Keith D. Forman

Partner

Keith is a partner at the firm. Since becoming an attorney, he has almost exclusively represented minor children injured as a result of obstetrical or neonatal malpractice. Keith is licensed to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Minnesota. In 2012 and 2013, he was instrumental in the firm obtaining three of the four largest verdicts in medical malpractice cases in Maryland history – a $55 million dollar verdict against Johns Hopkins Hospital, a $21 million dollar verdict against Harbor Hospital, and a $15.6 million dollar verdict against a nurse midwife and a hospital in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Keith has also been admitted pro hac vice in the following jurisdictions for litigating birth injury and cerebral palsy cases:

  • Alabama
  • North Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Illinois
  • South Carolina
  • Iowa
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • West Virginia
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin

Since joining WVFO, Keith has been involved in over 25 cases resulting in a settlement or verdict in excess of $3,000,000.00, including numerous settlements and verdicts over $5,000,000.00, and several over $10,000,000.00.

Keith has been recognized by his peers in Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” in the field of medical malpractice, and he has routinely been selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. Keith also has an “AV Preeminent®“ rating from the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Keith earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island in 2002. In 2006, he earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore. His first attorney position was with a national Plaintiffs firm where he was immersed in the practice of representing children who suffered catastrophic brain injury due to medical error. In 2008, Keith joined a boutique civil defense firm as a litigation associate where he represented doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care professionals in defending claims of medical negligence. While his time on the defense side proved educational, Keith quickly realized that his true passion was representing Plaintiffs. He joined WVFO in 2009 where he has exclusively represented victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury.

Keith is admitted to practice law in all Maryland State Courts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Minnesota. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan D.C., and the American Association for Justice. Keith is a past contributor to “Generation J.D.,” a lawyers’ blog run by the Daily Record, Maryland’s leading legal publication. His writings have also been published in the Maryland Bar Journal.

You can reach Mr. Forman by phone at (410) 998–3600 or by e-mail at kdf@malpracticeteam.com

Education

  • University of Rhode Island, B.A. in Political Science, 2002
  • University of Baltimore, Juris Doctor, 2006

Awards and Recognitions

  • "Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Bar Admissions and Organizations

  • Maryland State Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the the District of Minnesota
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • We have 100+ years
    cumulative experience.

  • All our lawyers know the
    medicine in their specialties.

  • $500 Million in verdicts &
    settlements total.

  • Over $100 Million in verdicts & settlements
    associated with birth injury cases.

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