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Michael A. DeSantis, Esq.

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Phone: (301) 486-1200
Fax: (443) 749-5150

7467 Ridge Road Suite 100
Hanover, Maryland 21076

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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.


B.A., University of Maryland, 1984

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 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

  • 1988, Maryland
  • 1990, District of Columbia
  • 1990, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • 1991, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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
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