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					                                       MARCUS Z. SHAR
                                  Shar, Rosen & Warshaw, LLC
                                         26 South Street
                                   Baltimore, Maryland 21202
                                         (410) 244-1155
                                      mshar@triallaw.com



EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

     Ohio State University, B.A., 1973

     University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

     Law Clerk: Office of the Attorney General of Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland), 1974 - 1976

     Associate: Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos (Baltimore, Maryland), 1976 - 1979

     Partner: Bierer, Shar & Allentoff, P.A. (Baltimore, Maryland) 1979 - 1996

     Of Counsel: Smith, Stein, Bernotavicz & Oberton (Hallowell, Maine), 1982 - 1988

     Of Counsel: Cote, Cote, Hamann & Smith (Lewiston, Maine), 1988 - 1991

     Partner: Shar Rosen & Warshaw, LLC (Baltimore, Maryland), 1997 - Present


BAR ADMISSIONS

     Maryland Court of Appeals

     United States District Court for the District of Maryland

     Trial Bar, United States District Court for the District of Maryland

     United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland


BAR ASSOCIATIONS

     Maryland State Bar Association

     Baltimore City Bar Association



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     Association of Trial Lawyers of America

     Maryland Trial Lawyers Association

     Diplomate, National College of Trial Advocacy


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

     Adjunct Professor of Law: Villa Julie College (Stevenson, Maryland), 1986 - 1990

     Adjunct Professor of Law: University of Baltimore School of Law, 1990 - 2000

     Adjunct Professor: University of Maryland School of Law, 2000 - Present

     Adjunct Assistant Professor: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1995 - present

     Annual lecturer, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
     program, 1990 - present

     National Colleges of Trial Advocacy, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1983 - present

     Tort Law Lecturer, Shemer Bar Review Course, 2003 - present

     University of Maryland Law School representative, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional
     Education of Lawyers Curriculum Committee, 2005 - 2006


LEGAL ACTIVITIES

     National College of Advocacy, Regional Chair, 1989 - 1995

     Board of Governors, Maryland State Trial Lawyers Association, l986 - 1990

     Legislative Committee, Maryland State Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 - 1988

     Subcommittee on Professional Malpractice, Maryland State Bar Association,      1989 - 1990

     Committee to draft Handbook for Health Claims Arbitration Panel Chairmen, Maryland Institute for
     the Continuing Education of Lawyers, 1989 - 1990

     Medical Malpractice Program Committee, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional
     Education of Lawyers, 1985, 1986, 1988, l99l

     Medical Malpractice Columnist, Maryland Daily Record, 1984 - 1986

     Continuing Education Committee, Baltimore City Bar Association, 1985 - 1986



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     Law and Legislation Commission, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, 1985 - 1986

     Professional Liability Committee, Litigation Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 1984 - 1985,
     1994 - 1995

     National Student Trial Advocacy Competition Committee, Association of Trial Lawyers of America,
     1982

     Legal Specialization Committee, Maryland State Trial Lawyers Association, 1981

     Chairman, Education Committee, Maryland State Trial Lawyers Association, 1993

     Faculty Advisor, University of Baltimore Law Students Trial Lawyers Association, 1994 – 2000

     Coach, University of Baltimore School of Law, Student Trial Competition Team 1995 - 2000

     Board Member, National College of Advocacy, Board of Trustees, 1998 - 2002

     Co-Chair, Curriculum Development Committee, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1998 –
     1999

     Founding Member, Cooperative Association of Medical Malpractice Attorneys

     Editorial Board, Law and Psychology: An International Journal

     ATLA Ambassador to University of Maryland School of Law, 2003 –

     American College of Trial Lawyers, Maryland State Committee, 2004 –

     University of Maryland Law School representative, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional
     Education of Lawyers Curriculum Committee, 2005 – 2006

     Member, National Arbitration Forum Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, 2005 -

     Founding member, Miller, Scoptur, Vesper & Shar, a case strategy consulting group, 2005 -


AWARDS & SPECIAL RECOGNITION

     Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

     American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

     The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White

     The Best Lawyers in America - Medical Malpractice Law, Woodward/White

     The Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation, Woodward/White


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     Best Lawyers: Personal Injury, Washington D.C. Legal Times

     Maryland„s Top 50 Super Lawyers, Law & Politics, 2006

     Diplomat, National College of Trial Lawyers

     Distinguished Service Award, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association

