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"Thank you for taking the time to ensure you get quality legal services from someone committed to providing holistic legal services targeted toward problem-solving and achieving a cost-effective solution."


 


About our Law Firm:


In 2005, Bill joined with Chris Flohr to form Blackford & Flohr, L.L.C., a firm dedicated to providing high-quality trial advocacy for its clients. Together, they wanted to establish the kind of firm that is difficult to find: one that would provide passionate and practical legal advocates who are able to go to the mat for their clients and care more about them than politics or paychecks.


 


Today, Blackford & Flohr represents a variety of clients in cases for criminal defense, family law, DUI/DWI, construction law, business law, rape, traffic defense, and other general law litigation. We operate in Arundel County, Montgomery County, Baltimore, Towson, Ellicott City, Washington, DC, and throughout Maryland.



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Bill's Personal Life:


Outside of his professional life, Bill enjoys playing ice hockey and golf, volunteering time for addiction treatment services and being involved with his extended family.    Bill is happily married to his wife and they recently had a beautiful daughter last summer, who has joined their two very spoiled dogs at home in Baltimore.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 40%
    12 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    12 years
  3. Business: 30%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (10 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Carlos Mariano Lastra

    Bill is an exceptional attorney in Maryland divorce litigation. I have battled against Bill in prior cases and as a result have since referred him a number of clients because I have complete confidence that he will get the job done right.

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    Carlos Lastra Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Andrea Padley Montini

    Bill is an excellent attorney - knowledgeable and articulate.

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    Andrea Montini Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Blackford & Flohr

513 Benfield Road
Suite 302
Severna Park, MD, 21146-2519

Blackford & Flohr

8600 LaSalle Road
Towson, MD, 21286

Blackford & Flohr

4 Professional Drive
Suite 140
Gaithersburg, MD, 20879-3426

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200611/29/2015
MDActive200409/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
MemberLitigation Counsel of America2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
PresidentCivil Justice2010
SuperLawyer DesignationSuperLawyers2010
Committee Chair (Strategic Planning)Civil Justice2009
Board MemberCivil Justice2009
Board MemberCivil Justice Network2008
Board MemberCivil Justice2007
Association Of Trial Lawyers Of AmericaAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBlackford & Flohr, L.L.C.2005 - Present
Law ClerkLaw Office Of Anton Keating2003 - 2004
Clerk, AssociateConstruction Law Firm2002 - 2005
Juvenile Sex Offense Law ClerkBaltimore City State's Attorney's Office2002 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaN/A2011 - Present
Civil Justice NetworkPresident2010 - Present
Paca Brent Inns Of CourtMember2008 - 2011
Civil Justice NetworkBoard Member2006 - Present
Baltimore County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Baltimore City Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2006
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
High Profile LitigationN/A
ConfidentialDefense Verdict Per Mr. Blackford's Argument
Confidential$10,000,000 In Business Asset Purchase Dispute
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Baltimore SunDomestic Violence2008
B&F BlawgNumerous articlesN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Saint Joseph's UniversityPhilosophy, EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Loyola High SchoolN/AN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strategic Planning SummitFuture planning for legal services organization2009
Law Practice ManagmentBusiness & Ethics Responsibilities For Solo & Small Firms2008
LPMDo's & Don'ts for Solo/Small Firm Practitioners2007
Chamber Of CommerceBusiness Primer2007
NBIDo's and Don'ts For Small Businesses2005