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Robert J Weltchek

Medical malpractice Attorney at Lutherville, MD

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About Robert

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Throughout his 30-year career, firm principal ROBERT J. WELTCHEK has consistently achieved historic recoveries for his clients.

The lengthy list of defendants that he has successfully litigated against includes some of the country’s largest corporations. Among them are ExxonMobil,Ernst & YoungGeneral Motors/HummerBell AtlanticBethlehem SteelChemlawn,FBIEssroc CementPublishers Clearinghouseand Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Weltchek recently won a historic $150,000,000 jury verdict in Baltimore County against ExxonMobil in a 6-month trial stemming from massive groundwater contamination. The jury verdict ranks as one of the largest in the Nation’s history. In 2000, Weltchek recovered $185,000,000 for his bankrupt client against accounting giant Ernst & Young, reportedly one of the largest settlements at the time.

Weltchek has built his reputation on landmark recoveries in medical malpractice cases as well. With over a dozen verdicts in excess of $5,000,000, Mr. Weltchek is highly sought after by attorneys and clients throughout the country to present their cases in court.


  • The first ever medical malpractice jury verdict in Charles County Maryland ($5,000,000), for the failure of physicians to recognize the severe abuse of a 6-year old child
  • The first ever pharmaceutical litigation in the State of Maryland involving the drug Terbutaline
  • $10,250,000 jury verdict in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City against Carefirst and a private practicing physician for the negligent delivery of a child resulting in permanent brain injury;
  • $10,000,000 jury verdict against the University of Maryland Medical Center in a wrongful death case for the failure to diagnose a blood disorder leading to the death of a 19-year old man,
  • $10,000,000 jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Bristol-Myers Squibb for defective silicone breast implants,
  • $7,100,000 jury verdict in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County for the failure to diagnose colon cancer resulting in the death of a 50 year old man.
  • The largest medical malpractice recoveries (at the time of verdict) in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Charles County.

WELTCHEK MALLAHAN & WELTCHEK pledges to continue the maverick tradition that Robert J. Weltchek has pioneered in his 30-year legal career.

Licensed for 42 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Law firm of Wetlchek Mallahan & Weltchek
2330 West Joppa Rd.
Lutherville, MD, 21093


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Posted by Diane | December 31, 2014
Best in his field
Bob Weltchek is a wonderful attorney dedicated to getting the very best results for his clients. His personal commitment, professionalism and basic decency is unsurpassed. He handled the most complex litigation for us with excellent results. His is not only a great lawyer but a great person. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Melissa | August 17, 2012
Hardworking Attorney
When I was giving birth to my daughter, there were some avoidable complications and I hired Robert Weltchek to help me pursue a medical malpractice claim due to a birth injury my daughter suffered. He was very helpful, got the results I was looking for.


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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • $185,000,000 Settlement Ernst & Young
  • $150,000,000 Verdict Against Exxon Valdez
  • $25,000,000 Against Bell Atlantic
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  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
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  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trail Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer In America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Malpractice Attorney
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • 2003
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Recognition
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bob Weltchek is a strong litigator who is very dedicated to each client he serves. As an attorney for over 30 years, Bob is known for his conscientious style, always ready to take the time to listen to what his clients want. He is detail oriented, and knows what it takes to win a difficult malpractice or personal injury case. He doesn't quit until he gets the job done right. His experience in the field shows and he never stops, no matter how complex each case becomes."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"After working with Robert Weltchek on numerous cases, I have found him to be both thorough in his knowledge and approach. With his finely-honed skills and his focus on an advantageous outcome for his clients. I’m learning a lot about how a lawyer should fight for their clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Family member
"Bob is one of the most highly regarded and sought after attorneys in the State of Maryland. He is a phenomenally effective medical malpractice attorney with a long history of historic verdicts and settlements against some of the largest corporations in the U.S. Working with him is like working with a legend. Not only is he a master at what he does; but he exudes dedication and persistence in every case. Furthermore, he is one of the most ethical and conscientious lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Anyone who uses Bob for their legal representation is in great hands."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Bob for over a decade and he still remains the finest trial lawyer I have seen. He is well respected amongst his peers and his courtroom skills are second to none. He has no doubt reached the pinnacle of his field."
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Lutherville Medical malpractice Lawyer Robert J Weltchek
Robert J Weltchek
Medical malpractice Attorney
Lutherville, MD
Licensed for 42 years
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