Personal injury and medical malpractice victims, and those who have been injured by the federal government, turn to Karl Protil when they need a lawyer who has a 20 year record of winning such cases.
Clients depend on Karl when the stakes are high, and when their situations call for a lawyer who is not afraid to take chances when it comes to bringing the much needed emotional and financial closure they deserve. Victims benefit from his unique technical skill-set which includes both deep knowledge of personal injury law and an unusually strong understanding of how those laws intersect with the practice of medicine.
Other lawyers, who may not be equipped to handle complicated personal injury matters, often refer such cases to Karl as they know him to have the skills, experience and deep resources required to handle and win such complex cases.
Over the course of his 20+ year career, Karl has secured many multi-million dollar recoveries in U.S. Federal Court, and state courts in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Some of the more recent victories Mr. Protil has achieved can be found at the bottom of this page.
In addition to his victories in the courtroom, Karl is also highly respected for his contributions to the legal profession and his volunteer work focusing on social, justice and civil rights. Karl has been a mediator for medical malpractice cases in Maryland and D.C. Superior Courts. Both the court system itself and other lawyers often call upon him for his insight on Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) issues. In addition to having taught many CLE classes on the FTCA and writing articles on the subject, he also provides his fellow peers with ad-hoc FTCA guidance.
Karl routinely speaks at conferences and publishes articles on a variety of litigation-related topics. Through his volunteer efforts with the Maryland Association of Justice Public Outreach Committee, he frequently speaks at local high schools, educating students on the civil justice system. He is involved with the Montgomery County (Maryland) Sister Cities Program with Gondar, Ethiopia and chairs the Board of Directors for the Menare Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Underground Railroad history.
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
•The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA): A “How To” Guide, Webinar 2012, April 2013
•Speaker, Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues, NBI
•Handling Medical Negligence Claims, NBI
•Punitive Damages, MWELA Annual Conference
•Federal Tort Claims Act Procedures, MAJ Annual Medical Negligence Section's Conference
•Federal Tort Claims Act - Basic Webinar
•Shulman Rogers Attorneys Honored by Inclusion on 2015 Maryland Super Lawyers Listing
•Shulman Rogers Attorneys Honored by Inclusion on 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers Listing
•A murder-suicide and the dark side of military recruiting
•Family of Rockville teen killed in murder-suicide might sue Army
•Hospital's kidney program suspended after botched transplant, investigation
•Twenty-three Shulman Rogers Attorneys Recognized in The American Lawyer's “Top Rated Lawyers” Series
•New 'Bright Space' Provides Children Displaced by Domestic Violence A Unique Learning and Play Environment to Help Them Thrive
•Feres-Making Second Class Citizens of Active Duty Service Members
•Karl Protil quoted in Stars and Stripes: Debate over veteran deaths could affect VA claims
•Federal Tort Claims Act: What Every Service Member and Their Attorney Need to Know, MTLA Trial Reporter, Winter, 2013
•Filing of Claims Against the United States Pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act: An Overview, MTLA Trial Reporter, Spring, 2006
•A Strategy for Excluding Evidence of Informed Consent in Medical Negligence Cases in Which Lack of Informed Consent is Not Asserted, MTLA Trial Reporter, Summer, 2006
•Circuit Court v. Federal Court: Expert Selection, Preparation and Care, Trial Reporter, Summer 2009
Also at McLean, VA and Potomac, MD office