In recognition of his experience, fairness and competence, the Circuit Court for Carroll County Maryland asked
Mr. Willoughby to serve as a court appointed settlement officer
for medical malpractice actions. In this position, Mr. Willoughby tries to help injured parties and allegedly negligent health care providers find common ground that will resolve their legal dispute short of going to trial.
Mr. Willoughby is also involved with other bar associations, including the Maryland State Bar Association, where he serves as Chairman of the State Bar’s Ethics Committee, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, where he is a member of the city bar’s Professional Ethics Committee and Personal Injury Committee, and the Baltimore County Bar Association, where he serves on the Continuing Legal Education Committee, which which he chaired in 2011-2012.
Mr. Willoughby is also honored to be President of the James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of Court and a Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute.
The charitable activities of Mr. Willoughby include establishing and chairing for several years the Maryland Association for Justice Charitable Foundation. He is also a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation. Moreover, Mr. Willoughby is active in his church (including five terms as its president), and the Boy Scouts of America (where he has served as an Assistant Scout Master, Committee Chair, Advancement Chair at various times over the past 25 years).
Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Willoughby was a practicing Certified Public Accountant. He employs his skills as an accountant to help clients maximize their damage awards, which can be in excess of millions of dollars.
Mr. Willoughby is a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S. – 1980) and University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. -1986 cum laude).
Mr. Willoughby is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the Bar of the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the Bar of Maryland and the Bar of the District of Columbia.