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. (www.actl.com)
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. (www.brynathyn.edu).
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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Maryland Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 10 Lawyer, Washingon DC||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 50 Super Lawyers of Maryland||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Fellow||American College of Trial Lawyers||2006|
|Partner||Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher||1980 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2006 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Prince George's County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court||Master||N/A|
|Maryland State Committee for the American College of Trial Lawyers||Member||2008 - 2011|
|J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court||Secretary-Treasurer||2000 - 2005|
|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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|Md. L. Rev.||Note, Adoption of Strict Liability in Tort||1977|
|Legal Mutual Newsletter||Claims Reporting||N/A|
|University of Maryland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|University of Maryland, College Park||American Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|Judicial Institute of Maryland||Intentional Torts||2009|
|Annual Meeting||Attorney Liability for Personal Injury Settlements||2001|
|Annual Conference||Recurrent Issues in Bad Baby Cases.||1998|