Wicomico County, Maryland Business Lawyers

Saint Mary's County, MD Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(301) 862-4400 22335 Exploration Dr
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Business
Caroline County, MD Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(410) 482-9505 PO Box 279
110 Mill St
Greensboro, MD 21639
Business
George Washington Univ LS
Worcester County, MD Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(410) 289-3553 3509 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842
Business, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Worcester County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(410) 289-3553 3509 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842
Business, Criminal and Insurance Defense
Talbot County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(410) 822-6800 130 N Washington St
Easton, MD 21601
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Uzoma Obi
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Prince George's County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(240) 676-4827 7411 Riggs Road, Suite 400
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
At LAW OFFICE OF UZOMA OBI, LLC, we are a new kind of law firm for a changing world. We are consistent, patient and professional, giving each new case the attention it deserves.

In his role as the Principal Attorney, Uzoma draws on his diverse and broad experience to help clients across a number of practice areas with primary focus on personal injury, auto accidents, Workers Compensation, and business law.

Uzoma earned his Law Degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is also a member of the...
Suraj Vyas
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Howard County, MD Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(410) 935-2786 Clients By
Appointment Only, MD 21163
Business, Antitrust, Arbitration & Mediation and Tax
University of Baltimore School of Law
Suraj Vyas has had legal training both in the United States as well as India. Being able to draft comprehensive memoranda for judges and letters to international clients explaining complex legal topics across oceans is what sets him apart from other attorneys. Currently, Mr. Vyas is the owner and principal attorney of The Law Offices of Suraj A. Vyas, LLC, a general law practice with a focus on construction law and contract law serving clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has represented numerous contractors, builders, engineers, architects, and multinational corporations. Shortly after earning his Juris Doctor degree and license...
Kamyar Mehdiyoun
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Montgomery County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(240) 499-8333 38 Maryland Avenue
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationBusiness and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Boston College Law School
Since his graduation from Georgetown University Law Center with a Master of Laws degree in Taxation, Kamyar Mehdiyoun has helped individuals and small businesses in tax and IRS controversy matters such as tax audits, tax debt relief, payroll tax problems, release of tax liens and levies, unfiled tax returns, IRS offers in compromise and tax penalty issues. Although, most of my clients are concentrated in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, I help taxpayers nationwide through effective representation before the IRS and state tax agencies.
Justin B Hill
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Cecil County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(410) 324-7574 224 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Estate Planning and Family
Charlotte School of Law
The Law Office of Justin B. Hill, LLC is dedicated to a client centered approach. Attorney Hill is committed to his clients and takes the time to understand his clients' goals. He will sit down with his clients and discuss their legal needs.
Attorney Hill focuses his practice on personal injury, wills, estates & trusts, debt collection, breach of contract cases, traffic, DUI, criminal, family and landlord & tenant law.
Jonathan M. Herbst
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Baltimore city County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(410) 207-2597 400 E Pratt St
8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Business, Bankruptcy, Employment and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jonathan M. Herbst is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A., 1999) and the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2003). Prior to joining The Herbst Firm in 2017, Jonathan practiced as an attorney at several prominent law firms in the Baltimore area, including working for more than seven years at Royston, Muller, McLean & Reid, LLP in Towson, Maryland. Jonathan focuses his practice on business and real estate transactions, as well as business and commercial litigation. Jonathan assists small business owners with every aspect of business organization and operation, including handling various employment-related issues and litigating employment...
Mr. G Randolph Rice Jr.
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Baltimore County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(800) 470-7423 6914 Holabird Avenue
Suite A
Baltimore, MD 21222
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
The Law Offices of Randolph Rice provides experienced and trusted legal knowledge and advise to individuals and businesses in the Baltimore Maryland region. Concentrating in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, Wills, Estates, Domestic Matters. Providing personal service to each client. Handling Drug Crimes, Assault Crimes, Domestic Violence, Driving Violations, Traffic Citations, and all other criminal and traffic charges.
Stephen John Reichert
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(410) 299-4959 100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
A motivated and relentless advocate for his clients, Stephen J. Reichert personally handles all aspects of each case from consultation to resolution. Mr. Reichert is a dedicated listener who understands the unique legal needs of his clients and helps them meet their needs in the most effective ways possible. Mr. Reichert received a degree in philosophy at Trinity College before receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. He has served on the Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade and The Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and directed and advised student attorneys working...
David Keith Felsen
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Montgomery County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(301) 251-4010 600 Jefferson Plaza
#201
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and DUI
American University Washington College of Law
Our lawyers take the time to make sure of Clients are well represented and represented well.
Vasilios Peros
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Baltimore city County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(410) 274-2053 25 S. Charles St., Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, IP and Trademarks
University of Baltimore School of Law
Founded in 2011, Law Office of Vasilios Peros, P.C. is a boutique law firm focused primarily on business, technology and intellectual property law. With over 25 years of experience in legal advisory, management and engineering roles, Vasilios Peros gained legal experience at premier Baltimore law firms and engineering and management experience at a Fortune 100 technology company. He founded the law firm to provide excellent legal services tailored to each client's needs, with personalized attention, and at competitive rates.

