Martindale Rating: AV
Francis “Skip” Leary, a founding member of Chason, Rosner, Leary & Marshall, LLC, is a member
of the Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts state bar associations. He began his career in a
small plaintiffs’ practice in Baltimore in 1992, where he honed his litigation and appellate skills in
both Federal and State Court.
With extensive trial experience ranging from civil rights to commercial litigation, employment law
to sexual harassment, Skip later became a partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP. His practice
there focused on medical malpractice litigation, representing hospitals and healthcare providers
throughout the state. This experience naturally transitioned to the performance of quality
assurance seminars for local physicians, hospitals and nursing homes to improve the safety
and well being of patients.
Skip is an experienced trial attorney, handling a wide range of litigation matters ranging from
medical malpractice and personal injury to commercial disputes. He routinely practices before
the state, federal and appellate courts of Maryland.
Francis “Skip” Leary has again been named among the Maryland Super Lawyers® for 2013. Only 5% of the total lawyers in the State of Maryland are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers. Skip has been named among the Maryland Super Lawyers® for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Francis X. Leary has once again been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ® in the specialties of Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Professional Malpractice Law.
Francis X. Leary has been selected as one of the Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Maryland for 2013 on behalf of the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). ASLA is an invitation-only legal organization comprised of the nation’s most skilled lawyers limiting its membership to no more than 2% of lawyers overall.
New England School of Law, J. D., cum laude, 1991.
New England Scholar Award, 1990 & 1991
College of the Holy Cross, B. A., 1988
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society: National Political Science Honor Society
Court of Appeals of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Maryland Super Lawyers ®2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Best Lawyers in America 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) 2013
Baltimore County Bar Association, Member
Maryland State Bar Association, Member
Skip has been invited to speak at the University of Baltimore School of Law with regard to litigation.
He has also been asked to present to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health regarding
litigation surround noscomial infections.