George S. Tolley III is licensed to practice law in Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia, and has been specially admitted in other jurisdictions across the country.
George is a recognized leader in Maryland trial law. He teaches medical malpractice law at educational seminars especially for trial lawyers, and lawyers often consult George when they have legal questions. George manages the legislative advocacy of the Maryland Association for Justice, the largest statewide specialty bar association in Maryland, translating his practical experience representing injured clients into legislative change to improve and defend Maryland’s civil justice system. A Past President of MAJ, George also led the MAJ Medical Negligence Section for a time and has chaired nearly every one of MAJ’s standing committees. George represents Maryland on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, and serves on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions.
George has considerable experience in trial and appellate courts, having recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Along with his partners, Henry E. Dugan, Jr. and Bruce J. Babij, George was acknowledged as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Association for Justice for his representation of a child who suffered brain injuries at birth as a result of obstetrical negligence. In June of 2012, George and his partner, Bruce Babij, obtained a $20 million verdict for a child who suffered a traumatic birth injury from medical negligence, among the largest medical negligence verdicts ever in Maryland.
George maintains a prestigious “A/V” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, publisher of the definitive directory of America’s leading lawyers. George also has been honored in listings such as Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other publications in Maryland over the past ten years.
A math major from Williams College (B.A., 1988), George received his law degree from the New York University School of Law (J.D., 1991). His hobbies include puzzles of all kinds, and he regularly participates in crossword and puzzle competitions. George and his wife – a professional dog trainer – reside in the Annapolis area.