Stephen McCloskey

Stephen S. McCloskey


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


Mr. 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 Court of Appeals 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.


  • 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

  • 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™
  • Regularly included among Maryland’s Super Lawyers for the defense of civil litigation matters.