Joshua Carl Schmand

Joshua Carl Schmand: Attorney with Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered


Josh Schmand is a litigation and employment attorney who works on complex business, corporate, and commercial disputes, counsels clients on employment matters, and advises on the risks and benefits of litigation. He is well-versed in litigating in state and federal courts when necessary.

Josh is a determined advocate for his clients, always taking the extra step to uncover and interpret the fine details of a case. He excels at analyzing complicated issues - translating his attention to detail into courtroom success - whether winning dismissal of a wage case against an employer or gaining a summary judgment in a complex labor case.

Josh has worked on cases involving wage and hour claims, wrongful terminations, criminal matters, and commercial disputes, including contract issues, domain piracy, and non-compete agreements.

A Bethesda native, Josh plays baseball, golf, and ice hockey in his spare time.


Montgomery County Circuit Court (Judge David A. Boynton)



•Employers May Need to Include Temps and Independent Contractors Under Insurance Policies March 1, 2017
•Federal Contractors Must Now Comply with New Paid Sick Leave Laws January 25, 2017
•New Options for Defending Trade Secrets October 24, 2016
•Out-of-State Employers Should Heed the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law May 31, 2016
•Employers Get a Surprise in the Department of Labor’s Proposed Expanded Overtime Regulations July 1, 2015
•Lerch Early Welcomes New Transactions and Litigation Attorneys September 25, 2014


•Joshua Schmand Admitted to Virginia Bar June 3, 2015

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Litigation
  • Employment & Labor

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(301) 347-1273  Phone
(301) 347-3359  Fax
University Attended:
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Political Science with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management, 2008
Law School Attended:
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2013
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; Maryland; District of Columbia; Virginia

Professional Memberships

•District of Columbia Bar Association
•Maryland State Bar Association
•Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (Social Media & Technology Committee, 2016-17), (New Practitioner's Section, Co-Chair, 2017-2019)
•American Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Helped client win summary judgment in the U.S. District Court of Maryland for a nonprofit client after an independent contractor fraudulently obtained the administration rights of the client's website and hijacked the domain name. Every one of the defendant's counterclaims was dismissed.; Obtained dismissal in the U.S. District Court of Maryland in favor of a client whose former employer sued for breach of a non-compete agreement.; Helped client win a trial verdict in Montgomery County Circuit Court, securing an easement that enabled the owner of over 100 acres of landlocked farmland to access and sell portions of the property and its density rights.; Successfully represented the owner of a multimillion-dollar property in defense of charges that his property renovations violated the community's restrictive covenants, saving him potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in construction costs.; Obtained dismissal of adverse possession claims dispute, and successfully quieted property boundary line title to client.; Resolved a complex business dispute concerning contract interpretation.; Reported Decisions: Medispec, Ltd. v. Chouinard, 133 F. Supp. 3d 771 (D. Md. 2015)
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts MasterCard and Discover

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