Andrew E. Greenwald

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Greenbelt, MD

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
 | 6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 400
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 240-553-1196
Fax: 240-553-1730
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Andrew E. Greenwald is a founding member of the Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA, law firm in Greenbelt, Maryland. Recognized as one of the top civil litigators in the nation, Mr. Greenwald devotes his practice exclusively to medical malpractice claims, particularly those involving birth injuries and obstetrical malpractice.

Over the course of his more than 48 years practicing law, Mr. Greenwald has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of families whose loved ones are suffering from the negligence and careless actions of physicians, hospitals, surgeons, obstetricians and pediatricians, and other health care providers.

Through his efforts, he has helped secure millions of dollars in settlements and awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, earning his lifetime membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Greenwald frequently conducts lectures across the country on a variety of legal topics related to medical malpractice claims, and he routinely offers in-depth commentary and testimony on complex litigation cases.

A 1964 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Greenwald attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1967. The District of Columbia Bar admitted him in 1968, and the Maryland State Bar Association admitted him in 1969. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the 4th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A member of numerous local, state and national bar associations, Mr. Greenwald has served in several leadership roles with the American Association for Justice, including serving as co-chair for the organization's medical malpractice information group and co-chair and board member of the birth trauma litigation group, among others.

Among the many awards and honors he has received, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and "Washingtonian" magazine voted him as the best in Washington in 2004.

*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%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Andrew Greenwald

Admitted: 1968, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.jgllaw.com/attorneys/andrew-e-greenwald

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, lifetime member
  • Washingtonian magazine, “Best of Washington,” 2004
  • LawDragon 500, Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, medical malpractice, 2006–2016
  • Super Lawyers, Maryland and District of Columbia, 2007–2016
  • LexisNexis, AV Peer Review Rated
  • Best of Washington, Washingtonian
  • Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, LawDragon 500
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice
  • AV Peer Review Rated, LexisNexis

