Notable Cases


Recently, Ray Hertz argued before Maryland's highest court, the Court of Appeals, on the issue of "When can an out of state Lawyer practice law in Maryland". If we win, the decision will set higher standards for the legal representation of Maryland residents.

Ray Hertz settled a products liability case involving a defective door latch that failed and caused our client to be ejected from the car. The manufacturer refused all liabiliy for the accident but finally agreed to a six figure settlement one week before trial.

Jim McElwaine settled a slip and fall against an internationally known fast food chain. The restaurant had an employee mopping the floor during the lunch rush and failed to place warning signs in the area.

Ray Hertz settled an uninsured motorist case against GEICO. The DC office of Workers Compensation awarded our client compensation for injuries suffered during the Blizzard of 96. The insurance company refused any payment saying the client never advised the employer of the fall, despite the fact that our client's supervisor saw the fall.

The firm was successful in representing a client before a Superior Court jury, who fell in a service station in Washington D.C. obtaining a verdict more that 5 times the last offer. This case was unusual as the revolved around issues of the duty of Service Stations Dealers and the oil company for repair. Mr. Hertz, has considerable experience in this area as he was employed by Shell Oil Company and was able to use his experience to prosecute the case.

In another Superior Court Case the firm successfully prosecuted a case where the Defendant (represented by Allstate) failed to appear because he was convicted of espionage against the United States. The jury awarded more that 3 times the last offer, dispite the defendant's expert testimony that the Plaintiff was injured in the accident..