Eccleston and Wolf attorney, Al Frederick, speaks to Maryland attorneys regarding a variety of attorney ethical considerations.

June 6, 2018

On April 24th, Al Frederick presented a risk management seminar to two law firms in Montgomery County, dealing with Clients under Disability, Social Media and other risk management issues. On April 25th, Al Frederick was on a panel of speakers for the Estate Council of Montgomery County, Maryland, speaking about Clients under Disability. On May…

Eccleston and Wolf attorney, Al Frederick, joins others to put on risk management seminar in Columbia, Maryland

May 29, 2018

On May 22, 2018, Eccleston and Wolf attorney, Al Frederick, together with Chief Judge John Morrissey of the District Court of Maryland, Judge Alan Wilner of the Rules Committee, Erin Risch Deputy Bar Counsel and former Bar Counsel, Glenn Grossman, put on a risk management seminar for over 250 attendees in Columbia, Maryland, covering a…

Eccleston and Wolf Attorney, Al Frederick, Presents on Representing Clients with a Disability

April 13, 2018

On April 10, 2018, Al Frederick presented a program on representing clients with a disability to the Justinian Society at their regular monthly meeting. Attorneys at Eccleston and Wolf, P.C. regularly participate in speaking engagements and are frequently requested by individuals and groups, including insurers and professional and trade associations, for speaking engagements on a…

The Applicability of the Economic Loss Doctrine in Claims Against Design Professionals

April 5, 2018

In many cases the Economic Loss Doctrine (“ELD”) can be utilized to restrict the types of claims that can be asserted against a design professional.  Traditionally, the ELD prohibits a cause of action in tort for purely economic losses in the absence of contractual privity, physical injury to person or property, or the risk of…

Succession Planning

February 1, 2018

Every bar association has repeatedly encouraged attorneys to plan for the cessation of their practice caused by their death or disability. All too often, this advice is ignored. While certainly such neglect can be a source of concern and conflict for an attorney’s survivors, the most deleterious, even catastrophic, effects are on the attorney’s clients.…

Eccleston and Wolf Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers Publication

January 2, 2018

Eccleston and Wolf is proud to announce that eleven of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine.  Seven principals were selected in the primary practice area of Professional Liability Defense, including Al Frederick, Ed Hutchins, Gregg Viola, John VanderWoude, Shirlie Lake, James Dickerman and Jeff Bredeck. …

Offers of Judgment after Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez and Fulton Dental LLC. v. Bisco Inc.

November 2, 2017

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68, Offers of Judgment, is a procedural mechanism that is used by defense counsel to resolve cases and avoid litigation. The purpose of the Rule is to encourage settlements. Rule 68 permits a defendant to serve the plaintiff with an offer of judgment up to 14 days before trial. See…

ABA Ethics Opinion Explains Attorney Duty to Protect Electronic Communications with Clients

October 25, 2017

In May 2017, the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released an opinion providing guidelines that practicing attorneys should follow to ensure that communications with their clients are protected, and not subject to cybersecurity breaches. The opinion states that attorneys must make “reasonable efforts” to ensure their client communications are secure. See ABA…

Al Frederick speaks to Frederick County Bar Association

October 5, 2017

On October 2, 2017, Al Frederick was the luncheon speaker at the Frederick County Bar Association, where he spoke about Social Media and advertising. Attorneys at Eccleston and Wolf regularly participate in speaking engagements and are frequently requested by individuals and groups, including insurers and professional and trade associations, for speaking engagements on a wide…

Al Frederick presents program to the Harry A. Cole Judicial Council

September 21, 2017

On September 19, 2017, Al spoke to the Harry A. Cole Judicial Council with regard to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and the manner in which a Judge could consider responding. Attorneys at Eccleston and Wolf regularly participate in speaking engagements and are frequently requested by individuals and groups, including insurers and professional and trade…