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice, Member, Key Person Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Former chair, Torts Section
  • American Association for Justice, Board member and co-chair, Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice, Co-chair, Medical Malpractice Information Group
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia, 1968  
  • Maryland, 1969
  • William B. Bryant Inn, American Inns of Court
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Trial Lawyers Association of the District of Columbia
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Prince George’s Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Brain Research Association at Children’s Hospital, Former member, Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Shoulder Dystocia and Birth Injury, published by invitation (James O'Leary, MD)
  • “Effective Pre-Trial Discovery in Medical Negligence Cases—What You Don't Know May Hurt You,” Trial Magazine; selected for publication in Best of Trial, AAJ Press
  • “Medical Malpractice Litigation: A Modest Settlement Proposal,” Trial magazine
  • “Gymnastics Litigation, The Standard of Care,” Trial magazine
  • “Effective Pre-Trial Discovery in Medical Negligence Cases, A Positive Approach,” Trial magazine
  • How to Recognize and Handle Recreational Liability: Sports Torts, American Association for Justice
  • Contributor, Settlement and Plea Bargaining, American Association for Justice Education Fund
  • “Oh, Didn’t I Tell You? A Look at Informed Consent,” Trial magazine
  • “Let Me Ask You This: Some Thoughts on Cross-Examination,” Trial magazine
  • “Shattered Dreams: A Look at the Seriously Injured Child,” Trial magazine
  • Contributor, The Profoundly Injured Child, AAJ Press
  • “In the Beginning: Examples of Opening Statements,” Trial magazine
  • “Deposing Medical Experts,” Trial magazine
  • Lectured on Professional Negligence, Southern Maryland Dental Society’
  • A Symposium on Common Pediatric Problems, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Lectured on Medical Malpractice, Association of Trial Lawyers of America 2nd Circuit Seminar
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention
  • Medical Malpractice From the Plaintiff's Point of View, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Breakfast Seminars
  • Strict Liability in Maryland, Association of Trial Lawyers of America 4th Circuit Seminar
  • Practical Consideration in Medical Malpractice Cases, District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention - Mock Trial
  • Effective Pre-Trial Discovery in Medical Negligence Cases, Montgomery County/Prince George's County Legal Education
  • Preparing the Plaintiff's Case, Practicing Law Institute, Drug Liability Seminar
  • Lecturer and Program Chairman, Point-Counterpoint Series, Medical Malpractice, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Discovery; Demonstrative Evidence, The Art and Problems of Trial Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Montgomery County/Prince George's County Continuing Legal Education - Cross Examination
  • Belli Seminar
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 8th Circuit Seminar
  • Discovery; Demonstrative Evidence, The Art and Problems of Trial Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Effective Pre-Trial Discovery in Personal Injury Cases and Proof of Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Montgomery County/Prince George's County Legal Education
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy
  • Liability of Coaches, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Third Circuit Seminar
  • Health Professionals in Court, Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital
  • Belli Seminar, ATLA Annual Convention, San Francisco
  • Sports Injuries, Tort Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Discovery as a Trial Technique in Personal Injury Cases, Montgomery-Prince George's Continuing Legal Education Institute
  • Medical Malpractice From the Plaintiff's Point of View, Georgetown University Law Center, Point/Counterpoint Series
  • Techniques, Tactics and Strategy in the Trial of a Personal Injury Case; Tips, Techniques and Tools for Effective Discovery, Montgomery-Prince George's Continuing Legal Education Institute
  • Use of Discovery Tools in Medical Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Fourth Circuit Seminar
  • Effective Pre-Trial Discovery in Creating Demonstrative Evidence in Personal Injury Cases, Virginia Trial Lawyers 23rd Annual Seminar
  • The Increased Injuries in the Gymnastics Setting, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting
  • Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Third Circuit Seminar
  • Discovery From the Opponent; Demonstrative Evidence, Georgetown University Law Center, The Art and Problems of Trial Practice
  • Voir Dire as a Technique of Cross Examination, Belli Seminar
  • ATLA Convention, Moderator on Seminar on Law & Medicine
  • Medical Aspects of Whiplash Injuries, ATLA National Convention, Young Lawyers Section
  • Effective Cross-Examination of Medical Experts, Delaware Trial Lawyers Meeting, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Panel Member, Program on "Anatomy of a Malpractice Case", Maryland Trial Lawyers Annual Convention Panel
  • Cross-Examination of Medical Experts, Indiana Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Cross-Examination of Medical Experts, Maryland Trial Lawyers Advocacy Seminar, Moderator and Speaker
  • CLE Speaker, Cross-Examination of Medical Experts, Montgomery County - Prince George's County
  • Examination of a Hospital Administrator, Hospital Discussion, and Final Argument in a Case Against a Hospital, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Fourth Circuit Seminar
  • Discussion on Medical Malpractice, University Hospital, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Informed Consent, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Third Circuit Seminar
  • Faculty of ATLA Regional College of Advocacy (Georgetown Law Center)
  • Faculty of ATLA Advanced Course in Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty of ATLA Special Course in Damages (Harvard Law School)
  • Obstetrics, Cerebral Palsy and Brain Damage, ATLA National Convention
  • Speaker, Maryland Trial Lawyers Annual Convention
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Seminar on Trial Advocacy
  • Speaker, Kansas Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Final Argument, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Seminar on the Profoundly Injured Child
  • Speaker, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Faculty, ATLA Regional College of Advocacy
