James D. Cardea

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Baltimore, MD

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A.
 | 1211 Saint Paul Street, The Paulton
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-234-1000
Fax: 410-234-1010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Award-winning attorney James D. Cardea is known for his work in personal injury cases, particularly those involving medical malpractice and birth injuries. As partner at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., he has secured significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.

After earning an undergraduate degree from McDaniel College, Mr. Cardea attended the University of Baltimore School of Law. He graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 1995, also earning the American Jurisprudence Award for earning the highest grade in his domestic relations as well as his legal analysis, research and writing courses.

The same focus Mr. Cardea brought to his education extends to his practice today. He is dedicated to helping people navigate some of the most difficult moments of their lives through patiently listening to their concerns and thoroughly explaining their options. Although compassionate with clients, Mr. Cardea is known for his aggressive advocacy in the courtroom and in settlement negotiations.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Cardea holds honors such as an Avvo “Superb” rating; earning the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; being listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and receiving the Top 10 Attorney Award from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

When he is not with clients, Mr. Cardea can be found spending time with his wife and three daughters. He has also coached youth sports, and every year he sponsors a golf tournament in honor of his father, to raise money for the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (90%): Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (10%)

Focus Areas

Birth Injury

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

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About James Cardea

Admitted: 1995, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.sfspa.com/attorney/james-d-cardea/

Honors/Awards:

  • The American Biographical Association Man of the Year in Law, 2009

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008-2018

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers for Maryland, 2012-2014 

  • America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 5 Percent, 2011

  • Who’s Who in American Law, 2004

  • Who’s Who in American Law, 2007-2008

  • Expert Network, Distinguished Lawyer, 2017

  • Global Directory of Who’s Who, 2003

  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., 2018

  • Top 10 Attorney for the State of Maryland, 2015

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's “Top One Percent”, 2015-2018

  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Maryland, 2013-2019

  • The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Maryland, 2008-2017

  • Awarded Membership, Heuisler Honor Society, University of Baltimore School of Law

  • Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, 2015-Present

  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1992

  • American Jurisprudence Award, Domestic Relations, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1994

  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Maryland, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Maryland, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2018
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2010
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Maryland, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Nationally Ranked Top 100 Attorney, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, 2012
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Maryland, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings
  • Nations's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Maryland, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Maryland, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Distinguished Lawyer, Expert Network, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Maryland, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Maryland, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Maryland, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Nationally Ranked Top 100 Attorney, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2012-Present

  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, The American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Member, American Association for Justice

  • Member, Prince George’s County Bar Association

  • Member, Maryland Association for Justice

  • Member, Bar Association of Baltimore City

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland

  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dr. Don Cardea Golf Tournament, The Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Staff Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1994-1995

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $950,000.00 settlement, anononymous v. anonymous, 2018
  • $550,000.00 setttlement, anonymous v. anonymous, 2018
  • $750,000.00 settlement, anonymous v. anonymous, 2018
  • $500,000.00 settlement, anonyomous v. anonymous, 2013
  • $5,500,000.00 settlement, anonymous v. anonymous, 2018
  • Co-Counsel for the Plaintiffs in the case of Ocker v. Uchino in Washington County, Maryland.  Verdict of $1 million dollars., 2004
  • $525,000 settlement, 2015
  • $750,000 settlement, 2016
  • $750,000 settlement.  Anonymous v. Anonymous, 2017
  • Lead counsel for Plaintiff in Little v. Gonze, et al, Circuit Court for Harford County, Maryland.  Verdict of $3,557,398.00., 2010
  • Lead counsel for Plaintiffs in Nelson, et al v. Sureja, et al in Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  Verdict of $596,000.00., 2017
  • $2,000,000.00 settlement, anonymous v. anonymous, 2014
  • Co-Counsel for Plaintiffs in Suryadeth, et al v. Akpandak, et al in Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. Verdict of $645,000, 2018
  • $525,000.00 settlement, anonymous v. anonymous, 2013
  • $500,000 settlement, Anonymous v. Anonymous, 2014
  • Lead counsel for Plaintiff in Trezvant v. McCants, et al. in Washington, D.C.  Plaintiff's verdict in the amount of $765,000., 2004
  • $3,250,000 Settlement, 2016
  • Lead counsel for Plaintiff in Beavers, et al v. Uscinski, et al, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.  Verdict of $691,564.74., 2012
  • $1,800,000.00 settlement, 2017
  • $2,500,000.00 settlement, Anonymous v. Anonymous, 2014
  • $775,000 Settlement, 2017
  • $700,000.00 settlement, anonymous v. anonymous, 2013
  • $500,000.00 settlement, anonymous v. anonymouus, 2013
  • Lead counsel for Plaintiff in Raymond v. Payne, et al. in Howard County, Maryland.  Verdict of $608,000., 2006
  • $500,000 settlement, 2016
  • Settlement of $825,000.00 in case of Anonymous v. Anonymous, 2012
  • Lead counsel for Plaintiffs in Palmer v. Souweine, et al. in Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Maryland.  Verdict of $461,862., 2017
  • $850,000 settlement, anonymous v. anonymous, 2010
  • $550,000 Settlement, 2017
  • $750,000.00 settlement, anonyomous v. anonymous, 2013
  • Settlement $628,610, 2017

Representative Clients:

  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Western Maryland College 

Find Me Online
Website - www.sfspa.com
Office Location for James D. Cardea

1211 Saint Paul Street
The Paulton
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-1000

Fax: 410-234-1010

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Last Updated: 12/5/2018

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