Stephen McCloskey

Stephen S. McCloskey


Baltimore, MD Office
Suite 1900
250 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore MD, 21201
Affiliations & Achievements


Stephen S. McCloskey is a principal and the chairperson of the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on the defense of civil litigation matters including construction litigation, premises liability, insurance defense, and insurance coverage. He regularly represents churches and religious organizations in the defense of personal injury claims. 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 Supreme Court of Maryland’s Standing Committee on the Rules of Practice and Procedure (2019 – present). He has taught numerous courses on legal research, analysis, and writing.


  • 2001, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • 2000, District of Columbia
  • 1999, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • 1988, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • 1987, Maryland


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

Affiliations & Associations

  • American Law Firm Association (ALFA) Construction Litigation Practice Group
    • Steering Committee Member (2008-2017)
    • Annual Compendium Editor (2008-2017)
  • 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 State Coordinator (2010-2019)

Special Achievements & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: 2012-2013 & 2019-2024