Firm Overview

About Brady Fischel & Daily, LLC

There is a reason people don’t like lawyers. There is an enduring stereotype about attorneys that makes people uneasy, guarded and, in many cases, unwilling to seek legal help. This is often because of a concern that the lawyer will put his or her interests ahead of the client’s interest; that the lawyer will do what is best for himself rather than what is best for the client. These concerns can make choosing an attorney that is right for you and your situation seem like a nearly impossible task. But it shouldn’t be and it doesn’t have to be. Our firm tries very hard every day to make sure that our clients know that they come first. Our goal is to navigate you through your legal issues as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We believe in treating people like people. We understand that you are an individual with specific problems and unique goals. You are not simply a case to be solved or a file in a drawer. Our attorneys strive to provide personal service and individual attention from your first consultation to the successful resolution of the issue that brought you to us in the first place.

Our attorneys have more than 30 combined years of trial experience. Over these many years, we have tried cases from both sides of the courtroom representing both plaintiffs and defendants including Fortune 500 companies, small locally owned businesses as well as individuals. This unique experience gives us the unique opportunity to view a case objectively and from the perspective of both sides of the issue allowing us to develop the most effective and efficient strategy for a successful outcome.

Edward W. Brady

Partner

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Phone: 410-216-9054
Fax: 410-216-9034

Mr. Brady is the founding principal of Brady Fischel & Daily, LLC. and former Principal of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. of Baltimore.  An experienced trial lawyer appearing regularly before both the trial and appellate courts of the State, Mr. Brady represents a variety of corporate and individual clients in a diversified litigation practice that includes both civil and criminal matters.  Mr. Brady has appeared as counsel on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs in a variety of civil matters including wrongful death, personal injury, professional negligence, simple negligence, breach of contract, civil rights violations, product liability, premises liability, mechanics’ liens and construction litigation. In addition, Mr. Brady handles large loss and complex litigation on behalf of several of the Nation’s largest insurance carriers.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Brady represents clients confronting charges ranging from serious felony misconduct to misdemeanor and traffic offenses. Mr. Brady has handled both federal and state prosecutions and military courts-martial, and he has appeared as counsel in several high-profile trials, including the General Court-Martial of United States v. Simpson, a landmark case arising from the so-called “Army sex scandal”, and one of the most highly-publicized trials in recent military history.

Mr. Brady was born and raised in Annapolis and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1985. He currently resides in Annapolis with his wife Kristin and their five children.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1992

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1992
    • Law Review: Environmental, 1991 – 1992
  • University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
    • B.S. – 1989
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Published Works

  • A Wrong Turn on The Road to Effective Enforcement; A Critical Analysis of the Environmental Crimes Act, Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vo.1, 1992

John R. Fischel

Principal

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Office: 410-216-9054
Direct: 410-216-9093
Fax: 410-216-9034

Mr. Fischel is a founding partner of the firm. John is a trial lawyer whose civil trial practice runs the gamut from complex commercial civil litigation to personal injury lawsuits with catastrophic injuries. Mr. Fischel’s practice regularly includes real estate disputes, professional negligence, premises liability, insurance litigation and products liability. Mr. Fischel represents a diverse spectrum of clients including large publicly traded companies, small businesses, and individuals. John has successfully represented these clients in both State and Federal Court and has extensive first chair experience in both jury and non-jury trials. John has also has active motions and appellate practice.

Prior to the formation of Brady Fischel & Daily, LLC, Mr. Fischel was a Principal at Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. in Baltimore, Maryland. John joined Miles & Stockbridge after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was managing editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Education:

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. 1997, magna cum laude, and Order of the Coif
  • College of William & Mary, B.A. 1991

Christopher R. Daily

Principal
Christopher Daily

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Office: 410-216-9054
Direct: 410-216-9029
Fax: 410-216-9034

Christopher R. Daily is a founding partner of the firm, and a former Principal at Miles & Stockbridge PC in Baltimore, where he was a member of the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group. Mr. Daily is a trial, appellate and regulatory lawyer who represents businesses and individuals in a variety of medical malpractice, commercial, employment, premises liability and product liability matters.

