Michael J. Schreyer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Waldorf, MD

Alpert Schreyer, LLC
 | 8 Post Office Road, Waldorf, MD 20602
Phone: 301-932-9997
Fax: 888-571-2004
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

A named partner in the Maryland-based personal injury firm Alpert Schreyer, LLC, attorney Michael J. Schreyer focuses primarily on personal injury litigation, including car accidents, truck accidents, workers' compensation, construction accidents and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Schreyer has successfully brought cases against some of the largest insurance companies in the United States, and he uses his extensive knowledge of law, insurance, evidence, medicine and disability to seek the best possible results for each client.

Mr. Schreyer obtained his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, one of the top 20 law schools in the country, in 1988. For more than 20 years, he has established himself as wholly dedicated to obtaining justice for his clients. As a result, Mr. Schreyer has been recognized on the national level for civil trial advocacy excellence by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has achieved the prestigious AV-Preeminent* peer-reviewed rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to his successful law practice, Mr. Schreyer provides education and leadership to victims of catastrophic bus and tractor-trailer accidents as a member of the American Association of Justice's Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. He is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice's Medical Negligence Section. He also sits on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. Previously, Mr. Schreyer served as the chairman of the Maryland State Bar Association's Negligence, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Section.

Mr. Schreyer assists clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice law before the state courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation (30%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Michael Schreyer

Admitted: 1988, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.dcmdlaw.com/michael-schreyer.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Appointed to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission Advisory Committee on Budget, Appointment, Governor of Maryland, 2010
  • Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission, Appointment, Governor of Maryland, 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Bono Representation of Victim of the Attack on the Pentagon. September 11th Victims Compensation Fund. Mr. Schreyer's client survived the attack and was awarded more than One Million Dollars in Damages. Mr. Schreyer charged no fee to his client as a gesture of patriotism and solidarity with the many civilian and military service victims of the attack., Attorney for Victim of September 11 Attack, American Association for Justice, 2002, Attorney for Victim of September 11 Attack, American Association for Justice, 2002
  • National Advisory Board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2013 - Present, Selection
  • AV® Preeminent Rating – Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • "Superb", AVVO
  • "National Recognition of Achievement in Civil Trial Advocacy", the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum - 2011 - Present
  • Civil Settlement Facilitator, Appointment, Charles County Circuit Court, 2001 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Secretary, Charles County Bar Association, 2008
  • Past Chairman, Negligence, Insurance and Workers' Compensation Section, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Medical Malpractice Section, Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member, Interstate Trucking Group, American Association of Justice
  • Member - Million Dollar Advocate's Forum, 2011 - Present
  • Member - The National Trial Lawyers, 2011 - Present
  • Vice President, Charles County Bar Association, 2010
  • Treasurer, Charles County Bar Association, 2009
  • Board of Directors, Charles County Bar Association, 2006
  • Member, Charles County Bar Association, 1988 – Present
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1989 – Present
  • Member, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 – Present
  • Member, Maryland Workers' Compensation Education Association, 1993 – Present
  • Member, St. Mary's County Bar Association, 1996 – Present
  • Council Member, Negligence, Insurance & Workers' Compensation Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 1996 – Present
  • Member, Calvert County Bar Association, 1999 – Present
  • Secretary, Negligence, Insurance & Workers’ Compensation Section Council, Maryland State Bar Association, 2004 – 2005
  • Chairman, Negligence, Insurance & Workers’ Compensation Section Council, Maryland State Bar Association,  2006 - 2007
  • Vice-Chairman, Negligence, Insurance & Workers’ Compensation Section Council, Maryland State Bar Association, 2005 – 2006
  • Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association, 2006
  • President, Charles County Bar Association, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Representation of Victim of the Attack on the Pentagon. September 11th Victims Compensation Fund. Mr. Schreyer's client survived the attack and was awarded more than One Million Dollars in Damages. Mr. Schreyer charged no fee to his client as a gesture of patriotism and solidarity with the many civilian and military service victims of the attack., Attorney for Victim of September 11 Attack, American Association for Justice, 2002, Attorney for Victim of September 11 Attack, American Association for Justice, 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  •  Maryland Workers' Compensation Education Association Annual Convention, Speaker, "Current Cases", 2006
  • “Essentials of Maryland Motor Vehicle Insurance Law”, Speaker, Chairman, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Law, 2006
  • “Proving and Defending Damages in a Personal Injury Case”, Program Committee Member, Speaker, Maryland State Bar Association, 2002
  • “Exceptions to the Going and Coming Rule”, Speaker, Maryland Association for Justice, Law, 2001
  • Maryland Workers' Compensation Annual Convention, Speaker, "Current Cases", 2000

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Settlement of $335,000 in a medical malpractice case where a surgeon's negligence caused the loss of a patient's finger. The parties to this case have asked that their names be kept confidential., 2008
  • Lifetime disability benefits of over $1,250,000.00 (one and one quarter million dollars) in a Harford County case involving an automobile collision which resulted in permanent total disability under the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission system. The award represented the highest possible award of benefits for the victim., 2007
  • $525,000.00 for disabling permanent neck injury suffered by 52 year old Prince George's County school bus driver in an automobile collision. Case settled within days of the trial date., 2001
  • $1,000,000.00, (one million dollars) Court of Appeals decision - insurance coverage for victim of wrongful death in an automobile head on collision., 2001

Videos:

  • Maryland attorney Michael J. Schreyer answers the question:  "If I am a victim of an auto crash, at what point should I contact an attorney?", Contact an Attorney, 2010
  • Maryland attorney Michael J. Schreyer answers the question:  :If I am injured in an auto accident that was caused by someone else, should I talk to the at-fault driver's insurance company?", The At-Fault Driver's Insurance Company, 2010
  • Maryland attorney Michael J. Schreyer answers the question:  "If I am injured in an auto accident and I am the at-fault driver, can I still recover compensation?", Recovering Compensation as the At-Fault Driver, 2010
  • Maryland attorney Michael J. Schreyer answers the question: "If I am injured as the passenger in an auto accident, who is responsible for my medical payments and lost wages?", Medical Payments and Lost Wages, 2010
  • Maryland attorney Michael J. Schreyer answers the question:  "How much does it cost to hire an attorney to handle my au accident claim?", How Much Does An Attorney Cost?, 2010
  • Maryland attorney Michael J. Schreyer answers the question:  "How long does it take to receive compensation following a car accident?", Receiving Compensation after an Accident, 2010
  • Maryland attorney Michael J. Schreyer answers the question: "Is it ok to accept a check from the at-fault driver's insurance company?", Don't Accept Checks from the Insurance Company, 2010
  • Maryland Attorney Michael J. Schreyer Answers the Question: "What is My case Worth?", What is My Case Worth?, 2010
  • Maryland attorney Michael J. Schreyer answers the question:  "If I hire an attorney to handle my auto accident claim, will I have to go to court?", Will I have to Appear in Court?, 2010
  • State Law TV discussion of Health insurance in tort claims, Health Insurance in Tort Claims, 2010
  • State Law TV discussion of uninsured and underinsured motorist's coverage in the State of Maryland., Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist's Coverage, 2010

Educational Background:

  • Awarded the degree of Juris Doctorate by the Washington & Lee School of Law., 1988
Office Location for Michael J. Schreyer

8 Post Office Road
Waldorf, MD 20602

Phone: 301-932-9997

Fax: 888-571-2004

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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