Bruce J. Babij was born and raised in rural, upstate New York where his family operated a converted farmhouse as a seasonal Inn.
Bruce received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, the renowned “Great Books” program, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Villanova University in 1983.
From the very outset of his professional career, Bruce’s practice has been exclusively focused on vindicating the legal rights of those victimized by the negligence of others. Since joining the Firm of which he is now the principal and managing partner, Bruce has primary responsibility for litigating the Firm’s most protracted and complex medical negligence cases.
Bruce fundamentally devotes his practice to the representation of infants and children who have suffered birth trauma and birth related injuries resulting from obstetrical and/or neonatal malpractice. Bruce has successfully litigated such cases on behalf of these most innocent and deserving of victims across the United States, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf.
Bruce is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia and has been specially admitted in jurisdictions across the country. Because of the unique focus on his national practice on behalf of injured infants and children, Bruce is routinely consulted by lawyers from across the country and by the families of children suffering from cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, brachial plexus palsy and other devastating neurologic injuries who seek his guidance and assistance in evaluating and prosecuting claims arising from obstetrical or neonatal malpractice.
Bruce is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maryland Association for Justice, the AAJ’s Birth Trauma Litigation Group and numerous specialty and regional bar associations. Bruce has perennially maintained the prestigious “A/V” rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, publisher of the definitive directory of America’s Leading Lawyers and has been recognized by his peers as a “Super Lawyer”.
Bruce has been recognized as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Association for Justice for his dedicated representation of a baby injured at birth because of obstetrical malpractice. Through the efforts of Bruce and his colleagues, one of the largest jury verdicts in a medical malpractice case in the history of the State of Maryland was obtained on behalf of this most deserving child.
When Bruce can take time from his busy practice, he enjoys nothing more than to spend some precious time with his family – hiking, biking and still trying to learn how to fly fish.