Chris practices in state and federal courts, focusing on the representation of doctors and hospitals. He has represented a variety of hospitals and physicians throughout the State of Maryland in alleged complex medical malpractice litigation, including many cases involving catastrophic injury.

Mr. Daily also represents manufacturers in product liability cases, particularly those involving fires, burns and power tools. He has also represented clients before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as the Federal Communications Commission and assisted clients in the area of product safety and risk management.

Chris has served as Maryland trial counsel for a number of national retailers, representing these clients in both state and federal courts, litigating matters of alleged premises liability, police misconduct, and general negligence.
Additionally, Mr. Daily has represented employers in a variety of employment litigation, as well as consulted employers regarding relevant obligations in compliance, termination, benefits, as well as statutory and regulatory accommodation.

Chris is a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of the American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., where he was a Deans Fellow. He received his undergraduate degree with Honors in 1998 from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

Practice:

Trial, appellate and regulatory representation in state and federal courts regarding the following areas:

  • Medical malpractice defense (a variety of alleged medical negligence, including birth and catastrophic injury)
  • Products liability defense (fires, burns, electrocutions and electric shock cases)
  • Products liability defense (catastrophic claims involving power tools and heavy industrial machinery)
  • Regulatory representation before the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Communications Commission (areas of product safety and risk management)
  • Premises liability (defending healthcare and retail institutions against constitutional and common law tort claims)

Awards & Recognition:

  • American Bar Association
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maryland Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the areas of General Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2012); General Litigation (2013, 2015)

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions:

  • District of Columbia Superior Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Wisconsin

Education:

  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D. 2006, summa cum laude, Deans Fellow.
  • Washington College, B.A. 1998, with Honors.

Focus:

  • Fire & Electrical Injury Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Products, Health Care & Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts

Publications:

  • “The ACA Has Made The Collateral Source Rule Obsolete,” Law360 (Co-Author) (August 01, 2014).
  • “Establishing ‘Friends’ Under the Rules of Evidence,” Defense Line (September 01, 2010).
  • “Plaintiffs’ Irrelevant Elephant: NEISS Evidence,” Law360 (December 11, 2008).
  • “Business Tort Law Desk,” Reference – A Fifty-Sate Compendium, Maryland Chapter (January 01, 2008).
  • “Product Liability Desk Reference,” A Fifty-State Compendium, Maryland Chapter (January 01, 2008).
  • “Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Maryland,” National Business Institute (January 01, 2007).

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Trends in Healthcare Litigation; Mock Trial Presentation of Nursing Defendant in Negligence Action,” University of Maryland Medical System (May 01, 2013).
  • “Direct and Cross-Examination of Experts at Trial,” Maryland Defense Counsel Conference (April 01, 2014).
  • “The Litigation Experience”, Multiple Presentations to various Member Hospitals in the University of Maryland Medical System (2015-present).

Representative Matters:

