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I have lived and worked in Southern Maryland for over thirty eight years, and practiced law here for over thirty three years.  All of the lawyers in our firm appear regularly in court, and are also active in other aspects of the legal profession, both locally and state wide. Five members of our firm are past presidents of the Calvert County Bar Association.


We are also active in our community and regularly undertake leadership roles in civic, charitable and educational institutions.


Our firm provides first rate legal services and zealously represents the interests of our clients.


Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Construction & Development: 20%
  4. Commercial: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%



Hourly ($350-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Samuel Bovard Scott

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    Samuel Scott Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Robyn Steele Ennis Riddle

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cumberland is a skilled trial lawyer, a formidable force in the courtroom. This endorsement is without reservation.


    Robyn Riddle
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Cumberland & Erly, LLC

481 Main Street, P.O.Box 840
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678-0840


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerCumberland & Erly LLC1981 - Present
Law CerkHonorable Perry G Bowen Jr1980 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Inn of Court of Southern MarylandMaster2009 - Present
Trial Courts Judicial Nominating CommissionMember1988 - 1998
Calvert County Bar AssociationPresident1985 - 1986
Maryland State Bar Association, Resolution of Fee Disputes CommitteeMember1981 - Present
Calvert County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Attorney Grievance CommissionPanel Attorney1980 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Metzger v KobrinePlaintiff's request for relief granted
SHA v Grodon GarnerPlaintiffs verdict for $722,000.00
Jaklitsch v Ethics ComissionEthical violation reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA JournalFebruary Is The Cruelest Month2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of MarylandPsychology, EnglishBA in Psychology, Honors in English1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Calvert County Bar AssociationProfessionalism and Ethics2006