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Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr.
7 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1636
Phone: 410.347.9471
Fax: 410.234.2313

Mr. Mezzanotte concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation, higher education, insurance coverage & defense litigation, appellate practice, professional liability, and products liability, toxic exposure & environmental litigation.  He acts as outside General Counsel for  Maryland’s Insurance Guaranty Association and for an area College. Mr. Mezzanotte has acted as lead counsel in several multi-party insurance coverage disputes and regularly represents insurers and other businesses in disputes. He is regularly recognized in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America which recognized him in 2016 as Education Lawyer of the Year in Maryland.

Outside General Counsel for State Insurance Guaranty Association

Outside General Counsel for area College

Lead Counsel in several multi-party insurance coverage disputes

Tried numerous jury trials to verdict

Represented manufacturers in design defect cases

Represented accountants in malpractice actions

Represented Health Care professionals in malpractice actions

Prosecuted and defended securities claims

Represented numerous alleged potentially responsible parties in CERCLA actions


AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers and Partners

Listed as a "Local Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2010

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - present

Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2007 - present

Recipient: The Daily Record's Leadership in Law Award (2006)

Recognized by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018 as Education - Law Firm of the Year - USA

Publications & Presentations

Author: The Owned Property Exclusion: Rules of Contract Interpretation Versus Public Policy, ENVIRONMENTAL CLAIMS JOURNAL, Vol. 9, No. 3/Spring 1997

Memberships & Activities

Managing Partner: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. (1999 - June 2009)

Chair: Higher Education Practice, Whiteford Taylor & Preston L.L.P.

Director: Harford Mutual Insurance Company

Board of Trustees: McDaniel College

Chair: University of Baltimore School of Law Advisory Council, 2007 - 2009

Member: Inquiry Committee, Attorney Grievance Commission (1985 - Present)

Member: Defense Research Institute (1979 - Present)

Member: Maryland State Bar Association

Member: American Bar Association

Member: Baltimore City Bar Association

Member: Baltimore County Bar Association

Member: Howard County Bar Association

Member: District of Columbia Bar Association

Member: University of Baltimore School of Law Advisory Counsel


  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 1981) cum laude
  • McDaniel College (B.A. 1978)