Dov Apfel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Baltimore, MD

Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC
 | 4 Reservoir Circle, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: 410-653-3200
Fax: 410-653-9030
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2014, 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Dov Apfel is a partner with Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, law firm and works primarily out of the firm's law office in Baltimore, Maryland. Nationally ranked as one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Apfel devotes his practice to plaintiff medical malpractice claims, particularly those involving birth injuries, cerebral palsy and other maladies caused by obstetrical malpractice.

    Known as a child advocate, Mr. Apfel has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of families whose children have suffered life-altering complications due to the negligence of their health care providers. Although based in Maryland, he has received admission to practice pro hac vice in states across the nation, and he has earned numerous awards and honors for his impeccable professionalism and unwavering commitment to those he serves.

    Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Apfel has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Litigation, and Washingtonian magazine voted him among the top lawyers in his region. Moreover, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Fortune magazine featured him as among America's Premier Lawyers. Mr. Apfel also received the 2011 Dan Cullan Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation Group.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Apfel is the former chair of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association's Medical Negligence Section and former co-chair of the American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation Group. He has also written extensively and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars throughout the country on a variety of legal topics involving cerebral palsy litigation and the various complications that can arise during labor and delivery.

    Mr. Apfel is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, and he began his legal career in 1979 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from Washington College of Law and his license to practice from the Maryland State Bar Association.

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    • 100%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2014, 2016 - 2021

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    About Dov Apfel

    Admitted: 1979, Maryland

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jjsjustice.com/who-we-are/attorneys/dov-apfel/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top Lawyers – Washingtonian Magazine (December 2004)
    • The Best Lawyers in America®-Medical Malpractice Law, Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs – Baltimore, MD
    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™, 5.0 out of 5 stars with the highest ethical standing
    • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Maryland Super Lawyers®
    • Dan Cullan Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, Co-chair
    • Medical Negligence Section of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Chairperson
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    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Using a Differential Diagnosis to Prove that Intrapartum Asphyxia is a Significant Cause of Cerebral Palsy" 
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    Office Location for Dov Apfel

    4 Reservoir Circle
    Suite 200
    Baltimore, MD 21208

    Phone: 410-653-3200

    Fax: 410-653-9030

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    Last Updated: 9/7/2020

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