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.


Christopher Dunn will serve as a distinguished panel member, along with other members of the Bar and Judiciary, at the AACB CLE scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Bar members will learn the most recent developments directly from members of the Maryland Rules Committee, on which Mr. Dunn has served for the past five years.
Partner Christopher Dunn has been invited to be one of the featured speakers at the Maryland Defense Counsel Trial Academy scheduled to take place on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. The Trial Academy encompasses a full day of presentations and hands-on training provided by some of the most preeminent Maryland trial lawyers and members of the judiciary.
DeCaro Doran is proud to announce that eight of our attorneys have received recognition by SuperLawyers Magazine as being among the District of Columbia’s top attorneys in 2017.


So, you are a Co-Defendant in a case and a verdict was just returned in favor of Plaintiff and against all Defendants jointly and severally. What does that mean for you?
Virginia law provides that a plaintiff has a right to voluntarily non-suit (dismiss) a lawsuit one time, and that the plaintiff then can file a second lawsuit within six months of the non-suit even though the statute of limitations would otherwise have expired.

But can a plaintiff who has misnamed the defendant in the first suit proceed against a correctly-named defendant in a second suit?  The Virginia Supreme Court recently held that in the case of Richmond v. Volk that they could.
The Court of Appeals recently held that adults who provide alcohol to underage drinkers can be held civilly liable for any harm or death that results as a consequence. This marks the first time Maryland’s highest court has recognized what is known as “social host liability.”
In the case of Larry Klayman v. Judicial Watch, Inc., the United States District Court for the District of Columbia had to carefully consider a specific provision in a contract between Larry Klayman and Judicial Watch, Inc. 
On July 1, 2015, the Virginia legislature made a big change to the functionality of the underinsured motorist statute, which applies to policies issued or renewed on January 1, 2016 or later.  To fully understand the changes, it is helpful to compare the two.
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