Attorney Stephen Cornelius Co-Presents on Ethical Considerations in Employment Law at MSBA Legal Summit

June 20, 2024

On June 6, 2024, Ocean City, Maryland, served as the backdrop for the MSBA Legal Summit and Annual Meeting. Among the standout sessions at this year’s event was a presentation co-led by Attorney Stephen Cornelius from Eccleston & Wolf.  The session, titled “Ethical Considerations and the Role of Attorneys and Employers Handling Employment Decisions and…

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Eccleston & Wolf Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

August 25, 2023

Five attorneys from Eccleston & Wolf have been featured in the latest edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” and one has even taken the top prize for the Baltimore area in his field. Each year, the magazine highlights the best and brightest in the field of law. Additionally, a single lawyer in a specific…

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A Successful Defense Verdict for Attorneys Steve Cornelius and Courtney Watkins

June 16, 2023

After an eight-day jury trial, Eccleston & Wolf is happy to congratulate attorneys Steve Cornelius and Courtney Watkins on a successful defense verdict. Cornelius and Watkins represented a company in an employment case filed in the Circuit Court for Howard County. The former employee initially pursued claims for discrimination, retaliation and unpaid wages.  After securing…

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Exploring the Technology and Ethics in the Legal Field: Insights from Law Day in Montgomery County

June 2, 2023

On May 15, Al Frederick was among a distinguished panel of judges and lawyers who presented a program on technology and ethical issues for Law Day in Montgomery County on behalf of the Bar Association of Montgomery County. Introduction: Law Day serves as an annual platform for legal professionals to come together and discuss pressing…

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D.C. Supreme Court to Amend Civil Rules

April 5, 2022

The D.C.Supreme Court passed amendments to several Civil Rulings, most notably Rule 12-I. The changes will go into effect on April 25th, 2022.  The three main changes to Rule 12-I are outlined below in a note from Judge Epstein, by way of Mr. Craig Brodsky:  Parties may no longer file points and authorities separate from…

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Eccleston & Wolf, PC Presents Annual DCDLA Ethics CLE

February 16, 2022

The D.C Defense Lawyers’ Association recently held its annual two-hour free ethics virtual CLE session, sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual. Eccleston & Wolf was a proud presenter at the CLE session alongside a panel of experienced legal professionals. The event was successfully held virtually this year, with hopes of returning to in-person next year. Read…

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Clayland Farm Enters., LLC v. Talbot County, Md., et al., 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 3406 * | __ F.3d __ | 2021 WL 419460.

August 26, 2021

Landowner, Clayland Farm, challenged three local zoning ordinances designed to limit new residential development pending the completion of a comprehensive rezoning plan by Talbot County. The Landowner alleged a taking under the Fifth Amendment and state law, and a substantive due process claim under federal and state law. It was undisputed that Clayland possessed the…

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Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board Finds Clear and Convincing Evidence of a Virginia Lawyer’s Multiple Violations of Rule 1.15 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct, Among Other Violations, and Issues Sanction of Two-Month Suspension with Terms Due to “Substantial Mitigating Factors.”

July 21, 2021

Overview  On February 22, 2021, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board (“the Board”) suspended Jonathan Preston Fisher, Esq. from the practice of law for sixty (60) days effective February 1, 2021, with other conditions. The hearing was held on January 22, 2021.  Mr. Fisher is a DUI lawyer based in Blacksburg, Virginia and was admitted…

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Court Of Special Appeals Premises Liability Decision May Have Implications For Landlord Liability

July 7, 2021

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals began 2021 with an important decision for landlords.  In Davis v. Regency Lane, LLC, 349 Md. App. 187 (2021), the plaintiffs – the families of a tenant and a guest of a tenant, both victims of a tragic mass shooting of six people in the parking lot of an…

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Poor Trust Account Practices: The Fast Lane to Suspension or Disbarment

May 20, 2021

While there are many reasons why a person may choose to become a lawyer, great math skills and a love of accounting practices are not typically at the top of the list.  In fact, while lawyers often excel at advocating on behalf of clients, analyzing documents, drafting contracts and crafting legal arguments, the same cannot…

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