  • Carpenter v. University of Maryland (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Alleged failure to dx and treat DKA in four-year-old; Transfer to Washington County upheld on appeal to COSA, resulting in Defendant dismissal)
  • Daniels v. Target Corporation (U.S.D.C.Md.);
    (Negligence action against retailer; Defense judgment)
  • Robertson v. University of Maryland (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Negligence action against hospital; Defense judgment)
  • Cato v. Target Corporation (Circuit Court for Prince George’s County);
    (Alleged violations of constitutional and common law torts based on conduct of off-duty police officer/security guard; Mistrial for juror misconduct on day five of trial, resolved prior to re-trial)
  • Dudley v. Target Corporation (U.S.D.C.Md.);
    (Negligence action against retailer; Defense judgment)
  • Shephard v. Lantry, M.D. (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Defamation action against physician by nurse; Defense judgment)
  • Mihalik v. University of Maryland (Circuit Court for Baltimore County);
    (Alleged failure to dx necrotizing fasciitis in child; Defense dismissal)
  • Gholston v. University of Maryland (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Alleged failure to timely deliver as a result of prolapsed umbilical cord;
    Plaintiffs’ verdict)
  • Hiligh v. Target Corporation (Circuit Court for Prince George’s County);
    (Negligence action against retailer; Defense judgment)
  • Price v. Target Corporation (District Court for Montgomery County);
    (Negligence action against retailer; Defense verdict)
  • Francis v. Vedula, M.D. (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Alleged negligent ocular facial repair; Defense dismissal)
  • Graham v. Maryland General Hospital (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Negligence action against hospital; Directed verdict for Defendant)
  • Britt v. University of Maryland (District Court for Baltimore County);
    (Negligence action against hospital; Defense verdict)
  • Crise v. Maryland General Hospital (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Alleged failure to dx and treat patient with psychiatric issues who presented to emergency room resulting in patient jumping from Howard Street Bridge causing injuries; Judgment for Defendant on first day of trial as a result of pending Motions)
  • Kasoff v. Target Corporation (District Court for Baltimore County);
    (Negligence action against retailer; Defense verdict)
  • Chen v. Target Corporation (District Court for Montgomery County);
    (Negligence action against retailer; Defense verdict)
  • Clifton v. University of Maryland (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Negligence action against hospital; Defense verdict)
  • Douglas v. Target Corporation (U.S.D.C.Md.);
    (Alleged violations of constitutional and common law torts based on conduct of off-duty police officer/security guard; Defense judgment)
  • Yogaraj v. Electrolux Home Products (District Court for Montgomery County);
    (Products liability action for alleged defective dishwasher; Defense verdict)
  • Glacken v. University of Maryland (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Alleged negligence during a cardiac catheterization procedure on an infant; resolved on day seven of trial)
  • McMorris v. University of Maryland (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Alleged negligence against hospital; Defense verdict)
  • Rogoz v. Target Corporation (District Court for Baltimore County);
    (Alleged negligence against retailer; Defense verdict)
  • Wallace v. Target Corporation (District Court for Wicomico County);
    (Alleged negligence against retailer; Defense verdict)
  • Doran v. University of Maryland (Circuit Court for Baltimore City);
    (Alleged negligence against hospital; Defense judgment)
  • Golder v. University of Maryland (District Court for Baltimore City);
    (Alleged negligence against hospital; Defense verdict)
  • Shephard v. University of Maryland (U.S.D.C.Md.);
    (Wrongful termination suit filed against employer; Defense dismissal)
  • Harrison v. Target (District Court for Prince George’s County);
    (Alleged negligence against retailer; Defense judgment)

Geoffrey S. Mitchell

Of Counsel

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Office: 410-216-9054
Direct: 410-216-9062
Fax: 410-216-9034

Geoffrey S. Mitchell is an accomplished private attorney with offices in Annapolis, Maryland. Since 1984 Mitchell has held the highest rating of “AV” granted by Martindale Hubble, the premier lawyer’s rating service. Geoffrey Mitchell has extensive experience in legal and business issues both as inside general counsel and as a senior partner of major Baltimore and Washington law firms. Mitchell has recently represented both buyers and sellers of businesses in connection with mergers, sales of stock and assets. He has handled liquidations and dissolutions. He has recently formed private equity funds for clients who are investing in technology and commercial real estate developments. Mitchell has hands-on experience with general business operations, distribution, sales, licensing and teaming agreements, and with the use of Internet and software systems in the sale of products and services. He regularly prepares business and commercial agreements, license agreements, and compensation agreements.

Mitchell advises on the incorporation of C corporations, Subchapter S corporations, limited liability companies and general and limited partnerships and agreements among partners, members and stockholders. Mitchell advises on structures for incentive compensation including option and restricted stock plans, and cash and equity compensation plans. He structures offerings of corporate stock and LLC membership units that are exempt from registration under the Securities and Exchange Act, and he handles capital investment through debt and equity arrangements.

