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George W. Shadoan

George W. Shadoan
Status: Emeritus
Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP
108 Park Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 762-5150

George Shadoan is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was awarded the E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship in Trial Advocacy. Upon completion of the Fellowship, and earning his LLM in 1961, he became director of the fellowship programs, at which time he edited and co-authored Law and Tactics in Federal Criminal Cases (1964) and started the Regional Criminal Practice Institute. He has concentrated his practice in the trial of Plaintiff's medical malpractice, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as commercial and business litigation. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in all of its editions. Mr. Shadoan was an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University full time from 1961 to 1963 and part-time from 1963 to 1965. He has been in the private practice of law in Rockville, Maryland, since 1964. He was selected the D.C. Bar Association's Young Lawyer of the Year in 1964 and the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Association of Plaintiff's Trial Attorneys in 1974. For several years, Mr. Shadoan held the record for the highest verdicts obtained in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. He served as a member of the Maryland Governor's Commission on Medical Malpractice Insurance in 1983 and 1985. He chaired the Maryland State Bar Association's standing subcommittee on Civil Pattern Jury Instructions since 1984 until 2008. Mr. Shadoan was elected to membership in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 1990, limited to 500 Fellows in the U.S., the American Law Institute in 1992, and as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 1992. George Shadoan is the author of numerous legal articles and book reviews and is the editor and co-author of the following books: Maryland Tort Damages (1979, 1985, 1990, 1994, 2000 and 2006 editions); Maryland Civil Pattern Jury Instructions (1993, 2002 editions). Shadoan has served as the president of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, the Inner Circle of Advocates, and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice also awarded Shadoan its highest Award "The Champion of Justice Award" which is reserved for those lawyers who have provided significant service to projects in the interest of public justice.
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