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Thomas C Valkenet

Practice areas:

Litigation, Contracts & Agreements, Construction & Development, Wills & Living Wills, White Collar Crime

Thomas Valkenet

About Me

I have been a trial lawyer and advocate since 1987. I regularly represent my clients in the State and Federal trial courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. I also work for my clients in the probate and tax courts, and before administrative law judges. I work for you  or your business in the following courts:


 



 


I can also be specially admitted for your particular matter in other state and federal locations, around the Country.


 


Our firm concentrates in several areas of law, including:




  • Land disputes, including purchase, sale and ownership, the use of land, and title insurance issues.




  • Construction disputes arising from home or commercial projects, including payment and surety disputes, claims about the quality and completeness of work, and unlicensed contractors.


 




  • Contract disputes arising from any area of commercial dealing, such as the sale of goods and services, and the relationships we form to get things done.


 




  • Corporate issues that arise with owners, shareholders, officers and employees cannot agree.


 




  • Personal injury claims for injuries and death caused to you or a loved one.




  • Probate disputes that arise when a loved one dies, but there are questions about the will, an inheritance, or how the Personal Representative is doing the job.




  • Criminal matters where the State of Federal authorities have accused you or a loved one of a crime. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Litigation: 60%
    27 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
  4. Construction & Development: 10%
  5. White Collar Crime: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Lee Jay Eidelberg

    I endorse wihthout reservation this lawyer's work. I had the pleasure of working alongside Tom as a fellow senior associate at Venable Baetjer & Howard's Baltimore office, now some years ago. Tom possesses the requisite legal skills and instincts to help clients successfully navigate through even the most complex business and real estate related issues while keeping matters simple and straight forward. Equally important, he is a true gentleman and model of civility toward adversary and colleague alike.

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    Lee Eidelberg Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan Elizabeth Philbrick Allen

    I worked with Tom on a number of matters related to resolving real estate land title matters. Tom's experience and thorough knowledge of Maryland procedures invariably lead to great results and efficient litigation.

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    Susan Allen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Young & Valkenet

600 Wyndhurst Avenue, STE 230
Baltimore, MD, 21210-9998

Ste 230
600 Wyndhurst Ave
Baltimore, MD, 21210

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 198807/18/2014
MDActive198705/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Presenter- Professionalism in General Practice for New AdmitteesMaryland Professionalism Center2014
Presenter- Professionalism in Civil Litigation for New AdmitteesMaryland Professionalism Center2013
Guest JudgeUniversity of Baltimore School of Law Lincoln-Douglass Moot Court Team2013
Employer's CertificateTowson High School Office of School to Career Transition2010
Martindale- Hubbell "AV" ratingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderYoung & Valkenet1994 - Present
AssociateVenable Baetjer & Howard1988 - 1993
AssociateLord & Whip1987 - 1988

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
St. Gerard's Young Men's Christian AssociationMember2014 - Present
Wranglers Law ClubMember2013 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the District of ColumbiaAttorney Member2013 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAttorney Member2011 - Present
Baltimore City Bar LibraryAttorney Member2011 - Present
Gaijin Ryu DojoMember2006 - Present
World Combat Arts FederationMember2006 - Present
Friends School of BaltimoreHead Junior Varsity Boy's Soccer Coach2005 - 2010
United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaAttorney Member1994 - Present
Keswick Improvement AssociationPresident1994 - 1995
Maryland Association of Defense Trial CounselChair, Products Liability Substantive Law Committee1991 - 1992
Maryland Association of Defense Trial CounselCo-Editor, "Defenseline"1989 - 1990
District of Columbia Court of AppealsAttorney Member1988 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitAttorney Member1988 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association Committee on Delivery of Legal Services to Hearing Impaired PeopleAttorney Member1988 - 1990
Maryland Association of Defense Trial CounselExecutive Committee1988 - 1992
United States District Court for the District of MarylandAttorney Member1987 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1987 - Present
National Forensic Honor Society (Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha)Member1982 - Present
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, School BoardMemberN/A
Bar Association of Baltimore CountyAttorney MemberN/A
Cathedral School Parent's AssociationPresidentN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Travel Committee v. Pan Am, 91 Md. App. 123 (1992)John P. Sarbanes, George F. Pappas
Orfanos Contractors v. Schaefer and StromingerAdjudication of rights in "paper street"
Ceres Marine Terminals v. TaylorDisposition of claims an injured longshoreman.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
St. Anselm CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lawyer Professionalism course for new admittees to the Maryland BarLawyer Professionalism in General Practice2014
Investors Title Continuing Legal EducationReal Property issues in Maryland Bankruptcy2014
Professionalism Course for New AdmitteesLawyer Professionalism in Civil Litigation2013
Maryland Professionalism Course for New AdmitteesLawyer Professionalism in Civil Litigation2012
In-house claim counsel educationMaryland ground rents- anachronism and clouds on title2010
Seminar on Maryland real property lawUnique issues and changes in real property law.2009