Burt M. Kahn

My clients are looking for answers. I help victims of medical malpractice understand how the tragedy that visited them or their family member has occurred, and how to prevent it from happening to someone else.

Burt Kahn has been litigating complex personal injury cases on behalf of injured people and their loved ones since he began his legal career as an associate with Joseph, Greenwald & Laake in 1974. Now the managing director of the firm, Burt has spent the past four decades setting himself apart as the D.C. area’s go-to litigator for cases where law and medicine intersect. Burt’s unparalleled ability to go head-to-head with medical experts in the courtroom has enabled him to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients, often without going to trial.

Burt takes pride in the fact that his practice has been built in large part on word-of-mouth referrals from former clients who recommend him not only for his courtroom acumen, but also for his hands-on, personalized approach to the practice of law. Clients and opposing counsel alike know that, when Burt takes on a case, he is fully committed to every aspect of it, from conducting the detective work that reveals the hidden causes behind avoidable medical injuries to preparing seamless courtroom presentations that simplify complicated medical issues for judges and juries.

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  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1974
  • State University of New York, Stonybrook, B.A., 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1974
  • District of Columbia, 1974

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1975
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association/Prince George’s County Medical Society, co-chair, Interprofessional Committee 1996–1997
  • Montgomery County Bar Association/Montgomery County Medical Society, co-chair, Interprofessional Committee, 1998–1999
  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, member, Inquiry Panel 2000–present

Awards & Honors

  • Baltimore magazine Top Maryland Lawyer, 2007–2010
  • Washington, D.C. SuperLawyers, 2007–present
  • Maryland SuperLawyers, 2007–present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum