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Michael McCubbin

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From a young age, Mr. McCubbin was driven to practice law by a desire to advocate on behalf of victims and fight for their right to recover from harms they have suffered. His competitive spirit led him to the area of medical malpractice, where he is focused on helping clients receive compensation and future medical care, after having suffered serious loss, death, or injury through no fault of their own. Throughout his career, Mr. McCubbin has seen how the system is built to protect doctors, hospitals, and their insurance companies, and he spends his time fighting against that inequity in order to help victims and their families.

Since law school, Mr. McCubbin has focused on developing trial advocacy skills, which he has employed during his career to secure significant victories for his clients. Mr. McCubbin’s extensive experience in medical malpractice matters has included trials throughout Maryland, in both state and federal courts, as well as arguing matters before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Prior to joining Alpert Schreyer, Mr. McCubbin spent years representing plaintiffs in medical negligence cases at one of the largest medical malpractice firms in the State. Mr. McCubbin joined Alpert Schreyer to lead its medical malpractice division, with a goal of providing detailed, in-depth, and focused representation of a select number of carefully chosen cases annually. He believes in getting to know his clients and their stories and that each client is unique, requiring individualized attention, time, and energy.

Currently, his practice focuses on representing victims of medical malpractice in all manner of medical malpractice claims, including birth injury, surgical errors, stroke and cancer misdiagnosis, sepsis, delayed treatment, cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy, developmental delay, failure to diagnose, catastrophic injury and paralysis, anesthesia complications, and any other type of medical malpractice action.

Mr. McCubbin was trial counsel in one of the Nation’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2020 against one of the largest hospital systems in the State of Maryland, after a jury awarded his client over $5,500,000 as a result of her death from complications of open-heart surgery. Based on this impressive result, Mr. McCubbin was invited into Best of the Bar, a nationwide organization that only awards membership to those attorneys who have achieved one of the top 100 verdicts in the entire United States for a given calendar year. Additionally, in 2021, Mr. McCubbin was offered admission into the National Trial Lawyers’ - Top 40 Under 40, after he was identified as one of the top trial attorneys in the area of medical malpractice in the State of Maryland.

Throughout his career, Mr. McCubbin has secured millions of dollars for his clients in medical malpractice matters, through a combination of jury verdicts and settlements. He provides aggressive and focused representation and seeks to maximize his clients’ recovery through creative, detail-oriented, and innovative trial strategies, medical and legal theories, and unique presentation to the jury.

After graduating with honors from both undergraduate and law school, Mr. McCubbin spent the first two years of his career as a prosecutor with the State’s Attorney’s Office in Montgomery County and Worcester County, Maryland. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Mr. McCubbin prosecuted hundreds of cases, including multiple bench and jury trials.

Following his time at the State’s Attorney’s Office, Mr. McCubbin turned his focus toward the complex area of medical malpractice litigation. For years, Mr. McCubbin represented physicians, mid-level providers, and healthcare institutions in defense of medical malpractice claims. In this role, he served as both first and second-chair trial counsel in several jury trials, defending physicians and institutions accused of medical malpractice in matters worth tens of millions of dollars. However, he soon realized that his trial skills and passion were better served representing victims of medical malpractice, rather than the physicians and healthcare facilities accused of committing malpractice.

While representing victims of medical malpractice, Mr. McCubbin is able to use the skills, knowledge, and insight he learned while defending medical malpractice claims; he knows the medical-malpractice-defendants’ “play book” from his inside experience and now uses that knowledge to help victims of medical malpractice.

Mr. McCubbin served as a Chairman in the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and remains active in that organization, as well as the Maryland Association for Justice, which is focused on plaintiffs’ rights in medical negligence and personal injury cases. He has lectured and published articles on medical malpractice matters. He lives in Annapolis with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his family, exercise, movies, and reading.

Education

  • Elon University (Elon, NC), B.A.
    • Cum Laude;
    • Dean’s List
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law (Concord, NH), J.D.
    • Cum Laude;
    • Top 20% of Class
    • Law Review, Senior Editor & published author;
    • New Hampshire Association for Justice, Trial Bar News, published author
    • Law Clerk, New Hampshire Supreme Court
    • Teaching Assistant, Advanced Appellate Advocacy
    • Lead Counsel (Plaintiff), Mock Trial Competition Team

Accolades

  • Top 100 Verdicts for Medical Malpractice in the United States in 2020
  • Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Clients in Medical Malpractice Matters
  • One of the Top 40 Under 40 Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Maryland

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland State Court
  • Maryland Federal Court