  • Architectural Negligence; Obstetrics and Brain Damage, ATLA National Convention
  • MICPEL Presentations on "The Nuts & Bolts of Personal Injury Practice", Baltimore, Maryland
  • MICPEL Presentations on "The Nuts & Bolts of Personal Injury Practice", Easton, Maryland
  • MICPEL Presentations on "The Nuts & Bolts of Personal Injury Practice", College Park, Maryland
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Annual Convention Demonstration - Direct Examination of Expert Witness
  • Discovery, Chairman, Maryland Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar on Trial Practice
  • Faculty, AAJ Special Course in Damages, Harvard Law School
  • Faculty, AAJ National College of Advocacy, Specialized Course in Medical Malpractice, Yale University Law School
  • Faculty, ATLA National College of Advocacy, Specialized Course in Medical Malpractice, Yale University Law School
  • Faculty, ATLA National College of Advocacy, Basic College, Specialized Course in Damages, Washington, D.C.
  • Faculty Seminar for Maryland Emergency Medical Services, Hyattsville, Maryland
  • Faculty Seminar for Maryland Emergency Medical Services, Cumberland, Maryland
  • Faculty Seminar for Maryland Emergency Medical Services, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Presenting Economic Evidence, Risk Managers Division of the Hospital Council of the National Capital Area
  • Faculty, ATLA National College of Advocacy
  • Montgomery County/Prince George's County Seminar on Final Argument
  • MICPEL Seminar on Medical Malpractice
  • Taking on the Defendant and His Experts in a Medical Negligence Case, ATLA National Convention
  • Cross Examination, National College of Advocacy, University of Bridgeport
  • Medical Negligence, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Techniques of Examination, Cross Examination of Pediatric Immunologists, ATLA Seminar on Traumatic Medicine - Pain, It's Origins and Measurement, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Depositions, ATLA National College of Advocacy, Discovery and Settlement, Yale University
  • Proof and Work Up of Damages in the Profoundly Injured Child, ATLA National Convention
  • Medical Legal Issues in Pediatrics, 18th Ross Roundtable held at Johns Hopkins Medical Center
  • Final Argument, Moderator, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar
  • Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Litigation Luncheon
  • Causation in Medical Negligence Cases, Belli Seminar/ATLA National Convention
  • Opening Statement in a Medical Negligence Case, ATLA National Convention
  • Montgomery County Bar Association Seminar on Opening Statement
  • Blackboards and Tear-Sheets, ATLA Seminar on Demonstrative Evidence
  • Discovery, DCTLA Meeting
  • Trial Tactics - Direct and Cross Examination of Experts in a Product Liability Case, District of Columbia Bar Association Annual Convention
  • Faculty Member, Advanced NITA Course, Washington, D.C.
  • The Defendant's Life Expectancy Experts; Prozac, ATLA National Convention, Toronto, Sunrise Seminar
  • Faculty Member, Advanced NITA Course, Washington, D.C.
  • The Trial of a Medical Negligence Case, MICPEL, Seminar on Medical Negligence
  • Discovery, Georgetown University Law Center, Second "All Star" Trial Advocacy Skills Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Participant, Food & Drug Law Committee of the American Bar Associations Business Law Section, Medical Device Update, Washington, D.C.
  • The Trial of a Medical Negligence Case, MICPEL, Seminar on Medical Negligence
  • Prozac, National Convention, Washington, D.C., Section of Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts
  • ATLA National Convention, San Francisco, CA, Section on Professional Negligence
  • Discovery, Kansas City Trial Lawyers Association
  • How to Prepare Your Case Through Discovery, Maryland Trial Lawyers Seminar, Baltimore, MD
  • Preparation For and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses at Deposition and at Trial, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., Liability Issues for Health Care Providers
  • Preparation For and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses at Deposition and at Trial, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, White Sulfur Springs, West Va. Fighting For Justice
  • Obstetrics, American Bar Association National Institute Program, San Francisco, California, Liability Issues in Health Care
  • Making the Defendant the Plaintiff's Expert, ATLA 50th Anniversary Annual Convention, Boston, MA. Trial Advocacy Track Education Program
  • Developing Thematic Evidence Through Expert Witnesses, ATLA Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. Trial Advocacy Track: Depositions: "The Game Plan for Trial"
  • Vacuum Extraction Perils, Problems and Pearls, ATLA Annual Convention, San Francisco, Presentation to the Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Persuasive Techniques in Birth Injury Cases, National College of Advocacy Seminar, Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infants Cases, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Erb's Palsy: The Defense, ATLA National Convention, Chicago, Presentation to the Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Discovery of Defendants and Their Expert Witnesses, ATLA Summer Conference, Atlanta, Presentation to the Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Deposition Techniques to Prepare for Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses and Defendants at Trial, ATLA Birth Trauma Group Seminar
  • Questions, Language and Bologna, ATLA National Convention, Boston, Presentation to the Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Instrumental Delivery, ATLA Seminar on the catastrophically injured child
  • Effective Pre-Trial Discovery in Medical Negligence Cases, Malpractice Tape Series, put out by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Contributor to Sports Torts, Association of Trial Lawyers of America tape
  • Animations Medical Malpractice Information Group, AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, 2007
  • Shoulder Dystocia "Stretching the Truth" to the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, 2007
  • A Lot of Nerve (Stretching the Truth), American Association of Justice, National Convention, 2009
  • How To Handle The Absurd Defense Expert to the Maryland Association for Justice, 2011
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Former reviewer
  • Journal of Communication, Former reviewer

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1964  
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6404 Ivy Lane
Suite 400
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: 240-553-1196

Fax: 240-553-1730

 

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