Jon Simon Stefanuca

Jon Simon Stefanuca

Role at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy

As an associate attorney at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, Jon Stefanuca is actively involved in a variety of cases involving complex medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, civil rights violations, and other general litigation claims for clients in Baltimore and throughout the country.

Legal Approach

Mr. Stefanuca’s legal approach is grounded in the notion that creativity, diligence, and perseverance are key to formulating holistic legal solutions for the immediate and long-term needs of the firm’s clients.

I really do not think we can find the words to express our appreciation for all your work and time on Adam’s behalf. You advocated for him when really no one else did. Thank you.
The Krystofiak Family, Former Clients

Career Highlights

Mr. Stefanuca has extensive experience as an attorney working with cases involving catastrophic personal injury claims and complex medical malpractice claims. Unlike most attorneys in these fields, Mr. Stefanuca has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. For a number of years, he represented MedStar Health, a $4 billion health care system in the Baltimore area with a network of nine hospitals and twenty other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region.  Mr. Stefanuca has been designated as a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers since 2011. He is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

No one could have worked harder or smarter to get compensation for me when my life had been so adversely affected by a medical practitioner’s negligence. I felt I had a real advocate in Jon.
Former Client

Mr. Stefanuca has litigated numerous cases involving a variety of injuries resulting from medical malpractice, including:

  • Birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Anesthetic complications
  • Complications following bariatric surgery
  • Medication overdose
  • Cancer misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis
  • Nerve injury
  • Surgical errors
  • Internal bleeds
  • Loss of limb
  • Bone fractures/dislocations
  • Infections
  • Burns
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Wrongful death

Early Years

Prior to joining this firm, Mr. Stefanuca was an associate attorney at Nash & Associates, LLC where he litigated a diverse range of medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury claims. Before Nash & Associates, LLC, Mr. Stefanuca served a judicial clerkship for the Honorable W. Michel Pierson, Circuit Court Judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. As a law student, he clerked for Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP and Glaser & Solomon, LLC.

Greatest Honor

Mr. Stefanuca’s greatest honor is being part of his family.


Mr. Stefanuca graduated magna cum laude from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. As an undergraduate student, Mr. Stefanuca was the first recipient of the Towson International Debate Scholarship. He was the president of the university’s forensics team and one of the original founders, as well as the executive director, of Baltimore’s first urban middle school debate league.

Mr. Stefanuca graduated with honors from University of Maryland School of Law. While in law school, he served as the Articles Editor on the Board of the Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class. He was also admitted as a member of the school’s Moot Court Board. As a student attorney, Mr. Stefanuca represented a number of community organizations in the Economic Housing and Community Development Law Clinic, and he received a Special Achievement Award for his work in the Law Clinic. During his first year of law school, he was recognized for his achievements in Legal Methods and Advocacy by Widener University School of Law.


In addition to English, Mr. Stefanuca speaks Russian, French and Romanian.


Jon Simon Stefanuca, The Fall of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971: A Public Choice Explanation, 19 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 237 (2008).

Jon Simon Stefanuca, Crawford v. Washington: The Admissibility of Statements to Physicians and the Use of Closed-Circuit Television in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse, 5 U. Md. L. J. Race, Rel. Gender & Class 411 (2005).

Jon Simon Stefanuca, The PRI and Its Demise as Mexico’s Single Ruling Party, 38 Towson U. J. Int’l Aff. 32 (2002).

Jon Simon Stefanuca, The ICC and the United States: Arguments in Favor of Ratification of the Rome Treaty, 37 Towson U. J. of Int’l Aff. (2001).


Mr. Stefanuca lives with his wife and son in the Baltimore area. Occasionally, he has to mediate disputes between his boxer and Siamese cat.

Et Cetera

Among friends, Mr. Stefanuca is known for his winemaking and painting skills.

Awards and Recognitions

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent (2015)
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 In Maryland – National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (2015)
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015)
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014)
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star  (2013)
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012)
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star (2011)