David J. McManus, Jr.

McManus, David J. Jr. David J. McManus, Jr.

Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones, P.A.
SunTrust Bank Building
Suite 2100
120 E. Baltimore St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 230-3808
Fax: (410) 230-3801
E-mail: djm@bbsclaw.com


David McManus, Jr. is a founding partner of the firm. Mr. McManus handles a variety of health care law matters, including the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice litigation and general representation of hospitals and physicians on issues involving medical staff by-laws, credentialing, confidentiality of medical records, informed consent, guardianships, and termination of life-sustaining measures.

He has lectured to hospitals and physician groups on managed care, risk management, clinical care guidelines, and health-care decision making. Mr. McManus also concentrates on professional malpractice defense for insurance agents and real estate agents, and has lectured on risk management issues pertaining to insurance agents. He also practices general commercial litigation.

Mr. McManus graduated with honors from The University of Maryland Law School where he was Executive Editor of the Maryland Law Review and a member of the Moot Court, and magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany.

Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice Defense
Insurance Agent Malpractice Defense
Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Maryland, 1984
U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985
United States Supreme Court, 2000

University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD, 1983, J.D.
Executive Editor, Maryland Law Review, 1982 - 1983
State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, 1980
B.A. Honors:Magna Cum Laude

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Health Care Risk Management, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Malpractice Liability, Medical Mutual Insurance Society of Maryland
Insurance Agency Risk Management, Utica Mutual Insurance Company
CERCLA Liability , American Bar Association
Suing and Defending Banks, American Bar Association
Health Care Risk Management, Sinai Hospital

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Board Member, Maryland State Board of Elections, 2007 - Present
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Maryland Chapter
Judicial Nominating Commission, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, 2002 - 2006
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
Maryland Business for Responsive Government, Board of Directors, 1999 - Present
Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Health Care Task Force, Civil Liability Task Force
Board of Directors, First Home Care Corporation, 1999 - 2006
Mount Clare House, 1999 - 2006
Governing Body, Crossroads House, 1999 - 2006
Newsletter Editor, American Bar Association, Banking & Commercial Litigation Committee, 1990 - 1998
Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies, 1998 - Present
Maryland Society for Healthcare Risk Management, 1990 - Present
Defense Research Institute, 1990 - Present
Baltimore County Bar Association, 2002 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, 1984 - Present
Baltimore City Bar Association, 1999 - Present

Past Employment Positions:
Smith, Somerville & Case, LLC, Partner, 1996 - 1998
Smith, Somerville & Case, LLC, Associate, 1988 - 1996
Gebhardt & Smith, Associate, 1986 - 1988
Piper & Marbury, Associate, 1983 - 1984
Hon. Harry H. Cole, Court of Appeals of Maryland, Judicial Clerk, 1983 - 1984

Birth Information:
Endicott, New York, United States of America