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Phillip R. Zuber

Zuber5407 Water Street
Suite 101
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772



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Phone: (240) 510-9216
Fax: 301-627-4156

Position Areas of Practice Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Representative Cases

Phillip R. Zuber is a “top 50” Maryland Super Lawyer and “top 10” Washington, D.C. SuperLawyer, a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Maryland State Bar Association subcommittee on civil pattern jury instructions and a lecturer to the Maryland Judicial Institute.  For 30 plus years, he has practiced in the complex areas of medical malpractice (especially obstetrical, neonatal and emergency medicine issues), electric utility accidents, attorney liability, highway fatalities and catastrophic personal injuries. He has acted as general products liability counsel for an international industrial manufacturer for 35 years.

Mr. Zuber has served on the Maryland State Committee for the American College of Trial Lawyers. ( He is a Master in the J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court.  He has given lectures to doctors, nurses, risk managers, and insurance companies, on a wide range of medical and attorney malpractice related subjects. He has assisted in a Litigation Skills Course to law students at the University of Baltimore Law School.  He also serves on the Maryland State Bar Association Subcomittee on Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions – Civil.

While based in Upper Marlboro, Mr. Zuber has participated in cases and trials in many Counties in the State of Maryland. Mr. Zuber has been counsel in more than a hundred cases involving multi-million dollar claims. Among his many community activities, Mr. Zuber has served on the Board of Trustees for Bryn Athyn College as the Chairman of its Legal Advisory Committee. (

Mr. Zuber attended the University of Maryland College Park (B.A., high honors), and received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law with honors.  He served on the student editorial board of the Maryland Law Review.

Current Employment Position(s):

  • Partner

Areas of Practice:

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Physician, Nursing and Hospital Liability
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Legal Ethics/Law Firm Disputes
  • Utility Company Accidents

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1978
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Maryland Law Review, Associate Editor, 1977 – 1978
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1975
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: American Studies

Published Works:

  • Note, Adoption of Strict Liability in Tort, 37 Md. L. Rev. 278, 1977

Representative Cases:

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyer, 2008 – 2013
  • Top Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine – 2014

  • Top 50 Maryland Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Top 10, Top 100 Maryland SuperLawyers – 2011-2013
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer – 2008
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Member
  • Prince George’s County Bar Association
    • Member
  •  Master, J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Member, State Committee