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Stephen Howard Ring

Consumer protection Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Steve Ring


Licensed for 44 years

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    30%
    False advertising, Internet fraud, unsolicited ads via phone and fax, TCPA, collection abuse, defective products

    44 years, 200 cases

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Plaintiff and defense, business disputes, estate disputes, construction, trade secrets, consumer protection, TCPA, Internet fraud, class actions, all phases of lawsuits, mediation, arbitration, trials in state and federal courts.

    44 years, 900 cases

  3. Probate
    20%
    Estate administration, estate disputes, will contests involving undue influence, testamentary competence

    44 years, 100 cases

  4. Wills and living wills
    20%
    Preparation of wills, powers of attorney, living wills, trusts

    44 years, 900 cases

Steve Ring has practiced law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. for over forty years.  He has litigated in the state and federal courts in those two jurisdictions and in several other states.  His cases cover a wide range of subject areas including complex civil litigation and class actions.  Business disputes and unlawful advertising are two main areas of focus. His practice also includes wills and probate, as well as estate litigation. 

Ring was born in Washington, D.C., attended Georgetown Preparatory School, Dartmouth College (BA philosopy) and Boston University School of Law (JD 1977).  He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard B. Latham of the Circuit Court for Montomgery County, and entered practice as a trial attorney with Brault, Graham, Scott and Brault, handling a variety of litigation and probate matters.  In 1987 he opened his own office, handling complex civil litigation including class actions. Ring has been active in local and state bar associations including four terms on the Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors.

Ring has a wide range of personal interests incluing jazz, art, tennis and inventions.  He has personally obtained patents and trademarks.

Ring has handled hundreds of cases at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, including dozens of trials taken to verdict or judgment.  Court cases are viewable in the state and federal court records online.  

Ring not only writes wills and trusts but also litigates estate disputes, which gives perspective on how estate planning documents play out in court.        

Recent probate estate cases of note:

-- Represented surviving spouse in complex dispute over intestate estate involving assets in three countries, complex family relationships. Client ended up retaining main asset, decedent's residence. 2020.

- Defended trustee in suit by residuary beneficiaries over alleged self-dealing, mismanagement, taking of trust funds.  Trustee contended all transactions were pursuant to decedent's wishes. Settled. 2021.

- Representing personal representative and successor trustee in estate/trust matter involving complex real estate transfers, re-opening of closed estate of spouse, continued operation of trust. 

- Representing personal representative in estate involving transfer-on-death distribution of shares in an LLC and other substantial assets. 

- Defended nephew of decedent against claims of undue influence regarding will. Decedent had amended will to favor nephew, leaving few assets for other beneficiaries. Evidence showed decedent was competent and there was no undue influence. Case settled, honoring the will. 2020.

Recent commercial and consumer litigation of note:

-  Defended limited liability company against derivative suit. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed suit after exchange of motions in 2022.

-  Represented consumer in claims against online automobile vendor arising from delays in delivery of title. 2022.

-  Represented consumers who received unsolicited faxes and robo-calls offering home security systems, loans, vehicles and other products and services in individual cases and as co-counsel in class actions. 2005 and onging.

 

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Spectacular sky captured in Frederick, Maryland
Licensed for 44 years
State DC
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 10/14/2017
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 11/30/2015

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Stephen Howard Ring

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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Straightforward, Ethical Attorney
Steve Ring handled on estate case for us. He was incredibly straightforward, transparent and ethical throughout the entire process, all while being personal and caring with our situation. He was exactly what we needed during such a stressful time, and fought for us every step of the way and was always a step ahead of the game.
Posted by Dan | July 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney in Rockville
I've been working with Steve on a few telemarketing cases that I've had for about two years. He's always knowledgeable, kind, and thorough with his responses and interactions with me. I'm very impressed by his well-balanced mix of both professionalism and personal touches to things.

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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Stephen H. Ring, P.C.
  • 1987 - Present
  • Associate
  • Brault, Graham, Scott and Brault
  • 1978 - 1987
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court For Montgomery County Maryland
  • 1977 - 1978

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Kensington Physical Therapy, Inc. v. Jackson
  • Settled
  • Lloyd v. General Motors
  • Mathewson, et al. v. Utilicorp
  • Settled
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Associations

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

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Rockville Consumer protection Lawyer Stephen Howard Ring
Stephen Howard Ring
Consumer protection Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 44 years
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