Edwin L. Keating

Partner
E-mail:  elk@bbsclaw.com
Direct line: 410-230-3811
Fax number: 410-230-3800   

Biography

Edwin Keating

Since beginning in the practice of law in 2000, Edwin L. Keating has established a proven track record of successfully representing clients in both federal and state courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. His practice focuses on the representation of physicians, dentists and other health care providers in the defense of malpractice claims, licensing and credentialing matters and administrative and regulatory matters. In addition, Ed also represents individual and corporate clients in legal matters pertaining to business litigation, product liability defense, premise liability defense, construction law and contract disputes

Ed is an equity-owner at Baxter Baker and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his LLM. He also holds a JD degree from Pace University School of Law where he served as an articles editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review and was a member of the law school’s Moot Court Board. Prior to attending law school, Ed received a BA from the University of Connecticut.

As a practicing lawyer, Ed is active in a number of legal organizations which include: The American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Maryland Defense Counsel, and the J. Dudley Digges American Inn of Court. He is also a frequently-invited guest lecturer on various legal topics pertaining to health care and the practice of law.

Practice Areas

Medical and Dental Malpractice Defense

Representation of Clients before Licensing Boards

Construction Law

Products Liability

Business Litigation

Complex Civil Litigation

Education

Georgetown University Law Center

LL.M, Law, Graduated with Distinction, 1999

Pace University School of Law

J.D., Law, Articles Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board, 1998

University of Connecticut

B.A., Political Science, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 2005

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Court: United States Court of Appeals for the 4th circuit

Memberships, Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • The J. Dudley Digges American Inn of Court

Case, Verdicts & Settlements

  • Shannon v. Fusco, 438 Md. 24, 89 A.3d 1156, 1159 (2014)
    For amici curiae brief of American Medical Association, Maryland State Medical Society and Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland in support of Kevin J. Shannon, M.D.Retained by the American Medical Association, Maryland State Medical Society and Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland to write an filed an amicus brief for the appeal of a case in which the Maryland Court of Appeal held that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by excluding evidence regarding the package insert of drug, which pertained solely to the fact that it warned against use in an elderly population, in patient’s estate’s informed consent action against doctor.
  • Breslin v. Powell, 421 Md. 266, 26 A.3d 878 (2011)
    Court of Appeals opinion establishing qualifications for certifying experts in medical malpractice cases and the sanction of dismissal without prejudice for failure to have a properly qualified expert execute a certificate of qualified expert and report.
  • Powell v. Breslin, 430 Md. 52, 59 A.3d 531 (2013)
    Court of Appeals opinion establishing the finality of judgements and the procedures necessary to preserve a parties right to appeal a final judgement.
  • Clark v. Mitcherling, 213 Md.App. 720 (2013)
    Court of Special Appeals unpublished opinion in which it was held that intentional torts of batter and fraud arising out of medical treatment are controlled by the Maryland Health Care Malpractice Claims Act.
  • Perrone v. Dentist, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, 12-C-10-003907
    Defense verdict in malpractice lawsuit in which it was alleged that the defendant dentist had breached the standards of care when the plaintiff’s jaw was broken during a tooth extraction procedure.
  • Risner v. Surgeon, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland J254188V
    Defense verdict in a malpractice and lack of informed consent lawsuit where an oral surgeon was sued for allegedly causing plaintiff a permanent nerve injury during a dental implant procedure.
  • Clyburn vs Dentist, Circuit Court for Prince George County,  Maryland CAL10-40999
    Defense verdict in a malpractice lawsuit where the dentist was sued for allegedly improper placement dental implants.
  • Cox et. al, v. Physician, Circuit Court for Harford County Maryland 12-C-003907
    Defense verdict in a malpractice lawsuit where a neuro surgeon was sued for allegedly failing to properly diagnose and treat the plaintiff for pseudotumor cerebri which plaintiff claimed caused her to become legally blind.
  • Nesmith v. Dentist, et al., Circuit Court for Montgomery County Maryland CAL04-13296
    Defense verdict in a malpractice lawsuit case in which a general dentist was sued for allegedly failing to obtain informed consent and dental malpractice as a result of the plaintiff allegedly suffering a lingual nerve injury from the tooth extraction procedure.
  • Lynn v. Dentist et al, Circuit Court for Howard County Maryland 13-C14-100412
    Defense verdict in a malpractice lawsuit in which a general dentist was sued for allegedly failing to timely diagnose and refer plaintiff for a lingual nerve injury she allegedly sustained as a result of tooth extraction procedure she had undergone.
  • Baker v. Physician, M.D. et al., Circuit Court for Baltimore City Maryland 24c17006095
    Defense verdict in a malpractice lawsuit in which an OBGY was sued for lack of informed consent and medical malpractice as a result of a ureter injury she allegedly sustained during a hysterectomy procedure.
  • Powell v. Home Depot, Circuit Court for Prince Georges County, Maryland CAL02-16772
    Defense verdict in a premises liability lawsuit in which a door fell on plaintiff causing plaintiff’s arm to be broken and permanently injured.
  • Huertas v. Dentist, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, 410146V
    Summary granted for the judgment after plaintiff’s expert witness was deposed and unable to articulate sufficient opinion testimony to support a prima facia case for malpractice.
  • Lowman v. Dentist Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland 408207-V
    Summary granted for the judgment after plaintiff’s expert witness was deposed and unable to articulate sufficient opinion testimony to support a prima facia case for malpractice.
  • Hayes v. Dentist Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Maryland 03-C-15-013025 MM
    Motion to dismiss granted in favor of the defendant after plaintiff’s expert was deposed and shown not to be properly qualified to issue a CQE and render expert testimony in the case.
  • Yu v. Dental Group, LLC, et al. Circuit Court for Montgomery County 461636-V
    Motion to dismiss granted in defendant’s favor for Plaintiff’s failure to comply with the Maryland Health Care Malpractice Claims Act.
  • Sniegoski v. Dentist, Circuit Court for Montgomery County 455624-V
    Motion to dismiss granted in defendant’s favor for Plaintiff’s failure to timely file a Certificate of Qualified Expert.
  • Martin v. University, Circuit Court for Baltimore City Maryland 24-C-15-1676
    Motion to dismiss granted for plaintiff’s failure to comply with the Maryland Tort Claims Act.

