Kerry D. Staton

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: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., Kerry D. Staton tenaciously works on behalf of clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C., who have suffered medical malpractice, birth injury and other personal injury incidents. Additionally, on special motion, he has handled cases in Alabama, Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions.

In state and federal courts, Mr. Staton is a fierce advocate for people whose lives have been upended due to someone else’s negligence. Part of his passion for helping these clients stems from the fact that he has seen firsthand what the effects of these events are; his own mother suffered severe brain damage due to negligent surgical care. Watching that happen, Mr. Staton knew he wanted to support people in similar situations to get on the path to recovery and hold irresponsible providers accountable for the harm they have caused.

To date, Mr. Staton has secured countless verdicts and settlements that compensate clients for their losses, including the physical damages they have experienced as well as the emotional turmoil they have undergone. Due to his successes, he has earned honors such as the following: being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; being elected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; being a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and earning the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in 1977, Mr. Staton graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1980 from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

A frequent guest lecturer, Mr. Staton is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Maryland Association for Justice.

* 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.

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About Kerry Staton

Admitted: 1980, Maryland

Professional Webpage:


  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2017-present

  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow

  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2018

  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2018

  • National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000-Present

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association Top 25

  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who (Lifetime Member)

  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1995-Present

  • Fellow, Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship, 1980-1982

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2007-Present

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2007-Present

  • Top 100 Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008-Present

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008-Present

  • Top Attorneys in Maryland, 2009-Present

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2009-Present

  • Top 100 Lawyers, Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013 - Present

  • Washington, D.C.’s Top Lawyers, 2009

  • Professional of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2010-2011

  • Top 50 Lawyers in Maryland, Baltimore Magazine, 2011

  • Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law, American Lawyer Media, 2014

  • Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs-Baltimore, 2013, 2018

  • Top 10 Attorney Award, National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017 - 2018

  • Practitioner of the Year, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law BLSA, 2014

  • National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2014-Present

  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers 2014-Present

  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2010-Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice, Minority Caucus Member for Maryland

  • Maryland Association for Justice, Board of Governor, 1988 - 1995

  • American Association for Justice, Maryland State Delegate

  • Maryland Association for Justice, Member

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2005-Present

  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Inquiry Panel, 1987-1992

  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Chairman, 1996-1997

  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Vice-Chairman, 1995-1996

  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Review Board, 1992-1997

  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Commissioner, 2010-Present

  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Peer Review Panel, 2000-2010

  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

  • National Bar Association

  • Monumental City Bar Association

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • Baltimore City Bar Association

  • American Judicature Society

  • American Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • District of Columbia (State and Federal)

  • Maryland (State and Federal)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Marian House, Board of Directors

  • Howard Community College Foundation Board, Board of Directors

  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Board of Directors

Educational Background:

  • Oberlin College

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Office Location for Kerry D. Staton

1211 Saint Paul Street
The Paulton
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-1000

Fax: 410-234-1010

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Last Updated: 7/29/2019

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