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Craig Brodsky

Firm: Goodell DeVries
Phone: (410) 783-4014

Specialties / Areas of Practice

  • Ethics
  • Litigation
  • Professional Conduct


A partner with Goodell DeVries, Craig Brodsky has provided practical solutions for professionals and organizations in today's evolving business environment for 25 years. Craig vigorously defends professionals in malpractice matters, licensing proceedings, health care litigation, and products liability litigation. He has been at the forefront of complex legal issues in Maryland, D.C., and nationwide.

Craig defends lawyers in disciplinary actions resulting from allegations of professional misconduct and violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. He provides counsel from the early stages of the investigation by Bar Counsel all the way through the final Court of Appeals argument. Well-versed in the unique challenges confronting attorneys under investigation, Craig brings to his practice a sophisticated understanding of the complex disciplinary process, including key issues, strategies taken by opposing parties, and tactics to mitigate risk throughout the process. He has tried numerous cases against Bar Counsel in Maryland and has authored and presented on attorney ethics rules and the investigatory process.

As a result of his professional malpractice work, Craig is viewed as a leader in resolving disputes between attorneys and their clients and is frequently called upon to provide expert testimony in such disputes. He also provides counsel on fee disputes, partnership matters, and other business issues involving the attorney-client relationship.

In the health care arena, Craig represents primarily hospitals and long-term care facilities in medical malpractice litigation as well as physicians in licensing actions. His experience is wide-ranging and focuses primarily on defending catastrophic injury claims. He also advises and defends health care clients in employment, licensing, and ethics matters.

Craig is also regional counsel for a national fan manufacturer and defends the company in product liability claims throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Craig was appointed by Case Western University School of Medicine to serve as a Clinical Instructor in the Masters in Anesthesia program and has taught a Law & Anesthesia course annually since 2015. Craig also presents frequently to health care providers and attorneys on current developments in the law and medical-legal issues.

Education & Admissions

  • University of Baltimore, School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1995)
  • University of Maryland (B.S. in Finance, 1992)

Awards and Recognition

  • Defense Research Institute’s Exceptional Performance Citation 2013-2014 for work as President of the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers’ Association

Professional Affiliations

  • The Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association; Tort Community Steering Committee
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Governors 2014 - Present; President 2013 - 2014; Vice President 2012 - 2013; Treasurer 2010 - 2012; Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19, 2020)
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association

Reported Cases

  • Lacek v. Washington Hospital Center, 978 A.2d 1194, (D.C. 2009)
  • D'Angelo v. St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc., 853 A.2d 813 (Md. App. 2004)
  • Sherman v. Adoption Center of Washington, 741 A.2d 1031 (D.C. 1999)
  • Burt v. Barry, 962 F.Supp. 185 (D.D.C. 1997)

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