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MD office: 410-752-7474
DC office: 202-857-1696
VA office: 703-218-5330

Firm Overview

Eccleston and Wolf is the successor to the Baltimore law firm of Wolf & Wolf founded in l9l0. The firm’s philosophy is to provide quality representation at a reasonable cost throughout the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. The firm, which is AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell, has a practice which is litigation-oriented with an emphasis on all areas of insurance defense. Members of Eccleston and Wolf have been widely recognized and praised for their skill and competence in these areas. Members of the firm have been included among The Best Lawyers in America©; Maryland Super Lawyers®; American Lawyer Top Lawyers and The American College of Trial Lawyers. 

In the professional arena, Eccleston and Wolf is involved in litigation relating to claims against all professionals including, attorneys, doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, architects, engineers, accountants, realtors, insurance agents and brokers, title agents and title insurance companies, school boards, and securities representatives. Additional insurance defense work is done in the areas of products liability, pharmaceutical manufacturer's liability, automobile tort, premises liability, public entity liability, employment and discrimination claims, technology and general aviation. Eccleston and Wolf is also involved in the direct representation of insurance companies, both rendering coverage advice and acting as defense counsel. The firm also has broad experience representing a wide variety of national, regional, and local retail stores. The claims include premises liability, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, product liability, landlord/tenant indemnification and employment law claims. 

While primarily serving the insurance industry, the firm also represents a number of lawyers and law firms in matters of corporate organization, dissolution and ethics matters. Additionally, the firm serves on the Editorial Board of the Insurance and Liability Reporter and the Municipal Liability Reporter. If you would like further information or wish to retain the firm, please contact the firm’s managing partner, Edward J. Hutchins, Jr., and its senior member, Alvin I. Frederick. (Click here for a direct link via e–mail to Ed Hutchins and Al Frederick.)