Jhanelle Graham Caldwell

Adjunct Professor

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Jhanelle Graham Caldwell is a partner with Goodell DeVries Leech & Dann, LLP. Her civil litigation practice is focused primarily on defending health care providers and health care institutions in professional liability matters alleging birth trauma, serious bodily injury, and wrongful death.  Professor Caldwell has obtained defense verdicts for her healthcare clients at jury trials in Maryland and the District of Columbia, where she manages all aspects of litigation and discovery, including factual investigation, litigation strategy development, expert and fact witness depositions, mediation, motions hearings, and trial advocacy.

Prior to joining Goodell DeVries, Professor Caldwell was a civil litigation associate at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, P.C. in Baltimore, Maryland, where she defended clients in product liability matters, employment disputes, and complex commercial litigation.  She earned a health law certificate from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (cum laude) and was Vice President of the graduating class; a two-time recipient of the Dean’s Award; a Monumental City Bar Foundation Scholar; a Murphy Scholar; and a recipient of the William P. Cunningham Award for exceptional academic achievement and service.  Professor Caldwell also served on the Executive Board of the Maryland Law Review as its Manuscripts Editor and was a judicial intern for former Chief Judge Robert M. Bell at the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Professor Caldwell earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy of Science with a minor in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was inducted into the Friars Senior Society—the oldest undergraduate honor society at the University of Pennsylvania.  She subsequently completed research fellowships at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), investigating the human T-lymphotropic virus; and the Fogarty International Center for the National Institutes of Health, where she was a member of a global research team performing a childhood malnutrition study in Asia, Africa, and South America.  Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Professor Caldwell is an avid performer of vocal jazz and a Lifetime Honoree of the Jamaica Musical Theater Company.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MdVLA).