Charles Gilman

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As managing partner and co-founder of Gilman & Bedigian, it is my mission to help our clients recover and get their lives back on track. I strongly believe that every person who has been injured by the wrongful conduct of another deserves fair compensation for their injuries. I started this firm with H. Briggs Bedigian, a good friend and respected trial attorney, because we are both fighters who won’t hesitate to take cases to trial in seeking redress for our client’s injuries.I am proud of the tough reputation my firm has developed and the case results we have achieved.

An attorney’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with often makes insurance companies, and their lawyers, settle a case for fair value. When they see my name on your case they’ll know that if they don’t agree to make you whole, they are in for a fight. That is because as a seasoned trial attorney, I have a track record of fighting hard for my clients. I have extensive experience practicing personal injury law in the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. My practice focuses on medical malpractice, car accidents, nursing home negligence and abuse, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, and most other types of personal injury cases.


I have extensive experience with cases involving catastrophic injuries, including, but not limited to:

Medical Malpractice

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Pediatric brain injury
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Developmental delays
  • Brain bleeds/strokes
  • Neurologic injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Infections/sepsis/meningitis
  • Surgical injuries
  • Anesthesia injuries
  • Paraplegia/ quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Dog Bites & animal attacks


I am proud to say I’ve been a part of recovering in excess of $200,000,000 for injured clients through jury verdicts and settlements. Here are just a few recent case results:

  • $182,000,000, Birth Injury: Hagans v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • $34,000,000, Birth Injury: Anderson v. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
  • $20,000,000, Intellectual property dispute: Adcor Industries, Inc. v. Beretta USA Corp.
  • $13,300.000, Birth Injury: Lewis v. Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
  • $4,200,000 Medical Malpractice: Dallatezza v. Charles L. Schnee, M.D. and Hennessy, Shuey, & Schnee

My legal experience extends beyond personal injury law. I have represented numerous claimants in class action lawsuits and shareholder derivative claims. These cases have resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for the class members and shareholders. I have also served as general counsel to various corporations operating in several states, representing them in a range of regulatory, corporate and litigation-related issues. Though I take pride in all work I have done, it is my personal injury work that has made me the most proud. As an example, I represented clients in a catastrophic injury case. A child went swimming in his neighbor’s pool and nearly drowned before being pulled out of the water. Unfortunately, he will live the rest of his life in a vegetative state. This lawsuit settled before trial in excess of $5 million dollars, money that will be used to take care of the child for the rest of his life. Cases like this are tragic. While no amount of money can change what happened, my firm and I strive to help our clients receive fair compensation so all those affected by accidents and injuries can move forward with their lives.

Awards and Honors

I was selected as a Super Lawyer Magazine Rising Star from 2009-2014. No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list. In addition I was named a Super Lawyer from 2015-2022. No more than 5% of lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers. I was also selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and am a member of the President’s Club of the Maryland Association of Justice. By the request of my peers, I have given lectures on the use of expert witnesses at trial.


I graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law after graduating from Towson University with a degree in Finance.

Bar Admissions

I am admitted to practice in State and Federal courts in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, District of Columbia and Texas.

Gilman & Bedigian

  • A Wonderful Lawyer

    I been working with Charles Gilman for about 8 years now he is a wonderful lawyer he has done a wonderful job on every case he has handle I would forever use him. The staff is awesome nice respectful always return my call when I leave messages and also keep my updates on the status of my case. Mr…

  • Always Courteous and Very Professional

    Mr. Gilman did a wonderful job handling my case. Him and his staff were always courteous and very professional. They knew everything I needed and helped me come to a very pleasing settlement. If I ever had another accident case I would definitely turn to Mr. Gilman and his staff.

  • Overwhelming experience

    Working with my case was an overwhelming experience I endured with Charles Gilman’s office. They showed a concern for my well being with many countless hours spent on my case. I will definitely refer this office to many family and friends.

  • Great lawyer

    I think Charles is a great lawyer. He has done a very good job on my cases. I will always use him and also refer anyone who is in need.

  • There For Me Every Step Of The Way

    From the initial call I made to Gilman & Bedigian, LLC, they were there for me every step of the way. It’s nice to know their is a company that looks out for the best interest of each client, especially in times of a difficult situation. I would highly recommend Gilman & Bedigian, LLC, to anyone …

  • Very caring

    Charles Gilman was a good lawyer and I am very happy to have come across him. He is very caring and always was calling to make sure I was okay. I will tell you if you need someone to help you Mr. Gilman is the way to go.

