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Brandy Ann Peeples

Litigation Attorney at Frederick, MD

4.7   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Brandy

Learn Brandy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Litigation including complex commercial litigation and personal injury.

    25 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%

    25 years

  3. Personal injury
    15%

    7 years

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Including Land Use and Zoning.

    17 years

  5. Entertainment
    5%

    13 years

Ms. Peeples brings nearly twenty years of “big firm experience” to her small firm practice. She handles a broad range of business and complex litigation matters, contract matters, real estate matters and zoning/land use matters. While her litigation practice places an emphasis on business torts, contracts, construction law, and real estate litigation, she is a seasoned litigator in various other practice areas including mass and toxic tort litigation, insurance defense litigation, products liability litigation, and general civil and commercial litigation.

 

When not in the courtroom, Ms. Peeples is using her extensive experience in land use and zoning matters to represent clients before the Frederick County Planning Commission, the Frederick County Board of Appeals, and various other municipal zoning and planning agencies. She has successfully appealed zoning decisions to the Circuit Court for Frederick County.

 

Ms. Peeples maintains an active appellate practice and has authored numerous appellate briefs and appeared before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

 

After graduating from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1998, Ms. Peeples clerked for the Honorable Thomas E. Noel in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

 

When not “lawyering” or in court, Ms. Peeples can be found “on the court.” She is an avid tennis-player, cyclist, and an accomplished martial artist.

Awards

Top Contributor 2018,2017,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2018 2017 2015 + 3 ...

Location

Law Office of Brandy A. Peeples, P.C.

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Don | August 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Professional and Ethical
I was having some serious concerns about the way my Condo Association was being managed. I suspected misuse of funds and other serious misconduct. I contacted Ms. Peeples for a consultation. She patiently offered suggestions and feedback. It was clear to see that she is extremely honest and sincere about defending justice. I’ve consulted with a number of attorneys and Ms. Peeples is the only one who seemed more interested in helping me than getting paid. While I haven’t yet moved forward with my case because I’m trying to work things out through mediation, I suspect I’ll be hiring Ms. Peeples to assist me. There’s no substitute for having someone honest and capable to help you through challenging legal situations. I highly recommend Ms. Peeples to anyone seeking legal assistance.
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Response from Brandy Peeples September 9, 2019
Thank you for your kind review. Helping clients is my first priority.
Posted by Gerard | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Knowledge, unparalleled integrity
I hired Brandy Peeples in 2014 after finding myself in a difficult situation with my newly purchased home. Stuck with multiple challenges she guided me through stormy waters for 4 years as we ironed out the issue with multiple parties with complicated attachments. Brandy investigated the issues, professionally managed my expectations, and provided directions on how to move forward with my household while the issue ground it's way through court. This culminated in 2019 in a fair and agreeable settlement with the involved parties helping me recover the damages I was left with after closing on the home. All attorney fees were transparent and purposely kept to a minimum and she was always quick to return emails and phone calls. In closing, I hope to never be involved in a civil dispute again but if I or a family member is, they would be sent to Brandy. I give my highest conceivable endorsement of Brandy Peeples.
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Response from Brandy Peeples April 19, 2019
Thank you so much for placing your faith and trust in me. It was an honor to represent you.
Posted by Simon | June 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Brandy is a seriously great outstanding attorney who I would use again. She is 100% thorough and forthright.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and knowledgeable response
I received a quick and relevant answer to my question!
Response from Brandy Peeples September 11, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review! We really appreciate it!
Posted by Michael Lam | February 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast reply
Had a brief email exchange and was thrilled with her quick response and free information. Highly recommend her for all concerns. Will contact her again as circumstances warrent. THANKS BRANDY
Response from Brandy Peeples February 27, 2017
You are very kind! Thank you so much!
Posted by Matt | December 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract Dispute
My wife and I hired Brandy for a contract dispute and we are quite pleased with her services. Not only did we have a favorable outcome but the entire time we felt that she had our backs. Brandy is very knowledgable and handled our case with ease. She is easy to communicate with, unlike most lawyers, and genuinely cared about our case. I always had timely responses to my emails and phone calls. Even though the trial is over, we are still working together on properly collecting the judgement. We would definitely recommend her services and if we ever need anything again we will be calling Brandy!
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Response from Brandy Peeples December 28, 2015
Thank you. It was a pleasure working with you and your wife on this dispute!
Posted by Ray | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always Prepared, Always Responsive, Knows Her Law, And Fair!
If I could say one thing about Brandy's handling of my case, it's that you feel secure with her on your side. You can tell that she takes pride in defending her clients. The motion to dismiss my case dessimated the opposing counsel's motion and the case was dismissed without prejudice and without need for oral arguments. Another thing that I liked about Brandy is that she doesn't tell you what you want to hear, she lays out the case from all fronts warts and all and that assures that you go in with a plan A, B, and C. Sadly, I've had experience with other lawyers billing excessively, Brandy has always been fair. She doesn't nickle and dime you, look lawyers aren't cheap but Brandy's rates are fair, more importantly I feel like she is honest with her billable hours (which sadly has not been the case with other lawyers me and my wife has used). I highly recommend her. (Note: my matter was a real estate dispute and she also has written a contract for sale of a business and sublease which was very well written and ratified without incident)
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Posted by Richard | April 1, 2013
Excellent
Brandy has excellent followup and offers comprehensive advice, I would recommend her instantly.
Posted by JoeSher | February 21, 2013
Devoted Dedicated Hands down a friend and a real Pro
OMG. I contacted her office. She asked me to fax her the case papers so can review and get back to me with a game plan. Then she did some research on her own and called me back for a 20 minutes Free Consultation over the phone. She covered all the bases for my defense. On the phone it was me who got tired and wanted to hang up not her. She gave me her devoted dedicated diligent time. Unlike other greedy lawyers who after talking to you in few minutes will say $ 5000 retainer fee bla bla and they hang up. Not Brandy. You feel like she is your friend from get go out to help you not empty your pocket. I would recommend her hands down, Yes Yes Yes
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Brandy knows her stuff. I was quite impressed with her kowledge and the time she took explaining things to me.
Posted by Xiaohan Qin | October 27, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Average
Paid initial consultation fee. Talked over the phone for about 30minutes. When email for further questions, no response. But she would represent me if I pay to retain her. Did not move forward.
Response from Brandy Peeples November 20, 2015
We as lawyers only have our knowledge to sell. After 2 calls to my office on 10/19/15, you and I spoke on 10/20/15, and I forwarded you the Initial Consultation Agreement. I accepted payment for an hour of my time in accordance with that agreement. Note that my office normally schedules consultations at least 1 week from the date of inquiry, because my schedule fills quickly. Although I typically do not provide an immediate consultation, I agreed to do so because you had just arrived from out of town and needed immediate assistance. Thus, I rendered a legal opinion upon extremely short notice-halting work on other pressing matters in the process. My Initial Consultation Agreement provides in pertinent part: "In your initial consultation, you and the attorney will identify the type of case you have, the key issues, and the options you may have under law. You and the attorney will discuss whether the firm will represent you, what the representation could involve, and the amount of the initial retainer deposit that would be required *** Please be advised that the Firm has not agreed to represent you in connection with your matter unless you have signed a separate Agreement of Retainer, which can be provided to you after the initial consultation has concluded. If you or the Firm fail to sign this contract for legal services, an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm will not extend beyond the initial consultation." Your paid consultation included: (1) reviewing your contract documents, which included 12 documents and an inspection report (2) researching applicable Maryland case law and land records, and (3) holding a telephone conference with you. The aforementioned work took more than one hour's time. However, as a courtesy to you, I capped my consultation fee at 1 hour. Unfortunately, as I explained to you, you were in an unfavorable position with little or no legal recourse. I also explained to you your potential liability exposure (including liability for the other side's attorneys' fees) and gave you your options. That my legal advice was dead accurate and not welcomed to you does not warrant a negative review because you sought legal representation outside the scope of the initial consultation. Following the consultation on 10/20/15, you sent me an email stating the opposing side's position with your question "Can you help us out?" I responded on 10/20 and again on 10/21 indicating your options. You then sent me an email as to my opinion on what it would take to resolve this matter, to which I responded -- "these scenarios are fact-specific and I cannot begin to guess as to what it would take to settle this matter without more information." No response was received from you following that email. Although, I had already provided you with a legal opinion, I did respond to all of your emails on 10/20 and 10/21, even though you had not retained me beyond the initial consultation. That I did not provide you with legal representation or opinions beyond what was agreed in our Initial Consultation Agreement is not a reflection of my legal abilities or my billing practices, which among my colleagues are known to be extremely client-friendly and fair. I'm sorry your expectations fell short; however, I stand by the legal opinions given. That you would give a negative review because you expected free and continuing legal advice beyond the initial consultation without the signing of a formal Agreement of Retainer is disappointing. I can assure you that most of my colleagues -- especially with your type of matter - would not have been as generous as I have been with you in the billing department (multiple phone calls, multiple emails, and the actual review and research would customarily be billed at .1 of an hour rounded up). I provided immediate and accurate advice -- you wanted something for nothing. I'm sorry that affected your ability to provide a fair review.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Brandy A. Peeples, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD
  • 1998

