Richard J. Berwanger, Jr.

Richard J. Berwanger, Jr.Principal
Eccleston and Wolf Maryland Office
Baltimore-Washington Law Center
7240 Parkway Drive, 4th Floor
Hanover, MD 21076
410-752-7474 / 410-752-0611 (fax)

Richard began his career at Eccleston and Wolf as a law clerk in February 2008, before joining the firm as an associate in December 2008. Richard’s practice focuses primarily on professional liability defense, specifically legal malpractice, attorney grievance matters, ethics matters, insurance coverage, and other general liability defense matters. Richard is also a member of the Hiring Committee at Eccleston & Wolf. Richard has been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2014 in the field of Professional Liability Defense.

University of Maryland, College Park (B.S., 2005)
University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business (M.B.A., 2008)
University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008)

  • University of Baltimore Law Review, Symposium
  • Editor (2007-2008)
  • Member, Heuisler Honor Society

Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2008
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2010
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2012

Professional Organization Memberships and Awards:
Maryland State Bar Association

  • Litigation Section
  • Young Lawyers Section

Anne Arundel Bar Association
D.C. Defense Lawyers’ Association

Selected as Maryland Super Lawyer, “Rising Star” since 2014

Publications and Speaking Engagements:
Panelist – MSBA Ethics Committee’s Program titled “’But My Client Said…’: An Attorney Grievance Peer Review Panel Demonstration” – June 2015

Co-Author – “Social Media and Juror Contact: Lawyers Still Have to Play By the Rules,” The Maryland Litigator, February 2015

Co-Author – “The MSBA’s Updated Answer to Discovery Disputes: Proposed Revisions to the Discovery Guidelines of the Maryland State Bar Association,” The Maryland Litigator, May 2014

Co-Author – “Case Update: Court of Special Appeals Extends Application of Absolute Judicial Privilege,”The Maryland Litigator, May 2014

Panelist – MSBA Ethics Committee’s Program titled “Name that Sanction – Can Similar Conduct Lead to Different Sanctions?” – June 2013

Co-Author – Emotional Distress Damages in Legal Malpractice Claims – An Attorney’s Defense, MSBA BAR BULLETIN, October 15, 2010

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