Mitchell understands the needs of growing companies as a result of having been inside general counsel to SynXis Corporation, the developer of a software system that enabled hotels to distribute, sell and book reservations via the Internet. At SynXis Mitchell provided all legal services from its inception to its successful sale to Sabre Corporation. This hands-on background exposed Mitchell to the full gamut of legal and business issues facing start-up and growing companies and has provided a rich background and experience base that benefits current clients.

Mitchell currently represents high tech companies that process data, provide infrastructure security services, and voice and data management services for public transportation systems. Mitchell also represents medical practices, and social media companies in the fields of medical services, sports and athletics, and companies operating in the construction and manufacturing fields. Mitchell represents several Certified Business Enterprises, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses and 8(a) companies. During his legal career Mitchell has represented architectural and engineering firms with world-wide practices; national banking institutions, and major manufacturers.

Mitchell represented Flight Dimensions International, Inc. in connection with the sale of substantially all its assets by way of merger into an aircraft operations and management subsidiary of Sabre Holdings. Mitchell represented Flight Explorer when it was spun on from Dimensions International (now owned by Honeywell). Earlier Mitchell, as inside general counsel, handled the sale of all of the assets of SynXis Corporation to Sabre Inc. of Dallas, Texas and the distributions of funds to all classes of investors.

While general counsel to SynXis Corporation, Mitchell coordinated and managed all legal aspects of the Series B and Series C Preferred Stock Offerings to European investment funds and subsequently he managed convertible debt offerings and the acquisition of HubX, a primary competitor.

Mitchell has extensive overseas experience in organizing and representing international joint venture companies. He represented companies with interests in Japan, Europe, Russia, Ukraine and The British Virgin Islands. He has represented Swiss, German and Tunisian investors in purchasing companies in Russia and Ukraine, and he organized, formed and represented a joint venture of Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer and other agro industrial companies in structuring an agricultural input loan facility for privatized collective farms in the Ukraine that was funded by Banque Société Générale of Paris.

Law Firm Experience

  • Mitchell was the chairman and managing partner of Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, a 200+ person law firm with offices in Baltimore and Washington. Mitchell also practiced with the Washington, D.C. offices of Thompson, Hine & Flory and Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease.

Professional Affiliations

  • Mitchell is a career-long member of the Business Section of the American Bar Association and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the United States Supreme Court. Mitchell also served as President of the Board of Appeals of the City of Annapolis.

Education

  • Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law where he served on the Virginia Law Review. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the Virginia Military Institute.

Military Service

  • Mitchell served as a company commander of a Terminal Service Company while on active duty in the Transportation Corps of the U.S. Army and served a tour handling port operations in Sondrestrom Fjord Greenland and later led his company in providing transport and logistics support for the 11th Air Assault Division.

James P. Robinson

Associate

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Office: 410-216-9054
Fax: 410-216-9034

James Phelan Robinson is an associate at Brady Fischel & Daily. Mr. Robinson’s practice includes general civil litigation, medical malpractice defense, insurance litigation and premises liability. Having clerked for judges on Maryland’s trial and appellate levels, Mr. Robinson provides unmatched insight into the state’s judiciary. Prior to joining Brady Fischel & Daily, Mr. Robinson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Shirley M. Watts of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Maryland’s highest court. Before his appellate clerkship, Mr. Robinson served as the law clerk to Honorable William C. Mulford, II, of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. During his third year of law school, Mr. Robinson served as a judicial intern for Judge Watts during her final year on the Court of Special Appeals, Maryland’s intermediate appellate court.

Originally from Emmitsburg, Maryland, Mr. Robinson is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. While attending the University of Baltimore, Mr. Robinson served as the Recent Developments Editor of University of Baltimore Law Forum. Mr. Robinson received his undergraduate degree from the George Washington University, where he majored in International Affairs.

Education:

University of Baltimore, J.D. 2013
Cum laude
University of Baltimore Law Forum, Recent Developments Editor (2012-2013)

The George Washington University, B.A. 2009
Magna cum laude

Memberships:

American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
University of Baltimore Young Lawyers Alumni Council

Publications:

Recent Development, Evans v. State, 42 U. Balt. L.F. 104 (2011)

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