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 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.
As we approach the start of our 23rd year as a firm, DeCaro, Doran is excited to announce the launch of our completely redesigned website built for both mobile and desktop users.


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...
In May v. Air & Liquid Sys. Corp., et. al., the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has revisited the issue as to whether a manufacturer can be held liable for injuries caused by replacement parts it neither manufactured nor placed into the stream of commerce. Read more...
As interpreted in the District of Columbia, the Public Policy Doctrine shields the District and its employees from liability for actions taken in performance of a public service. In Allen v. District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals holds that the Public Policy Doctrine extends to the District’s EMTs. Read more...
Maryland Appeals Court finds that damages awarded against police officers for constitutional and common law claims are duplicative and reduces the award. Read more...
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