Ronald U. Shaw

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Founding Partner
Location:
Hunt Valley, Maryland
Phone:
443-330-9004
Fax:
443-330-9009
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Ronald U. Shaw is a trial lawyer who specializes in defending health care providers in medical malpractice cases and in handling serious personal injury matters. Since 1983, he has represented over 800 health care providers and has tried over 100 medical malpractice jury trials. Ron also has represented individuals seriously injured in nonmedical matters.

Ron has represented health care providers insured by Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland since 1983, by Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1989, and by the University of Maryland Medical System since 2004.

Ron has taught grand rounds at the University of Maryland Medical Center, lectured on medical malpractice at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, taught physicians insured by Medical Mutual on risk management issues, and lectured at Stevenson University.

Ron was selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer © in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has earned and maintained the top Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV.

Ron graduated from Harvard University with an A.B., cum laude, in 1975, and from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, with honors, in 1979. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and Florida.

Athletic Interests:

In college, Ron participated in heavyweight crew at Harvard, remaining undefeated all four years in intercollegiate competition. As a freshman, his crew won the Thames Challenge Cup division at the Henley Royal Regatta in England in international competition. As a sophomore, his crew won the Ladies Challenge Plate division at that same Regatta. As a senior, he was a member of the Rude and Smooth crew (so named by Sports Illustrated) that won the unofficial national championship, setting course records for the fastest times ever on three different courses, including at Henley, where competition had been held since 1839. While losing to the British national team in his senior year at Henley in the final of the Grand Challenge Cup, Ron's crew defeated the United States national team in the semifinal. Ron also traveled with the Harvard crew twice to compete in Egypt on the Nile against Cambridge and Oxford crews from England, Yale and Egyptian University crews. 

After college and law school, Ron became an accomplished runner and ultra runner, completing the Boston Marathon, the New York Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon and the Maryland Marathon multiple times, in under two hours and 50 minutes. He has also completed the Western States Endurance Run (100 miles) twice in under 24 hours, and the Old Dominion One Hundred Mile Endurance Run four times in under 24 hours. He also has completed more than 25 ultra marathons of 50 miles, including the John F. Kennedy (JFK) 50 Mile Run 10 times, where he finished 11th three times.

Recent Trials Won:

Gentry v. Physician, Circuit Court for Howard County, medical malpractice (obstetrics)
Plimack v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, medical malpractice (emergency medicine)
Harkless v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, medical malpractice (gastroenterology)
Huang v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, medical malpractice (gastroenterology)
True v. Physician, Circuit Court for Carroll County, medical malpractice (emergency medicine)
Fitzgerald v. Physician, Circuit Court for Carroll County, medical malpractice (internal medicine)
Brodsky v. Physician, Circuit Court for Carroll County, medical malpractice (surgery)
McLeod v. Physician, Circuit Court for Harford County, medical malpractice (internal medicine)
Boog v. Physician, Circuit Court for Carroll County, medical malpractice (hospitalist)
Maffei v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, medical malpractice (emergency medicine)
Raub v. Physician, Circuit Court for Harford County, medical malpractice (orthopedic surgery)
Moxley v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, medical malpractice (gynecology)
Cohen v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, medical malpractice (emergency medicine)
Dasher v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore County, medical malpractice (dermatology)
Lang v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, medical malpractice (obstetrics)
Bertin v. Physician, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, medical malpractice (cardiology)
Kim v. Physician, Circuit Court for Harford County, medical malpractice (vascular surgery)

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Professional Licensing and Discipline
  • Plaintiff’s Serious Personal Injury (nonmedical)
  • General Trial Practice
  • Physician Defense
  • Hospital Defense
  • Other Healthcare Providers

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1979
  • Florida, 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1989

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Harvard University
    • A.B. cum laude - 1975

Representative Cases

  • Wrobleski v. DeLara 353 Md. 509 (1999)
  • Smith v. Pearre 96 Md. App. 376 (1993)
  • Meda v. Brown 318 Md. 418 (1990)
  • Barnes v. GBMC 210 Md. App. 457 (2013)
  • Farwell v. Un 902 F.2d. 282 (1990)

Representative Clients

  • Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • University of Maryland Medical System

Lectures/Presentations

  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice, Stevenson University

Honors and Awards

  • Maryland Super Lawyer ©, 2008 - 2015
  • Top Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation's Top One Percent

Past Employment Positions

  • Weinberg & Green, 1979 - 1983
  • Miles & Stockbridge, 1983 - 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Westminster Rescue Mission, 2015 - Current
  • Chair of Trustees, Hereford United Methodist Church, 2007 - 2011