Amy Askew is a Maryland trial lawyer with particular experience representing the rail and health care industries. She also represents lawyers in professional responsibility matters. Amy has tried many jury and bench trials to verdict and successfully argued in the appellate courts of Maryland. She has significant experience defending companies in class-action litigation, particularly consumer class actions.
Amy represents railroads in injury and property claims brought by individuals or entities, as well as claims brought by railroad employees under the Federal Employers' Liability Act. She is active in DRI and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.
In the health care industry, Amy has successfully defended liability actions against physicians and hospitals, including medical malpractice claims and claims against health care businesses that provide products and services.
In addition, Amy has extensive experience handling professional liability matters involving legal malpractice and attorney grievance allegations.
Recognized in Chambers USA, Commercial Litigation, Maryland, 2019
Maryland State Bar Association, Litigator of the Year, 2017
The Best Lawyers in America, Railroad Law, since 2018; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2019
Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2013 - 2017; Local Litigation Star, since 2017
The Daily Record, Maryland’s Top 100 Women, 2017
Maryland Super Lawyers, since 2009
The Daily Record, Maryland’s Leading Women, 2010
Baltimore Girls' School Leadership Coalition, Member, Board of Directors, 2007 - present
Baltimore Urban Debate League, Member, Board of Directors, 2010 - 2015; returned 2017 - present
Maryland Professionalism Center, Mentoring Program for New Admittees, 2015
Maryland State Bar Association
Bar Association of Baltimore City
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
International Association of Defense Counsel
Presenter, "Do’s and Don’ts for Litigators," Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc., 2013
Successfully obtained a dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit alleging, among other counts, fraud, RICO violations, and negligent misrepresentation, on behalf of a medical professional. The case was covered in the Law360 article, “Miners Can't Sue Johns Hopkins Over Black Lung Benefits,” August 29, 2017. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the decision in favor of the firm's client by published opinion. See Day v. Johns Hopkins Health Sys. Corp., 907 F.3d 766 (4th Cir. 2018).
Served as a member of the defense team that successfully represented one of six Baltimore police officers who were charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The firm’s client faced the most serious charges among the six officers charged. Following extensive discovery, motions, and a two-week bench trial, the defense team secured acquittals on all seven counts of the indictment, including second-degree murder, three manslaughter counts, assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office. In this highly publicized trial, the defense team relied on the depth of its criminal defense experience, exceptional facility with complex medical issues, and extensive trial practice. By obtaining key pre-trial evidentiary rulings combined with the team’s presentation at trial, the firm succeeded in acquiring a not-guilty verdict as to all charges.
Successfully defended a national healthcare provider in a medical malpractice case. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that the healthcare provider failed to diagnose his evolving stroke, and that this failure caused him to develop a permanent brain injury. The health care provider moved for summary judgment, arguing that the plaintiff’s causation expert did not have an adequate factual basis for his opinion (as required under Maryland Rule 5-702). The trial court agreed and struck the causation testimony of plaintiff’s expert. The striking of this testimony was fatal to his claim, and the court subsequently entered summary judgment in favor of the healthcare provider and dismissed the case. The plaintiff appealed, and the Court of Special Appeals issued an opinion affirming the circuit court’s decision. The Court of Special Appeals held that summary judgment was appropriate because, without expert testimony on causation, a reasonable jury could not have found in favor of the plaintiff.
Recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a national railroad company in the Circuit Court for Allegany County, Maryland. The plaintiff filed suit against the railroad under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, 45 U.S.C. §§ 51 et seq., seeking $25,000,000 in damages. The circuit court granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on the grounds that it was undisputed that the defendant provided the plaintiff with a reasonably safe place to work, that the plaintiff failed to establish negligence, and that there was no evidence to support the plaintiff’s theory of causation.
Amy Askew, an experienced trial lawyer, gave a presentation to the members of Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
Seventeen Kramon & Graham attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America legal ranking guide. In addition, firm principal Natalie McSherry has been named 2020 Baltimore Mediation "Lawyer of the Year."
Kramon & Graham announced today that ten firm attorneys are recognized for legal excellence and client service in the 2019 Chambers USA legal ranking guide. More than 40 percent of Kramon & Graham's principals are recognized in the directory.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, has earned top marks in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading business litigation firms and attorneys.
Kramon & Graham announced today that five firm principals have been named "Lawyer of the Year" Baltimore in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, sixteen firm attorneys were selected for inclusion in the ranking guide. The attorneys represent Kramon & Graham's full range of practices from litigation to transactional services.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Maryland State Bar Association “Litigator of the Year” Amy Askew is featured in the October 2017 edition of The Maryland Litigator.
In the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading business litigation firms and attorneys, Kramon & Graham earns top marks as one of Maryland's leading law firms.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, is pleased to announce that thirteen firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham principal Amy E. Askew, has been named Litigator of the Year by the Maryland State Bar Association Litigation Section Council.
Kramon & Graham principals Andrew Jay Graham, Natalie McSherry named to Top 10: 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers list for eighth consecutive year12/12/2016
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 35 attorneys, announced today that twenty-one of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Six Kramon & Graham principals have been recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2017, a leading legal guide that provides analysis of commercial and financial litigators in the United States.
Kramon & Graham, a nationally recognized full service law firm with 34 attorneys, announced today that seventeen of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers legal ranking guide, including four up-and-coming attorneys who are recognized as "Rising Stars."
Benchmark Litigation, a leading legal guide that identifies U.S. trial attorneys and law firms, has selected five of the firm's principals as local "Litigation Stars."
Benchmark Litigation has announced that Kramon & Graham, P.A. is the winner of Benchmark’s award for the Maryland Law Firm of the Year for 2015.
Kramon & Graham congratulates nineteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2015.
The 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation has ranked Kramon & Graham, P.A. in the top tier of litigation firms in Maryland.
Kramon & Graham congratulates eighteen lawyers named to Maryland Super Lawyers 2014
Kramon & Graham attorneys named to Maryland Super Lawyers Top 10, Top 50 Women, and Top 100 lists; Super Lawyers; and Maryland Rising Stars.