Attorneys





Conrad W. Varner
Member and President
Varner & Goundry

A Professional Corporation

121 E. Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(Frederick County)

Telephone: 301-631-1800
Fax: 301-631-9234
Email: cvarner@vglaw.org

AV Peer Review Rated

Maryland Super Lawyers 2011

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Experience and Credentials

Practice Areas:   Medical Malpractice Defense; General Insurance Defense; Administrative Hearings in medical licensing and hospital privileges cases

University:  Brown University, A.B. 1965

Law School: University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B 1968

Admitted:  Court of Appeals of Maryland 1971, United States District Court for the District of Maryland; 1972; United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1984; Supreme Court of the United States, 1977; United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988.

Memberships and Official Positions: Chair, Litigation Section Counsel of the Maryland State  Bar Association 1992-1993; President, Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel 1991; Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, Maryland State Bar Association 1984-1988; Board of Directors, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.; President, Frederick County Association of Retarded Citizens; Board of Directors, Maryland Disability Law Center, Maryland Disability Law Center Outstanding Advocacy Award, 1991, DRI Exceptional Service Citation, 1992

Honors: AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Maryland Super Lawyers ; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1992; Maryland State Bar Association’s Herbert S. Garten Peoples’ Pro Bono Award, 1991; Trial By Jury Program, Maryland State Bar Association; Member, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Advisory Committee on review of the United States District Courts, Maryland Bar Foundation.

Born: Washington, D.C., 1943

Publications and Lectures:

Author: “Practice under the Health Care Malpractice Claims Act”; MICPEL 1985;

Instructional Video for Physicians: “How to Defend Yourself in Deposition and at Trial In a Medical Negligence Case”; Lecture series for Maryland physicians concerning medical malpractice defense and record keeping.

Reported Cases:

Wantz v. Afzal,197 Md.App. 675, 14 A.3d 1244, 2011 WL 693747, Md.App., March 01, 2011 (NO. 2300 SEPT.TERM 2009);Kim v. Maryland State Bd. Of Physicians, 196 Md.App. 362, 9 A.3d 534, 2010 WL 4923555, Md.App., December 03, 2010 (NO. 1749 SEPT.TERM 2009). Rudman v. Maryland State Bd. of Physicians, 414 Md. 243, 994 A.2d 985, 2010 WL 1915468, Md., May 13, 2010 (NO. 72 SEPT.TERM 2009). Gabaldoni v. Board of Physician Quality Assurance,141 Md.App. 259, 785 A.2d 771, 2001 WL 1504415, Md.App., November 28, 2001 (NO. 241 SEPT.TERM 2000).Roane v. Washington County Hospital, 137 Md.App. 582, 769 A.2d 263, 2001 WL 301277, Md.App., March 29, 2001 (NO. 00153 SEPTTERM 2000).Bentley v. Carroll,355 Md. 312, 734 A.2d 697, 1999 WL 566755, Md., August 04, 1999 (NO. 116 SEPT.TERM 1998). Volcjak v. Washington County Hosp. Ass’n,124 Md.App. 481, 723 A.2d 463, 1999 WL 9605, Md.App., January 05, 1999 (NO. 240 SEPT.TERM 1998) Araiza v. Roskowinski-Droneburg,341 Md. 314, 670 A.2d 466, 1996 WL 22907, Md., January 24, 1996 (NO. 49 SEPT.TERM1995). Myers v. Bright, 327 Md. 395, 609 A.2d 1182, 1992 WL 184595, Md., August 06, 1992 (NO. 106 SEPT. TERM, 1991). Jewell v. Malamet, 322 Md. 262, 587 A.2d 474, 1991 WL 38185, Md., March 25, 1991 (NO. 77 SEPT. TERM 1990). Newman v. Reilly, 314 Md. 364, 550 A.2d 959, 1988 WL 132846, Md., December 12, 1988 (NO. 24 SEPT. TERM 1988).Su v. Weaver,313 Md. 370, 545 A.2d 692, 1988 WL 85735, Md., August 18, 1988 (NO. 64 SEPT. TERM 1987). Morris v. Wilson, 74 Md.App. 663, 539 A.2d 1151, 1988 WL 33086, Md.App., April 12, 1988 (NO. 1085 SEPT. TERM 1987).Huff v. Harbaugh, 49 Md.App. 661, 435 A.2d 108, Md.App., October 07, 1981 (NO. 1).Poffenberger v. Risser, 290 Md. 631, 431 A.2d 677, Md., July 09, 1981 (NO. 109).Neal v. Potomac Edison Co., 48 Md.App. 353, 427 A.2d 1033, Md.App., April 08, 1981 (NO. 716).Fouche v. Masters,47 Md.App. 11, 420 A.2d 1279, Md.App., October 16, 1980 (NO. 123). Meyer v. Meyer,41 Md.App. 13, 394 A.2d 1220, Md.App., December 07, 1978 (NO. 381). Layman v. Layman, 282 Md. 92, 382 A.2d 584, Md., February 14, 1978 (NO. 94).Watkins v. Casiano, 413 Fed.Appx. 568, 2011 WL 703044, C.A.4 (Md.), March 01, 2011 (NO. 09-2008).Winestock v. McCagh, 112 Fed.Appx. 268, 2004 WL 2368014, C.A.4 (Md.), October 20, 2004 (NO. 04-6809).Simmons v. O’Malley, 85 Fed.Appx. 322, 2004 WL 26731, C.A.4 (Md.), January 06, 2004 (NO. 03-1039).Roane v. Washington County Hosp., 46 Fed.Appx. 186, 2002 WL 31097446, C.A.4 (Md.), September 20, 2002 (NO. 02-1383).Roane v. Washington County Hosp., 191 F.3d 448, 1999 WL 704695, Unpublished Disposition, C.A.4 (Md.), September 10, 1999 (NO. 99-1023).Rowland v. Patterson,852 F.2d 108, 1988 WL 73175, 57 USLW 2114, C.A.4 (Md.), July 18, 1988 (NO. 87-1721).Watkins v. Casiano, Slip Copy, 2009 WL 2578984, D.Md., August 17, 2009 (NO. CIVIL CCB-07-2419).Simmons v. O'Malley, 235 F.Supp.2d 442, 2002 WL 31844885, D.Md., December 09, 2002 (NO. CIV. CCB-99-3217).Keller v. Edwards, 206 F.R.D. 412, 2002 WL 465427, D.Md., March 27, 2002 (NO. CIV.S-01-CV-3418).King v. Board of Education of Allegany County, Maryland.999 F.Supp. 750, 1998 WL 169691, 126 Ed. Law Rep. 815, D.Md., April 24, 1998 (NO. CIV. A. S-97-421).