     Certificate of Appreciation, University of Baltimore Law School, 2000

     Commencement Speaker, University of Iowa Law School graduation, Spring 1997

     Who's Who in American Law


TEACHING AND LECTURES

     Medical Malpractice Update, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers, 1986,
     1988, 1992

     "Direct Examination of the Medical Expert Witness", Annual Convention Maryland Trial Lawyers
     Association, 1988

     "How Not To Get Sued, A Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective", Annual Meeting, Medical and Chirurgical
     Faculty of the State of Maryland (State medical society), 1988

     Professional Malpractice, Atlantic City Boardwalk Seminar, ATLA-New Jersey, 1985

     Medical Malpractice Seminar, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers, 1985

     Annual Convention and Seminar, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1985

     13th Annual Seminar and Convention, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1985

     Medical Malpractice Panel Discussion, Maryland State Psychologist Annual Convention, June 17,
     1989

     The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Nov, 1989

     Annual Meeting, Maryland State Psychiatric Association, 1989

     Weekend with the Stars: The Best of ATLA and Broadway, Association of Trial Lawyers of America,
     December, 1989

     8th Annual Convention, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, 1990

     "Medical Malpractice - A View From The Other Side”, Mercy Hospital, Medical Staff, 1990


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"Communication In & Out of the Courtroom", Maui Convention, Maryland Trial Lawyers
Association, 1991

"A Plaintiff Attorney's Perspective on Risk Management and Litigation in the 90's, - Current Trends in
Risk Management, March 14, l99l - Maryland Society for Health Care Risk Management

"Medical Malpractice - How to Win with Discovery", Maryland State Bar Association, March 14, l99l

Program Chairman, Trial Advocacy College: "Essentials of Civil Practice", Hastings College of the
Law and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, August, l99l

Introduction to Handling Complex Medical Issues, Tucson, Arizona, Association of Trial Lawyers of
America, May l99l

Ultimate College of Trial Advocacy, Miami, Florida, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, June,
l99l

"Introduction to Civil Law", Forensic Fellowship Program, University of Maryland School of
Medicine, l99l - present

"Courtroom Performance: Advocacy That Persuades", Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, November 1,
l99l

Ultimate College of Trial Advocacy, Georgetown University Law School & Association of Trial
Lawyers of America, June, l99l

The Best of MICPEL - Medical Malpractice, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of
Lawyers (College Park, Maryland), January 28, 1992

The Best of MICPEL - Medical Malpractice, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of
Lawyers (Baltimore, Maryland), January 31, 1992

Ultimate College of Trial Advocacy, University of Wisconsin School of Law & Association of Trial
Lawyers of America, August, 1992

The Trial of an Auto Accident Case, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Program Chair, October 29
- 31, 1992

"Medical Malpractice Tort Reform - An Attorney's View", Caring Network of Harbour, November 16,
1992

Expert Witnesses, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, February 3, 1993

"Dealing with Expert Witnesses", Master's Program, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, March 12,
1993



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"Everything you Always Wanted to Know About Plaintiffs' Lawyers", Maryland Society of Health
Care Risk Management, June 3, 1993

Ultimate College of Trial Advocacy, University of Arizona School of Law & Association of Trial
Lawyers of America, 1993

"Practice Parameters as an affirmative defense", Presentation to Maryland Health Care Access and
Cost Commission, HMO Quality & Practice Parameter Development Work Group, May, 1994

Ultimate College of Trial Advocacy, University of Pennsylvania School of Law & Association of Trial
Lawyers of America, 1994

"Medical Practice Parameters in Maryland” Television interview, Medical News Network, August,
1994

Medical Trial Skills College, Georgetown University Law Center & Association of Trial Lawyers of
America, 1994

"Effectively & Ethically Evaluating the Medical Malpractice Case", Kansas Trial Lawyers
Association, December, 1994

"The Art of Trial", University of Baltimore chapter, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, January,
1995

Essentials Course, College of Trial Advocacy, Northwestern University School of Law at Lewis &
Clark College & Association of Trial Lawyers of America, May, 1995

Closing Argument demonstration, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, 1995

“Opening Statements”, Annual Meeting, Maryland State Bar Association, 1995

Ultimate College of Trial Advocacy, Harvard Law School & Association of Trial Lawyers of America,
1996, 1997, 1998

