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 very happy to celebrate its 25th Anniversary as a partnership providing legal services throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Partner Erin Cancienne was a featured speaker at the Maryland Defense Counsel Lunch & Learn held in Baltimore, Maryland on Septmber 12, 2017. "The Future of Autonomous Vehicles and the Impact on Litigation" was the topic presented by Erin and Tracie Eckstein of the Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

For more information about the MDC Lunch & Learn presentations and other events, visit  To learn more about Ms. Cancienne's background and litigation experience, see her resume here.
Christopher Dunn served as a distinguished panel member, along with other members of the Bar and Judiciary, that was recently hosted by the AACB.


It has long been the law in Maryland that in order to justify an award of punitive damages in a non-intentional tort, a Plaintiff must establish by clear and convincing evidence that the Defendant acted with actual malice, which is defined as “evil motive, intent to injure, ill will, or fraud.”
Recently, Maryland’s highest court, in a 4-to-3 decision, upheld a Baltimore City judge’s order transferring a case to Talbot County.
Generally, the statute of limitations for a contract claim is three years.  However, the Maryland Court of Appeals recently found that contract provisions shortening limitations periods are enforceable, but not strictly enforceable.
The Court of Special Appeals recently considered the question of whether the exceptions to Maryland’s statute of repose apply beyond asbestos-related cases. The statute provides in part that no cause of action for personal injury or death accrues if caused by the defective and unsafe condition of an improvement to real property more than 20 years after the improvement first becomes available for its intended use.
After a motor vehicle accident, Plaintiff brought suit in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County against the Defendant for negligence and against the Defendant’s mother for negligent entrustment. The driver Defendant was operating a motor vehicle owned by her mother when she allegedly struck Plaintiff as Plaintiff attempted to cross the street.


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
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