Petty elected member of Hodes, Pessin & Katz

Elliott D. Petty

Elliott D. Petty has been elected a member of Hodes, Pessin & Katz, of Towson.

Petty is part of the firm’s medical malpractice group and has substantial experience representing health care professionals and institutions in complex medical malpractice litigation in state and federal court. He also represents individuals, business entities, insurers and homeowners in personal injury, contract actions and insurance actions.

Petty has trial experience in Baltimore City and its surrounding counties, and has handled matters in Maryland’s appellate courts.

After graduating from law school he clerked for Judge Kathleen G. Cox of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.

Petty is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Ethics Committee, and is a volunteer attorney with Maryland Volunteer Legal Services and a member of his firm’s volunteer committee.

Elliott D. Petty

Education: J.D., Brigham Young University; bachelor’s degree, University of Utah.

Resides in: Lutherville

Daily commute: 0.8 miles … unfortunately, not enough time to listen to my favorite NPR programs.

Recent vacation: Bethany Beach, Del.

Hobbies: Whatever my four daughters are doing.

Favorite books: There are too many … start with “Frankenstein,” “Crime and Punishment,” Asimov’s “Foundation” and “Robots” series.

Most recently read: “The Forger’s Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century” by Edward Dolnick (a must read)

Favorite food: All of them, but my real favorite is a Quebecois dish called Poutine (french fries w/cheese curd and a spicy gravy)

Favorite quotation: “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” — Isaac Asimov

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