Brian M. Cathell is a Member in the Firm’s Medical Malpractice Defense Group. As a trial lawyer, Brian has considerable experience defending professional liability cases, as well as defending physicians and other health care providers in various administrative forums. He also has experience representing clients involved in complex civil litigation cases involving products liability, construction disputes, and domestic matters. Mr. Cathell has handled litigation matters in the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Prior to moving to civil litigation, Brian was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County where he tried hundreds of cases to verdict, including three First-Degree Murder jury trials. During his time there, Brian was given the responsibility of training new prosecutors and was frequently consulted by his colleagues regarding trial strategy and technique. He was also specially assigned to handle matters of a high-profile nature, some of which drew national media attention.
At Pessin Katz Law, Brian has remained successful in the courtroom. In February 2019, he obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of his physician client in the Circuit Court for Harford County. In October 2018, he worked to obtain a unanimous jury verdict in favor of his physician client in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. In August 2017, he worked to obtain a unanimous jury verdict in favor of his physician client in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Recently, Brian has briefed and successfully argued numerous motions in the Circuit Courts regarding proximate causation and related areas of first impression. Additionally, Brian has worked as “first chair” in negotiating fair settlements on behalf of his clients at mediation.
Brian received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. After graduating law school he clerked for the Honorable Mickey J. Norman in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County where he drafted opinions involving many areas of civil, criminal, and administrative law. Brian received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in public relations.
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