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Expert Witness No.388

Maryland

EDUCATION

University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland Juris Doctor Degree awarded May, 1990.  Class Rank:  Top 20%

University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland  Master of Science Degree in Nursing, December, 1982

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science Degree, August, 1978

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

Maryland State Bar – Admitted, December 19, 1990
District of Columbia Bar – Admitted, June, 1991
United States District Court, for the District of Maryland –
Admitted March 2003, Readmitted December 2009

NURSING LICENSURE

Maryland – Active since 1979
District of Columbia – Active

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nurse Clinician ICU,PACU   September 2003 to Present
George Washington University Hospital
Patient care duties, committee work, administrative responsibilities,teaching,and preceptorship in University Hospital setting

Nurse Consultant   1995 – 2007
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children
Directing a nursing department for over 150 residential, vocational, and school program adults and children with autism and other developmental disabilities

Of Counsel Attorney   February 1997 – Present
Law Office, Maryland
Areas of practice include: medical malpractice, personal injury, and workers compensation litigation

Associate Attorney   December 1990 – February 1997
Law Clerk   August 1988 - December 1990
Armstrong, Donohue & Ceppos, Chartered, Rockville, Maryland

Practice areas included medical malpractice defense litigation, representing physicians before the Board of Physician Quality Assurance, workers compensation, public defender’s office criminal panel work for indigent clients; first and second chairing of major jury trials;  independent handling of all aspects of pretrial discovery and case research;  corporate legal counsel for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Leland Memorial Hospital

Law Clerk Intern   January 1988 – May 1988
The Honorable Stanley B. Frosh
Montgomery County Circuit Court, Rockville, Maryland. 
Judicial clerking duties.

Department of Quality Assurance and Risk Management
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. 1990
Reviewing of incident reports involving nursing care, conduct internal investigation of claims and incidents

Assistant Head Nurse   1982 – 1986
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Weekend Administrative Supervisor for Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Nursing Supervisor   1981 – 1982
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Night Administrative Supervisor for the Shock Trauma and Medical/Surgical Nursing Divisions

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