Richard D. Shure Esquire


Managing Partner
Columbia, Maryland
410-995-1515 (Local)
301-854-9000 (Local)
Mr. Shure has been an attorney licensed to practice in Maryland since 1991 and Virginia since 1995. He represents injured clients in matters of personal injury, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation.
Mr. Shure graduated from the University of Maryland as three time ACC All Academic team. He was a running back for the Terps football team. He then stayed in this area, first graduating from Georgetown University Law School, then worked as in-house counsel for a national health care corporation.
He has used the knowledge he gained in the health care industry to help persuade insurance companies to provide our injured clients with benefits they are entitled to receive, but would not otherwise.  He has successfully negotiated millions of dollars in claims each year to the satisfaction of thousands of injured clients over the past seventeen years.
His philosophy, stemming from his football days, is to cut no corners, and push aggressively on each automobile accident and medical malpractice claim. The philosophy has resulted in the successful negotiation of millions of dollars in client recoveries each year.  Mr. Shure works on and analyzes the potential damage recoveries in all of the firms big injury cases.  As a result of his analysis, the firm has obtained three separate awards of approximately one million dollars over the last several years.  Million dollar awards are rare.  Due to Mr. Shure's help, Portner & Shure has recently accomplished this on multiple occasions.  In fact, as a result, beginning 2011, the firm is now part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  This organization is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, and comprises fewer than 1% of all U.S. lawyers.

Mr. Shure is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, The Virginia State and Federal Bar Associations, and the Maryland Terrapin Club.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1991
  • Virginia, 1995


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • University of Maryland
    • B.A.