The United States Supreme Court, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, upholds employer/employee right to contract and agree to individualized arbitration in employment agreements.

February 14, 2019

Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018), the United States Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether an agreement requiring an employer and an employee to resolve disputes through individualized arbitration (i.e. waiving class and collective proceedings) is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and…

Eccleston and Wolf Recognized in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 15, 2018

The firm is proud to be ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in both the areas of Legal Malpractice and Professional Malpractice Law in the Baltimore, Maryland region by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Thank you to all who made this possible.

Eccleston and Wolf Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

August 27, 2018

Eccleston and Wolf is proud to announce that Al Frederick was recognized as the Lawyer of the Year for his work in Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants in Baltimore, Maryland. Only a single lawyer in a specific practice and location is honored with the “Lawyer of the Year” designation by The Best Lawyers in America©.…

Eccleston and Wolf attorney, Stacey Moffet, presents with Bar Counsel on sexual harassment and related claims in the law firm setting.

June 19, 2018

On May 4, 2018, Stacey Moffet, along with Bar Counsel, Lydia Lawless, were presenters at the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland’s 124th Annual Meeting & Law Day Celebration on “Sexual Harassment: Ethical Implications and Law Firm Practices.”  The presentation addressed the ethical implications of sexual harassment and related claims in the law firm setting…

Vicarious Liability for Design Professionals

June 14, 2018

Vicarious Liability Defined Vicarious liability or “imputed liability” is the tort liability that a person or entity has for the acts or omissions of another. Vicarious liability of a principal can result from the acts of independent agents, partners, contractors, and employees. The most typical example of vicarious liability is in the employer-employee context.  Vicarious…

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.…