LAW OFFICES                

              JAMES P. KOCH

              1101 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202

              Telephone:  410 539 7816

              Fax:  410 539 3957 

              Email:  jameskoch@jpkochlaw.com






It has been more than 30 years since I started my first job as an attorney in the bankruptcy and commercial law department at one of Baltimore's largest law firms. After a few years representing mostly banks and financial institutions, I decided to pursue an independent path. Although I had no clients at the time, I hung out a shingle and started my own firm.  I have never regretted this decision, which has led to a fulfilling practice providing legal assistance to regular people and small businesses.  

Over the years the focus of my law practice has evolved and now includes the following areas:  

Medical malpractice and hospital negligence. In these cases, I help individuals and families obtain fair compensation for serious injuries caused by the negligence of health care providers, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes, physicians, nurses, podiatrists, and chiropractors.  Click here for information about filing a malpractice case. 

Commercial litigation and creditors rightsClick here for additional information about this practice area. 

Bankruptcy and reorganization, including representation of debtors, creditors, and trustees. My experience includes more than 10 years of service on the panel of approved bankruptcy trustees in Maryland.  Click here for additional information about this practice area.  

Insurance coverage disputes. including denials and terminations of disability, accidental death, and health benefits.  

Click here to read about results obtained in representative cases.


Published Court Decisions:

Kim v. Nyce, 807 F. Supp.2d 442 (D. Md. 2011) 

Juan Vanegas v. Board of Trustees of the Health & Welfare Fund for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 99 and 99A et al, 554 F.Supp.2d 592 (D. Md. 2008)

Valerie Watson v. UnumProvident Corp., 185 F.Supp.2d. 579 (D. Md. 2002)

James P. Koch, Trustee v. L. Lawton Rogers et al, 203 B.R. 385 (D. Md. 1996)

Paul Klebe et al v. MITRE Group Health Care Plan, 894 F. Supp. 898 (D. Md. 1995)

Robert Adelson et al v. GTE Corporation, 790 F. Supp. 1265 (D. Md. 1992)

Richard E. Lowry, Trustee v. Radio Parts Co., 125 B.R. 932 (D. Md. 1991)

Serra Builders, Inc. v. John Hanson Savings Bank, 128 B.R. 615 (Bankr. D. Md. 1991)

Richard E. Lowry, Trustee v. Security Pacific Business Credit Corp., 892 F.2d 26 (4th Cir. 1989)

In re Mineral Hill Corp., 16 B.R. 687 (Bankr. D. Md. 1982)

In re 3700-3702 North Charles St. Land Ltd Partnership, 1 B.R. 309 (Bankr. D. Md. 1979)


Professional Publications:

Koch, MacFadyen, and McGlade, Maryland Foreclosure and Repossession (National Business Institute 1999)

Koch, "For Richer for Poorer: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Maryland Divorce Lawyers", Maryland Bar Journal (March/April 1995)

Koch, Schumm, and Tsien, Maryland Foreclosure and Repossession (National Business Institute 1994)

Koch, Kremen, and Schumm, Protection of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Maryland (National Business Institute 1991)

Koch, "Exemptions in Bankruptcy", Maryland Bar Journal (September/ October 1991).



University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1979 with honors     

     American Jurisprudence awards for academic achievement

       Maryland Law Review

The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. with honors


Groups & Associations:

American Association for Justice; Maryland Association for Justice; Civil Justice, Inc. 

Attorney Grievance Commission, Peer Review Committee

J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court 

Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore City Bar Association

Admitted to the practice of law in all Maryland state and federal courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit