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David B. Applefeld is a member of the Firm with more than 18 years experience. Mr. Applefeld has litigated complex construction defect claims, insurance coverage claims, mechanics' lien actions, and architectural and engineering professional negligence claims in all levels of state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and before the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Applefeld serves as national panel trial counsel and special litigation counsel for several insurance companies and businesses. He is experienced in handling catastrophic personal injury claims, class action lawsuits, product liability matters, regulatory matters and other business litigation matters including contract disputes, business dissolutions, and conspiracy, fraud and RICO claims.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Construction: 50%

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7 Saint Paul Street, Suite 600
Baltimore, MD, 21202


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Maryland Super Lawyers, Construction LawBaltimore Magazine2008
Smart Lawyer, Business LitigationBaltimore SmartCEO Magazine2008
Maryland Super Lawyers, Construction LawBaltimore Magazine2007
Maryland's Legal EliteBaltimore SmartCEO Magazine2007
Outstanding Lawyers of AmericaOutstanding Lawyers of America2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
The Gilman School, Baltimore, MarylandN/AN/A
Friends School of BaltimoreN/AN/A
Ed Block Courage Awards Foundation, Inc.N/AN/A
American Institute of Architects, Baltimore ChapterAffiliate MemberN/A
American Subcontractors Association of Baltimore, Inc.MemberN/A
Home Builders Association of MarylandMemberN/A
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.MemberN/A
Baltimore County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association: Litigation Section (Construction Litigation/Insurance Coverage Litigation); Tort and Insurance Section (Product, General Liability and Construction Law); and Forum on the Construction IndustryMemberN/A
Baltimore City Local Contractor Development ProgramN/AN/A
Bar Association of Baltimore City, Judicial Selection CommitteeMember2004 - 2005
Defense Research Institute (Product Liability Committee, Maryland State LiaisonMember2000 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
Mid-Atlantic BuilderUnderstanding Maryland's Mechanic's Lien Law2007
Mid-Atlantic BuilderAre You Covered - An Introduction to Liabilty Insurance2007
Mid-Atlantic BuilderHiring Considerations - Employee v. Independent Contractor2007
Mid-Atlantic BuilderArbitration & Mediation - What Are You Agreeing To?2007
Mid-Atlantic BuilderWhat's the Risk? Understanding Builder's Risk Insurance2006
Mid-Atlantic BuilderBuilding a Custom Home? Protect Yourself2006
Mid-Atlantic BuilderHas Someone Spent Your Money?2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of New HampshireN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman Education"Insurance Issues for the Construction Industry"2005
NBI"Litigating Extra-Contractual Claims in Maryland"2001
Louisiana AIA"Changes to the 1997 AIA A-201 Documents"1998