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Maryland and Washington D.C. Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice,
Police Brutality, Product Liability & Sexual Abuse Attorneys

Our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts for clients whose injuries have disabled them.  Every case receives personal attention and all cases are tried by attorneys who are experienced in the particular area of law.

The Suder Law Firm and Joanne Suder, who heads the firm, are “AV” rated by Martindale & Hubbell. The “AV” is Martindale & Hubbell’s highest rating, it indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar. She is also professor/lecturer at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Maryland School of Law. 

Joanne Suder

Attorney at Law

  • Nation's leading authority on pedophile and sexual abuse cases
  • Hailed as a legal warrior who champions the rights of children and adults exploited by people entrusted with their well being
  • Appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX Networks, Larry King Live, Court TV Pros and Cons, The Early Show with Bryant Gumble, Catherine Crier, EXTRA, Inside Edition and Newsfront
  • Handled the largest-scale case filed against the Archdiocese, involving more then a dozen students
    • John Joseph Merzbacher, 1994, jailed on an 84-count indictment
    • $350 million in lawsuits
  • Represented all three victims in the scandalous, high-profile 1994 sexual abuse case against former Maryland state health secretary, nationally syndicated health columnist and author, Dr. Neil Solomon
    • $150 million lawsuit
  • In the early 1980's, was among the first to recommend to a sentencing judge that pedophiles and sexual predators be chemically castrated if placed on probation or when released from prison
    • Recommended as an alternative to incarceration
    • Based on the work of Professor Frederick S. Berlin, M.D. Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Founder of the Sexual Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Experts concur that no one has yet found a cure for pedophilia
  • In 2003, testified at the State House and State Senate proceedings to extend the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse
    • Resulted in a three-year extension
    • Now working to get the extension lengthened further in Maryland, one of the worst victim's states in the country
  • formerly represented victims of Catholic priest Maurice Blackwell in the recent sexual abuse case that captured national headlines
    • Priest shot by Donte Stokes, an alleged victim who claims that Blackwell molested him as a youth
  • Currently represents victims of police brutality

Joanne Suder and her law firm are AV rated by Martindale & Hubbell
(highest rating for litigation attorneys)

Member of the bar in California, Washington D.C. and Maryland

Past President of the Women's Bar Association

Former Master Examiner in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City


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Maryland and Washington D.C. Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
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