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.


DeCaro Doran is happy to announce that Thomas Pacheco and Robert Troiano have joined us as a part of the firm’s 2016 Summer Associate Program.
On April 18, 2016, Partner Chris Dunn was a featured speaker at the Maryland Defense Counsel Trial Academy.  The Trial Academy encompassed a full day of presentations and hands-on training provided by some of the most preeminent Maryland trial lawyers and members of the judiciary. 
A fundraiser to Retain the Sitting Judges of Prince George’s County was hosted by the law firms of DeCaro Doran and Alexander & Cleaver on Wednesday evening, March 23, 2016 at the DeCaro Doran offices in Bowie, Maryland. Nearly 150 lawyers, local businessmen, and citizens attended the function.


In Perry v. Asphalt & Concrete Services, Inc., the Court of Appeals of Maryland concluded that the admission of testimony regarding a defendant’s lack of liability insurance at the time of an accident was a legal error. 
In the 1993 case of Komornik v. Sparks, the Court of Appeals ruled that punitive damages cannot be recovered when an intoxicated motorist caused a motor vehicle accident.  On February 17, 2016, the Maryland Senate passed S.B. 302, which would eviscerate the holding of the Komornik case.
In the recent case of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure v Rummel Klepper & Kahl, No. 496, September Term 2014, decided on January 28, 2016, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed the principle known as the “economic loss rule” in Maryland.
During winter months in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, residents cannot help but notice the “Emergency Snow Route” signs and the news reports of snow emergencies.  However, many do not know what snow emergencies really mean.  What are residents required to do in a snow emergency and what is the penalty for failing to take those actions?
In Garcia v. AA Roofing Company, LLC, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals was faced with the issue of whether the Superior Court erred in dismissing the Plaintiff’s action without prejudice on the grounds of forum non conveniens.
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