Mr. Wothers practices in the Litigation Department of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, concentrating in insurance coverage litigation, property insurance law, related first party insurance matters and commercial litigation. His experience includes investigation and litigation in various first party areas, including coverage disputes, arson and fraud investigations across North America.
In addition to representing many domestic carriers, Mr. Wothers represents a significant number of syndicates in the world's leading specialist insurance market: Lloyd's of London. He works with underwriters, brokers, managing general agents and third party administrators to handle excess and surplus lines insurance coverage, reinsurance, and litigation in the mid-Atlantic United States.
Mr. Wothers has lectured extensively regarding investigation of fraudulent claims, insurance coverage, and first party property appraisal. He also has extensive experience in subrogation. His liability/third party practice includes construction defect matters and commercial litigation involving business related matters. Mr. Wothers practices in the state and federal courts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Wothers serves on the Firm's Management Committee, and previously served as Managing Partner for seven years. Mr. Wothers is a member of the American Bar Association's Property Insurance Law Committee, and the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice sections. He is also a member of Defense Research Institute.
Mr. Wothers was recognized by Maryland Super Lawyers as a top attorney in Insurance Coverage and Business Litigation from 2008-2015. Mr. Wothers was profiled in the 2012 edition of Maryland Super Lawyers magazine in an editorial titled, "Insurance Exchange." He is also rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV- Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law.
Mr. Wothers serves as Vice Chair of the Carroll Hospital Center Board of Directors and Chairman of their Risk and Compliance Committee, as well as Secretary of the Board of Directors of LifeBridge Health, its parent company. He is a member of the Risk, Audit and Compliance Committee of LifeBridge Health and serves as Chairman of the Board of Carroll Hospital’s Cen-Mar Assurance Company. Mr. Wothers also serves on the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission in Carroll County, Maryland.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV- Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Partner||Niles Barton & Wilmer, LLP||1992 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Property Insurance Law Committee||1992 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Subrogation Professionals||N/A||N/A|
|Maryland State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar||N/A||N/A|
|West Virginia Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Widener University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Maryland||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Stephen M. Wright, et al. v. Donegal Insurance Companies, et al., 2006|