We leverage non-legal experience and education to view our client's needs from multiple angles, not...
Steven N. Leitess
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Products Liability
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mr. Leitess’ practice has a national scope, serving clients located around the country in litigation and transactional matters arising in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. His practice focuses on the areas of substantive law that businesses rely upon daily.

The majority of Mr. Leitess’ daily professional activity relates to business litigation and arbitration, however a substantial amount of his time is dedicated to transactional matters and “outside general counsel” services for day-to-day operations of clients who do not have an in-house legal department.

Mr. Leitess has 25 years of experience as “first chair” attorney in numerous evidentiary and non-evidentiary hearings,...
Richard Sternberg
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Montgomery County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(888) 541-4020 6509 Persimmon Tree Road, Suite 100
Potomac, MD 20818
Business, International, Probate and Real Estate
Center for International Legal Studies and Georgetown University
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar. Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium,...
Kerri Smith
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Collections and Real Estate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Kerri Smith concentrates her practice on commercial and residential real estate. She represents landlords, tenants, business owners, property management companies, commercial property owners and contractors in all aspects of development, construction, leasing and management. Her practice includes all types of commercial, residential, retail, office, industrial and mixed used developments. Ms. Smith also covers civil matters in Federal and State courts and has extensive experience in representing clients in a broad range of other matters including commercial leases, class actions, contract disputes and collection actions. She advocates in court on a daily basis.
Alexander Williams Jr.
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and White Collar Crime
University of Baltimore School of Law
The Honorable Judge Williams (retired) focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and federal criminal cases. With extensive experience presiding over thousands of complex civil litigation and federal criminal cases Judge Williams is the only practicing retired Federal Judge in Maryland to advise clients on these matters.

The Honorable Judge Alexander Williams, retired from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on January 3, 2014. He has written over 7 volumes of published opinions and has presided over 6,000 complex civil and 1,000 federal criminal cases.

Prior to his appointment to the federal bench by President Clinton...
Barbara Berschler
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Montgomery County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(301) 962-8580 11140 Rockville Pike
Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP and Trademarks
Temple University Beasley School of Law
I offer a combination of in-depth experience to advice business owners about issues related to business law (i.e., entity formation, contracts, commercial leases) and intellectual property law (i.e., trademarks, copyright, open source software, licensing). As your business grows, it is important to have a legal adviser versed in both areas of the law in order to avoid problems and to protect the major assets of your enterprise.
Young S. Song
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Howard County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(410) 696-2256 3201 Rogers Avenue
Suite 301
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy, with Dignity. Licensed in MD, VA, and DC, with offices in Ellicott City, Maryland and Annandale, Virginia.
Barton D. Moorstein
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Montgomery County, MD Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(301) 279-2200 111 Rockville Pike
#400
Rockville, MD 20850
Business, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Moorstein provides legal representation with a concentration in family law, while also representing clients in their employment, real estate, personal injury and business issues. With almost 30 years experience practicing in Maryland and Washington , D.C. Mr. Moorstein practices an individualized approach to the law, developing a flexible strategy best suited to his clients' needs and goals. While dispute resolution through agreement is preferred, Mr. Moorstein also provides high quality courtroom representation.

