A principal in Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation practice groups, Steven Vinick has more than 20 years of experience in representing clients in matters including medical malpractice, personal injury and criminal defense. Over the course of that career, Steven has earned a reputation as a skilled litigator and highly effective courtroom advocate.
Steven has obtained numerous significant verdicts on behalf of his clients, including an $11.5-million verdict for a client whose father was shot and killed by police officers. Steven’s reputation as a fearsome courtroom opponent who obtains excellent results helps him negotiate favorable settlements on behalf of his clients. He takes pride in the fact that he receives many referrals from other attorneys and former clients, all of whom respect his legal acumen, his honesty and his empathy for his clients.
Steven was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Association for Justice, and has been named a Maryland SuperLawyer each year from 2011 to the present. He is a frequent lecturer on topics including civil litigation, automobile claims, depositions, Medicare and criminal defense for the National Business Institute and Maryland State Bar Association.
Outside of work, Steven enjoys skiing, running, and spending time with his three daughters.
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University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
University of Maryland at College Park, B.A., magna cum laude, 1988
District of Columbia, 1993
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1993
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Prince George’s County Bar Association
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Maryland Association of Justice
- American Association of Justice
- Washington, D.C., Trial Lawyers Association
Speeches & Articles
- National Business Institute CLE course "Smartphone and Text Evidence in Personal Injury Litigation."
- Guest seminar speaker on managing liens in auto accident litigation, National Business Institute
- Deposition skills instructor, Maryland State Bar Association
- MyLaw CLE course "Legal Ethics: Confidentiality and Thrid Parties"
- Speaker at The Tort Law Seminar. The speech was titled "Deposition Practice From A-Z."
Awards & Honors
- Maryland Association of Justice, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2011
- Maryland SuperLawyer, 2011–2014
- Member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forums
- One of Maryland's "Best Attorneys of America" in 2017
- Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report