I have over 18 years in a variety of legal matters. My background includes representing small and large companies, public officials, and individuals. I started practice in 1994 in Baltimore at a large nationally recognized corporate firm.
After working as an associate for four years at that firm, I practiced for two years at a Washington, DC environmental firm that represented large oil and gas companies in breach of contract actions, personal injury cases, and administrative matters in approximately 20 states.
In 2001, I started as a senior associate at a large and well respected insurance defense firm with over 200 attorneys. During my tenure there, I worked on several aviation, trucking, and contact matters throughout the United States.
For the last 11 years, I have taken the experience obtained from my corporate law firm life and have used it to represent small business owners and individuals in a variety of matters from corporate formation, contracts, shareholder disputes, business litigation, estate planning, family law matters, civil right claims, general litigation, and employment cases. I take small claim breach of contract matters. However, those small cases are taken on a hourly rate basis only. As a result, it is not economically efficient for small claim litigants to hire me unless their claims are $10,000 or above.
I have licenses in and accept cases in Maryland, Georgia, New York, and DC.
I perform short screening consultations by phone or e-mail to avoid wasting the time and money of those who I believe I cannot assist. If you come to my office for a consultation, I charge $125/hour for initial consultations, which will apply to the retainer, should you decide to hire me. I provide substantive information to people during these consultations. Therefore, your money is well spent.
I charge flat fees on some matters. My hourly rate on new matters range from $200 to $500/hour. Payment plans are available for those who have stable employment or well-established businesses. If you have neither, a guarantor will be required. Because of today's economics and clients' positions to have their day in court, I no longer take contingency cases.