Mary Beth Kaslick

     Mary Elizabeth (Mary Beth) Kaslick is a 1980 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 and 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 the last twenty-five 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 the past quarter century, she has had the privilege to represent 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.


    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, has been a member of the Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission for Frederick County and is an active member of the Frederick County Bar Association.  For the past eight years she has served on the Character Committee of the Court of Appeals of Maryland for the Third Appellate District, interviewing and investigating prospective Bar admittees. She has also participated in the mentoring program for young lawyers sponsored by the Maryland State Bar Association.

     Within the community, Mary Beth is a Member and Officer of the Board of Directors of Heartly House, Inc. an organization which has been serving survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and child abuse in Frederick County for over thirty years.  In the past, 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 over the past thirty years.  Today, she remains boundless in her enthusiasm for the practice of law and tireless in her dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.
 

© 2016 by Kalsick and Prete, LLC

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