Edward Cardona III

Partner

Practice Area(s): Medical Malpractice,Products Liability

Biography

Experienced & Effective Baltimore Trial Attorney

As an associate at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, Mr. Cardona is actively involved in a variety of cases involving complex mass tort, civil rights and constitutional violations, premises liability, medical malpractice, class action, and other general litigation claims for clients in Maryland.

He is also responsible for drafting and arguing pretrial motions, compiling research, deposing expert witnesses, and crafting discovery to ensure the team is prepared for trial.

Legal Approach

Mr. Cardona believes he must create the best case in order to represent the interests of the firm’s clients and truly serve as an effective advocate. Having the strongest case requires meticulous preparation, diligent precision in understanding the law, and compassion for each individual client. This is the approach he applies to each and every case he takes on at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy.

Career Highlights

In 2012, Mr. Cardona was part of the trial team that obtained a $5.62 million jury verdict on behalf of an Anne Arundel County condominium association against a nationally recognized homebuilder. After nearly four years of negotiations and litigation, numerous motions for summary judgment, a denied Frye-Reed challenge against the condominium association’s experts, and a five-week trial, the jury supported the plaintiff's claims of negligent construction, breach of Maryland implied statutory warranties, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of contract.

Early Years

Prior to joining Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, Mr. Cardona was an associate at Cowie & Mott, P.A., where he handled cases involving condominium and homeowner associations in Maryland.

Mr. Cardona actively worked on cases which resulted in over $10.7 million in combined settlements involving corrective work and cash payments. While at Cowie & Mott, Mr. Cardona successfully argued and won Motions in Opposition to Summary Judgment and other motions concerning technical expert testimony, discovery disputes, and protective orders. Mr. Cardona deposed and defended numerous fact and expert witnesses, including architects, engineers and other design professionals concerning product specifications, building codes, construction practices, and material standards.

While in law school, Mr. Cardona was certified by the District of Columbia as a Rule 48 Student Attorney. As a Student Attorney with Columbus Community Legal Services, Mr. Cardona argued and won an award of sole legal and physical custody in a case involving third-party child custody and obtained an award of $139,000, plus over $17,000 in attorneys’ fees, in a case involving an unlicensed contractor and violations of the D.C. Consumer Protection Act.

Mr. Cardona also clerked for the Office of the State’s Attorney in Prince George’s County and the Washington, D.C.-based O’Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, P.C., a labor and employment law firm representing the American Postal Workers Union and numerous teachers’ unions.

Education

In 2002, Mr. Cardona received his B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.

During his undergraduate years, Mr. Cardona spent two semesters at the University of Maryland, College Park taking part in the National Student Exchange program. Mr. Cardona went on to receive his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2008, where he served as Justice of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He also received the Dean’s Award in 2007 and 2008 for service to the law school’s student organizations, as well as The Extra Mile Award in 2008 for outstanding service to the law school community.

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