Albert J. Mezzanotte , Jr. - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
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Albert J. Mezzanotte , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005


  • Counsel for State Insurance Guaranty Fund
  • Counsel for area College in Litigation and Business Matters
  • Lead Counsel in several multi-party insurance coverage disputes
  • Tried numerous jury trials to verdict
  • Represents numerous businesses in commercial disputes
  • Represented manufacturers in design defect cases
  • Represented accountants in malpractice actions
  • Represented Health Care professionals in malpractice actions
  • Prosecuted and defended securities claims
  • Represented numerous alleged potentially responsible parties in CERCLA actions
General Information
  • Managing Partner: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. (1999 - June 2009)
  • Chair: Higher Education Practice, Whiteford Taylor & Preston L.L.P.
  • AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell
  • Director: Harford Mutual Insurance Company
  • Board of Trustees: McDaniel College
  • Chair: University of Baltimore School of Law Advisory Counsel, 2007 - 2009
  • Listed as a "Local Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2010
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2005-present
  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2010
  • Recipient: The Daily Record's Leadership in Law Award (2006)



  • Author: The Owned Property Exclusion: Rules of Contract Interpretation Versus Public Policy, ENVIRONMENTAL CLAIMS JOURNAL, Vol. 9, No. 3/Spring 1997
  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 1981, cum laude)
  • McDaniel College (B.A. 1978)

Case History

Arrington-Green v Constellation Energy — Successfully defended a large public utility in a tragic electrocution case alleging improper placement of power lines and cables. Received a lot of media attention and scrutiny but we still were able to prevail with the court.
Dynacorp, Ltd, et al. v Aramtel Limited, et al — Defended a large claim for damages ( over $50 mil) and prosecuted a counterclaim ( over $ 100 mil) in a complex telecommunications deal in Iraq. Case consumed over 16 trial days and involves novel issues of shareholder derivative claims among other things. Case is presently being briefed on findings of fact and conclusions of law.

Client Comments

"Mr. Mezzanotte has represented this corporation in his capacity as general counsel for approximately 25 years. His integrity is beyond reproach and he has a natural affinity to resolve complex situations. He exudes self-confidence in his representation and deliberations. He has always been highly responsive and motivated toward our needs. Mr. Mezzanotte is a very effective negotiator and excellent trial counsel. I would evaluate him as an outstanding and caring individual, as well as an exceptional lawyer. "

"Albert Mezzanotte treats me as if I am his only client."

"Mr. Mezzanotte is a highly effective advocate who skillfully represents his clients. I have known him for nearly three decades and consider him to be an attorney of great insight and integrity."

-John Spielberger
EVP and General Counsel
Harford Mutual Insurance

"I have known and worked with Al Mezzanotte for close to 20 years. He is one of very few lawyers who I trust implicitly to handle my Company's legal affairs with a minimum of active oversight. Al possesses a unique blend of legal acumen and common sense that regularly leads to cost-effective solutions. He has my highest recommendation for those seeking litigation services in Maryland, or anyone in need of general corporate legal guidance."

Office Location

Seven Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1626
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Education Law of the Baltimore Metro Area
Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Complex Litigation, Environmental, Insurance)
Education Law
Insurance Law

Other Information

Gender: Male