Stuart N. Herschfeld


District of ColumbiaMaryland


Maryland - Rockville

15850 Crabbs Branch Way

Rockville, MD 20855

District of Columbia

1233 20th St. NW

Washington, DC 20036

Practice Areas


Premises Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability



Stuart is a Partner based in Rockville with more than thirty years of experience as a civil litigator, focusing on medical negligence cases. Stuart has spent the majority of his career defending physicians, dentists, hospitals and other health care providers throughout the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia and continues to do so with the firm. 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. Stuart has tried more than 100 medical negligence jury trials to verdict. He was lead counsel in and argued before the appellate courts in Maryland obtaining a landmark decision that changed the certification requirements as mandated under Maryland law. The new certification requirements have reshaped the landscape of medical malpractice lawsuits in the State of Maryland.

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Notable Matters

  • Lead counsel, Walzer v Osborne, 900 A.2d 749 (2006).
  • Representing an individual health care provider whose case drew national attention
  • Defending numerous hospitals throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland
  • Representing local hospital whose care has drawn media attention


  • The American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1991
  • The Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, M.A., 1987
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A., 1983

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Inns of Court, Montgomery County, Maryland