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John Sellinger

Of Counsel

John Sellinger was recently awarded Super Lawyers™ status for 2021 -- an award that is given to no more than 5% of attorneys!

John Sellinger is Of Counsel at Greenberg & Bederman LLC. He graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1975.

After an initial period of general practice, he has concentrated his efforts in the area of complex civil litigation, with primary emphasis in the representation victims of medical malpractice and defective products. In the past 20 years, John has handled hundreds of medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, involving nearly every medical specialty and injury from birth trauma to dermatology.

John was the youngest President in the history of the Maryland Association For Justice (MAJ). He has also represented MAJ as its legislative representative in Annapolis.

John was one of the founders of the MAJ Political Action Committee (PAC) and has served on the Board of the PAC. He has drafted legislation in the area of litigation that has been enacted into law by the Maryland General Assembly.

John has lectured at the request of MAJ and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, and is a member of that group's Birth Trauma Litigation Group.

Martindale Hubbell has given John Sellinger an "AV" rating – the highest rating an attorney can receive for competence and ethics.

John has been awarded Super Lawyers™ status in 2008-2014 and again in 2016-2021, a very rare distinction, as only 5% of lawyers are voted in. Super Lawyers™, an independent magazine adhering to a selection process that is objective and independent of any advertising or payments to nominate its candidates through an elective process that is independent and non-political. Lawyers were asked to nominate the best lawyers they've personally observed, were not allowed to nominate an internal lawyer without nominating an external lawyer, and lawyers were not allowed to vote for themselves.

John also was selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

John resides in Rockville, Maryland, is married, and has five children.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Super Lawyers™ Status (2008-2014 and 2016-2021) (only 5% of lawyers are named by Super Lawyers™)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated (5.0) AV Preeminent (For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability)
  • Former President of the Maryland Associations For Justice (MAJ)
  • Member of American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group in AAJ
John Sellinger Awards