“I completely understand how unusual the case was and recognize that it was your expertise that was instrumental in our ultimate victory. I have learned so much from working with you and I really appreciate your efforts to protect me and my practice.  Many, many thanks.”

Bruce Glassman, M.D.Capital Dermatology

Medical Defense Attorneys Virginia, Maryland, DC

Altman, Spence, Mitchell & Brown, P.C. is a boutique law firm of experienced top-rated attorneys, rising stars, and dedicated paralegals and staff. The firm was born on March 1, 2013 after its attorneys and staff served as the Virginia office of Hamilton, Altman, Canale & Dillon, LLC, a leading regional law firm, for 12 years. The firm’s roots are in litigation; primarily in the defense of health care providers in complex medical, dental, and nursing malpractice cases and in connection with claims before medical, dental and nursing licensing authorities.

Our full-time staff includes nurses with decades of experience, including emergency, pediatric and medical-surgical nursing, who are intimately involved in every professional malpractice case we defend. Along with medical experts we retain, our nurses provide us and our clients with expertise and critical analysis of the relevant medical issues so that the entire litigation team has a thorough understanding of the important details of each case.

In addition to medical, dental and nursing malpractice defense, our attorneys are skilled in handling other complex litigation matters, including product liability, premises liability, contract disputes, and insurance coverage matters. The firm’s focus on complex litigation cases ensures that our clients are served by experienced, skilled and accomplished attorneys and staff. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. Our clients include some of the most prestigious medical institutions, doctors, and insurance companies in the area. We are leaders in the law, recognized for our expertise, and accomplished professionals.

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The attorneys of Altman, Spence, Mitchell & Brown, P.C. focus their practices in the following specialties:

Federal and State Civil Trial and Appellate Practice:

The Firm represents corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Taking great pride in their preparation and trial performance, the Firm’s attorneys offer substantial expertise in civil litigation and trial practice. In addition, when necessary, the Firm provides experienced representation before the appellate courts of each jurisdiction in which we practice, state and federal.

Medical Malpractice:

Our Firm handles a variety of medical malpractice cases in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing healthcare professionals in matters involving allegations of malpractice in the specialties of anesthesia, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, chiropractic, dentistry, dermatology, emergency medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopaedics, pediatrics, podiatrics, radiology, and many others. We also provide representation of care providers within the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. In addition, our attorneys regularly represent medical professionals in administrative and disciplinary matters before the Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland Boards of medicine, nursing and dentistry, in hospital credentialing proceedings, pre-suit negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations.

Insurance Coverage:

The Firm assists our insurance clients with coverage issues such as an insured’s failure to cooperate, an insured’s failure to give notice of a loss, the existence of a duty to defend and/or indemnify, priority of coverages in various contexts, and resolution of complex coverage issues through declaratory judgment actions, mediation, and/or arbitration.