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Winter 2011
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The Defense Line: Winter 2011

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Membership is open to practicing attorneys who devote the majority of their litigation-related time to the defense of civil litigation. The cost is $140.

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The Defense Line: A Publication From The Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.

Executive Director’s Message —
Announcing Exciting Changes for Members!

Kathleen F. ShemerAn Electronic Version of The Defense Line is in the Works

This Defense Line arrived with a fresh look—a bold new cover, easy to read fonts, more photos, and other design updates—but even more changes are on the way. Soon members will receive an electronic copy of The Defense Line with great new features: a professional looking html e-mail that mirrors the design of the print version, delivered directly into your e-mail in-box, and easy to share with colleagues. Just click to read the full stories on MDC’s site, and a "Share" link appears at the bottom of the message.

For those of you who prefer your news on paper, don’t be alarmed—you still will receive a copy that is printed and mailed courtesy of Courthouse Copy, official sponsor of the MDC.

Click here to visit the Expert ListExpert List Now Posted on the Website

MDC now provides a list of experts that our members have come in contact with during the course of practice. The list is not a list of defense-oriented doctors but rather provides links to defense attorneys who, in their experience, have culled information on experts in a variety of areas that may be helpful in choosing appropriate witnesses, cross-examining others etc.

To check it out, please go to and click on “Expert List” in the left hand corner of the home page or you may access it from the directory page. Follow the instructions for obtaining your password, agreeing to the terms and conditions, and gaining access. If you have trouble obtaining a password, please email After accessing the list, if you need further information or member input concerning an expert, you may still request that Kathleen Shemer send an email to the members with your question.


Don’t forget to support the businesses that support the MDC. You can find a complete list here in The Defense Line and all but the basic sponsors appear on our website’s Directory page. Scroll over the business name for contact information.

Expert Information Inquiries

The next time you receive an e-mail from our Executive Director, Kathleen Shemer, containing an inquiry from one of our members about an expert, please respond both to the person sending the inquiry and Mary Malloy Dimaio ( She is compiling a list of experts discussed by MDC members which will be indexed by name and area of expertise and will be posted on our website. Thanks for your cooperation.

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