In The News

December 2019
Shareholder Robert Dale Klein has published the 35th annual supplement of his highly popular two-volume treatise, Maryland Civil Procedure Forms with Practice Commentary (published by Matthew Bender & Company).
December 2019
Shareholders Robert Dale Klein, David Roling, Michael Wharton, and Michael Wiggins once again were voted by their peers as “Maryland Super Lawyers” (2020 edition), joined in 2020 by Shareholder D. Lee Rutland. Shareholder Timothy Fisher once again was a voted “Maryland Rising Star,” and Stephen Altman once again was voted a “Virginia Super Lawyer” by his peers.
November 2019
Defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Harford County for a general surgeon alleged to have negligently performed a bilateral inguinal hernia repair where after that repair the patient suffered the loss of a testicle, permanent inguinal pain, and recurrent hernias with repairs and mesh removal.
October 2019
Defense verdict in Anne Arundel County for a plastic surgeon alleged to have performed an incorrect surgery for entropion.
October 2019
Defense verdict in Fairfax County, Virginia on behalf of an internist alleged to have failed to prevent his patient’s suicide.
October 2019
Defense verdict in the Circuit for Montgomery County for two pulmonologists alleged to have been negligent in the delay of diagnosing a lung cancer.
September 2019
Stephen L. Altman (Of Counsel) was selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers for the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation.
September 2019
Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein welcomes new Associate Mark F. Pincelli to our Annapolis, MD office!
August 2019
In the upcoming 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms” rankings, Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein, P.A. is recognized by its peers as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in the region.
August 2019
Defense verdict in Harford County, MD on behalf of a neurosurgeon where it was alleged that the patient developed a 10 cm compressive epidural hematoma following a four-level cervical discectomy and fusion. The plaintiff went on to develop permanent upper extremity weakness and loss of function leading to a second surgery to explant the hardware and evacuate the hematoma.
August 2019
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® (2020 edition) in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants.
August 2019
Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein welcomes new Associates Timothy P. Scott, Jr. and Christine A. Bondi to our Annapolis, MD and Fairfax, VA offices, respectively!
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.
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
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.
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.