Natalie McSherry is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer with more than 40 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, the Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and others, 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.
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Winnie Borden Pro Bono Leadership Award
Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Arthur W. Machen Award
My Sister's Place, Woman of the Year
The Daily Record, Icon Honor
The Daily Record, Circle of Excellence
The Daily Record, Maryland’s Top 100 Women
The Daily Record, Leadership in Law
The Daily Record, Leadership in Law Lifetime Achievement Award
Throughout her career, Natalie has been consistently recognized as the top of her field. She has been recognized in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, and Medical Malpractice Law by:
Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer, since 2010
Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, since 2013
Benchmark Litigation Top 250 Women in Litigation, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
The Best Lawyers in America, since 2006; named Baltimore "Lawyer of the Year" in Medical Malpractice - Defendants, 2019; Health Care Law, 2018; Medical Malpractice, 2017; Health Care Law, 2015; Mediation, 2015
Maryland Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2018 (consistently ranked among the top 10 lawyers in the state)
ADR of Maryland, Inc., Member, 2005 - present
American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2002 - present
Baltimore Courthouse and Law Museum Foundation, Board of Directors, 2011 - present
Catholic Charities Leadership Breakfast, Committee, 1999 - present; Capital Campaign, 2004 - 2005
Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Volunteer Attorney Mediator, 2002 - present
Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1984 - present, Board 2011 - present; President, 2017 - present
Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Board of Directors Chair, 2018 - present; Board of Directors, 2012 - present
My Sister’s Place, Leadership Council, 2002 - present
Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy Board of Directors, 2013 - present, Chair - Academic Committee
State Advisory Council on Administrative Hearings - January 2011 - present
University of Maryland, Trustees of The Endowment Fund, 2009 - present
Woodsboro Bank, Board of Directors Chair, 2016 - present; Board of Directors 2009 - present
American Health Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Baltimore City
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
Maryland Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Maryland State Bar Association, Health Law Section
Co-presenter, "Controlled Dangerous Substances Practices & Pitfalls," MD-DC Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Meeting & Educational Program, 2018
Co-presenter, "One Day Boot Camp Trial Training," Legal Services Advocates Trial Skills Program, American College of Trial Lawyers, ABA Litigation Section, MSBA Litigation Section, FBA - Maryland Chapter, and Maryland Legal Aid, 2017
Panelist, "Civil Impact Cases," Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2014
Panelist, Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc. Trial Academy, 2012
Presenter, "Legal Considerations in Decisions to Withhold or Withdraw Life Sustaining Treatment," Barristers Law Club, 2012
Author, "How to Stay on the ‘Right’ Side of the Maryland Board of Physicians," Maryland Physician Magazine, 2014
Author, "Pro Rata” Contribution and Apportionment Among “Joint” Tort-Feasors," Maryland Bar Journal, Maryland State Bar Association, 2014
Co-author, "The Health Care Disciplinary Process" Maryland Bar Journal, Maryland State Bar Association, 2013
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.
Successfully argued before the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on behalf of defendant Bechtel Corp., that Plaintiff’s asbestos-related claims were barred by section 5-108 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article (Statute of Repose) because the company was not in actual possession and control of the property where Plaintiff worked and alleged injury occurred. In Burns v. Bechtel Corp., 212 Md.App. 237, the appellate team further persuaded the Court that because Bechtel and the asbestos products in the case did not fall within subsection (d)(2)(ii)'s exception to repose, Bechtel remained shielded by the statute and was entitled to the trial court’s award of summary judgment. The Court of Appeals denied certiorari.
Served on the appellate team that successfully argued on behalf of the defendant-landlord that an expert witness did not have a sufficient factual basis to opine that lead exposure caused the plaintiff's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. At the conclusion of the trial in Rochkind v. Stevenson, a jury awarded the plaintiff $753,000 in economic damages and $700,000 in non-economic damages. On appeal, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed the award. Maryland's highest court reversed the Court of Special Appeals, holding that the trial court erred in admitting the expert testimony. As a result, the Court of Appeals remanded the case back to the Court of Special Appeals for an order vacating the monetary judgment and remanding the case to the Circuit Court for a new trial on the issue of damages. On July 22, 2017, the Daily Record reported on the decision in an article titled Court of Appeals rejects expert testimony linking lead exposure, ADHD.
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. 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.
10/17/2014 | Maryland Physician Magazine Sept/Oct issue
Natalie McSherry wrote an article for physicians titled “How to Stay on the ‘Right’ Side of the Maryland Board of Physicians,” published in the Sept/Oct issue of Maryland Physician Magazine.
