Alan J. Belsky

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Baltimore, Maryland

Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz
Alan J. Belsky
Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, Personal Injury

Licensed in Maryland since: 1991

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2025
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Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz

220 N. Liberty Street
PO Box 65189
Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: 410-234-0100 Email: Alan J. Belsky Visit website

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Alan J. Belsky is the managing member of Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, and heads its professional malpractice and civil litigation practices.  Alan was born in Baltimore in 1963 and is a 1991 cum laude graduate of The University of Baltimore School of Law where he was elected Editor-in-Chief of the University of Baltimore Law Review and received various outstanding achievement honors in the areas of legal ethics, trial advocacy, legal research, and legal writing.  After graduation, Alan joined a 75 member Baltimore law firm where he gained extensive litigation experience in matters involving catastrophic accidents, aircraft crashes, toxic torts, corporate restructuring, and complex commercial disputes.  In 2000, Alan along with Robert Weinberg and Jeff Horowitz, formed Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC.   

Alan is recognized as superb oral advocate.  He has litigated a wide variety of complex matters and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts in cases involving medical negligence, professional malpractice, construction collapses, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical complications, highway accidents, elevator malfunctions, and paramedic liability.  Alan has received the Martindale-Hubbell "AV" (Preeminent) rating and has been listed by Baltimore Magazine as a "Top Lawyer" for both legal and medical malpractice (2008-2023), and is also recognized by U.S. News & World Reports Best Lawyers® in the specialty of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation.  Alan has served as Peer Review Chair and Panel Member at the request of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland in matters involving attorney misconduct and discipline.  

Alan has published and lectured widely on matters including genetic malpractice, attorney ethics and best practices, Rule 11 sanctions disparity, common law evolution, stare decisis, federal pension exemptions, EMTALA, and trial advocacy.  He has argued appeals before the Maryland Supreme Court, the Maryland Appellate Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Representative cases include: Stracke v. Estate of Butler, 465 Md. 407 (2019); Crocker v. Matthews, 599 B.R. 838 (Bankr. D. Md. 2019); Mahler v. The Johns Hopkins Hosp., 17 Md. App. 293 (2006); D'Angelo v. St. Agnes Healthcare, 157 Md. App. 631 (2003), cert. denied, 384 Md. 158 (2004); Supik v. Bodie, Nagle, Dolina, Smith & Hobbs, P.A., 152 Md. App. 698 (2004); and In re Stansbury Poplar Place, Inc., 13 F.3d 122 (4th Cir. 1993).

Alan is a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia and the federal bars in both jurisdictions, and is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers, the Million & Multi-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 was the organizing founder of the 400 member Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.  In 2006, the Section honored Alan by establishing the "Alan J. Belsky Outstanding Achievement Award" presented annually at the Maryland State Bar Convention to bankruptcy professionals for their achievements and contributions toward improving the consumer bankruptcy practice within the federal District of Maryland.

First Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.belsky-weinberg-horowitz.com/attorneys/alan-j-be...

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.  
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.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Injury as a Matter of Law: Is This the Answer to the Wrongful Life Dilemma?, 21 U. Balt. L. Rev. 186, 1993
  • 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
  • Author, The Surprise of the Common Law, The Daily Record, Dec. 11, 2003, 2003
  • Author, Patterson v. Shumate--Supreme Court Rules that Pensions are Exempt in Bankruptcy, The Daily Record, 1992
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $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
  • 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
  • Confidential malpractice settlement for improper removal of patient's large colon during exploratory surgery to locate source of rectal bleeding., 2016
  • Confidential settlement for hospital staff's failure to recognize patient's prolonged hypotension in PACU which resulted in permanent kidney damage., 2016
  • $1.3 Million confidential settlement of lung cancer misdiagnosis case., 2013
  • $500,000 Confidential Settlement involving medication error in hospital causing hypotension and organ injury., 2013
  • $350,000 policy limits tender for uninsured motorist death claim caused by semi-truck who struck client's vehicle and fled scene., 2017
  • $300,000 policy limits tender for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident, 2017
  • 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
  • $500,000 settlement of medical malpractice claim for wrongful removal of kidney., 2014
  • Confidential settlement for inmate death claim for failure to respond and render medical care timely after observed gang attack of inmate., 2016
  • $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
  • $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:
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010
  • SuperLawyer designation in area of Medical Malpractice (Plaintiff), 2008
  • Named in Baltimore Magazine at top Plaintiffs' Medical Malpractice attorney. , 2008
  • Identified in Justia and Findlaw online directories as top ranked Legal Malpractice attorney in Maryland., 2015

Office location for Alan J. Belsky

220 N. Liberty Street
PO Box 65189
Baltimore, MD 21201

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