Chris M. McNally
Areas of Practice:
- Defense of Long-Term Care/Rehabilitation Centers
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Civil Litigation Defense
- Lead Paint Defense Litigation
- Franklin and Marshall College
- B.S., 1996
- University of Baltimore School of Law
- J.D., 1999 (Cum Laude)
Dates of Admission:
- Maryland Bar - 1999
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland - 2000
Mr. McNally co-supervises the team of attorneys handling the defense of both long-term care/nursing home malpractice cases and lead paint cases at the Bodie Firm. Mr. McNally has been an attorney with the Firm since 2006, having spent his career working on large and complex cases with a concentration in the defense of long-term care (LTC) institutions, nurses and caregivers in complex malpractice litigation. Mr. McNally’s practice also focuses on the defense of property owners and insurance carriers in lead paint litigation, and has an extensive practice in the representation of uninsured property owners in lead paint litigation in Maryland. He has successfully represented both billion dollar corporations and the underprivileged in numerous litigation matters. Mr. McNally is an AV-Rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. McNally is also a frequent lecturer on topics germane to the defense of LTC providers and lead paint defense. Mr. McNally has conducted numerous mock trials, seminars, mock depositions, and has co-presented with judges, prominent attorneys and nursing/LTC professionals. In addition to many previous lectures and presentations, Mr. McNally has been invited to present at the HB Lead Litigation Conference in November 2016.
Mr. McNally is a proud graduate of Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson. Mr. McNally is also a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College (B.A. 1996) and the University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 1999). Mr. McNally was admitted to the Maryland State Bar in 1999 and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in 2000.
Following graduation, Mr. McNally clerked for the Honorable John Carroll Byrnes in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and spent four years working in the defense of legal and medical/nursing professionals in malpractice litigation at Eccleston and Wolf prior to joining the Bodie Firm. Mr. McNally is a member of HFAM, The Beacon Institute, Baltimore County Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Maryland Multi-Housing Association and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).
Mr. McNally is married with two children and is an avid lifelong history, railroad and transit enthusiast. Mr. McNally is the Executive Vice President of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum where he also works as a volunteer motorman/conductor and serves as legal counsel to the museum. Mr. McNally also is an active alumnus with the Franklin and Marshall Alumni Association having served on the Alumni Board from 2003-2010.
- Preeminent AV Rating by Martindale Hubbell
- Metropolitan “Who’s Who” Registry
- Mr. McNally was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of civil defense litigation for 2015. Only 5% of attorneys in Maryland receive this honor
Recent/Upcoming Presentations and Scholarly Writings:
- Mr. McNally has been invited to present at the HB Lead Litigation Conference in November, 2014.
- “Involuntary Discharge of the Long-Term Care Resident and the Medicaid Perspective – New Developments.” HFAM, April 24, 2014 with co-Presenter Susan Panek of Maryland Medicaid
- “Navigating the New HIPAA/HITECH Landscape: Cahnges to the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules Mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and How You Can Protect Yourself Against Non-Compliance.” The Beacon Institute: February 19, 2014
- “Involuntary Discharge of the Long-Term Care Resident and the Medicaid Perspective – New Developments.” December 14, 2013 with co-Presenter Susan Panek of Maryland Medicaid
- “Wound Care and Litigation – Defending Wound Cases in Court.” The Beacon Institute/HFAM Combined Conference September 23, 2013
- “Update On Recent Lead-Paint Cases” Maryland Multi Housing Association Legislative Wrap-Up Session, MMHA, May 16, 2013