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Laurence W. B. Cumberland

Litigation Attorney at Prince Frederick, MD

5.0   4 reviews
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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Laurence

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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.

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Cumberland & Erly, LLC
481 Main Street, P.O.Box 840
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678-0840


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Posted by Melissa S. | April 26, 2010
Highly Recommended Mr. Cumberland
Mr. Cumberland has represented my family for many years. When my husband passed suddenly, Mr. Cumberland and his staff were very responsive and supportive, holding my hand through matters I couldn't comprehend at the time. Without his expertise in the law, and his mannerisms, I could not have made it through such a difficult time, and been able to maintain my dignity. I will always be indebted to him. Mr. Cumberland has helped my family with many different areas of law: Estate Planning, DWI/DUI, Wills/Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Litigation, Family, etc.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2010
Professional Responsibility Law
I have had the good fortune of working with Larry Cumberland in a number of instances and I recommend him most highly. His knowledge, patience and responsiveness make him an ideal advisor. He has counseled me on a number of matters and I have been impressed with the advice he has given me.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2009
I am pleased to give Larry a tip-top rating. Over many years he has proven an excellent advisor. His reasoned advice has been crucial to our firm's success. I am always impressed with the level of always feels part of the process.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2009
Provides Excellent Services
Laurence Cumberland is an Excellent Attorney that I have used over the past 20 + years for many different reasons. I have recommended him to many of my friends who feel the same way after meeting with him as I do. Very professional, very trustworthy and highly knowledgeable. What I like best about Larry is that he keeps you informed on a regular basis! I recommend Laurence Cumberland very highly to anyone seeking personal or business legal advice. I don't think you will ever find an attorney that will work as hard for you as he will.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Cumberland & Erly LLC
  • 1981 - Present
  • Law Cerk
  • Honorable Perry G Bowen Jr
  • 1980 - 1980


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Maryland
  • BA in Psychology, Honors in English
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • Metzger v Kobrine
  • Plaintiff's request for relief granted
  • SHA v Grodon Garner
  • Plaintiffs verdict for $722,000.00
  • Jaklitsch v Ethics Comission
  • Ethical violation reversed


  • Inn of Court of Southern Maryland
  • Master
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Resolution of Fee Disputes Committee
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Calvert County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Attorney Grievance Commission
  • Panel Attorney
  • 1980 - Present
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1998
  • Calvert County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1985 - 1986
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012


  • ABA Journal
  • February Is The Cruelest Month
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Calvert County Bar Association
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cumberland is a skilled trial lawyer, a formidable force in the courtroom. This endorsement is without reservation."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Cumberland is an exceptionally skilled attorney who works very hard for all his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Larry is quite possibly the best lawyer I have faced in 23 years of practicing law. He has an excellent reputation and has well served his clients for many years. Great lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Cumberland and he consistently demonstrates excellent legal knowledge and judgment. He is a fine lawyer and well versed in his field. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Reasonable and experienced with a good head on his shoulders."
General practice Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked over the years with Larry on a number of projects. He does a fine job in representing his clients and I have no hesitation in recommending him to others."
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Prince Frederick Litigation Lawyer Laurence W. B. Cumberland
Laurence W. B. Cumberland
Litigation Attorney
Prince Frederick, MD
Licensed for 42 years
Free Consultation