Pro Bono activities

  • Trustee, Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, Md.
  • Chair, Baltimore Division, American Heart Association

In the News

Speaking Engagements

Common Misconceptions about Informed Consent
Invited guest speaker by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) to address common misunderstanding that physicians have about informed consent and how to obtain proper informed consent from a patient for treatment.

Risk Issues in Telemedicine
Speaker for Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society, risk management seminars, on the legal and regulatory issues impacting physicians who practice interstate telemedicine.

Telemedicine: Legal Issues
Invited guest speaker on the topic of telemedicine sponsored by MedChi and BCMS. Presented on issues of patient safety and medical malpractice risks associated with the practice of telemedicine and how to avoid them.

Dental Consent in Maryland: Are You Informed?
Speaker for Professional Advocates Insurance Company’s, risk management seminars, on the topic of informed consent and how to comply with the legal requirements for obtaining proper informed consent from a patient for treatment.

Dental Malpractice: A Case Review
Speaker for Professional Advocates Insurance Company’s, risk management seminars, on the topic of dental malpractice with a focus on what is involved when a dentist is sued for dental malpractice, how to avoid becoming the subject of a dental malpractice lawsuit, and what a dentist should do if he or she is sued for dental malpractice.

Dental Discussions – Common Risk Issues in Dentistry (Claims Review)
Speaker for Professional Advocates Insurance Company’s, risk management seminars, on the topic of dental malpractice. A review actual cases for the purpose of educating the common mistakes that dentists make which result in them either being sued for dental malpractice and/or being faced with a situation where their actions have hindered their ability to defend a dental malpractice lawsuit.

When a Friend is Not a Friend – How to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls When Utilizing Social Media in Your Law Practice.
Moderator and Speaker for the Baltimore City Bar Association’s seminar on the ethical issues involved with social media and the practice of law.

Reptile Theory: The Plaintiff’s Trial Strategy and How to Combat it.
Invited guest speaker by Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society on the topic of the best strategies to implement when defending a medical malpractice lawsuit in which the plaintiff’s counsel attempts to apply the reptile theory in an effort to create bias with the jury against the defendant physician.