Firm Overview

About Eccleston and Wolf

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, is a litigation-oriented practice with an emphasis on all areas of insurance defense as well as the handling of attorney grievance matters. Members of Eccleston and Wolf are 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. 

Areas of Practice

Eccleston and Wolf represents clients in a wide-variety of practice areas, with a focus on all aspects of insurance-defense litigation, attorney grievance matters and professional malpractice defense.  In this regard, 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 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.

Additional information regarding Eccleston and Wolf’s wide-ranging, general civil litigation practice can be found here.

Contact Us

If you would like further information or wish to retain the firm, whether for insurance-related matters, attorney grievance defense or other areas of practice, 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.)