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I believe that personal interaction and communication with clients is a very important aspect of litigation.  Our clients know what is going on in their cases and they are aware of the reasons and rationale surrounding important litigation decisions.  In making sure that happens, our clients actually play an important role in their own cases and they help make informed, legal decisions with the aid of counsel.


Frankly, this is the best of both worlds.  Not only do you get excellent representation, but you will know "why" everything is happening, as opposed to simply being told "what" is happening.


We look forward to speaking with you soon.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Turkish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    11 years, 100 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    12 years, 100 cases
  3. Appeals: 15%
    12 years, 25 cases
  4. Divorce: 10%
    11 years, 25 cases
  5. Election Campaign: 5%
    16 years, 10 cases



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  • Carl David Somerlock

    I endorse this lawyer. He's the guy I turn to when I need to bounce an idea to. Dedicated and involved.


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Contact info

Shoemaker Law LLC

151 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD, 21701


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
D.C.'s Best Lawyer (Runner-Up)Washington City Paper2011
D.C.'s Best Lawyer - 2010Washington City Paper2010
Certificate of Special Congressional RecognitionHouse of Representatives - United States2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerShoemaker Law LLC2006 - Present
AssociateFutrovsky, Nitkin & Scherr, Chartered2004 - 2006
AssociateDeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hiram-Takoma # 10MM2008 - Present
Frederick County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Liddy v. Lamone, et al.Constitutional Challenge to Candidacy DENIED based on the Doctrine of Laches
State of Maryland v. Kanavy, et al.Judgment in favor of all Defendants
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bloomberg LawFour Questions To Answer Before Hanging Out Your Own Shingle2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
Loyola University MarylandGeneral Business AdministrationOther - Bachelors2000