Mr. Herschfeld has thirty years of experience as a civil litigator, focusing on medical negligence cases.
Prior to joining Kiernan Trebach, Mr. Herschfeld spent the majority of his career defending physicians, hospitals and other health care providers throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. In addition, he has extensive experience in product liability, premises liability and professional liability litigation, and also spent a portion of his career representing injured patients and their families. Mr. Herschfeld has tried more than 100 medical negligence jury trials to verdict. He was lead counsel in Walzer v Osborne, 900 A.2d 749 (2006) and argued before the appellate courts in Maryland obtaining a landmark decision that changed the certification requirements as mandated under Maryland law. Walzer, and its progeny, reshaped the landscape of medical malpractice lawsuits in the State of Maryland.
Mr. Herschfeld received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire (1983), his Master of Arts degree from The Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University (1987) and his Juris Doctorate degree from The American University Washington College of Law (1991). Prior to law school, Mr. Herschfeld worked as a Reports Analyst at the Federal Election Commission and as an Intelligence Analyst in the Counterintelligence Division of the Naval Investigative Service. He was lead analyst in the Marine Corps Espionage case of the 1980’s that resulted in the first espionage conviction of a U.S. Marine against the United States.
Mr. Herschfeld is a member of the bar in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as the United States District Court of Maryland and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.