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Phillip R. Zuber is a partner at the firm of Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher.

He has devoted much of his thirty years practicing law to the complex areas of medical malpractice (especially obstetrical, neonatal and emergency medicine issues), legal malpractice, electric utility accidents, catastrophic personal injury, and attorney disciplinary matters.  He has also acted for over twenty-five years as general products liability counsel for an international industrial manufacturer.


Mr. Zuber is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization for which  fellowship is extended only by invitation - after careful investigation - to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Although there are currently more than 5,700 Fellows across the U.S. and Canada, membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province.   Mr. Zuber has served on the Maryland State Committee for the American College. (


For several years, Mr. Zuber has been named one of Maryland’s “Super Lawyers,” or one of the area’s top professional liability defense attorneys.  In 2012, he was named by Super Lawyers one of the Top 10 lawyers in the Washington, D.C. area


Mr. Zuber currently serves with judges and lawyers on the Maryland Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions - Civil.  He is also a frequent speaker to doctors, nurses, risk managers, and insurance companies, on a wide range of medical and attorney malpractice related subjects.  In conjunction with the American College’s State Committee, he has participated in teaching a Litigation Skills Course to law students at the University of Baltimore Law School.


While based in Upper Marlboro, Mr. Zuber has had cases and trials throughout the State of Maryland.  During his career, Mr. Zuber has handled more than a hundred cases involving multi-million dollar claims.


Among his many community activities, Mr. Zuber served for over 10 years on the Board of Trustees for Bryn Athyn College as the Chairman of its Legal Advisory Committee.  (


Mr. Zuber attended the University of Maryland College Park, graduating with high honors.  He received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law with honors, where he served on the student editorial board of the Maryland Law Review.



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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  2. Ethics: 25%
  3. Defective Products: 25%
  4. Insurance: 20%


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Alan Deloach

    Phillip is an excellent lawyer with a superb reputation in the legal community.


    Jason Deloach Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Douglas Burns

    I wholly endorse this lawyer's work. He has an uncanny ability in depositions to read closely the unspoken words which often result in silent pauses and to go beyond just "getting the facts," to actually resolve the case early on. Few lawyers have the ability to actually bring about dismissals in a manner which results in the opposing side actually believing they were wrong, Steady, solid trial techniques. If you have a civil litigation matter, no one will suit your needs better than this attorney.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher

5407 Water Street Suite 101
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772-3048


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2013
Top 10 Lawyer, Washingon DCSuper Lawyers2012
Top 50 Super Lawyers of MarylandSuper Lawyers2010
RecognizedSuper Lawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSasscer, Clagett & Bucher1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2006 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
J. Dudley Digges Inn of CourtMasterN/A
Maryland State Committee for the American College of Trial LawyersMember2008 - 2011
J. Dudley Digges Inn of CourtSecretary-Treasurer2000 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Oroian v. Allstate Insurance Co.Affirmed
Chesapeake Physicians Prof. Ass'n v. Home Ins. Co.Affirmed
Ramos v. Southern Maryland Elec. Coop. Inc.Summary Judgment Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Md. L. Rev.Note, Adoption of Strict Liability in Tort1977
Legal Mutual NewsletterClaims ReportingN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Maryland, College ParkAmerican StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Judicial Institute of MarylandIntentional Torts2009
Annual MeetingAttorney Liability for Personal Injury Settlements2001
Annual ConferenceRecurrent Issues in Bad Baby Cases.1998