Joan Cerniglia-Lowensen Representative Cases

Representative Cases

The following represents a sample of jury trials in which Joan Cerniglia-Lowensen was principal counsel (first chair).  Additionally, Ms. Cerniglia-Lowensen has conducted 200 to 300 District Court trials.  Unless specifically identified, Ms. Cerniglia-Lowensen represented the defendant in all cases.

Medical Malpractice:

  • Puskarich v. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
    This matter was held before the Circuit Court for Harford County before the Honorable Maurice Baldwin.  A jury verdict was rendered in favor of the Defendants.

  • Gaskins v. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Harford County before the Honorable Maurice Baldwin.  After deliberations, the jury awarded $10,000 against the Defendant.  Plaintiff’s demand in this matter had been $850,000.  Plaintiff then filed a Motion for New Trial as to damages only.  The Defendant filed an Opposition to the Motion for New Trial and a Motion for Judgment notwithstanding the Verdict.  Judgment notwithstanding the Verdict was granted.  The Plaintiff then appealed before the Court of Special Appeals who affirmed the decision of the trial court and entered judgment notwithstanding the verdict.

  • Day v. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Harford County before the Honorable Maurice Baldwin.  A jury verdict in the amount of $15,000 was awarded.  The lowest demand by the Plaintiff was $450,000.

  • Kim v. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Harford County before the Honorable Maurice Baldwin.  After the conclusion of the case, the jury entered a defense verdict.

  • Bowlus v. Fallston General Hospital
    This matter was heard before the Circuit Court for Harford County.  The presiding judge was The Honorable Thomas R. Marshall.  Judgment was granted in favor of the Defendant at the close of Plaintiff’s case.

  • Wyatt v. Fallston General Hospital
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Harford County before the Honorable Judge Plitt.  After jury deliberations, verdict was entered in favor of the Defendants.

  • Turner v. Sherman
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Howard County before the Honorable Lenora Gelfman.  Judgment entered in favor of the Defendant.

  • Bowlus v. Fallston General Hospital
    This matter was pending before the Circuit Court for Harford County.  The first day of trial, Defendant, Fallston General Hospital’s Motion for Summary Judgment was heard before the Honorable William O. Carr and granted.

  • Ashley v. Fallston General Hospital
    This matter was held before the Circuit Court for Harford County.  The Honorable Maurice Baldwin presided.  At the conclusion of Plaintiff’s case, Harford Memorial Hospital’s Motion to Dismiss was granted.  The remaining Defendants then settled the case.

  • Gaskins v. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Harford County before the Honorable Maurice Baldwin.  Judgment was entered on behalf of the Plaintiff in the amount of $10,000.

  • Wyatt v. Harford Memorial Hospital
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Harford County before the Honorable Maurice Baldwin.  The jury entered a verdict on behalf of all of the Defendants.

  • West v. North Arundel Hospital
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County before the Honorable Ronald Silkworth.  After jury deliberations, judgment was entered for the Defendant.

Medical Negligence:

  • Smoot v. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
    This matter was tried before a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  This was a medical malpractice case before the Honorable Judge Nickerson.  A defense verdict was rendered in this matter.

  • Bowen v. American Mobile Nurses
    This matter was tried in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland before the Honorable William Quarles.  A plaintiff’s verdict in the amount of $350,000 was entered after jury deliberation.  The lowest demand made by Plaintiff in this matter was $1 million.

  • Pollard v. Gupta
    This matter was tried before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  The judge in this matter was the Honorable William Quarles.  After jury deliberation, a defense verdict was entered.

Premises Liability:

  • Majchravak v. Frendco Restaurants
    This matter was tried before the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  Judgment was entered on behalf of the Defendant.  The presiding judge was the Honorable John Fader.

  • Southern v. DavCo Restaurants
    This matter was tried in the District Court for Prince George’s County before the Honorable Retired Judge Lerner.  At the completion of Plaintiff’s case, a Motion for Judgment was granted.

  • Smith v. DavCo Restaurants
    A jury trial was held before the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County.  The Honorable Judge Missouri presided.  At the conclusion of Plaintiff’s case, judgment was entered on behalf of the Defendant.

  • Harris v. DavCo Restaurants
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County as a jury trial before the Honorable Thomas Smith.  Judgment was entered on behalf of the Defendant.

  • Walker v. DavCo Restaurants
    A jury trial was held in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County before the Honorable Judge Sheppard.  A jury verdict on behalf of the Defendant was entered.

  • Wright v. DavCo Restaurants
    A de novo appeal was taken before the Circuit Court for Baltimore County after the District Court entered a judgment on behalf of DavCo Restaurants.  The Circuit Court affirmed the judgment of the District Court.

Veterinary Malpractice:

  • McDonald v. Donaldson
    This matter was held before the Circuit Court for Cecil County before the Honorable O. Robert Lidums.  The jury rendered a defense verdict after deliberation.

  • Orr v. Monocracy Equine Veterinary Associates
     This matter was tried in the Circuit Court for Frederick County before the Honorable J. Stepler.  A defense verdict was entered after jury deliberation.

  • Tubman v. Getz
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Queen Anne’s County.  The appeal was taken by counsel for the Plaintiff, April Getz, after the District Court entered judgment on behalf of the Defendant, Dr. Judith Tubman.  The Circuit Court affirmed the findings of the District Court.

  • Adams v. Dundalk Animal Hospital
    A de novo appeal was taken before the Circuit Court for Baltimore County after judgment had been entered on behalf of the Defendant in the District Court.  The ruling of the District Court was affirmed.

Motor Tort:

  • Burke v. Harrison
    This matter was held before the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.  A judgment in the amount of $25,000 was rendered against the Defendant.  The lowest demand had been $25,000.

  • Kelball v. Mills
    This matter was held in the Circuit Court for Howard County before the Honorable William Duckett.  Cross-Claims and counter-claims were also tried simultaneously.  A defense verdict was entered on all counts and an appeal was taken before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.  After argument before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the case was remanded for a new trial.  This matter was again held as a jury trial in the Circuit Court for Howard County.  Judgment was once again entered on behalf of all Defendants after jury deliberation.

Breach of Contract:

  • Honton v. Lighthouse Marina
    This matter was in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City before the Honorable Judge Ammerman.  This bench trial resulted in a verdict for Lighthouse Marina.

The cases identified above are representative. It is important to recognize that each case is different and that an attorney’s past record is no assurance that he/she will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case.