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My law firm and I have been developing successful legal strategies for clients for more than 25 years

We work with clients to develop legal strategies intended to set them on a winning course. The firm's key to litigation success has been its ability to clearly explain their client's side of the story and create a path for achieving their client's objectives. 

The Law Office of Daniel S. Willard, P.C. represents businesses in Maryland and D.C. The firm's attorneys work hard to know your business and to understand your legal needs and concerns. The firm has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability. 

Daniel S. Willard, P.C. is an independent law firm, located iBethesda, just inside the Beltway, convenient to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. We represent primarily small and mid-size area businesses as well as national businesses that need a presence in Maryland or the District of Columbia. 

We work hard to know your business and to understand your legal needs and concerns. Because we're a smaller firm, we can give you the personalized attention you need. At the same time, our fees are advantageous when compared to those of larger fims offering the same areas of practice! 

Contact us for your free 1/2 hour initial in-office consulation.


If you want aggressive but ethical legal representation, give me a call at (301) 424-1177.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 60%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%



Hourly ($250-325/hour), contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen F Allen

    Dan Willard is one of the most aggressive and knowledgable business law attorneys in Maryland. He is my first choice in seeking advice and the attorney I refer my own clients to when the need arises.


    Stephen Allen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Dan is a calm, unflappable, level headed litigation attorney. We teamed together on a complex, corporate declaratory judgment matter. He is insightful, experienced, thoughtful and brings good judgment into his practice. Dan places his clients' best interests ahead of his own, always.


    Daniel Ball
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Daniel S. Willard, P.C.

9401 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD, 20814


DCActive 198807/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDaniel S. Willard, P.C.1991 - Present
AttorneyLaw offices of Theodore Miller1990 - 1991
AttorneyFriedlander, Misler, Friedlander, Sloan & Herz1987 - 1990
AttorneyBudow & Noble1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1988 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ficker v. Tuohy 305 F.Supp.2d 569 (2004)Denial of motion for temporary restraining order
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationOverview of Choices of Entities2006
Lorman Education Services publicationPartnerships, LLCs and LLPs2005
Lorman Education Services publicationLLCs: Advising Small Businesses2004
Montgomery County, MD Bar FoundationConstruction Contracts in Bankrupty2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Bucknell UniversityPolitical Science and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Partnerships, LLCs and LLPsPartnerships, LLCs and LLPs2006
Lorman Education ServicesPartnerships, LLCs and LLPs2005
Lorman Education ServicesLLCs: Advising Small Business Startups2004
Montgomery County Bar FoundationConstruction Contracts in Bankruptcy2001