James D. Cardea

Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea - Columbia
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea - Columbia
8840 Stanford Blvd., Ste. 4450, Columbia, MD 21045 United States
(410) 421-7777
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PRACTICE AREAS

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

WRONGFUL DEATH


EDUCATION

MCDANIEL COLLEGE, B.A., 1989

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE LAW SCHOOL, J.D., 1995


EXPERIENCE

James Cardea is a partner at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea with over 25 years of litigation and jury trial experience. He has been consistently recognized as one of Maryland’s top medical malpractice attorneys by multiple organizations. Jim is a tenacious, aggressive, and extremely effective advocate for victims of medical malpractice and has successfully served as lead counsel in hundreds of medical malpractice cases throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has also represented medical malpractice victims in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Over the course of his career, Jim has obtained numerous seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements which have been featured in The Baltimore Sun and The Daily Record, among other publications. Jim’s many notable verdicts include a $1.75 million verdict in a Baltimore County jury trial, which according to topverdict.com, was one of the top 100 medical malpractice verdicts in the country in 2019.


Jim has been repeatedly honored as one of Maryland’s top 100 attorneys by Maryland Super Lawyers and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been included in Best Lawyers in America, Best Attorneys in America, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Top Attorneys), and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, as well as several other organizations. In 2022, Jim was one of only 25 attorneys in Maryland named to the Daily Record’s Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law Power List. Identified as one of the finest and most influential practitioners in Maryland, Jim was selected to this exclusive list after the Daily Record’s editorial team consulted their readers and other individuals in the legal community for their input and perspective.


Jim received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College and graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he received American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing (1992) and Domestic Relations (1994). He was also a Staff Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review from 1994-1995 and was awarded membership to the Heuisler Honor Society.


Each September, in honor of his father, Jim sponsors the Dr. Don Cardea Golf Tournament benefiting the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. An avid sports fan, he has coached various youth sports. Jim is married with three daughters.


APPOINTMENTS AND AWARDS

BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA™, INCLUDING 2022 EDITION FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW – PLAINTIFFS (2011-PRESENT)

MARYLAND SUPER LAWYERS™ (2010-PRESENT); TOP 100 SUPER LAWYERS FOR MARYLAND (2012 -PRESENT)

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL™ – AV RATING

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS 10 BEST ATTORNEYS FOR MARYLAND (2018 – PRESENT); 10 BEST PERSONAL INJURY LAW HIGH VERDICT ATTORNEY (2022)

AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES (2011-PRESENT)

LITIGATION COUNSEL OF AMERICA (2012-PRESENT)

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISTINGUISHED COUNSEL, NATION’S “TOP ONE PERCENT”

RUE RATINGS’ BEST ATTORNEYS OF AMERICA (2015-PRESENT)

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LEGAL ADVOCATES, TOP 100 LITIGATION LAWYERS IN MARYLAND

THE AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION™, TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS IN MARYLAND

THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS™

AMERICA’S MOST HONORED PROFESSIONALS TOP 5 PERCENT™

THE AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATION MAN OF THE YEAR IN LAW™

WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW™

GLOBAL DIRECTORY OF WHO’S WHO™

HEUISLER HONOR SOCIETY, UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE

AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE AWARD IN DOMESTIC RELATIONS

AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE AWARD IN LEGAL ANALYSIS, RESEARCH & WRITING

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS, INC. TOP 10 ATTORNEY AWARD FOR THE STATE OF MARYLAND

LAWYERS OF DISTINCTION

MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM


BAR ADMISSIONS

THE MARYLAND STATE BAR

THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR

THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


MEMBERSHIPS

MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE

BAR ASSOCIATION OF BALTIMORE CITY

HEUISLER HONOR SOCIETY

MARYLAND ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

THE AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

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