Recognized by Superlawyers and the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top lawyers in the area, Mr. Moorstein and the firm of Blank & Moorstein, L.L.P. and...
William Sinclair
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Attorney
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Virginia School of Law
Charles T. Dillon
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Baltimore County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(410) 321-7696 502 Baltimore Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Business, International and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Baltimore
Charles Dillon is an internationally recognized Maryland tax attorney with an LL.M. degree in tax law from Georgetown University Law Center. He provides tax resolution services to individuals and businesses regarding their IRS tax problems, international tax law planning, IRS criminal investigations, and compliance with State of Maryland taxes.

For nearly 20 years, clients from all over the world have hired Charles Dillon to help them as their tax attorney because of his reputation for excellence and achieving outstanding results with IRS tax problems.

Charles Dillon is a Maryland tax attorney who has been recognized by world...
William C. Fanning, Jr.
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Charles County, MD Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(301) 934-3620 FANNING LAW, LLC
201 Centennial Street, Suite 2-A
La Plata, MD 20646
Business, Divorce, Employment and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Attorney Bill Fanning has focused on family law in Maryland since 1993. He and the staff of Fanning Law, LLC understand the complexities associated with separation, divorce, custody, visitation, and other family law matters and will successfully help you and your family through these difficult issues. With over 20 years of experience handling family disputes, Bill Fanning has an in-depth understanding of the legal and emotional issues which affect you and your family. Looking to grow your family through adoption? Fanning Law, LLC can ably assist you and your family through the adoption process...
Joseph Michael Schnitzer
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Baltimore County, MD Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(410) 602-0060 6 Reservoir Circle
Suite 102
Pikesville, MD 21208
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Health Care and Tax
University of Baltimore School of Law
Focus on estate & trust matters, estate planning, administration, litigation and mediation, as well as business transactions, entity formation, purchase and sale transactions and tax controversy matters. Certified Public Accountant (1981). Frequent lecturer for National Business Institute, Inc., Member - The Baltimore Estate Planning Council
Pierce Murphy
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Attorney
(800) 385-2243 201 N. Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Bankruptcy
University of Baltimore School of Law
Brian Xavier Pendergraft
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Prince George's County, MD Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(301) 205-9013 6411 Ivy Ln. #402
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Florida Coastal School of Law
The Pendergraft Firm helps real estate investors and businesses with ABCDEF: Agreements, Business entity formation, Closings, Deeds, Evictions, and Foreclosure. For all of your real estate legal needs, it's as simple as ABC, work with me.
Suren Adams
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Prince George's County, MD Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(301) 805-5892 4201 Northview Drive, Suite 401
Bowie, MD 20716
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
The George Washington University Law School
Suren G. Adams is an attorney with a passion for organization and excellence. She founded Adams Law Office, LLC, over 14 years ago to help her clients get their financial houses in order and find peace of mind. She is an experienced member of the Maryland Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, the Christian Legal Society, and the Prince George’s County Bar Association. Suren obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1994 and then completed course work for a Master of Arts...
Dana Whitehead McKee
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Baltimore city County, MD Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(410) 962-1030 120 E.Baltimore St
Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Duke University
Dana McKee handles all aspects of family law, which includes divorces, separation agreements, custody and child support disputes, and prenuptial agreements. She is a tough but fair negotiator who has successfully handled numerous mediations, trials, and appeals. Dana serves as a Court Ordered Settlement Conference Facilitator for the Family Division of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and has taught courses on custody issues for the National Association of Social Workers.

