Michael A. DeSantis - Super Lawyers 2019
Michael A. DeSantis - Super Lawyers 10 years
Michael A. DeSantis - AV Preeminent
Michael A. DeSantis - SuperLawyers

Mr. DeSantis’ practice focuses on all aspects of insurance defense and coverage litigation. He has extensive experience representing insurance companies and their insureds with regard to insurance coverage opinions, automobile negligence, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, and intentional torts. Mr. DeSantis also handles business contracts and commercial litigation. In addition, Mr.DeSantis also represents individuals in matters involving wrongful death actions and brain injury/serious personal injury litigation. He has tried numerous jury trials involving negligence and intentional torts at the trial level and he has litigated numerous appeals.

Mr. DeSantis’ practice is approximately fifty percent in Maryland and fifty percent in the District of Columbia.

He resides in Arnold, MD.

Mr. DeSantis has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Sample Representative Cases

  • Lewis v. Allstate Insurance Company, 368 Md. 44; 792 A.2d 272 (Md. 2002) (Trial through appeal)
  • Young v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, 108 Md. App 233; 671 A.2d 515 (Md. App. 1996) (Trial through appeal)
  • Odell v. DeLeon, Civil Action No.: 99-1052 (JR); U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (D.C. 2000) (Settlement)
  • Le Marc’s Management Corporation v. Valentin, 349 Md. 645; 709 A.2d 1222 (Md. 1998) (Trial)

Miscellaneous Information

Listed, Maryland Super Lawyers 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and Washington DC Super Lawyer, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. McCullough, Prince George’s County Circuit Court (1988-1989). Member, Attorney Grievance Commission, 1993-1996.


Washington, D.C., March 27, 1962


  • University of Maryland - B.A. - 1984


  • University of Baltimore School of Law - J.D. - 1988

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, and Maryland State Bar Associations
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Maryland Defense Counsel Association

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