Michael Bereston has been in practice for the past 30 years, with extensive trial experience. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University (B.A.) and the University of Baltimore Law School (J.D.). He has achieved the highest rating of 10 by AVVO, representing “superb” in the fields of birth injury and medical malpractice.
Michael is admitted to practice in the state of Maryland, District of Columbia, the United States District Courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the US Supreme Court.
He is ranked “AV”, by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rank for any attorney, and is listed by that publication’s “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.” Michael has also been a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2013 and is a Patron to the American Association for Justice Leaders Forum.
Michael has been selected by his peers as a top attorney in the field of medical malpractice in Maryland by the Baltimore Magazine and a “Leading Lawyer” in the same category by “What’s up Annapolis” magazine. Michael has been named to the Super Lawyers, Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in America Law” publication.
Michael is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as the Association for Trial Lawyers of America), including its Professional Negligence Section and Birth Trauma Litigation Group; the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), including its’ Medical Negligence Section; the Maryland State Bar Association; the Anne Arundel Bar Association; and the District of Columbia Bar Association, including its Injuries to Persons and Property Section. Michael is a former member of the Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Prince George’s County Bar Associations, and the AAJ’s Products Liability and Breast Implant Litigation Group. He has been designated as an advocate by the National College of Advocacy and a member of the Pound Civil Justice Institute.
Michael is the Co-Chair of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG), which consists of approximately 600 lawyers who concentrate on representing birth injury victims throughout the United States. In addition, Michael is a member of the BTLG Executive Board. Previously, Michael was the Co-Editor of the BTLG Journal, a scholarly publication that includes articles which help members ― through education and resources ― investigate and pursue birth trauma litigation claims. The BTLG is comprised of legal professionals on a mission to provide the best possible representation to birth injury clients, not just in America but also around the globe. Birth injury cases are hotly contested by insurance companies who know that the financial awards owed to the claimants can be significant, often ranging into eight-digit amounts. BTLG helps educate and empower birth injury attorneys so that they can provide the best possible legal representation to people in need.