Varner & Goundry is a professional corporation whose members and associates are trial lawyers specializing in personal injury defense, medical negligence defense, and administrative law as it relates to the privileges and licensing of physicians in the State of Maryland. Conrad Varner, the founding partner, was a former member of Miles & Stockbridge and Ed Goundry was an associate there. Together they left Miles & Stockbridge to form their own firm in 1997. Both members of the firm are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Conrad Varner has also been recognized as a Maryland Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters, and he was recently named a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. Conrad Varner was a past Chair of the Litigation Section of the Maryland Bar Association and Past President of the Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He has served on numerous pro bono boards including the Maryland Disability Law Center, the ARC of Frederick and Washington County and the Legal Aid Bureau.
Ed Goundry served as the Articles Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia. Ed is qualified under the Maryland Rules to serve as a mediator in personal injury cases and health care malpractice cases. He frequently serves as mediator in court-appointed cases in Frederick and Washington Counties. He has served on the Board of Directors for Volunteer Frederick and the Monocacy Aquatic Club.
Members of the firm have served on numerous community and non-profit charitable organizations including the Association for Retarded Citizens of Frederick County and Washington County, the Maryland Disability Law Center, the Legal Aid Bureau, and MedSource, Inc. Members of the firm are frequent lecturers on risk management for physicians. They have also published educational materials relating to medical malpractice.