Significant Decisions:

Kim v. Maryland State Bd. Of Physicians,
196 Md.App. 362, 9 A.3d 534, 2010 WL 4923555, Md.App., December 03, 2010 (NO. 1749 SEPT.TERM 2009).
The Court of Appeals of Maryland has granted certiorari in case challenging the Maryland Board of Physicians’ decision that a physician who falsifies an application for license renewal is engaging in the practice of medicine.

Rudman v. Maryland State Bd. of Physicians,
414 Md. 243, 994 A.2d 985, 2010 WL 1915468, Md., May 13, 2010 (NO. 72 SEPT.TERM 2009).
Physician who received a PBJ after an Alford plea cannot be denied a hearing by the Maryland Board of Physicians for charges of professional misconduct.

Volcjak v. Washington County Hosp. Ass’n,
124 Md.App. 481, 723 A.2d 463, 1999 WL 9605, Md.App., January 05, 1999 (NO. 240 SEPT.TERM 1998)
The court held that a physician whose privileges were terminated without a hearing under the pretext that his exclusive contract with the hospital had terminated was improper.

Poffenberger v. Risser,
290 Md. 631, 431 A.2d 677, Md., July 09, 1981 (NO. 109).
The Court of Appeals of Maryland held for the first time that the discovery rule applies to the 3 year statute of limitations in all cases.

Meyer v. Meyer,
41 Md.App. 13, 394 A.2d 1220, Md.App., December 07, 1978 (NO. 381).
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals held for the first time that a wife who had committed adultery was nevertheless entitled to alimony.

Rowland v. Patterson,
852 F.2d 108, 1988 WL 73175, 57 USLW 2114, C.A.4 (Md.), July 18, 1988 (NO. 87-1721).
The United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the plaintiff can intentionally move from the state where the cause of action arose to establish Federal Diversity Jurisdiction