09/08/2014 | Maryland Bar Journal, September/October 2014 edition
Natalie McSherry recently authored an article in the Maryland Bar Journal on the evolution of pro-rata contribution and apportionment based on causation, among joint tort-feasors.
Natalie McSherry authored an article addressing recent developments in the disciplinary process for Health Care professionals and addresses challenges affecting disciplinary reform.
Natalie McSherry presented a paper to the Barristers Law Club.
Firm principals Natalie McSherry and Chris Jeffries served on the appellate team that successfully argued on behalf of the defendant-landlord that an expert witness did not have a sufficient factual basis to opine that lead exposure caused the plaintiff's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
09/23/2015 | The Daily Record
Kramon & Graham principals Andy Graham and Natalie McSherry were interviewed for the August 24, 2015 Daily Record feature story “Neutrals’ in high gear.”
Litigation principals Jim Ulwick and Natalie McSherry are featured instructors at the Legal Services Advocates Trial Skills Program, "One Day Boot Camp Trial Training," presented by The American College of Trial Lawyers, ABA Litigation Section, MSBA Litigation Section, FBA - Maryland Chapter, and Maryland Legal Aid.
Firm principal Natalie McSherry participated in a panel program presented by the Judicial Institute of Maryland on April 10, 2014.
The full-day academy will feature several experienced trial attorneys as presenters.
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 is pleased to announce that M. Natalie McSherry has been elected chair of the board of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. Natalie is the first woman in MLSC’s 36-year history to hold this position.
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, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, announced today that principal M. Natalie McSherry has been selected by the Maryland Daily Record as a recipient of the 2018 Leadership in Law Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kramon & Graham, a leading law firm providing litigation, real estate, and transactional services, announced today that nine firm attorneys have been recognized for legal excellence and client service by the 2018 Chambers USA legal ranking guide.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
The recently released U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" directory recognizes thirteen Kramon & Graham practices in its 2018 law firm guide.
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, one of Maryland's leading law firms, has been selected to appear in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm received top-tier status for its Commercial Litigation practice. Kramon & Graham has held the top position in this area for more than ten consecutive years.
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.
Natalie McSherry was recently elected chair of the Woodsboro Bank board of directors.
Andrew Jay Graham named "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Securities by Best Lawyers; Natalie McSherry named "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Defense08/15/2016
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that firm co-founder Andrew Jay Graham has been named the 2017 Litigation - Securities "Lawyer of the Year" and that Natalie McSherry has been named Medical Malpractice Defense "Lawyer if the Year" for Baltimore by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S. The "Lawyer of the Year" distinction is presented to individuals who have received outstanding ratings from their peers in Best Lawyers surveys.
The 5th annual “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” published by Benchmark Litigation, honors the accomplishments of the nation's leading female trial lawyers.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition with Kramon & Graham receiving top-tier status in Band 1 for Commercial Litigation -- a position it has been honored to receive for more than ten consecutive years.
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."
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce the recognition of several of its attorneys in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Kramon & Graham, P.A. is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys are ranked in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a highly respected annual guide of America’s leading lawyers. The Firm, along with only two other law firms in Maryland, is again ranked in Band 1 – the highest ranking – for Litigation.
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.
Kramon & Graham is pleased to announce that eight of its Principals have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Natalie McSherry is the only Maryland attorney listed in Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation this year.
Kramon & Graham, P.A. is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys are ranked in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, a prestigious annual guide of America’s leading lawyers. The Firm, along with only two other law firms in Maryland, is again ranked in Band 1 – the highest ranking – for Litigation.
Natalie McSherry has recently joined the Board of Directors of St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, a tuition-free independent Jesuit school for underserved boys in grades six through eight.
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 is proud to announce that eight firm principals are listed in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Kramon & Graham is recognized in the top band of Maryland law firms for Commercial Litigation, according to Chambers USA.
Kramon & Graham is listed in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the “definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms & attorneys.”
The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service honored Natalie McSherry during their annual recognition reception.
Kramon & Graham is proud to announce that eight firm principals have been listed in the Nineteenth Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Governor Martin O’Malley has appointed Natalie McSherry of Baltimore to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation’s Board of Directors for a three-year term.
Chambers quotes a source as saying Kramon & Graham is “a fine firm full of high-quality lawyers.”
Natalie McSherry has been honored for her litigation skills in Top 250 Women in Litigation.
Kramon & Graham attorneys named to Maryland Super Lawyers Top 10, Top 50 Women, and Top 100 lists; Super Lawyers; and Maryland Rising Stars.
Natalie McSherry received an award from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation.