DeCaro Doran

Our firm is a regional leader, offering legal services to individuals and businesses alike. With three offices, we are minutes from the Nation's Capital, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Northern Virginia. We are dedicated to delivering cost-effective and exceptional legal counsel with individualized attention to every client.

LATEST NEWS

Six lawyers from DeCaro, Doran have been recognized by SuperLawyers magazine as being among Washington, D.C.’s top attorneys in 2015. SuperLawyers selects attorneys for this distinction using a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research.  The final selection represents no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state, and identifies the area of practice in which the attorneys have been recognized based on peer recognition and professional achievement.  Read more...
Congratulations to Associate Jennifer A. King, who won a second term on the Board of Directors of the Prince George’s County Bar Association.  As a member of the Board of Directors, Jennifer will play an integral role in carrying out the Mission of the PGCBA to provide its members with continuing legal education, an opportunity for interaction and camaraderie with other attorneys and members of the judiciary and, most importantly, with service to the community.

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DeCaro, Doran is very pleased to announce that Matthew LaGarde and Molly Brimmer have joined the firm as Summer Associates for 2015. Matt and Molly are both students at the University of Maryland School of Law. They will be assisting us in our defense litigation practice in the coming months. Read more...
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LATEST POSTS

On July 1, 2015, new legislation regulating underinsured motorist (“UIM”) insurance in the Commonwealth went into effect, marshaling in big changes for UIM and liability carriers alike when it comes to defending and settling auto accident litigation. Read more...
A number of states impose strict liability upon owners of dangerous dogs or dogs that have a propensity for viciousness.  These states impose liability only if it can be demonstrated that the owner has knowledge of a dog’s vicious propensities.  In the District of Columbia, an owner’s liability is not strict, but rather based upon an owner’s negligence in the care, training, management, and control of the dog.  An owner’s lack of knowledge of his or hers dog’s dangerous propensities is not a defense, therefore, an owner does not get one free bite. Read more...
If you loan your car to friends or family, then you probably have heard this question before.  However, do you know your responsibility if your friend or family member gets into an accident.  The answer may surprise you.  Read more...
Federal law makes it a crime to transmit a communication that contains a threat to injure another person.  But what evidence is needed to prove that a defendant made a threat for which he or she can be prosecuted criminally?  That question was recently considered by the Supreme Court of the United States in Elonis v. United States, a case involving alleged threats that were posted on a Facebook page. Read more...
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