Matt Ballenger is of Counsel at the Preller Law Firm. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1982 where he served as a Medevac Medic, Mr. Ballenger attended Aerospace Engineering school at the University of Maryland and obtained his degree in 1987. He then attended the University of Maryland School of Law and obtained his law degree in 1991. While in law school, he clerked full-time for one of the leading medical malpractice attorneys of the time. During this time he became involved with working on serious and complex medical malpractice cases. He assisted the attorneys during all phases of litigation including trials and appeals Following his admission to the Maryland Bar, Mr. Ballenger started his own law practice concentrating on civil and criminal litigation.
Soon after starting his law practice, Mr. Ballenger became involved with medical malpractice cases and in his first jury trial he obtained a $1,450,000.00 judgment against an orthopedic surgeon. Since that time he has obtained numerous multi-million dollar and million dollar plus judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Ballenger has dedicated most of his career to representing victims of medical mistakes, serious motor vehicle accidents, product liability, legal malpractice, fraud and sexual abuse. His passion for representing victims who have been wronged has led to health care and other professionals retaining him to defend them against charges of misconduct.
Mr. Ballenger has developed a reputation for not hesitating to take cases to trial on behalf of his clients. That reputation has enabled Mr. Ballenger to obtain substantial settlements in cases that may otherwise have gone to trial or resulted in lower settlement offers.
In addition to the numerous trials Mr. Ballenger has been involved in, he has obtained several important published appellate decisions in both Maryland State and Federal appellate courts. He has established new law in cases of first impression.
Mr. Ballenger has also been appointed to serve on the Special Committee on Law Reform for the Maryland State Bar Association which is active in changing laws that have had unintended consequences or proposing new laws to address circumstances not previously anticipated.
Mr. Ballenger currently lives in Baltimore City with his wife who is a medical illustrator.
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