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Practicing in Maryland, DC, & Virginia

with offices in Montgomery,
Frederick, and Prince George's
counties in Maryland.

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Silver Spring - (240) 833-2284
Frederick - (301) 668-5111
Upper Marlboro - (301) 736-5432

Criminal Law

Our Law Firm has a high success rate with DUI/DWI, Assault and drug possession cases. Don’t let the lack of an experienced criminal attorney compromise your defense

Personal Injury

Our attorneys handle personal injury cases including automobile accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death.  If you have been injured due to the fault of someone else, please contact our office.

 

Visible Condition Can Still Create Liability

The big argument against awarding money for a slip and fall injury is contributory negligence. Maryland, DC and Virginia are among the few states which allow a party, who is being sued for negligently causing a personal injury, to raise this defense. An injured person need only be a little negligent and the will be […]

Reasons Needed for Denial of Lawyer Fees

In a recent unreported Maryland Court of Special Appeals Case the trial court in a divorce case awarded no attorney’s fees to a wife after awarding her alimony. The appeals court held that this decision was erroneous. The appeals court made … Continue reading

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What should you do if You’ve Been Injured ?

Being in accident and suffering an injury is never a good thing. What do you do? 1. If anyone saw the accident, get their name and telephone number, address and e-mail address. 2. Take photographs of the accident scene and any vehicles. Make sure you photograph the damaged portion of the vehicles. 3. Do not […]

Custody Can Be Resolved When Parties Reside Together

In a recent unreported case, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals determined that a court can make custody determinations while the mother and father continue to reside together. This case involved some unique facts, however, this case is a marked … Continue reading

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Custody Can Be Resolved When Parties Reside Together

In a recent unreported case, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals determined that a court can make custody determinations while the mother and father continue to reside together. This case involved some unique facts, however, this case is a marked … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse Conviction Does Not Alter Visitation

In an appeal of a divorce and custody decision in Prince George’s County, The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently held that a father’s dishonesty concerning a conviction for sexual abuse of an adult does not result in mandatory modification … Continue reading

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The Insurance Commissioner Actually Went After an Insurance Company?

Few may know it, but there is actually a bad faith statute in Maryland which, under the right circumstances, mandates the payment of attorney’s fees, incurred by a policyholder, when a claim is wrongfully denied by the policyholder’s insurance company. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to get the insurance commissioner to make such a finding […]

A Price is Paid for Falsely Claiming Domestic Violence

It is well known that some people often falsely allege assault or other acts of domestic violence in order to remove their spouse or domestic partner from the home or gain sole or primary custody of a child.  In the … Continue reading

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Swabbing the Deck Without Warning

In the recent case of Sampson v. Carnival Corporation decided by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the court held that a passenger who slipped on the deck of the ship had stated a claim that was sufficient to go to trial. The passenger indicated that she slipped on the […]

Grandparents Can Get Custody (It takes a Crazy Situation)

In a recently decided unreported Maryland Court of Special Appeals Decision the appellate court upheld the trial court’s determination to award the grandparents custody of the biological parent’s child. The trial court indicated that it awarded the grandparents custody because … Continue reading

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