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 pleased to announce that Karen Wagner and Peggy Vetter have joined the firm’s litigation practice. 
DeCaro Doran and Themis Advocates Group will serve as host at a Cocktail Reception for the CLM Claims College on Thursday, September 8th at Flemings Prime Steak and Wine Bar, in Baltimore, Maryland.  DeCaro Doran is a member of Themis, whose mission is to provide the most skilled, aggressive and cost-efficient legal services to our clients by maintaining a national network of preeminent law firms that share information, procedures, technology, and client feedback.  One of the cornerstones of the organization is the active participation by our clients in organizational events to support meaningful communication between members and our clients. If you are attending the CLM Claims College and have not received an invitation to this private event, please contact us at  
Partner, Christopher R. Dunn, who has served on the Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure since 2012, was recently re-appointed to another four year term.  He will complete his term of service in 2020. The Rules Committee, which is comprised of judges, lawyers, and others competent in judicial practice and procedure, regularly meet to consider proposed amendments and additions to the Maryland Rules of Procedure and to submit recommendations to the Court of Appeals. 


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.
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.
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