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Catherine A Potthast

Litigation Attorney at Lutherville, MD

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
    Maryland - MD 39 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Catherine

Learn Catherine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    60%
    Civil Litigation- Lead Paint Defense, Mold Claims (property damage), Toxic Exposure, General Liability Claims, Automobile defense, trucking, gasoline and petroleum spill defense, Environmental defense

    38 years

  2. Insurance
    30%
    Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Maryland Insurance Administration, Policyholder and Homeowner representation, Lost Policies, Water damage claims, sewer backup claims, fire loss claims, hail and storm damage, Bad faith, 27-1001 claims, Appraisals

    38 years

  3. Administrative law
    5%
    Administrative Proceedings, Maryland Insurance Administration, Maryland Department of Environment, HUD, USDA. SNAP program appeals, Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), Baltimore City Environmental Board, appraisal award enforcement

    38 years

  4. Landlord or tenant
    5%
    Property Damage, Real Estate Liability, Commercial and Residential Landlord representation, Water damage, mold property damage, Sewer Backup, Fire claims

    38 years

Catherine A. Potthast has been active in the defense of civil litigation since 1985, with primary emphasis on lead paint defense, insurance coverage disputes, toxic tort matters, professional liability claims, and appellate practice. Ms. Potthast also represents owners of single and multi-family rental properties in litigation matters, and handles federal, state and local regulatory compliance issues and administrative proceedings. She has experience in assisting policyholders and insurers in reconstructing lost insurance policies, and she handles general civil litigation including employment disputes, administrative proceedings and regulatory enforcement defense, product liability cases, motor tort, and other personal injury cases. She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She has lectured locally and nationally on issues involving lead paint, real estate litigation, and insurance issues.

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Location

Catherine A. Potthast, P.A.
2324 W Joppa Rd #425
Lutherville, MD, 21093

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Posted by Heidi | February 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super helpful Super Lawyer
I found Ms. Potthast's name in SuperLawyers, and called her office to ask if she could help me with my case. Her nice paralegal transferred me directly to her. It turned out that my case fell into a different branch of administrative law than what she does, but she spent almost an hour on the phone with me suggesting different places I could try, and emailed me more information after the call. I was so impressed and touched by her generosity. She apologized for not being able to help me herself, but she helped me more today than anyone else I had called in the past four weeks. Thank you, Ms. Potthast.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
SHE IS Phenomenal
Ms.Catherine LET me start off by saying She is the most Honest lawyer I have encountered.I had an insurance issue that I did not want to haunt me for the rest of my life and after consulting with Ms Catherine she gave me best solution I honestly had no idea what to do or even where to start but Ms Catherine help me out tremendously, other attorneys didn’t even wanna hear my story once I said “Insurance” but Ms Catherine did and she walk me right through the process, I can honestly say no matter how big or small your situation is Ms Catherine is there for you and I really do appreciate you Ms Catherine May God continue to bless you with your beautiful gift..NEED A LAWYER ..MS CATHERINE GOT YOUR BACK
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Posted by Robert | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, diligent and great communication.
I hired Ms. Potthast from a referral by another firms lawyer. (that firm was already representing someone in this matter) The legal matter involved what I call a frivolous lawsuit regarding a rental property I owned and had sold. I had many documents for this property, not in the best organization. Ms. Potthast took my information, directed me me locate in my files specific documents I may have overlooked. Thanks to Ms. Potthast and her assistant, Melissa Cohen, we were able to have the lawsuit dismissed in a prompt manor. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Insurance, Environmental, and Defense Lawyer Ever
She is the best attorney EVER! She is so brilliant and helpful. I find her to be extremely trustworthy, honest, direct, amazing, and so SMART. Her area of expertise is Insurance, Environmental, and Defense cases. She has helped me on several occasions get through some uncomfortable situations that could have had bad outcomes. Because of Catherine's advise, the outcomes were positive. Her advise is priceless. I would not use anyone else! Thank you so much, Catherine!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney- Shareholder/Director
  • Nolan, Plumhoff & Williams, Chartered
  • 1998 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Smith, Somerville & Case, LLC
  • 1985 - 1997

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Saint Michael's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dyer v. Creigler

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baltimore City Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Barrister's Club
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Attorneys in Maryland
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Environmental Aspects of Real Estate and Commercial Transactions: From Brownfields to Green Buildings
  • “Lead Paint” Book Chapter - American Bar Association
  • 2009
  • American Bar Association GPSolo Magazine
  • “Lead Paint -Beyond the Landlord-Tenant Context”
  • 2001
  • Maryland Bar Journal
  • “Lead Paint and Your Clients”
  • 1994
  • The Daily Record (Maryland)
  • “Lead Paint Regulations on the Way”
  • 1994
  • Deleading Magazine
  • “The Best Defense is a Good Offense”
  • 1992
  • The Daily Record (Maryland)
  • “Physician Peer Review”
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mealey's National Lead Litigation Conference
  • Insurance Issues in Lead Litigation
  • 2002
  • Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Edu
  • Lead Paint Update - Best of MICPEL
  • 1998
  • 1995 Winter Convention
  • Lead Poisoning: Liability and Prevention
  • 1995
  • District of Columbia Bar, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Lead Poisoning: Regulatory and Liability Concerns
  • 1994
  • Lead Tech '93 Conference
  • Emerging Theories of Litigation and Liability: Defense
  • 1993
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • Lead Based Paint
  • 1993
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Lutherville Litigation Lawyer Catherine A Potthast
Catherine A Potthast
Litigation Attorney
Lutherville, MD
Licensed for 39 years
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