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Tom Dame practices in the firm’s health law and litigation groups. He has a diverse civil litigation practice, with emphasis on disputes in health care matters and business litigation. He represents clients in several fields and industries, including financial, health care, real estate, construction, retail, and others.

In his health law practice, Tom represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other health care providers in litigation, regulatory compliance, and health planning matters, including certificate of need proceedings.

Tom is recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020  as a leading lawyer in health law and commercial litigation, and was selected a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in health law by that publication.

Civic and Charitable Service

  • Camp Fire USA Baltimore Council, Board of Directors (2008 – 2010)
  • Baltimore Community Mediation Center, Board of Directors (2001 – 2011; 2015 – 2017)
  • Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program, Class of 2000
  • Parks and People Foundation, Board of Directors (1999 – 2003)
  • Public Justice Center, Inc., Board of Directors (1992 – 1999), President (1997 – 1998)
  • Member, Court Appointed Advisory Council for Thompson v. HUD, a case involving the desegregation of Baltimore’s public housing units (1998 – 2000)
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Area(s) of Practice

Court Admissions

  • Maryland State Courts
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Courts
  • District of Columbia Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts


  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, with honors, Order of the Coif, 1990
  • University of Maryland at College Park, BA, cum laude, 1987

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association