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Trace G. Krueger

Associate

Trace Krueger has focused almost exclusively on representing health care providers in medical malpractice and professional disciplinary cases since he began practicing law in 2003. During that time, he has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal court.  Before Mr. Krueger began practicing law, he was a member of the United States Air Force for over six years and served in the intelligence field. The Air Force brought Mr. Krueger to Maryland from the Midwest, where he was born and raised in Wisconsin and attended college in Illinois. Mr. Krueger obtained his law degree at the University of Maryland.

From 2006 to 2020, Mr. Krueger worked in Maryland at a mid-sized Baltimore firm defending health care providers. During that time, he was an active member of several professional organizations, including the Maryland Bar Foundation, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, and the MD-DC Society of Health Risk Managers. He also participated in the health law mentor program at the University of Maryland School of Law since the program’s inception. Mr. Krueger was an invited speaker for risk management seminars from 2010-2019. During those seminars, Mr. Krueger had the opportunity and privilege of presenting lectures to physicians on a variety of topics including EMTALA, the anatomy of a lawsuit, managing anticoagulation in the perioperative period, and the failure to diagnose. In 2019, Mr. Krueger became a member of the Florida bar and relocated to Florida in 2020.   He continues to fulfill his passion for defending health care providers in South Florida at Conroy Simberg, P.A.

Mr. Krueger was awarded an AV® Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell in August 2013 after just ten years of practicing law.  Martindale-Hubbell is the largest and most comprehensive source of lawyer ratings in the world. The AV® Preeminent® rating is Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for lawyers who demonstrate the highest legal standards and adherence to ethical representation.

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Admitted to Practice:

  • Maryland Court of Appeals, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2010
  • Florida Bar, September 2019 

Education: 

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., With Honors, 2003
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member of the Moot Court Board
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, History and Religion, B.A., 1995

Speaking Engagements: 

  • 2019 – Prepared and presented seminar “Surgery – Management of Surgical Complications” to hundreds of Maryland physicians
  • 2018 – Prepared and presented seminar “Surgery – Identifying Risk,” which focused on managing anticoagulation medication, to hundreds of Maryland physicians
  • 2017 – Prepared and presented seminar “Surgery – Minimizing Risk” to hundreds of Maryland physicians
  • 2016 – Prepared and presented seminar “What’s the Risk?” to hundreds of Maryland emergency room physicians
  • 2015 – Prepared and presented seminar “Failure to Diagnose – Emergency Room” to hundreds of Maryland physicians
  • 2014 – Prepared and presented seminar “Anatomy of a Lawsuit” to hundreds of Maryland physicians
  • 2013 – Presented seminar “Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)” to hundreds of Maryland physicians
  • 2011-2012 Presented risk management seminar to over one hundred Maryland dentists 

Representative Experience:  

  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant general dentist in case alleging improper full mouth restoration in Beck v. Dentist (Honorable John Kuchno, Circuit Court for Howard County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant hospitalist in case alleging negligent discharge from the hospital resulting in death from gastrointestinal bleeding Estate of Sparks, et al. v. Physician (Honorable C. Carey Deeley, Jr., Circuit Court for Baltimore County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant obstetrician/gynecological surgeon in case alleging negligent injury of the urethra during transobturator sling placement procedure, resulting in permanent incontinence Engels v. Physician (Ruth Jacubowski, Circuit Court for Baltimore County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant hospital pediatrician in case alleging failure to diagnose and treat newborn baby’s blood disorder when the child died five days after birth Estate of Bundu, et al. v. Physician (Honorable Robin D. Gill Bright, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant internal medicine physician in case alleging failure to prevent falls in a nursing home setting Robinson v. Physician (Honorable John J. Nagle, III, Circuit Court for Baltimore County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant Internal medicine physician in case alleging failure to diagnose C-Difficile colitis in Hubbard v. Physician (Honorable Justin King, Circuit Court for Baltimore County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant neurosurgeon in case alleging failure to obtain informed consent in Robertson v. Physician (Honorable Richard Bennett, United States District Court for the District of Maryland)
  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant general dentist in case alleging improper fabrication of a crown, negligent failure to disclose amalgam tattoo, and failure to follow patient in Stumpf v. Dentist (Honorable Vicky Ballou-Watts, Circuit Court for Baltimore County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, jury gave award of $20,000 to Plaintiff seeking over $500,000 in damages for permanent disfigurement injury resulting from electrocauterization injury during gingival sculpting procedure in Browder v. Dentist (Honorable Beverly Woodard, Circuit Court for Prince Georges’ County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant general dentist in case alleging improper fabrication of dental appliances in Berkman v. Dentist (Honorable Ronald Rubin, Circuit Court for Montgomery County)
  • As second chair trial attorney, secured $985,630 verdict in Millstone v. Address, et al. against life insurance agent for breach of contract (Honorable Joseph Dugan, Circuit Court for Montgomery County) (verdict was reversed on appeal)
  • As second chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict with jury deliberations of less than ten minutes for defendant ophthalmologist in case alleging negligently performed cataract-removal surgery in Levy v. Physician (Honorable Carol Smith, Circuit Court for Baltimore County)
  • As second chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant family practice doctor in case alleging negligent prescription of Lipitor in Abate v. Physician (Honorable Susan Souder, Circuit Court for Baltimore County)
  • As second chair trial attorney, secured defense verdict for defendant general surgeon in case alleging negligence in performing a colectomy in King v. Physician (Honorable Jan Alexander, Circuit Court for Baltimore County)
  • As first chair trial attorney, achieved defense verdicts or requested relief in Maryland District Court when representing health care professionals in Malone v. Physician, Feddon v. Physician, Stukes v. Physician
  • Successful representation of numerous health care providers including physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists and optometrists before Maryland’s professional licensure and disciplinary agencies.