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.


The Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the matter of Heidenberg v. Grier, No. 78, September Term 2018, a case tried in Howard County in which the mother of a minor child, Claudia Grier, sued the child’s father, Timothy Heidenberg, for the accidental death of their minor child, Michaelangelo Heidenberg.
Partner Chris Dunn was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland.  The St. Thomas More Society is an association comprised of Catholic attorneys, judges, law students, government officials and those who work in the legal community to promote and foster high ethical principals in the legal profession.
Any civil Defendant presently is entitled to demand a jury trial if they have been sued for more than $15,000. If the case is pending in District Court, it will be transferred to Circuit Court. Discovery in Circuit Court cases is longer, there are more tools (such as depositions, document production, and medical examinations) available, trials generally take days instead of hours, and the facts and amount of judgment (if any) are decided by jurors (rather than judges).
This is the question that has arisen in a lawsuit filed by McCormick & Company, Incorporated against Primal Palate, LLC.  McCormick’s claim is that Primal Palate’s New Bae is infringing on the trademark of McCormick’s Old Bay.
We are pleased to announce that ten of the DeCaro Doran Attorneys have been recognized in 2019 as SUPERLAWYERS
In response to a certified question from United States District Court Judge George L. Russell, III, the Court of Special Appeals unanimously ruled that alleged victims of unlicensed lenders have a twelve (12) year statute of limitations in which to file suit after suffering injuries and damages, rather than the usual “blanket” three year statute of limitations prescribed by Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings §5-101.


DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher and DeBlasis LLP
Maryland Office
17251 Melford Boulevard
Suite 200
Bowie, MD 20715
Virginia Office
3930 Walnut Street
Suite 250
Fairfax, VA 22030
Washington, D.C. Office
1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 950
Washington, D.C. 20036
American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Super Lawyers
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