Jack Tranter p: 410.347.1370

Jack Tranter practices in the firm's health law and litigation groups. He represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other health care providers in a variety of matters, including litigation, regulatory compliance, antitrust, and health planning.

Prior to returning to private practice, Jack was an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of Civil Cases in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, where he was involved in medical malpractice, Federal Torts Claims Act, employment discrimination, and other types of civil litigation. Jack also served as Deputy Counsel to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Maryland from 1976 to 1983.

Jack has been active in a number of professional organizations, including the Commission to Revise the Annotated Code of Maryland, a gubernatorial appointment. He has appeared in The Best Lawyers in America since its inception, and is recognized by Chambers USA, Who's Who in American Law, and Maryland Super Lawyers for his work in health law. He is a permanent member of the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.


Area(s) of Practice

Court Admissions

  • Maryland State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • Lehigh University, BA, magna cum laude, 1968, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Pennsylvania, JD, 1972

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation, Health Law and Administrative Law Sections; Administrative Law Section Council
  • Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow