Valerie L. Tetro

Valerie L. Tetro

SENIOR COUNSEL
vtetro@wtplaw.com
BALTIMORE
T: 410.347.8783
F: 202.327.6181



Ms. Tetro is Senior Counsel in the Business Litigation Department. Her practices focus on insurance coverage & defense litigation, professional liability, healthcare and medical malpractice litigation and white collar criminal defense and investigation. Ms. Tetro defends corporations and individuals against professional liability claims and represents physicians and healthcare providers in medical malpractice claims. Ms. Tetro also represents business and their insurers in personal injury, Title VII and bad faith actions, and contract disputes.

Memberships & Activities

  • Member: Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member: District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association

Insurance Defense

  • Represent business and their insurers in personal injury, Title VII and bad faith actions, and contract disputes
 

Professional Liability

  • Defend corporations and individuals against professional liability claims
 

Medical Malpractice

  • Represent physicians and healthcare providers in medical malpractice claims
 

White Collar

  • Represent federal law enforcement agents and federal agency officials in congressional and administrative inquiries

ARTICLES

Does Your Building Have an Asbestos Survey and an O&M Program?

If you have a pre-1981 building, you have special asbestos-related obligations.

Under federal law, any building constructed before 1981 is presumed to contain asbestos in certain installed construction materials (these materials are referred to as “ACM” or “PACM”).  This presumption covers thermal systems insulation, such as pipe wrap and duct insulation; sprayed or troweled surfacing materials, such as fireproofing and acoustical material; and asphalt and vinyl flooring and mastic. While not covered in the statutory presumption, other construction materials in buildings of the same age that frequently have been found to contain asbestos include ceiling tile, gaskets, siding and roofing material, wallboard/wallboard systems, and ceiling plaster/stucco systems.


NEWS

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 11 Attorneys Listed in Benchmark Litigation 2012

The 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys has once again ranked Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in the top tier of litigation firms in Maryland, with more ranked lawyers than any other firm on the list.

Ten lawyers from the firm were named as “Local litigation stars” and one as a “Future Star.”

Only seven firms in Maryland received the highest ranking of “Highly recommended,” which indicates those firms deemed “dominant” in the state.


Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Elects New Partners

Baltimore, MD - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been elected partners. The firm congratulates Jesse Cox, Melissa L. Menkel, Karen H. Moore, and Valerie L. Tetro.