malpractice defense. He has extensive experience in the defense of health care providers and hospitals throughout the State and Federal Courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. He lectures regularly to physician groups and hospitals, and regularly serves as a faculty member on programs sponsored by the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL). The D.C. Defense Lawyers' Association named Mr. Costello "Lawyer of the Year" in 2017.

After graduating with honors from the University of Maryland in 1987, Mr. Costello attended the University of Maryland School of Law, where he obtained his JD Degree, with honor, in 1990. He thereafter clerked for the Honorable Theodore G. Bloom of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Following his clerkship, Mr. Costello joined Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein as an associate, and was named a shareholder in 1998.

Mr. Costello is licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. He is also admitted to the Bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. Costello is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Academy of Medical Experts (Justice Fellow), the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association, the Virginia State Bar, and the Anne Arundel County Bar. He is also a member of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Peer Review Committee.

Mr. Costello is AV® Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell.


Current Employment Position(s):

Shareholder


Bar Admissions:

Virginia, 1997

Maryland, 1990

District of Columbia, 1991

U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1991

U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1993

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1998

U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997


Education:

University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1990

Honors: With Honors


University of Maryland, 1987 B.A.

Honors: Cum Laude


Honors and Awards:

Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - Present


Lawyer of the Year, 2017
(District of Columbia Defense Lawyers' Association)


Published Works:

Author, "The Impact of the Constitution on the Anti-Terrorism Act

of 1987", 13 Md. Journal Int'l. Law and Trade 331, 1989


Co-Author, "Health Claims Arbitration in Maryland-The Defense

Perspective", Maryland Bar Journal, Vol. XXIX, No. 6, 1996


Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Academy of Medical Experts (Justice Fellow)

American Board of Trial Advocates

Anne Arundel County Bar Association

The District of Columbia Bar

District of Columbia Defense Lawyers' Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Peer Review Committee, January 1, 2007 - Present