“Powerful Summation”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Annual Convention, 1996

Settlement Seminar, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, October, 1996

“Direct and Cross of Expert Witnesses”, Maryland State Bar Association 9 day Trial Skills Course,
1996, 1997, 1998

ATLA‟s Weekend with the Stars, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1996

“Is Justice Possible”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Midwinter Convention, 1996

“Passionate Summations”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Midwinter Convention, 1996

Trial Advocacy Seminar, University of Iowa School of Law, February, 1997


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Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Seminar, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, March 7,
1997


The Top Ten Trial Lawyers, Atlantic City Boardwalk Seminar ATLA-New Jersey, April, 1997

Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Medical Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, 1998

Case Workshop, Santa Fe New Mexico, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1998

Keynote Speaker, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Annual Convention, 1998

"Closing Argument", Maryland State Bar Association, Annual Convention, 1998

“The Life of a Trial Lawyer”, National Student Leadership Foundation, 1998

Keynote Speaker, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, 1998

“The Life of a Trial Lawyer”, Yeshiva University, 1998

“The Life of a Trial Lawyer”, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1998

Featured Speaker, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Membership
Luncheon, 1999

“Personal Empowerment”, San Francisco, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National
Convention, 1999

“Ethical Dilemmas”, Beth Tefilah High School, 1999

Expert Witness Seminar, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers, 1999

Opening Statements, Inns of Court and Maryland State Bar Association, 1999

"The Top Ten Trial Lawyers", Atlantic City Boardwalk Seminar ATLA-New Jersey, 1999

“Trying The Case”, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers, 1999

All Star Seminar, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, 1999

Weekend With The Stars, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1999

Keynote Speaker, South Dakota Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, 2000

Keynote Speaker, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, 2000

Speaker, Maryland Trial Lawyers program, 2000


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Speaker, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, 2000


Program Chair & Speaker, Maryland Institute for Continuing Education of Lawyers, Medical
Malpractice Program, Baltimore, Maryland, 2001

Speaker, Judicial Institute of Maryland Medical Malpractice Program, 2001

Course Advisor & Speaker, National College of Trial Advocacy, University of Alabama Law School,
2001

Program Chair & Speaker, Maryland Institute for Continuing Education of Lawyers, Medical
Malpractice Program, College Park, Maryland, 2001

Speaker, Delaware Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, 2001

Speaker, Maryland State Bar Association Annual Convention, 2001

Keynote Speaker, North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar, 2002

Speaker, Maryland Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, 2002

Speaker, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, 2002

Speaker and Program Chair, National College of Advocacy, Medical Skills College, Tampa, Florida,
2003

Speaker, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, “Trying The Case”,
2003

Speaker & Workshop Leader, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Deposition College, New
Orleans, Louisiana, 2004

Program Chair & Speaker, Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation Section and Maryland Institute
for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, “An Insider‟s Guide to the Handling of Medical
Malpractice Cases”, 2004

“Communication In The Courtroom, How Experts Can Excel”, SEAK, 13 th Annual Expert Witness
Conference, 2004

“How Lawyers Cross-Examine, Impeach and Destroy Expert Witnesses”, SEAK, 13th Annual Expert
Witness Conference, 2004

Faculty, The Maryland Trial Advocacy Institute, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional
Education of Lawyers, 2004

“From the Classroom to the Courtroom”, University of Maryland School of Law, 2004


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Program Chair & Speaker, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Medical Skills College, Phoenix,
Arizona, 2005

Speaker & Workshop Leader, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Advanced College of Trial
Advocacy, Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C. 2005

“The Role of Faith in the Legal Profession”, University of Maryland School of Law, 2005

“Trying The Case”, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers, 2005

“Fighting the Tort Deform War that Rages Within”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Convention, Toronto, Canada, 2005

“Persuasion Through Storytelling”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Convention, Toronto,
Canada, 2005

Speaker & Workshop Leader, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Advanced Deposition
College, Denver, Colorado, 2006

“How Jurors Think – A Peak Under The Hood”, ATLA New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar, 2006

Closing Argument Demonstration, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Convention, “Super Star
Sunday Program”, 2006

Overcoming Jury Bias program, American Association for Justice, Atlanta Georgia, 2007

