M. Elizabeth (Betsy) Nowinski

M. Elizabeth (Betsy) Nowinski: Attorney with Fedder and Garten Professional Association
  • Associate at Fedder and Garten Professional Association (14 Attorneys)
  • 36 South Charles Street, Suite 2300, Baltimore, MD 21201-3177
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  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Nowinski is an associate with Fedder and Garten Professional Association. A member of the firm's Civil Litigation Practice, her practice is devoted largely to complex transactions, real property title, commercial, personal injury, and insurance coverage matters.
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Staff Member, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1998-2000. Law Clerk, Hon. M. Brooke Murdock, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, 2000-2001.

M. Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Nowinski is an associate at Fedder and Garten who focuses her practice on litigating real property disputes in Maryland courts, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Districts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her broad range of civil litigation experience includes general commercial litigation on behalf of financial institutions and other businesses, the representation of insurance carriers in connection with coverage disputes, and the defense of serious personal injury and auto tort cases. Ms. Nowinski routinely drafts and argues dispositive motions on behalf of her clients, and has argued before Maryland's appellate courts on multiple occasions. Ms. Nowinski's successful argument before the Court of Appeals of Maryland resulted in the reported opinion Guttman v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 421 Md. 227, 26 A.2d 856 (2011), which establishes that the absence of an affidavit of consideration from a deed of trust is cured, pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Real Prop. §4-109, if the defect is not judicially challenged within six (6) months of recording. The case was of major importance to mortgage lenders in the State of Maryland, as an adverse ruling would have invalidated a significant number of existing mortgage liens.

Areas of Practice (22)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Commercial Banking
  • Commercial Credit
  • Commercial Loans
  • Consumer Banking
  • Consumer Loans
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Small Business Law
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Practice
  • Collections
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
410-539-2800  Phone
410-659-0543  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Davis, B.A., 1996
Law School Attended:
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., University of Baltimore Law Review, 2000
Year of First admission:
2000, Maryland; 2004, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; 2008, District of Columbia Court of Appeals; 2009, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 2011, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
American Inns of Court, Marlborough Chapter (Treasurer, 2002-2007).
Birth Information:
Redwood City, California, June 2, 1972
Reported Cases:
Guttman v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 26 A.3rd 856 (Md. 2011)
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