Carolyn “Carrie” Israel Stein


District of ColumbiaMaryland


District of Columbia

1233 20th St. NW

Washington, DC 20036

Maryland - Rockville

15850 Crabbs Branch Way

Rockville, MD 20855

Maryland - Baltimore

711 St. Paul St.

Baltimore, MD 21202

Practice Areas


Professional Liability



Carrie is a Partner in the firm’s District of Columbia office with over 30 years of experience litigating civil cases.  Carrie devotes a significant portion of her practice to the defense of claims of alleged healthcare medical malpractice. 

Carrie has defended hospitals, hospital systems, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, various types of practice groups, physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers in a large variety of claims of medical negligence, including claims of birth-related injuries, improperly performed surgeries, other surgical complications such as wrong-side surgeries and anesthesia complications, failure to diagnose cancer, stroke diagnosis and treatment, improper anticoagulation, misinterpretation of imaging studies, administration of improper medication, administration of excessive medications, failure to obtain informed consent psychological malpractice, birth injuries,  epiglottitis, infectious diseases, vaccine-related injuries, improper neonatal care, inappropriate use of anesthesia, improper monitoring, retained foreign bodies, hospital falls, decubitus ulcers, failure to communicate, and other injury and wrongful death actions.

Carrie also represents medical professionals before state licensing and regulatory agencies.

Carrie currently serves as President of the MD-DC Society for Healthcare Risk Management (MD-DC SHRM), an affiliate of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). She also serves as Co-Chair of MD-DC SHRM’s Legislative Committee.

Carrie has served as an invited speaker for the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), the Maryland-DC Society for Healthcare Risk Management (MD-DC SHRM), the District of Columbia Voluntary Bar Association, and various hospitals and insurers. She has reported cases from both the Maryland Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Carrie has been recognized as a Top-Rated (AV) Lawyer by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell.

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. with honors, 1991 
  • Syracuse University, BS cum laude, 1987
  • Judicial Law Clerk – The Honorable James P. Salmon, Judge, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, 1991-1992

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management 
  • Defense Research Institute
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • MD-DC Society for Healthcare Risk Management (President and Legislative Committee Co-Chair)