Jeffrey Y. Laynor

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Jeffrey Y. Laynor


Twenty-seven years of experience in the defense of workers' compensation claims on behalf of employers and insurers. Additional experience representing employer and insurers in labor and employment law disputes.

Cases litigated before the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission, all Circuit Courts for Maryland, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the U.S. District court for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


  • Gettysburg College, BA, 1984


  • University of Maryland, JD with Honors 1987
    • Assistant Editor, Law Review, 1985-87


  • Maryland (1987)
  • U.S. District Court for DC (1989)


  • Cornblatt, Bennett, Penhallegon & Roberson, P.A.
    • Principal 1999 - 2016
    • Of Counsel 1998
  • Smith, Somerville & Case, LLC, 1987 - 1996
    • Of Counsel 1997
    • Associate 1987 - 1996
      • Member of the Workers' Compensation Section (1990-1997)
      • Member of the Labor and Employment Section (1987 - 1990)


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • American Bar Association


  • Panel Member - Hot Tips in Workers' Compensation (1998, 1999, 2010, 2011)
  • Panel Member - PG County Drug Testing Symposium
  • Maryland Worker's Compensation Education Association - Battle of the IME's
  • Maryland Worker's Compensation Education Association - Occupational Disease Presumption
  • Maryland Self-Insurer's Employer's Compensation Association - Return to Work Issues
  • Workers' Compensation and Employment Issue Lecturer

If you have a consultation need, contact Mr. Laynor at or 410-539-0906.

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