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Stephan Young Brennan

Stephan Young Brennan

Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Appeals, Insurance, Contracts & Agreements

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About Me

     I graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law, and began to practice law in 1992.  I began the practice of law at a large firm in Baltimore, where I remained until April, 1995.  In 1995, I left the large law firm to join the small litigation firm which is now named Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.  I became a shareholder of the firm which is now named Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C. in 2003, and I am currently the managing shareholder of Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.

    Since 1995, my practice has emphasized representation of attorneys in  defense of professional liability civil cases and attorney discipline cases.  My practice also regularly includes appellate litigation, insurance coverage disputes and litigation, and commercial and business litigation.   I have been counsel in many cases that have that have contributed to the development of the law, in my various areas of practice, through reported opinions.

    I am active in the legal community and in the community at large.  I am a member of the Board of Trustees, and currently Treasurer, of the James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of Court.  I am a member of several ABA committees and sections, including ABA Lawyers Professional Liability Consortium, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability, and ABA Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Committee.  I am also active in the Maryland State Bar Association, as a member of the Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Committee.  I have also served on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City.   In terms of my involvement in the community at large, I have served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region, a non-profit organization that provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and I have also served as an officer of this organization.  I have also served on the Board of Trustees of St. Margaret’s Day School and as a member of the Vestry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.   

    I have written articles or presentations on a number of topics, including “Role of Expert Witnesses in Legal Malpractice Cases,” “Fee Disputes: Things to Think About,” “Settlement Recommendations: High Risk Behavior for Maryland Attorneys,” “Ex Parte Communications with Former Employees of an Adverse Party: Maryland Lawyers Proceed at Their Own Risk,” “Risk Management for Attorneys,” “Expert Testimony Under Maryland and Federal Law,” and “Perils of ‘E-Discovery.’”

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 50%
    23 years, 500 cases
  2. Insurance: 20%
    23 years, 175 cases
  3. Appeals: 20%
    23 years, 150 cases
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    23 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-300/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.

Patriots Plaza
8055 Ritchie Highway, Ste 201-203
Pasadena, MD, 21122-1067

Patriots Plaza
8055 Ritchie Highway
Pasdena, MD, 21122

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199505/24/2015
MDActive199206/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Maryand Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Leading LawerWhat's Up Annapolis?2010
American Jurisprudence Award - - Conflict of LawsLawyers Cooperative Publishing1991
American Jurisprudence Award - - Civil Procedure IILawyers Coopertaive Publishing1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing ShareholderIliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, P.C.2010 - Present
Managing ShareholderIliff & Meredith, P.C.2007 - 2009
ShareholderIliff & Meredith, P.C.2003 - 2009
AssociateIliff & Meredith, P.C.1995 - 2003
AssociateSemmes, Bowen & Semmes1994 - 1995
Staff AttorneySemmes, Bowen & Semmes1992 - 1993

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region, f/k/a Arc of Anne Arundel CountyPresident2014 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeAttorney Member2014 - Present
Arc of the Central Chesapeake Regions, f/k/a Arc of Anne Arundel CountyPresident-Elect2013 - 2014
James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of CourtPast President2013 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Pattern Jury Instruction CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Finance CommitteeChair2012 - 2014
Arc Central Chesapeake RegionTreasurer2012 - Present
James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of CourtPresident2012 - 2013
James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of CourtPresident-Elect2011 - 2012
Arc Central Chesapeake Region, QE CommitteChair2011 - Present
Arc of the Central Chespeake RegionVice President of Board of Directors2010 - 2012
James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of CourtTreasurer2010 - 2012
St. Margaret's Day SchoolBoard of Trustees2009 - 2013
Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region f/k/a Arc of Anne Arundel CountyTreasurer2008 - 2010
St. Margaret's Episcopal ChurchVestry2008 - 2011
Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region, f/k/a Arc of Anne Arundel County, Executive CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region, f/k/a Arc of Anne Arundel County, Finance CommitteeChair2008 - 2010
James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of CourtBoard of Trustees2008 - Present
James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of CourtPupillage Group Leader2007 - Present
James C. Cawood, Jr. American Inn of CourtMember2007 - Present
Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region f/k/a Arc of Anne Arundel County, Development CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region f/k/a Arc of Anne Arundel CountyBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Paca Brent inn of CourtPupillage Group Leader2004 - 2007
Paca Brent Inn of CourtMember2003 - 2007
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore City, Professional Ethics CommitteeMember1999 - 2003
Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Appellate Practice CommitteeMember1998 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Appellate Practice CommitteeMember1996 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember1996 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember1995 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityMember1992 - 2003
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar Association, Lawyers Professional Liability ConsortiumMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Center for Professional ResponsibilityMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Maxwell v. Ingerman, 107 Md.App. 677, 670 A.2d 959 (1996)Cross-Appeal was successfully reinstated
Brown & Sturm v. Field Farms LP (In re Field Farms LP), 120 F.3d 261 (table), 1997 U.S. App. LEXiS 21249 (4th Cir. 1997)Clients prevailed on debtors' claims against them
Wilson v. Stanbury, 118 Md.App. 209, 702 A.2d 436 (1997)The defendant prevailed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)Practitioners' Guidelines for Attorney Advertising2014
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)The Law Practice Lifecycle: Insurance2013
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)Managing Your Statute of Limitations (and What To Do if You Screw Up)2012
Maryland Bar Journal"Role of Expert Witnesses in Legal Malpractice Cases"2007
The Anne Arundel County BarristerFee Disputes: Things to Think About2007
Maryland State Bar Association"Settlement Recommendtions: High Risk Behavior for Maryland Attorneys"2002
Trial Reporter Magazine (MAJ)"Ex Parte Communication with Former Employees of An Adverse Party, or a Potential Adverse Party: Maryland Lawyers Proceed at Their Own Risk"1998

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of San DiegoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986