  • They Took Care Of Me

    I was involved in an accident on my way home to my family. A gentlemen ran a stop sign and t-boned me in my Mercedes. I was completely rattled out and all banged up.I reached out to Gilman & Bedigian and they took care of me. They handled everything for me. They were professional courteous and ef…

  • I would recommend them to anyone.

    These guys are great. They treat you with respect. Would get these guys again if needed. Thank you so very much. I would recommend them to anyone.

  • Always Does an Exemplary Job

    I would highly recommend Gilman and Bedigian to anyone in need of civil representation. Mr. Gilman has represented me for years and has always done an exemplary job. He and his staff have fought hard to ensure that I was able to get the largest settlement possible while maintaining a high level o…

  • He Will Represent You As If You Were His Family

    I was very satisfied with Charles Gilman services I highly recommend Charles Gilman to any future accident victims. He will represent you as if you were his family.

  • Amazing staff

    Charles Gilman and his staff are very amazing people. They listen to you, make sure you understand you case and fight to the death for what you deserve. I would definitely refer anyone to the office of Charles Gilman. Thanks a million!

  • Very pleased

    I was very pleased with Mr. Gilman he was professional and personal approach in every part of my case. Very easy to talk with and readily willing to explain matters in a matter for me and my husband to understand legal terms and process. I would recommend Mr. Gilman and his office to anyone happily.

  • Really appreciate the assistance and guidance

    I wanted to drop you a line and thank you both for all the help you were able to provide my daughter. My wife and I really appreciate your kind assistance and guidance to see her through the accident and subsequent challenges.

  • I recommend Mr Gilman to everyone

    This was my first time I needed an attorney for personal injury. Mr. Gilman did an excellent job and kept me informed of updates. For me, it was a bit confusing at first, but Mr. Gilman and his great staff answered all my questions. I will recommend Md. Gilman to all my family and friends. Then a…

  • I'll definitely call if I need them

    You did me well and were very helpful throughout the whole process. If I ever need a lawyer again, which hopefully wont be too soon (or ever) I will definitely call you.

  • He Helped Me With My Case, When Other Lawyers Turned Me Away

    Using the services of attorney Charles A. Gilman is highly recommended by me. He helped me with my case, when other lawyers turned me away. He provided straight-forward advice and answers and he worked very diligently on my case.

  • After I got sued

    After I got sued and beaten by them, I turned around and retained Gilman & Bedigian the next time I needed a plaintiffs’ firm.

  • Very Impressed

    I am very impressed by your company’s diligence to do the very best for your clients. This is the second time I had to use your services and though it seems lengthy, you provide great service with the person best interest in mind. You make one feel like they matter, and that’s a good feeling in t…

  • Recommending Him To Others

    My experience with Mr. Gilman’s office was very personable, short, and concerning. I’m very pleased with his office will be recommending him to others.

  • They Did More Than I Could Ever Ask Of Them

    After my first accident I felt like there was no hope in sight. I was injured, with no vehicle, and insurance companies were giving me the run around. Less than 24 hours Gilman & Bedigian taking my case things were looking up. Everything that I was told wasn’t going to happen started to fall into…

  • Bad car accident

    In the fall of 2005 I was in a very bad car accident. I broke my leg and totaled my car. My mother-in-law recommended Charles to me, so I went to see him. It turned out to be a great decision. Charles took care of literally everything for me. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without h…

  • He has been the best

    I would like to again thank Mr. Gilman for representing me. He has been the best. I am very happy with the end results of both my cases and would not hesitate to call him again. I would also recommend him to friends & family. Thanks for a job well done.

  • Wonderful staff

    My experience with Charles A. Gilman, LLC and his wonderful staff made me feel like family and they really did fight for me and my family.

  • Someone Actually Has Your Back

    This experience was very good one actually. They make sure that your trust, security, and loyalty stay aboard. I loved the feeling of knowing that someone actually has your back throughout the the rough times. I will highly recommend this firm to any friend

  • Thank You

    Thanks so much you all was so helpful to me and my family. 🙂

  • The Firm Helped Me

    The firm helped me to get my settlement without court. Thank you so much and God bless.

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