James E. Dickerman

James E. Dickerman - Supervising AttorneyPrincipal
dickerman@ewmd.com
Eccleston and Wolf Maryland Office
Baltimore-Washington Law Center
7240 Parkway Drive, 4th Floor
Hanover, MD 21076
410-752-7474 / 410-752-0611 (fax)

James is a supervising attorney who joined Eccleston & Wolf in 1992 after graduating from the Boston University School of Law and completing a clerkship with the Honorable Alan J. Wilner, then the Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals.

James concentrates his practice on the defense of professionals, including attorneys, architects, engineers, financial advisors and accountants, in both state and federal courts, at the trial level and on appeal. He also represents attorneys in administrative proceedings, including attorneys before the Attorney Grievance Commission and accountants before the Maryland Board of Public Accounting. In addition, he represents defendants in FDPCA, RESPA, construction and real estate claims and he provides coverage opinions and advice to insurance companies. He has been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer and for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Education:
The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. 1987)
Boston University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1991)

Admitted:
Court of Appeals of Maryland , 1991
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1993
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2003
U.S. Supreme Court, 2014

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV

Publications, Speaking Engagements and Awards:
Selected as Maryland Super Lawyer, every year since 2009
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, every year since 2010
Selected as Best Lawyers’ 2012 Baltimore Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants’ Lawyer of the Year
Selected as Best Lawyers’ 2016 Baltimore Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants’ Lawyer of the Year
Lecturer: “Making the Practice Perfect: Getting Clients, Getting Paid, Getting it Right” Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (November, 2016)
Lecturer: “Ethical issues for Employment Attorneys,” Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (December 2012)
Lecturer: “The Direct and Cross-Examination of an Expert Witness in Circuit Court,” MSBA (October 10, 2011)
Lecturer: “Practical Legal Research and Analysis for the Paralegal in Maryland,” NBI (May 19, 1999)
Lecturer: “The Mold Challenge in Maryland, Insurance Coverage for Mold Claims,” NBI (May 12, 2004)
Lecturer, on how to avoid malpractice claims and grievances and on the ethical rules for MICPEL, MSBA, Baltimore City Bar Association and various law firms
Author, “Top Twelve Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims,” The Advocate, Young Lawyers Association Newsletter (Spring 2002)
Author, “Beware. You may be Inadvertently Waiving Your Client’s Attorney-Client Privilege,” Bar Bulletin, Maryland State Bar Association Newsletter (October 15, 2002)
Author, various articles for “The Litigator,” the newsletter of the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association (1995-2000)

Bar Memberships:
Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation Section (Immediate Past Chair, 2013-2014, Chair-elect, 2011-2012, Vice-Chair, 2010-2011, Secretary 2009-2010; Treasurer, 2008-2009; Member of the Section Counsel, 2004-2008; Newsletter Editor, 1995-2000)
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Baltimore Country Bar Association (CLE Committee, 2014, Professionalism Committee, Member 2015)
J. Dudley Inn of Court

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