Stephen S. McCloskey

Stephen S. McCloskey


Member, ALFA International

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Baltimore, MD Office
Suite 1400
25 S. Charles Street
Baltimore MD, 21201


Mr. McCloskey is the Chairperson of the Litigation Department, and a Member of the Firm’s Management Committee. His practice focuses on civil litigation including concentrations in construction litigation, toxic torts, premises liability, transportation law, commercial litigation and insurance coverage. He has tried many cases to verdict, and has extensive experience in both State and Federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

He is a member of the Steering Committee of the American Law Firm Association Construction Law Committee. He has taught numerous courses on legal research, analysis, and writing. He has served as a Maryland State Coordinator for iCivics, a free web-based education project designed to teach student civics.

Mr. McCloskey achieved an A/V® rating from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible peer review rating for ethics and legal ability. He has been included among Maryland’s Super Lawyers in the defense of civil litigation matters.


  • 1987, Maryland
  • 1988, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • 1994, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • 1999, Supreme Court of the United States
  • 2000, District of Columbia
  • 2001, United States District Court for the District of Columbia


  • Loyola College (B.A., 1981)
  • University of Baltimore (J.D., summa cum laude, 1987)

Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements

  • American Law Firm Association (ALFA) Construction Litigation Practice Group
    • Steering Committee Member
    • Annual Compendium Editor (2008-present)
  • American Bar Association
    • Chair – TIPS Civil Procedure and Evidence Committee (2001-2002)
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Judicial Appointments Committee (2000-2010)
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
    • Chair – Products Liability Committee (1998-1999)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
    • Vice Chair – Construction Law and Litigation Committee (2008-2011)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Adjunct Writing Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law (2007-2010)
  • iCivics, Maryland Co-state Coordinator