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Humphreys, McLaughlin & McAleer, LLC

S. Woods Bennett

Of Counsel

Almost forty years of experience in the defense of workers’ compensation claims on behalf of employers and insurers

Cases litigated before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, all Circuit Courts and Courts of Appeal of Maryland, and the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

  • Humphreys, McLaughlin & McAleer, LLC, Of Counsel - 2016 - Present)
  • Cornblatt, Bennett, Penhallegon & Roberson, P.A., Principal - (1998 – 2016)
  • Smith, Somerville & Case, L.L.C.
    • Partner (1985-1997)
    • Associate (1978 – 1984)

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A. with Department Honors (1973)

LEGAL EDUCATION:

  • University of Maryland, J.D. (1977)

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • Maryland (1977)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (1980)

BAR MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
    • Executive Board Member (1989- Present)
    • President (1996)
  • Member, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Workers' Compensation Committee (1995 – 1996)
  • Co-Chair, Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel Legislative Committee (1994-1995)
  • Chair, Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel Workers' Compensation Substantive Law Committee (1992-1994)
  • Chair, Bar Association of Baltimore City Workers' Compensation Committee (1989 - 1990)
  • Chair, Workers' Compensation Sub-Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association (1988)

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Lecturer for Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, National Business Institute and local bar associations
  • December 2000, April 1999 “Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Maryland” – National Business Institute
  • April 1999 “Workers’ Compensation: Recent Case Analysis and Open Forum with the Commissioners” – The Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • February 1999 “Reducing Workers Compensation Costs” – Safety Council of Maryland, Inc.
  • September 2000 “Survey of Recent Decisions in the Law of Workers’ Compensation in Maryland” – Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association

COMMUNITY AND CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES:

  • Board Member, Past President and Past Secretary, Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. (1997 – Present)
  • Founding Director of Kids’ Chance of America, Past President (2006 – 2015)
  • Board Member and Coach, Roland Park Little League Baseball (1996 – 2001)
  • Active Member of Church of the Redeemer

If you have a consultation need, contact Mr. Bennett at bennett@hmmlawyers.com or 410-539-0906.

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Address: 20 South Charles Street, Suite 701, Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: 410-539-0906 Fax: 410-539-0922