Stephen M. Cornelius

Stephen M. Cornelius - Supervising AttorneyPrincipal
Eccleston and Wolf Maryland Office
Baltimore-Washington Law Center
7240 Parkway Drive, 4th Floor
Hanover, MD 21076
410-752-7474 / 410-752-0611 (fax)

Steve began his career at Eccleston and Wolf as a law clerk in the Summer of 2009, before joining the firm as an associate in December 2010. At the University of Baltimore School of Law, Steve was an editor of the University of Baltimore Law Forum and a member of the National Taxation Moot Court Team. Steve’s litigation practice focuses on the defense of lawyers, health care professionals, directors and officers, employment matters, professional malpractice defense, products liability defense, premises liability defense and general casualty matters. He also concentrates in providing coverage opinions to insurance company clients and representing those clients in coverage disputes.

Methodist University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2007)
University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)
Member of the Heuisler Honor Society

Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2010
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2013
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2014
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2018

Publications, Speaking Engagements and Awards:
Maldonado v. Am. Airlines, 39 U. Balt. L.F. 107 (2008)
Grady v. Brown, 40 U. Balt. L.F. 116 (2009)
Wright v. State, 40 U. Balt. L.F. 289 (2010)
Co-Presenter, “Time to Think About Risk Management,” APCPA (May 21, 2014)
Co-Author, “Money, the root of…,” BAMC Newsletter (May 2016)
Co-Presenter, “Post Resolution:  The Ethical Pitfalls,” Trial Lawyers Association for Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (October 14, 2016)
Co-Author, “Repaying Medicare Advantage (Part C) Liens – Is Anyone Safe?,” The Maryland Litigator (June 2017)
Electronic Communications and Protecting Confidential Information, Travelers, The Better Lawyer – A Risk Management Publication for Legal Professionals (June 2018)
Maryland Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2018-Present
Top Attorneys: Maryland’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2018-Present


Bar Memberships:
American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Bar Association

Professional Affiliations:
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
D.C. Defense Lawyers’ Association (DCDLA)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Professional Liability Defense Fund (PLDF)
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)

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