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.


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.
We are pleased to share with our clients and visitors to the website that our youngest Associate Attorney, Peggy Vetter, has just obtained her seventh victory in seven appearances before the District Court of Maryland. Peggy, who obtained her law degree from the University of  Maryland in 2015, joined the law firm in December 2016 after spending a year clerking for The Honorable Laura S. Kiessling at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  With hard work and thorough preparation, Peggy continues to post successes.  To read her full bio . . .
Christopher Dunn served as a distinguished panel member, along with other members of the Bar and Judiciary, that was recently hosted by the AACB.


Parties fight over the admissibility of expert opinions for various reasons.  Recently, in Levtias v. Christian, No. 58, September Term 2016 (July 11, 2017), the Court of Appeals considered whether a pediatrician’s testimony on lead poisoning causation was admissible.
On August 31, 2017 the District of Columbia Court of Appeals reversed the ruling of a Superior Court judge which held that an insured could “stack” (or aggregate the limits) of multiple underinsured motorist policies.
The Circuit Court for the City of Roanoke highlighted another noteworthy quirk regarding the application of the Virginia Nonsuit Statute in Eakin v. James A. Dent, Administrator of the Estate of Jeanette E. Saunders, Deceased.  In Eakin, the Court granted the Defendant’s Plea in Bar for untimely filing and dismissed the case with prejudice.
For many motorists injured in traffic accidents, Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) provisions in their own motor vehicle insurance policies can lessen the blow of unexpected medical bills or time missed from work.
Underinsured motorist coverage provides protection when you're in an accident with an at-fault driver whose liability limits are too low to cover the damage or medical expenses.  When underinsurance occurs, then your policy would reimburse you up until the underinsurance policy limits.
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