Mary Beth Kaslick
Mary Elizabeth (Mary Beth) Kaslick is a 1984 graduate of the Washington University School of Law in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri where she wrote for the Law Review and served as a Notes and Comments Editor. In 1991, she left an active civil litigation practice in the City of St. Louis and moved to Maryland. There, she became associated with the Frederick office of a large Baltimore firm and rose to the level of partner in 1994. She eventually left the large firm to establish her own practice and formed Kaslick & Prete in downtown Frederick in 2004 with her friend and colleague, Lorraine Prete.
Although Mary Beth has enjoyed litigating a variety of civil actions since beginning the practice of law, she has devoted over thirty years to the defense of health care providers, including physicians, nurses, mental health and other allied professionals, as well as hospitals, in medical malpractice actions, licensing procedures and credentialing matters. During this time, she has had the privilege of representing clients throughout the state of Maryland, appearing on their behalf before judges and juries in most of its counties. In addition, she has tried a number of cases in the federal court system, as well as appeared in both federal and state appellate courts.
Recognized by her peers for both her legal ability and ethical standards, Mary Beth has been invited to lecture to legal and medical professionals on a variety of topics, including jury trial techniques and practice, ethical concerns and risk management issues.
In 2016, Mary Beth had the honor of being inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization which recognizes no more than 1% of the trial attorneys in any single state or province in the United States and Canada. In 2020, she accepted an invitation to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the ABF is limited to no more than 1% of lawyers in a licensed jurisdiction. The following year, she was welcomed as a Fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an organization dedicated to elevating the standards of integrity, honor and civility in the legal profession.
Throughout the years, Mary Beth has been involved in a variety of other professional and civic organizations. She is a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation and a member of the Maryland and Frederick County Bar Associations. In the past, she served on the Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission for Frederick County and on the Character Committee of the Court of Appeals of Maryland for the Third Appellate District, interviewing and investigating prospective Bar admittees.
Within the community, Mary Beth served multiple terms as a Member and Officer of the Board of Directors of Heartly House, Inc. an organization which has been serving victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and child abuse in Frederick County for over thirty years. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Families Plus, a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing education and outreach services to families grappling with a variety of social issues, and as a Board Member and President of the Frederick Arts Council.
Mary Beth is an exceptional communicator and advocate, whose skills and creativity in conveying complex and difficult concepts in the courtroom have served her clients well for over three decades. Today, she remains boundless in her enthusiasm for the practice of law and tireless in her dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients.