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During my 36 years as a member of the Bar, I have tried over 120 jury trials as lead counsel.  My focus today is on cases involving serious personal injury whether from medical malpractice, products liability or automobile torts.  I also pursue legal malpractice cases on behalf of plaintiffs.


From 1982 to 2004, I spent countless hours as a volunteer advocating for the rights of injured persons and consumers before the General Assembly of Maryland.  I have also volunteered time in Annapolis and Washington advocating on behalf of couples coping with infertility and couples attempting to adopt children, and on behalf of a woman's right to choose. 


My primary hobby is politics and I also ski and kayak and read non-fiction.


Contact info

Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, LLC

300 W. Pratt Street
Suite 450
Baltimore, MD, 21201-6511

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    34 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    34 years, 500 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    34 years, 100 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2008
Super-Lawyers of MarylandSuper Lawyers2007
President's AwardMaryland Trial Lawyers Association2002
Distinguished AlumniGeorge Washington University Law School1995
Public Service AwardUnited States General Services Administration1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateArent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn1979 - 1982
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland1974 - 1979
Antitrust Division, Trial AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice1972 - 1974
Clerk to the Honorable James R. Miller, Jr.United States District Court for the District of Maryland1971 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates (Maryland chapter)Member2006 - Present
Maryland for ObamaDirector2007 - 2008
Planned Parenthood of MarylandChair of the Board2002 - 2004
Maryland State Bar AssociationChair, Task Force on Technology1997 - 1999
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1994 - 1995
RESOLVEChair of the Board, National RESOLVE1991 - 1993
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationChair, Political Action Committee1990 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jablecki v. Kim$2,325,000.00 jury award to the Jablecki family
Nam Yu v. H. Charles Kim$600,000.00 jury verdict
Tognocchi v. Snorkle Economy$2,800,000 jury verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
MTAL Trial ReporterThe Fun of Cross Examination2008
George Washington Law ReviewRosado v. Wyman, a case study1969
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/AJ.D. with Honors, Law Review1971
Pennsylvania State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968