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About Roy L. Mason

Roy L. Mason has been practicing law for more than 40 years.  He served as Senior Partner at Montedonico & Mason, a firm of approximately 50 lawyers, and became managing partner of Mason, Ketterman & Cawood, which later became Mason, Cawood & Hobbs.  In 2010, Roy founded The Law Offices of Roy L. Mason, PA, which he ran successfully until 2015, when he founded Smouse & Mason, LLC with Russ Smouse.  He has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has been selected as a member of the Super Lawyer group since it began.

Throughout his career, Roy has co-authored numerous publications, including: “Maryland Courts Still Wrestling with Medical Malpractice Issues Raised in 1890,” The Daily Record; “Practicing Before the Md. HCA: Some Question Need for System,” The Daily Record; “Legal Concerns in Trauma Nursing,” Trauma Nursing, (1988); and “Cleaning Up Afterwards and reducing the threat of litigation,” Bailliere’s Clinical Anesthesiology, (1993). In addition to serving as a member of Smouse & Mason, LLC, Roy serves on the board of the Chesapeake Legal Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to using the law to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay.

Admission Details

  • 1976, Maryland
  • 1977, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

  • Catholic University of America, Class of 1975, J.D.

University Attended

  • University of Maryland, Class of 1972, B.A., with honors

Associations & Memberships

  • Anne Arundel County, Maryland State, District of Columbia, and American Bar Associations

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Health Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Toxic Tort
  • Environmental Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Police Misconduct