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For over 25 years, I have helped individuals, families and small businesses navigate our civil justice system with a focus on achieving positive results for my clients through hard work, experience and attention to detail. I spend myself for my clients!!

I am proud to say that in 1989 I earned the AV-Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell for the highest achievement in the areas of legal ability and ethical standards.

I also believe in giving back through community service. In 2008 and 2009, I served as National Board Chair for the nationwide American Lung Association. In 2009, Governor Martin O'Malley appointed me to a five year term on the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County, the largest community college system in Maryland.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Litigation: 25%
    38 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 15%
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%
  5. Trucking Accident: 5%



Contingent (35-40%)

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Contact info

Stephen J. Nolan, Chartered

222 Bosley Avenue
Suite A-1
Baltimore, MD, 21204-4328


DCActive 197907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Excellence- Advancement of Public Service ResponsibilityMaryland Bar Foundation2008
Leadership in the Law AwardThe Daily Record2006
Pro Bono AwardPro Bono Resource Center of Maryland2005
Pro Bono AwardBaltimore County Bar Association2003
Benjamin Cardin Pro Bono AwardUniversity of Maryland School of Law2000
Arthur Machen Pro Bono AwardMaryland Legal Services Corporation1996
Legal Excellence-Advancement of Disadvantaged RightsMaryland Bar Foundation1996
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Stephen J. Nolan, Chartered2003 - Present
PresidentNolan, Plumhoff & Williams, Chtd1977 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Baltimore County Bar Association, Bench/Bar CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Baltimore County Bar Association, Professionalism CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeMember1980 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Baltimore County Bar FoundationPresident2003 - 2004
Maryland State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2003 - 2005
Baltimore County Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Maryland State Bar Association, Delivery of Legal Services SectionChair1997 - 1999
Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation SectionChair1996 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pransky v. Georgia PacificJudgment for Plaintiff affirmed in part & reversed in part. $9.8 mil collected.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Bar JournalReferred Pain: Is the Tort System to Blame for Medical Malpractice2004
Maryland Bar JournalPro Bono Service -Opportunity for Personal & Professional Growth2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Villanova UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professionalism for New AdmitteesProfessionalism2010
Trial Advocacy TrainingTrial Advocacy2008
Trial Practice for Legal Service LawyersTrial Practice2006
Toxic Tort Law in MarylandToxic Torts2000
Advanced Litigation InstituteExamination of Expert Witnesses1997