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Thomas C. Cardaro

Mr. Cardaro is Past President of the Maryland State Bar Association, Past President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, Past President of the Baltimore Bar Foundation, a Governor of District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association, and a former Governor of the Maryland Association for Justice. He holds the highest rating, (AV)©, provided by the legal rating agency, Martindale-Hubbell, and is a frequent lecturer on medical malpractice topics. He is a former hospital defense attorney whose practice is now limited to representing victims of medical malpractice, products liability, and other serious personal injury.



J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1985

B.S., University of Maryland, 1982


  • Maryland State Bar Association
    President, 2009-2010
    President Elect, 2008-2009
    Secretary, 2007-2008;
    Member, Board of Governors, 1996-1998, 2005-2011
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
    President, 2004-2005
    President Elect, 2003-2004
    Vice President, 2002-2003
    Treasurer, 2001-2002
    Member, Executive Council, 1994-1996, 1998-2006
    Chair, Young Lawyers Division, 1995-1996
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
    Member, Board of Directors, 2008-present
  • American Bar Association
    Delegate, 1995, 1999, 2008-2010
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
    Member, Board of Governors, 1994-present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
    Member, Board of Governors, 2001-2007
  • American Association for Justice
  • Baltimore Bar Foundation
    President, 2002-2003
    Trustee, 2003-present

Bar Admissions

  • 1985, Maryland
  • 1989, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Miscellaneous Information

  • Chief Justice, Phi Alpha Delta, Cardozo Chapter, 1983-1984
  • Trustee, University of Maryland Law Review, 1995-1996
  • Frequent Lecturer on Medical Malpractice