David E. Manoogian, 60, an attorney who specialized in health-related issues, died Sept. 4 at Washington Adventist Hospital of complications from a surgical procedure. He lived in Silver Spring.
Mr. Manoogian was born in Arlington and spent his elementary school years in Washington before moving to Pittsburgh. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and was a third-generation graduate of George Washington University's law school in 1969.
He then served as law clerk to Judge Charles Awdry Thompson of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
In 1971, Mr. Manoogian entered private practice in Montgomery County, where he was active in the bar association. He served as treasurer from 1979 to 1982 and was a member of the Bar Leaders of Montgomery County. He was instrumental in the Bar Association's purchase of the Bar building on West Jefferson Street and frequently participated in the annual Bar Revue.
More recently, he was a partner in the law firm of Bonner, Kiernan, Trebach & Crociata in Washington, where he specialized in litigating health-related issues, including the defense of medical malpractice cases.
He also litigated cases involving such federal statutes as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Health Care Quality Improvement Act.
Mr. Manoogian was also a published author whose works included the Medical Malpractice Law of Maryland, Second Edition, and the Medical Malpractice and Managed Care Law of Maryland, Third Edition.
He also lectured nationally on a wide spectrum of legal issues involving health care, liability, risk management and litigation strategies.
His memberships included the Maryland Society for Healthcare Risk Managers, the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Association of Health Plan and the Maryland Defense Counsel.
Mr. Manoogian was an Orioles fan and he took great pride in his friendship with Cal Ripken.
He enjoyed restoring classic Ford Mustangs and loved riding motorcycles.
He served on the vestry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, where he was a lay reader and administered communion on Sundays to homebound parishioners.
His marriage to Judith Anne Aux ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary K. Manoogian of Silver Spring; a son from his first marriage, David Charles Manoogian of Glen Burnie, Md.; a stepdaughter, Mary Elizabeth Manoogian of Columbia; a brother; a sister; and a grandson.