In The News

May 2019
Defense verdicts in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County for two gastroenterologists alleged to have failed to diagnosis chronic mesenteric ischemia in a patient who died from diffuse small bowel ischemia.
April 2019
Defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Howard County for an anesthesiologist alleged to have mismanaged a colonoscopy patient’s airway which resulted in the death of the patient.
April 2019
Defense verdict in Montgomery County on behalf of a Pediatric practice where it was alleged that the providers failed to timely identify the signs and symptoms of a pediatric brain aneurysm leading to the death of a 12-year-old boy.
January 2019
Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein is pleased to announce that Michael S. Rubin, Dana K. Schultz and Katherine J. Sullivan have been elected Shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2019.

Michael S. Rubin is resident in the firm’s Annapolis office. He focuses his practice on the defense of products liability and medical negligence claims. Mr. Rubin clerked for the Honorable Timothy J. Doory of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and was a judicial intern to the Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia of the Maryland Court of Appeals as well as the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow of the U.S.D.C. for the District of Maryland. Mr. Rubin is a cum laude graduate of both Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Maryland School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Maryland; admission to District of Columbia Bar is pending.

Dana K. Schultz is resident in the firm’s Annapolis office. She focuses her practice on the defense of medical malpractice claims and regularly represents health care providers before the Maryland Board of Physicians. Ms. Schultz is a graduate of San Diego State University and Southwestern University School of Law, where she was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and California.

Katherine J. Sullivan is resident in the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware, office. She focuses her practice on the defense of products liability, medical negligence and general liability claims. Ms. Sullivan clerked for the Honorable James Murray Lynn of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and interned with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the Delaware Department of Justice. Ms. Sullivan graduated from Villanova University, cum laude, and Temple University, Beasley School of Law. She is licensed to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
December 2018
Shareholders Robert Dale Klein (for the 11th consecutive year), Michael Wharton, and Michael Wiggins once again were voted by their peers as “Maryland Super Lawyers” (2019 edition) and Shareholder Timothy Fisher once again was a voted “Maryland Rising Star.” Associate Judd Altman of our Virginia office was voted both a “District of Columbia Rising Star” and a “Virginia Rising Star” in the 2019 editions of Super Lawyers in those jurisdictions.
December 2018
For the second year in a row, Shareholder Robert Dale Klein has received the 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from the publisher of Who’s Who.
December 2018
The December issue of Washingtonian Magazine once again lists D. Lee Rutland (Managing Shareholder) and Stephen Altman (Of Counsel) as “Best Lawyers-Civil Defense” in the District of Columbia.
December 2018
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein has published the 34th annual supplement of his highly popular two-volume treatise, Maryland Civil Procedure Forms with Practice Commentary (published by Matthew Bender & Company).
November 2018
Defense verdict in New Castle County, Delaware in favor of Occupational Health facility alleged negligently to have released intoxicated drug testing subject who later caused a traffic accident.
October 2018
Defense verdict in D.C. Superior Court in favor of internal medicine doctor who allegedly was negligent in monitoring patient’s warfarin level leading to a disabling stroke. Plaintiff’s life care plan ranged from $3.1 to $3.9 million.
August 2018
Once again, Shareholders Lee Rutland, Daniel Costello, and Michael Wiggins were selected by their peers for inclusion in the forthcoming The Best Lawyers in America® (2019 edition) in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.
June 2018
Multiple summary judgments in Maryland and in Delaware in favor of manufacturers of asbestos-containing brake linings alleged to have caused mesothelioma and lung cancer in a variety of occupational and home settings.
June 2018
Shareholders Robert Dale Klein and Michael T. Wharton were selected to join the ranks of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Maryland. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of litigators in the United States will ever receive this award.
June 2018
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein spoke about the status of Maryland asbestos litigation at the Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference presented by Perrin Conferences on June 7, 2018 in Wilmington, Delaware.
May 2018
Defense verdict in Prince George’s County in favor of a surgeon where it was alleged that a failing colostomy resulted in a patient’s death.
January 2018
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein received the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from the publisher of Who’s Who.
January 2018
Defense verdicts in the Circuit Court for Harford County for a surgeon and a gastroenterologist alleged to have mismanaged a hepatic artery aneurysm resulting in the death of the patient.
January 2018
Defense verdict in Fairfax County Circuit Court where it was alleged that a neurosurgeon used an inappropriate approach and negligent technique in relieving a huge, calcified thoracic disc during decompression resulting in spinal cord damage and paralysis.