Skip to main content

Eric Kirk

Car accident Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   4 reviews

also known as The Kirk Law Firm

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 16 years
    Florida - FL 27 years
    New York - NY 29 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 15 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    I've handled thousands of car accident cases in which my clients have sustained serious personal injury, incurred medical bills, lost wages, and were caused to suffer from pain and endure mental anguish.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Constitutional violations may make it difficult, or impossible, for the State to obtain a conviction. An experienced attorney may be able to keep the State from using illegally obtained evidence.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Bodily injury can come in many forms, and from many causes. I've seen them all. Where the cause of the injury is the fault -whether intentional or careless- of another person, the law gives the injured person the right to receive compensation.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Workers compensation
    15%
    No matter what the cause, if you are hurt at work, you have the right to collect worker's compensation benefits. Specifically, you have the right to Medical Care and Lost Wages [called temporary total or temporary partial disability].

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Constitutional violations may make it difficult, or impossible, for the State to obtain a conviction. An experienced attorney may be able to keep the State from using illegally obtained evidence.

    24 years

Reduced Attorney Fee Plan For Maryland Personal Injury Cases

 

Many lawyers handle personal injury matters under what is known as a contingency fee arrangement. The "contingency" aspect means that something must occur for a fee to be earned by the attorney- specifically, a financial recovery. Usually, the lawyer will advance the costs of litigation, and, if there is a financial recovery, the lawyer will retain a percentage of that recovery as his or her fee. However, if there is no recovery obtained by the lawyer, there is no fee -and generally, no litigation costs- charged to the client.  This allows the victim of negligence, who may be out of work, or disabled because of the accident, to hire an attorney to pursue the claim without having to pay a sizeable retainer or high hourly fees up-front.

Practices vary from lawyer to lawyer and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In Maryland, a common contingency fee arrangement calls for the lawyer to retain  33.3 % of the amount recovered in the case as a fee, and, under some agreements, lawyers may retain 40% of the amount recovered as a fee if a lawsuit is filed, and the claim is litigated.

 

UNDER MY REDUCED FEE PROGRAM, THE CONTINGENCY FEE PERCENTAGE IS 35% IF THE CASE GOES TO TRIAL, and 30% IF THE CASE SETTLES PRIOR TO SUIT 

 

Contingency fee agreements in civil cases have long been used and are common in the United States. You and your attorney should discuss preferred alternative fee arrangements,  such as flat rates, or hourly billing.  Often, however, injury victims are without the resources to hire a competent attorney to bring claims against large corporations and insurance companies with unlimited resources. The largest insurance companies in this county post profits in the tens of billions of dollars each and every year. Many times, a contingency fee arrangement is the only viable option in the face of those resources.

 

I adamantly believe every injury victim should have access to diligent, effective representation in their quest to achieve fair compensation. I am also committed to providing that representation at a fair rate.  Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about my reduced fee program.

 

/

Photos and videos

View more

Location

Eric Kirk
1001 N. Calvert
4th Floor, Ste. 401
Baltimore, MD, 21202

Similar lawyers nearby

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by AJS | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I cannot say enough about Eric. Hands down one of the best lawyers. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I had a complex personal injury suit that he handles very quickly and efficiently. Throughout the entire process he took his time to explain everything to me and was very receptive when I called.
Posted by Stephen | August 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful Baltimore Attorney
Although I do not know Mr. Kirk personally, I have noticed his insightful and competent answers to legal inquiries posted on AVVO as a fellow attorney. From those responses, it is clear that he is an experienced lawyer who cares for his clients. For those in need of assistance in the Baltimore area, Mr. Kirk should be highly considered to handle your legal matters.
Read less
Posted by Meleisea | June 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric Kirk
Mr. Kirk was a awesome lawyer that fought hard for not only the most negotiable settlement, But also took the time to keep me informed with the case process
Posted by Mark | November 8, 2010
Professional lawyer
A very knowledgeable person. He had solved my problem when other lawyer had said no to me.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Kirk Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kandel and Associates
  • 2008 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • The Garfinkel Trial Group
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Program Attorney, Florida Department of Revenue-Law Offices of Hernan Castro
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Clerk
  • Monroe County State's Attorney- Clerkship
  • 1991 - 1991
View all work experience

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • 1993
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • B.A. History
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kevin Brooks Vs John W Magaw, et al, 02-C-13-176304
  • Judgment Against: Magaw, John W Judgment in Favor of: Brooks, Kevin Judgment Ordered Date: 05/20/2014 Judgment Entry Date: 05/20/2014 Principal Amount: $210,000.00
  • PIZZA HUT and Gallagher Bassett, Appellants, v. Richard PROCTOR, Appellee. No. 1D05-3732
  • Judge of Compensation Claims affirmed

Associations

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers:
  • 2017
  • Lawyers of Distiction
  • Lawyers of Distiction
  • 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • 2016
  • Juris Doctorate, cum laude
  • Albany Law School
  • 1993
  • Membership by Reason of Excellence in Legal Scholarship
  • The Justinian Society
  • 1993
View all awards

Publications

  • South CarolinaLegal Guidelines
  • South Carolina Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook
  • 1997
  • Illinois Legal Guidelines
  • Indiana Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook
  • 1997
  • Tennessee Legal Guidelines
  • Tennessee Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kirk. He is a highly respected attorney in the community and extremely knowledgeable about the law in multiple practice areas. He also has a great deal of real-world experience for which he has received numerous awards. He is a very active member in the Avvo community, frequently helping answer people's questions on the Q&A boards. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of legal advice and assistance."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a very wise and effective attorney. He deals with clients on a personal level and wont stop until he gets the just result. If you end up in his care, you are very safe."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Great lawyer. Very Knowledgeable. Real student of the practice of law. Very effective. Fights for his clients.Always prepared"
Car accident Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric has a well deserved reputation in the legal community and is a strong advocate for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric goes above and beyond to help those in need. He is an incredible asset to the Avvo community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is as sharp as they come. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an active participant on AVVO and extremely knowledgeable about the law. His answers are helpful, responsive, and accurate every time. His clients are lucky to have him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mr. Kirk. I've known him many years and worked with him on numerous cases. He is, without a doubt, an aggressive and effective advocate for his clients. He is an esteemed colleague, and i highly value his knowledge and expertise in personal injury litigation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with him for more than 8 years, and I find him to be a thoughtful, caring and tenacious lawyer, constantly turning over every stone and making sure his cases are thoroughly prepared and in advocating for and in representing the best interests of his clients. I have complete confidence in his legal ability!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Mr. Kirk for the past 8 years, and say without reservation that Eric is one of the brightest, most creative and dedicated attorneys that I have had the pleasure of working with. I would personally hire him as my attorney should I ever need one. I addition to personal injury, Eric is also an excellent and fearless advocate in criminal matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Kirk for over 5 years as a member of both the Maryland and Florida bars. He is very knowlegable and a hard worker. Mr. Kirk is a fine legal writer. He puts in long hours and gets the best results for his clients"
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Workers compensation
Car accident
Commercial real estate
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Workers compensation
Personal injury