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I have been representing plaintiffs in complex civil litigation for more than 30 years in states across the country. My efforts on behalf of clients have repeatedly produced record-breaking verdicts and settlements and have led to a national reputation for helping individuals and communities in three key areas:


  • Medical malpractice, with an emphasis on handling cases involving brain injury and cerebral palsy often from mismanaged labor and delivery

  • Pharmaceutical and medical device product liability

  • Environmental litigation


Nationally Recognized for Legal Work


I have been recognized for my expertise and ethics by the legal profession’s most respected peer review organizations. I was honored Best Lawyers in America®  as the 2012 Lawyer of the Year–Personal Injury, Baltimore, MD. Martindale-Hubbell® has repeatedly awarded him its highest possible rating (AV), and Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers® have consistently identified me as one of the nation’s top attorneys. I have also been recognized in the media as a leading trial lawyer with cases reported on by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, ESPN, and Jet Magazine, among others.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Brain Injury: 33%

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  • Brian David Ketterer

    Howard's legal expertise and advocacy are unmatched.


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  • Dov Apfel

    Clients can trust the advice they are given from Howard. He is extremely knowledgeable and gives quality representation through resolution and winning cases.


    Dov Apfel Medical malpractice Attorney
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Contact info

Janet Jenner & Suggs

Janet Jenner & Suggs Ste 165 1777 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD, 21208


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
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Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Best Lawyer of the YearMaryland Super Lawyers2012
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJanet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cerebral Palsy Family NetworkLegal Director2006 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2002 - Present
American Association for Justice, Justice ListMember1980 - Present
Maryland Association for Justicepast governorN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Inside the Minds: Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice CasesN/A
Aspatore Book publicationWinning Trial Strategies for Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice Lawyers: How to Win Over Jurors Who Demand More from You than the Law RequiresN/A
Cerebral Palsy MagazineThe Power of Knowledge: How Electronic Fetal Monitoring Can Prevent Cerebral PalsyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Maryland School of LawCommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1976