Cecilia I. Lavrin is a former registered nurse who worked on medical and obstetrical units. During her time as a nurse, she became interested in the many legal and ethical issues she dealt with on a daily basis and made the decision to further her career as a nurse attorney. After graduating law school, she spent the first six years defending physicians, hospitals and other health care providers in medical negligence suits. She then went on to act as the Director of Risk Management for a regional medical center for two years. For the last 16 years Ms. Lavrin has used her background in nursing, defense law and risk management to prosecute cases involving medical malpractice in a number of medical specialties, including birth injuries, the late diagnosis of cancer, emergency room and surgical mistakes and nursing home negligence, recovering millions of dollars on behalf of her clients.
Prior to joining WVFO in 2017, she managed her own law firm in Easton and Cambridge, Maryland, where she concentrated on representing victims of medical mistakes, as well as assisting other law firms with their medical cases. Her background in nursing allows her to quickly and effectively review and understand the medical records, choose the most effective medical experts and consult with experts on an advanced level. She has litigated cases in Maryland at both the state and the federal level and has been admitted pro hac vice in the District of Columbia and the states of Tennessee, Virginia, New York and Florida. Additionally, Ms. Lavrin has drafted briefs and argued cases before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Ms. Lavrin strongly believes in a close relationship with her clients and educating them on their medical issues. Many times she has found that her clients and their loved ones were not provided a careful explanation of the care they received, and are appreciative of a discussion of the medical facts and history using straight forward and simple language.
Ms. Lavrin has lived most of her life in Maryland and is the mother of twins who are currently in college. While she lives and works in the Baltimore area during the week, Ms. Lavrin spends weekends on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she enjoys time with her husband and her hobbies of kayaking and gardening.
- George Mason University School of Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- University of Miami School Of Law, Juris Doctor
BAR ADMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
- Maryland State Courts
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- Maryland Association for Justice
- Medical Negligence Section
- Nursing Home Section