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

The Partnership is pleased to announce that James S. Liskow is the newest partner at DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis. Read more...
DeCaro Doran is pleased to announce that James S. Liskow, Mark A. Kohl and Jennifer A. King have been named as 2015 Maryland Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. This prestigious recognition acknowledges those lawyers who have shown excellence in their practice.  James, Mark, and Jennifer share this honor with only 2.5 percent of the attorneys practicing in Maryland and the firm is very proud of their accomplishment.
 
Associate Jennifer A. King recently obtained a defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Frederick County for her client, Reliable Churchill, LLP.  Reliable Churchill, the leading distributor for wine and spirits in the state of Maryland, was involved in a motor vehicle accident where the Plaintiff, a pedestrian, was allegedly injured as a result of the actions of Reliable’s driver.  After arguments, the jury found that the Plaintiff was contributorily negligent and a defense verdict was awarded to the Defendant.
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The Maryland Rules of Evidence generally prohibit any mention of a person having or not having liability insurance for the purpose of proving whether that person acted negligently or wrongfully.  But can liability insurance ever be referenced in court? Read more...
In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, et al., the Virginia Supreme Court held, once again, that they take a very literal view when interpreting court orders.  In doing so, they reminded Virginia attorneys about the importance of preserving appeal rights. Read more...
In civil proceedings arising out of motor vehicle accidents, plaintiffs’ attorneys often ask whether a defendant was issued a traffic citation for the accident.  Because most people simply pay the fine, the plaintiffs’ attorneys want to use that as evidence of liability for the accident.  However, the more relevant question is whether the defendant pled guilty to a traffic violation. Read more...
In the case of Williams, et al. v. Peninsula Regional Medical Center, et al., the Court of Appeals of Maryland was tasked with deciding whether hospitals and health care providers enjoy statutory immunity against a wrongful death and survivorship action alleging negligence in the decision to release rather than involuntarily admit a young man, who was suffering from suicidal ideation and auditory and visual hallucinations, to the hospital. Read more...
Earlier this year, members of the D.C. Council introduced a bill that would exempt cyclists from the “contributory negligence” standard that is applied to all other plaintiffs in D.C. auto accident cases.  If the bill is passed, a cyclist would not be prevented from recovering when struck by a motor vehicle even if a jury were to find that the cyclist contributed, in any way, to the cause of the accident. Read more...
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