Alan J. Belsky

Alan J. Belsky - Baltimore Injury Lawyer

Managing Partner

Location: Baltimore, Maryland



Fax: 410-234-3992

Alan J. Belsky is the managing partner of the firm. His areas of practice include negligence, medical malpractice, bankruptcy and appeals. He was born and raised in Baltimore and presently resides in Howard County.

Alan graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1991, where he was elected editor-in-chief of the University of Baltimore Law Review (Volume 19) and received the American Jurisprudence Award for outstanding academic achievement in the area of legal analysis, research and writing. Alan also received the Hoffberger Award for the best writing in the area of professional responsibility.

Alan has published and lectured extensively on a wide variety of litigation topics. His articles include Injury as a Matter of Law: Is This the Answer to the Wrongful Life Dilemma?, 22 U. Balt. L. Rev. 187, which has been cited extensively in journals and periodicals throughout the country for its novel approach of strict liability for genetic counseling malpractice. He has also published articles in the University of Baltimore Law Forum, The Daily Record, and has been counsel in a number of high-profile cases at both the trial and appellate levels. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and received the prestigious Super Lawyers designation in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Alan has also received an AV rating* from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Alan was also instrumental in forming the Maryland State Bar Association section on consumer bankruptcy, and spearheaded the formation of the committee which ultimately was granted section status by the Maryland State Bar Association board of governors in 2003. Today, the section has more than 350 members and serves as the voice for consumer bankruptcy practitioners in Maryland. Alan also has dedicated a great number of hours representing indigent clients on a pro bono basis.

Alan is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Maryland Association for Justice, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland, and the J. Dudley Digges Inns of Court. Mr. Belsky serves on the board of directors of the Bar Library Company for Baltimore City and is a peer review panel member of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Appeals
  • Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Columbia, 1994
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Maryland, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1992


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. cum laude – 1991
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
    • Honors: Hoffberger Award for the Best Writing
    • Law Review: University of Baltimore Law Review (Volume 19), Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Baltimore

Published Works

  • Injury as a Matter of Law: Is This the Answer to the Wrongful Life Dilemma, 22 U. Balt. L. Rev. 187


  • Advanced Litigation, Trial Practice and Procedure, NCBI, January 1, 2014 – Present
  • Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland, April 1, 2009 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • SuperLawyers, Plaintiffs’ Malpractice, 2007 – 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, January 1, 2008 – January 1, 2017
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, January 1, 2014 – November 1, 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, January 1, 2014 – January 1, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Bar Association for Baltimore City
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland
  • J. Dudley Diggs Inns of Court
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Gordon, Feinblatt, Hoffman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC, Associate, September 1, 1991 – May 1, 1994
  • Rochlin, Settleman & Dobres, P.A., Associate, May 2, 1994 – June 30, 1996
  • Belsky & Purdum, LLC, Partner, June 2, 1996 – August 15, 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Peer Review Panel Chair & Member, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission
  • Md Volunteer Lawyers’ Service



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