Shirlie N. Lake

Shirlie N. LakePrincipal
Eccleston and Wolf Maryland Office
Baltimore-Washington Law Center
7240 Parkway Drive, 4th Floor
Hanover, MD 21076
410-752-7474 / 410-752-0611 (fax)

Shirlie Lake is a senior member in Eccleston & Wolf’s Baltimore, Maryland office. Shirlie has been with the firm since 1978 and as an attorney since 1980.

Shirlie has extensive civil trial experience, having tried numerous jury and non-jury cases in Maryland state and federal courts. She has also handled appeals in the appellate courts in Maryland, D.C. and the federal circuits for Maryland and D.C. She concentrates her practice in professional liability defense, including the defense of attorneys, real estate professionals and insurance agents. Shirlie also has substantial defense practice in employment-related matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge.

McMurray College (B.A. 1966)
University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. with honors 1980)
Member, University of Maryland National Moot Court Team 1979

Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1980
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1981
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1997

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: A/V

Bar Memberships:
Maryland State Bar Association

  • Chairman, Professional Negligence Committee, 1993
  • Chairman, Professional Liability Committee,
  • Litigation Section, 1994-1995

District of Columbia Bar Association
American Bar Association

“Communication with Your Client,” The Maryland Litigator
Lecturer: “Legal Malpractice Insurance Policies”

  • “Client Billing and Fee Disputes”
  • “Avoiding Grievances and Malpractice”
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