Founded in 1984 as a “boutique” litigation firm, Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein has grown in numbers and scope to become one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most highly regarded law firms. Fueling that growth has been the Firm’s long-standing reputation for courtroom excellence and attentive, cost-effective representation of its clients. Of course, winning many trials over the intervening decades also has contributed significantly to the professional respect garnered by the Firm! Our original members came together from major regional practices to form a new, litigation-centric enterprise focused on exceptional service and results for their sophisticated clientele.
Our array of widely respected lawyers has earned Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein the preeminent status of being a “go to” law firm for the defense of “bet the company” and “bet the professional license” cases. The Firm’s ranks include several attorneys voted by plaintiff and defense lawyers across the Delmarva region as being “Super Lawyers,” “Best Lawyers in America,” “America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Maryland,” “Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America,” a past President of the Maryland defense bar association, an eighteen-year member of the Maryland Court of Appeals’ prestigious Rules Committee, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a great percentage of members awarded the highest possible peer-review rating by Martindale Hubbell.
The Firm offers a broad range of litigation and professional-oriented legal services, and is particularly known for its skillful representation of healthcare professionals, hospitals, product manufacturers and other major business interests in the most serious and complex cases involving alleged medical malpractice, professional licensing, products liability, toxic torts, aviation crashes, commercial disputes, and other difficult civil matters. Our attorneys’ collective experience includes client representation on national, regional, and statewide bases. The Firm’s members have briefed and argued many of the significant appellate decisions in their practice areas. Two of the Firm’s principals are also trained mediators able to apply their mediation skills and front-line courtroom experience to the resolution of complex and high stakes cases at the request of attorneys in other firms.