Associations

  • Sales and Marketing Executives International
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Frederick County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Lesbian and Gay Law Association
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • MDLGLA
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawers
  • 2010
  • Leadership Academy Fellow
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Recommended Attorney
  • AM Best
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (67)
Given (50)
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Real estate Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel on a contentious issue with Ms. Peeples. The matter would likely have went to litigation absent her clear understanding of the applicable law, knowledge of litigation costs, and extraordinary professionalism. Would not hesitate recommending her service to potential clients in the future. Glad we came to a fair resolution, Brandy."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Strong endorsement for the knowledge, skill set and professionalism of this attorney; her efforts and drafting skills in contested employment litigation for a worker - where she and I were co-counsel - aided the client greatly. Maximum respect."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"16 years of practicing law is what we refer to as experienced. Brandy's knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in her pro bono contributions here. The true test of an attorneys worth are their client reviews and hers are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with her ASAP."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Have known Brandy for a few years. We have worked together on a few matters. I found her counsel and advice to be top-notch."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Peeples gives thorough and professional legal advice when responding to land-use queries."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Peeples is a compassionate lawyer who helps a great many people understand complicated legal issues. Her generosity in sharing legal knowledge with the Avvo community is second to none. She is a top notch attorney and a credit to the legal profession."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
Litigation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She frequently posts insightful comments on a variety of legal issues."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandy has a fine handle on the law. She is extremely informative on the factors the court must consider in determining various issues that may arise in family law matters. She provides her clients with the recommendations that are needed to make sound appropriate decisions when determining whether or not to settle out of court or have the Court's make the final decision. Just look at the answers she provides to questions posed by individuals posting questions on this site. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Responsible and respected member of the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her answers on AVVO demonstrate her breadth of knowledge and concern for her clients' welfare."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Its obvious she knows her craft"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Peeples is one of the most giving lawyers in Avvo history. Her record of providing help to people is beyond elite. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free. Kudos. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Peeples is a well respected member of the legal community. She is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of her clients."
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