Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr.

Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr.

Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP

Recognized since 2005

Baltimore, Maryland

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Education Law

Insurance Law

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Education Law
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  • 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

    • 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)

    • Seven Saint Paul Street
      Baltimore, MD 21202-1636
    • English
    • University of Baltimore, J.D., graduated 1981

    Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Education Law
    Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
    • Education Law, Baltimore (2017)
    Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Education Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    Special Focus:
    • Complex Litigation
    • Environmental
    • Insurance
    • Leadership In Law (Daily Record) 2007
    Additional Areas of Practice:
    • Environmental Law

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    "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."

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