M. McSherry

M. Natalie McSherry



Natalie McSherry is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and health care law. Natalie has litigated numerous jury trials in a variety of matters, including malpractice claims brought against health care providers. She 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 professional credentialing, and is frequently called upon to advise health care institutions and providers concerning a variety of legal issues and challenges that arise in the health care industry.

In addition to her broad experience in health care, Natalie 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 Maryland's counties, and in Baltimore City.


Throughout her career, Natalie has been consistently recognized as the top of her field. Natalie was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2005. In addition, she has been recognized in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, and Medical Malpractice Law by:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2014
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2007-2014 (consistently among top 10 vote getters)
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer, 2010-2014
  • Benchmark Litigation, Top 250 Women in Litigation, 2012-2013
  • Baltimore Magazine, among the State's top 10 attorneys, 2010-2013
  • The Daily Record, Circle of Excellence, 2011 (Top 100 Women 2005, 2007, and 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. Natalie served on several Maryland and federal judicial selection committees and on the Maryland Judicial Selection Commission for Baltimore City. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Law. 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 with many other professional and civic endeavors, including Catholic Charities and Friends of My Sister’s Place Women’s Center. She served on the original Board of Directors of the renowned National Aquarium in Baltimore.


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

Outside the Office

Natalie loves to swim, and even swam from Europe to Asia in 2009 in the Canakkale Rotary Club Hellespont Race in Turkey.




Case Studies

Defended Major Hospital in Suit Brought by Credentialed Provider

Natalie McSherry and Trudy Bartel successfully defended a major hospital sued by one of its credentialed providers for imposing restrictions on the provider's privileges. The provider had sought damages, injunctive relief, and attorneys' fees from the hospital and members of its medical executive staff and others, based on breach of contract, negligence, and tortious interference with contract and prospective advantage. Trudy and Natalie obtained summary judgment in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County in favor of the hospital and all providers involved in the decision to impose the restrictions.