Alan J. Belsky

Alan J. Belsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Baltimore, MD

Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz
 | 220 N. Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-234-0100
Fax: 410-234-3992
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Alan Belsky is the managing member of the firm and heads its professional malpractice and civil litigation practices. Alan was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated cum laude in 1991 from the University of Baltimore School of Law where served as editor-in-chief of the school's law review. After graduation, Alan was a litigation associate at a prominent Baltimore firm where he gained significant trial experience litigating catastrophic injury cases.  In 2000, Alan and his two law partners formed Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC.  Since then, Alan has litigated numerous multi-week jury trials and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts in cases involving medical negligence and catastrophic personal injuries arising from complex construction and vehicular accidents.  Alan's legal writing and advocacy skills are recognized as preeminent by his peers.  He has an "AV" (Preeminent) rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  Since 2008, Alan has been a "Super Lawyer" recipient and has been listed each year in Baltimore Magazine as one of Baltimore's Best Lawyers in the field of "plaintiffs' medical malpractice." Alan has lectured and published extensively on a variety of legal topics including genetic malpractice, tort law, common law evolution, and trial advocacy.

Alan is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice's President's Club, the American Association for Justice, The Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland, the Federal Bar Association, The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The Esteemed Lawyers of America, and the J. Dudley Digges Inns of Court. Alan has also served as a Peer Review Chair and member of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bar Library Company of Baltimore City.  In 2006 Alan was recognized eponymously by the Maryland State Bar Consumer Bankruptcy Section by its establishment of the "Alan J. Belsky Outstanding Achievement Award" given annually at the State Bar Convention in Ocean City.  Alan is a member of the federal and state bars in Maryland and the District of Columbia and has argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.  

About Alan Belsky

Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.belsky-weinberg-horowitz.com/Firm-Overview/Alan-J...

Honors/Awards:

  • American Jurisprudence Award--Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, 1991
  • In 2006, the Maryland State Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Section established the "Alan J. Belsky Outstanding Achievement Award" given to one attorney annually at the State Bar Convention for exceptional service to the bankruptcy bar.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founding member of the Maryland State Bar Association Section on Consumer Bankruptcy (2002); 2002-2004: President, Maryland State Bar Association Section on Consumer Bankruptcy; 2005-present:  Peer Review Committee Panel Chair and Member, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission; 1999 to present:  Director, Bar Library Company of Baltimore City; 2007:  Panel Lecturer on Ethics and Professionalism, Spring Break Weekend, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association.  2008: Lecturer, Advanced Trial & Appellate Practice of Personal Injury Cases, NCBI 2014; Mentor, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioners.  In 2006, the Maryland State Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Section established the "Alan J. Belsky Outstanding Achievement Award" given to one attorney annually at the State Bar Convention for exceptional service to the bankruptcy bar.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Belsky has assumed responsibility for no less than 70 pro bono cases over the course of his career.  In 2006-2007, he represented 11 individuals in pro bono cases within the state of Maryland.  He has also lectured to attorneys new to the bankruptcy practice as part of their pro bono training and has mentored other attorneys as a courtesy to several Maryland pro bono organizations.   In 2009, Mr. Belsky received the 10 Year Volunteer Award from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service in recognition of his outstanding pro bono service.  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, The Surprise of the Common Law , The Daily Record, Dec. 11, 2003, 2003
  • Author, Injury as a Matter of Law: Is This the Answer to the Wrongful Life Dilemma?, 21 U. Balt. L. Rev. 186, 1993
  • Author, Patterson v. Shumate--Supreme Court Rules that Pensions are Exempt in Bankruptcy, The Daily Record, 1992
  • Author, Frivolous Filings and the Penalty of Sanctions: The Disparate Impact of Rule 11 Sanctions in the Litigation Process, 22.3 U. Balt. L. F. 3, 1992

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $300,000 policy limits tender for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident, 2017
  • $350,000 policy limits tender for uninsured motorist death claim caused by semi-truck who struck client's vehicle and fled scene., 2017
  • $5.6 million jury verdict against Baltimore City Fire Medics for their gross negligence in failing to render care to 28 y.o. male african american heart attack victim who complained of chest pain, throat pain, flank pain and who died upon his arrival to local emergency room due to the failure of medics to perform required field assessment care upon arrival to patient's home.  Verdict is on appeal due to trial judge's entry of J.N.O.V. after verdict rendered.  Case is now pending before Maryland Court of Special Appeals., 2016
  • Confidential settlement for inmate death claim for failure to respond and render medical care timely after observed gang attack of inmate., 2016
  • Confidential mediated settlement of attorney malpractice claim arising from attorney's misintrepretation and miscalculation of statute of limitations deadline for medical malpractice claim for unrecognized perforated bowel during colonscopy., 2016
  • Confidential settlement for hospital staff's failure to recognize patient's prolonged hypotension in PACU which resulted in permanent kidney damage., 2016
  • Confidential malpractice settlement for improper removal of patient's large colon during exploratory surgery to locate source of rectal bleeding., 2016
  • Confidential malpractice settlement to parents of unborn child who died in utero at 37th week due to negligent prenatal monitoring and failure to perform emergency delivery by local hospital., 2015
  • $500,000 settlement of medical malpractice claim for wrongful removal of kidney., 2014
  • $500,000 Confidential Settlement involving medication error in hospital causing hypotension and organ injury., 2013
  • $1.3 Million confidential settlement of lung cancer misdiagnosis case., 2013
  • $5.6 Million jury verdict for improper ostepathic manipulation causing traumatic injury to brachial plexus and C 5-6 disc, Montgomery County Circuit Court, nine day trial, eight hours of deliberations., 2010
  • $1.95 Million verdict in favor of a pededtrian struck while repairing his disabled tractor-trailer on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Anne Arundel County.  Verdict is one of the largest of its kind every obtained in Anne Arundel County, 2008
  • $750,000 settlement for injuries sustained by a Verizon employee as a result of an elevator malfunction resulting in signficant back injuries., 2007
  • $5 Million jury verdict for wrongful death of a elderly client who fell due to nursing neglect and subsequently died of a pulmonary embolism caused by the removal of client from blood thinning medication in prepartion of hip surgery fractured during fall., 2006

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Identified in Justia and Findlaw online directories as top ranked Legal Malpractice attorney in Maryland., 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010
  • Named in Baltimore Magazine at top Plaintiffs' Medical Malpractice attorney. , 2008
  • SuperLawyer designation in area of Medical Malpractice (Plaintiff), 2008
Office Location for Alan J. Belsky

220 N. Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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