Michael J. Baxter has been named to the statewide Top 10 lawyers lists for 2022, published by Super Lawyers. He has been awarded a Super Lawyer distinction each year since 2007. He was recognized for his work in medical malpractice and defense law. Michael is a trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience representing doctors, nurses, hospitals and insurance companies in medical malpractice litigation.
Michael also represents health care providers in peer review, licensing and credentialing matters. He has tried over 80 jury trials to verdict throughout the State of Maryland. He has also established significant medical malpractice law in the Maryland appellate courts. He regularly engages in mediation and arbitration on behalf of clients and serves as a court-appointed mediator in cases across the State.
Michael is a leader in Maryland Bar Associations, judicial selections and community organizations. He is a past President of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and has served on the foundations of both organizations. He is also a member of the Maryland Trial Courts Nominating Commission and a former Trustee of the Bryn Mawr School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been recognized as a top medical malpractice attorney by The Best Lawyers in America.
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.