Mr. MacLellan

John joined Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC as an Associate Attorney in April, 2016.
Since then, John’s primary focus has been in representing persons who have suffered severe and
permanent injuries caused by a health care provider’s negligence. Prior to joining the firm, John
worked in Baltimore-based law firms where he practiced 100% plaintiff-side medical
malpractice and catastrophic personal injury litigation.
John is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, having published law review
articles on topics in the sports and industry and obtained a certificate in business law. Prior to
law school, John obtained a Business and Sport Management Degree from the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst, where he also played club lacrosse and club rugby. John grew up in
northern New Jersey and keep his active life-style and the “Jersey Boy” in him happy, he is an
active participant in Baltimore’s social sports leagues year-round.
John recognizes the importance of the relationship between himself and his clients, and for him,
this relationship goes far beyond “talking shop.” As a former restaurant waiter, bartender, fitness
manager and sports equipment salesman, John’s personal touch helps him strategically and
aggressively advocate for his clients’ interests.
Imagine today, you walk into your doctor’s office for medical treatment. Your doctor is a person
you trust, you empower, and you count on for medical treatment and advise you (and you would
always listen and act on your doctor’s advice) about your health and well-being. However, today,
during the course of your doctor’s treatment of you, your doctor does not do what he/she is
supposed to and required to do, and because of this, your doctor caused you to suffer severe and
permanent injuries. This scenario is definitely a “tough pill to swallow.” These injuries will give
you physical and emotional pain indefinitely. However, there are times where you can be

compensated under the law for these types of injuries. John devotes his practice to zealously and
aggressively represent this legal right that you have and obtain the best possible outcome for
you; which could include compensating you for incurred medical expenses, future medical
treatment and pain management and your emotional pain and suffering.
Bar Admissions
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. – 2014
Rule 17 Certified Mediator for the Maryland State Courts

Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar Association
Baltimore City Bar Association
Maryland Association for Justice