She is also trained as a collaborative family law attorney, a board member of The Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore, and a member of the Howard County Collaborative Professionals and the...
Randall D. Fisher
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Anne Arundel County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(443) 270-6305 170 Jennifer Road
Suite 205
Annapolis, MD 21401
Business and Estate Planning
Texas Tech University School of Law
The Fisher Law Office provides Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Wealth Planning, Business Law, Succession Planning, Asset Protection and Security Clearance advice to businesses and individuals in Annapolis, Arnold, Pasadena, Bowie, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Edgewater, Baltimore, Columbia, Stevensville, Chestertown, Dunkirk, St. Mary’s City, Washington, D.C., BWI Airport, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne County, Harford County, Talbot County Calvert County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City. We can be reached by email at info@thefisherlawoffice.com or on the web at www.thefisherlawoffice.com.
Peter Antonoplos
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Montgomery County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(301) 328-8927 5425 Wisconsin Avenue,
Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
For over a decade, Mr. Antonoplos has represented individuals, families and business leaders with real estate, litigation, and estate planning and probate matters. Mr. Antonoplos has been selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star three years consecutively. Mr. Antonoplos’ practice covers a wide range of topics from real estate, estate planning and probate, to commercial litigation, asset protection and preservation and business law issues. A classic generalist, Mr. Antonoplos counsels clients on business transactions and routinely litigates real estate; construction and probate matter is the Courts of the District of Columbia and State of Maryland on behalf of individual and corporate...
Afshin Pishevar
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Montgomery County, MD Business Law Lawyer
(301) 279-8773 226 N Adams St
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Criminal
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Mark Edelson
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of Maryland School of Law
Cedulie Renee Laumann
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Anne Arundel County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(410) 216-7000 1028 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, MD 21032
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Attorney Cedulie Laumann is the managing attorney of small law firm in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The firm accepts clients in real estate, small business, guardianship and civil litigation matters. She enjoys helping clients reach positive solutions to their legal needs. Whether a client needs a simple deed transfer or representation in a "high stakes" lawsuit, quality representation should keep the client's unique needs in mind. Her firm employs innovative "flat fee" billing arrangements and fee options outside the traditional hourly based approach. "Legal Answers & Representation Relevant to YOUR needs!"
David Andrew Burkhouse
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Howard County, MD Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(410) 740-3150 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 650
Columbia, MD 21044
Business, Administrative, Education and Employment
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mr. Burkhouse is a partner at Pessin Katz Law, P.A. His practice includes labor and employment litigation, education law, construction, and business litigation. Mr. Burkhouse represents both public and private sector clients regarding a wide array of litigation-related issues. Mr. Burkhouse also counsels employers on legal compliance issues including wage/hour policies, reasonable accommodation of disabilities, and employee discrimination issues. As an active member of the PK Law Education and School law practice, Mr. Burkhouse has litigated cases for a number of the firm's school board clients in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, as...
Edward P. Parent
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Estate Planning
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Justin Esworthy
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Anne Arundel County, MD Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(410) 567-0694 92 Franklin Street
Suite 205
Annapolis , MD 21401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Tulane University School of Law
Justin W. Esworthy is a founding Member of TBH&E with extensive litigation experience, having tried hundreds of cases throughout the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Justin has obtained favorable results for both civil and criminal clients through both pre-suit representation as well as trial victories. Prior to law school, Justin studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina and obtained his B.B.A from Hofstra University. He earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School and then began his law career in the courtroom as an Assistant Public Defender representing clients on charges ranging from minor...
Fredric Gary Antenberg
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Howard County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(410) 730-4404 5071 Bucketpost Ct
Columbia, MD 21045
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Fredric G. Antenberg is an attorney with significant legal experience who has achieved outstanding results for his clients. Fred has demonstrated strong case management and organizational skills through handling over 4000 cases both in and out of courts throughout Maryland and he has briefed and argued cases in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Having an extensive working knowledge of family law, personal injury law, and business law, Fred has a proven ability to advocate and advise clients with integrity and dedication.

Fred's philosophy is always to seek resolution before litigating. Establishing realistic goals with clients is a skill that Fred has...
Andrew C. White
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Communications
Georgetown University Law Center and Syracuse University College of Law
Ramsay M. Whitworth
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Baltimore (Independent City) County, MD Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(800) 385-2243 201 N Charles St
26th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Construction and Securities
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
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