Medical Malpractice Update, Maryland Judicial Conference, Annapolis, Maryland, 2007

“Turning the Tide in Medical Malpractice Cases”, ATLA New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar, 2007

“Once Upon A Time When The Glass Slipper Fit; When The Kiss Broke The Spell, When The Trial
Lawyer Was Believed . . . Re-Discovering The Power Of Story In The Courtroom”, North Carolina
Academy of Trial Lawyers, Civil Masters in Advocacy Seminar, 2007

“Trying The Case”, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers, 2007

“Effective Communication: The One Who Tells the Story Controls the Courtroom”, University of
 Baltimore School of Law and Law Alumni Society, 24th Annual a.m. Law Ginsberg Seminar Series,
 Fall 2007

Presentation to the University Of Baltimore School Of Law‟s Litigation Fellow Program, Fall
 Semester, 2007

Presentation to the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland School of Law, 2007

“Telling the Story Effectively and What Really Matters to the Jury”, Maryland Trial Lawyers
 Association, The 2007 Workhorse Seminar


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ARTICLES, PAPERS

     "The Medical Expert Witness Crisis, A Plaintiff's Perspective (Or Lady Justice Isn't Supposed To Be
     Peeking Under The Blindfold)", Baltimore Daily Record, The West Virginia Advocate (1988)

     "A Finger in the Dike of The Health Claims Arbitration Act", Baltimore Daily Record (1989)

     "Health Claims Arbitration Office, My Tour and Some Second Thoughts", Baltimore Daily Record
     (1989)

     "A Proposed Change to the Legal System - Tom Jefferson, Be Glad You're Dead", Baltimore Daily
     Record, ATLA-New Jersey News (1990)

     "The Malpractice Threat, A Forgotten Perspective - Or Summer Postcard from a Paranoid Malpractice
     Lawyer", Baltimore Daily Record (1990)

     "Cross Examination of the Lay Witness", ATLA, Weekend With the Stars, 1990

     "Ethical Considerations in Litigation", ATLA, National College of Trial Advocacy, 1991

     "Working with the Expert Witness", Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 1993

     “Ethically Evaluating the Medical Malpractice Case", Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1994

     “Powerful Summations”, ATLA Annual Convention, 1996

     “Addressing Dollars in Summation”, ATLA Weekend With The Stars, 1996

     “Ethical Consideration in Litigation”, ATLA Midwinter Convention, 1997

     “Creative Summations”, University of Iowa Trial Advocacy Program, 1997

     “Closing Argument, The Final Word”, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Products Liability and
     Medical Malpractice Seminar, 1997

     “Motivation Rather Than Persuasion in the Court Room”, ATLA-New Jersey, 1997

     “Taking Back Control of the Courtroom”, ATLA National Convention, 2000

     “Communication In The Courtroom, How Experts Can Excel”, SEAK, 13th Annual Expert Witness
     Conference, 2004

     “How Lawyers Cross-Examine, Impeach and Destroy Expert Witnesses”, SEAK, 13th Annual Expert
     Witness Conference, 2004

     “Fighting the Tort Deform War that Rages Within”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America


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    Convention, Toronto, Canada, 2005

    "Building Toward Summation”, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Convention, 2006

    “Once Upon a Time When the Glass Slipper Fit; When the Kiss Broke the Spell; When the Trial
    Lawyer Was Believed…Re-Discovering the Power of Storytelling in the Courtroom”, North Carolina
    Academy of Trial Lawyers, Civil Masters in Advocacy Seminar, 2007


BOOKS

    Handling Accident Cases (model pleadings), contributing author, The Lawyers Co-Operative
    Publishing Company, 1982, 1983, 1984

    Medical Malpractice, contributing author, Maryland Institute for Continuing Education of Lawyers,
    1985

    Champions of Victims, contributing author, Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, 1985

    Medical Malpractice Update, contributing author, Maryland Institute for Continuing Education of
    Lawyers, 1986, 1988

    Medical Malpractice Law of Maryland, author, Maryland Institute for Continuing Education of
    Lawyers, 1988

    Medical Malpractice Law of Maryland, Second Edition, author, Maryland Institute for Continuing
    Education of Lawyers, 1992

    The Medical Malpractice and Managed Care Law of Maryland, author, Maryland Institute for
    Continuing Education of Lawyers, 2001




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