M. Natalie McSherry
Natalie McSherry is a nationally-recognized attorney with more than 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and health care law. Natalie has litigated a variety of matters, including malpractice claims brought against health care providers. She also has extensive experience defending health care providers in licensing actions and has appeared before the Board of Physicians, the Dental Board, Board of Nursing, and the Board of Examiners of Psychologists, as well as the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality. She has handled all aspects of credentialing--advising health care providers and hospital boards of trustees with regard to medical staff by-laws.
In addition to her broad experience in health care, Ms. McSherry has handled professional liability claims involving various professions, claims against railroads, condemnation cases, and a variety of commercial disputes. She has litigated civil cases in federal court, in most of Maryland's counties, and in Baltimore City. In recognition of her trial experience, Natalie was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2005. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2006 in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, and Medical Malpractice Law. She has been listed in Maryland Super Lawyers annually since its inception. Notably in 2012, Natalie was recognized as one of the State's top 50 attorneys and top 25 women attorneys. She is listed in Chambers USA as a Leading Lawyer in health care and was identified among the State's top 10 attorneys in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by Baltimore Magazine. In recognition of her excellence in both the practice of law and in public service, Natalie was listed in Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2005, 2007, and recognized in the Circle of Excellence in 2011.
Natalie has held offices and board and committee positions with the ABA, and the Maryland and Baltimore City Bar Associations. She served on the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners from 1980 – 1985. Ms. McSherry served on several Maryland and federal judicial selection committees and on the Maryland Judicial Selection Commission for Baltimore City. Natalie served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law for four years. She currently serves on the Board of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. She is a former President and Board Member of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers’ Service, an organization that gave Natalie the Winnie Borden Pro Bono Leadership Award in 2012. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Woodsboro Bank Board of Directors. Natalie is involved numerous other professional and civic endeavors including Catholic Charities Leadership Breakfast, Friends of My Sister’s Place Women’s Center. She also served on the original Board of Directors of the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
Ms. McSherry has briefed and argued numerous cases in Maryland's Court of Special Appeals, Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Her representative cases include: Barnes v. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc., 210 MD. App. 547 (2013); Green v. NBS, Inc., 409 Md. 528 (2009); State Bd. of Physicians v. Bernstein., 167 Md. App. 714 (2006); Eid v. Duke, 373 Md. 2 (2003); Darcangelo v. Verizon, et al. (4th Cir. 2002); Blundon v. Taylor, 364 Md. 1 (2001); Mass Transit Administration v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 349 Md. 299 (1998); Ward v. Federal Kemper Ins. Co., 62 Md. App. 351 (1985); Federal Kemper Ins. Co. v. Schneider, 58 Md. App. 690 (1984); Helferstay v. Creamer, 58 Md. App. 263 (1984), 294 Md. 107 (1982); Health Services Cost Review Commission v. Harford Memorial Hospital, 296 Md. 17 (1983); Colonial Pipeline v. Gimbel, 54 Md. App. 32 (1983); Bond v. Pennsylvania National Mut. Cas. Ins. Co., 289 Md. 379 (1981); Pennsylvania National Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. Gartelman, 288 Md. 151 (1980); Stevens v. Barnhart, 45 Md. App 289 (1980); Harford Memorial Hospital v. Health Services Cost Review Commission, 44 Md. App. 489 (1980); Chertkof v. Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 43 Md. App. 10 (1979); Klasmeier v. Sindler, 285 Md. 431 (1978); Dail v. Tri-City Trucking Co., 39 Md. App. 430 (1978); Continental Masonry v. Verdel Construction Co., Inc., 279 Md. 476 (1977).
- University of Maryland School of Law (J.D.) (1974)
- Manhattanville College (B.A.) (1971)
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the Southern District of California (inactive)
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
American College of Trial Lawyers
Maryland State Bar Association
Baltimore City Bar Association
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
Maryland Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Defense Research Institute