Leonard A. Orman

Practice Areas
  • Auto torts
  • Aviation
  • Class actions
  • Construction litigation
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical liability
  • Product liability
  • Toxic torts

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law

Order of the Coif

Editorial Board, Maryland Law Review

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States Court of Claims
Maryland and Washington, D.C. Bars

Law Clerk

Chief Judge F. W. Brune, Maryland Court of Appeals

Board Certification

Certified Civil Trial Advocate by National Board of Trial Advocacy


Legislative Reference Dept. of Maryland Legislature, 1956-1957 sessions
Governor’s Commission to Revise Maryland Criminal Code – 1957, 1958

Fellow and Trustee

Roscoe Pound Foundation

Maryland Trial Lawyers Association

President 1984-1985
President-Elect 1983-1984
Vice-President 1982-1983
Board of Governors
President’s Club
Sustaining Member
Executive Committee
Nominating Committee


Maryland Legal PAC


Leonard A. Orman graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law and has been in active practice both regionally and nationally. His law school honors include being awarded Order of the Coif and selection for the Editorial Board of the Maryland Law Review. After completion of law school he served as law clerk for Frederick W. Brune, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. He was later appointed to the Maryland Legislative Reference Department and worked with the legislators in the creation of bills to be submitted to the Maryland Legislature. He also served on the Governor’s Commission to revise the Maryland Criminal Code.

Mr. Orman is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Claims, the Maryland Court of Appeals and all courts in the State of Maryland as well as the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

He has served as President of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, as a Governor of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), has served for several terms on the executive committee of ATLA and has been chair of many of the major committees of ATLA. Mr. Orman is board certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a fellow and trustee of the Roscoe Pound Institute. He is a three time recipient of the prestigious Wideman Wysocki Citation of Excellence Award

Mr. Orman has been listed in numerous Who’s Who directories and enjoys an “AV” rating in his Martindale Hubbell listing. He has been a lecturer on trial tactics and medical legal topics for various law schools and trial lawyer associations including ATLA, MTLA, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers and the Belli Seminars.

Mr. Orman’s practice includes serious auto torts, aviation, medical malpractice, product liability, pharmaceutical liability, insurance bad faith, and class actions.

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Board of Governors
Executive Committee 1988-1990
Sustaining Member
National Committeeman 1976-1980
Wideman Wysocki Citation of Excellence Award 1989, 1990, 1996
M Club
Co-chair, Organization Review Committee
Co-chair, Hall of Fame Committee
Chair, Stalwarts, Hall of Fame Committee
Chair – Convention Site Committee
Chair – Convention Planning Committee
Co-chair – Home Office Capital Improvements Committee
Vice-Chair – ATLA-ABA Liaison Committee
Organization and Home Office Committee
National College of Advocacy, Vice-chair, faculty trainer, Board of Trustees
Education Advisory Group
Home Office and Budget Committee
Election Committee
Long Range Planning Committee
Key Man Committee, Vice-chair, Steering Committee
Political Insight Committee
Publications Committee
Co-chair, Washington, D.C. Convention Committee
Vice-chair, Orlando Convention Committee
San Diego Convention Committee
Auto/Highway Advisory Committee
Toy Safety Conference
Medical Malpractice Advisory Committee
Stalwarts Committee
Product Liability Advisory Committee
Insurance Oversight Committee

  • Baltimore City Bar Association (Legislative Committee, Judiciary Committee)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (various committees)
  • Simon E. Sobeloff Society
  • ATLA Seminars
  • MTLA Seminars
  • Maryland Institute for continuing Professional Education of Lawyers Seminars
  • Belli Seminars
  • University of Maryland School of Law Seminars
  • University of Baltimore School of Law Seminars
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Lt. Col., USAFR (JAG Retired)