|Administrative Law||Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|Bankruptcy Law||Business Law|
|Class Actions||Construction Law|
|Corporate Law||Creditors Rights|
|Eminent Domain||Environmental Law|
|General Practice||Insurance Defense|
|Insurance Law||Intellectual Property Law|
|Labor and Employment Law||Land Use Law|
|Legislative Practice||Mergers and Acquisitions|
|Personal Injury||Premises Liability|
|Professional Liability||Real Estate Law|
|Securities Law||Tax Law|
|Toxic Torts||Trademark, Copyright, and Unfair Competition|
|Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate||Workers Compensation|
About this office:
Commitment to Diversity
Semmes recognizes that excellence and success is achieved through the recruitment and retention of attorneys and staff with diverse backgrounds and experience. We are committed to promoting and preserving respect for the individual at every level. We understand that through the collaborative efforts of a diverse workforce we advance our understanding, perspective and appreciation of the wider community and the cultures of the clients we serve. Diversity is a primary focus of our recruitment strategy to employ qualified men and women who, through their different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and perspectives, can contribute added value to our clients. Semmes' Diversity Committee actively promotes and monitors the diversity objectives of the Firm. The Firm participates in the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Minority Law Student Recruiting Job Fairs and Conferences, the Minority Clerkship Program, and local and regional bar association diversity recruitment and retention programs, including those offered by The Baltimore City and Maryland Bar Associations.
Semmes is an EEO/AA Employer.
Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Statement of Practice Summary:
General Practice; Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolutions; Representation In All Aspects Of Corporate; Partnership Planning; Business Transactions; Admiralty Law; Maritime Law; Banking Law; Bankruptcy; Creditors' Rights; Business Litigation; Commercial Law; Consumer Lending; Construction Law; Consumer Product Safety; Corporate Law; Criminal Law; Estate Planning; Financial Transactions; Insurance; Insurance Defense; Intellectual Property; Business Law; Labor Relations; Employment Law; Legislative Practice; Premises Liability; Probate; Product Liability; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Securities; Small Business Investment Companies; Taxation; Toxic Torts; Transportation; Venture Capital; Wills; Trusts; Workers' Compensation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Motor Vehicle Liability.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
In Bed Bug Case, Court Denied Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Fraud, Consumer Protection, and Punitive Damages Claims for Failure to State a Claim
Colleen K. O'Brien, August 26, 2015
Myles v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., U.S.D.C. D. Md. Civ. No. JKB-15-300 (July 7, 2015), involved the sufficiency of Plaintiffs’ consumer protection, fraud, and punitive damage claims against the Defendants in a bed bug case on Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss for failure to state a claim...
Claim Revested through Bankruptcy Proceeding Not Subject to Dismissal
Gregory S. Emrick, August 19, 2015
On January 4, 2010, a car driven by Schlotzhauer was struck by a vehicle operated by Kevin Morton in the parking lot of a post office in Centreville, Maryland. Later that year, on October 6, 2010, Schlotzhauer filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court...
Employment-Related Damages for Oppressed Minority Shareholder Are Unlikely Unless Oppressive Conduct Involved a Breach of Employment Agreement
Colleen K. O'Brien, August 19, 2015
At the trial court level, Plaintiff, a minority shareholder and former employee of the corporation, proved that he had been oppressed by Defendant, Mr. Lare, whose shares together with those owned by his wife, Defendant, Mrs. Lare, were the majority interest in the corporation. While the trial...
Year Established: 1887
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS OF SEMMES, BOWEN & SEMMES: Ace USA; American Red Cross; Asplundh Tree Company; Association of Maryland Pilots; City of Annapolis; Chubb Group Insurance Companies; Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association; Comcast Cable of Maryland, Inc.; Community Bank of Tri-County; Coventry Health Care, Inc.; CSX Transportation; Gladstone Capital Corp.; Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc.; HCR ManorCare; The Home Depot; Honeywell; John's Hopkins Hospital; Kia Motors America, Inc.; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Lowe's Companies; M&T Bank; Masco; Mayor & City Council of Baltimore; Nordstrom Inc.; Perdue Farms, Inc.; Ports America Baltimore, Inc.; Sciton, Inc.; Selective Insurance; Sodexo; Sompo Japan Insurance Company of America; The Chimes, Inc.; Town of Mt. Airy; United Auto Credit Corporation; US Foodservice; Wal-Mart; Whittaker, Clark & Daniels; Zurich North America.
Law Firm Affiliations: AMERICAN LAW FIRM ASSOCIATION (ALFA)
All Members of Firm are Members of Maryland State Bar Association and American Bar Association unless otherwise indicated.