Jeffrey R. DeCaro

Partner

Phone: 301.352.4968
Fax: 301.352.8691
Jeffrey R. DeCaro has practiced law since 1980, and is one of the founding partners of DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, LLP. He is barred in the state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia, and his practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense, both at the trial and appellate levels, employment litigation, construction litigation, and medical device litigation, with a special emphasis in product liability law, and commercial/contract litigation.

Born in San Francisco, California, in 1955, he spent most of his childhood in Maryland, and attended the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, in 1977 with a B.A. in Political Science, he entered the University of Maryland School of Law. He obtained his juris doctorate in 1980, and entered private practice.

Mr. DeCaro is an active member of various Bar Associations including Prince George's County, Maryland State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, and Virginia Bar, and has served as a speaker for the Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Montgomery-Prince George's Continuing Legal Education Institute, Inc., the Doctor/Lawyer Partnership Program, and the Virginia State Claims Association.

Mr. DeCaro is also deeply committed to his community, where he served as the President of the Shipley's Choice Homeowners Association for eight years, the Executive Committee of the University of Maryland Law School Alumni Association, Soccer Commissioner of the Greater Severna Park Athletic Association, and is now a member of GSPAA Board of Directors. He is currently the President of the Trumbull Estates Homeowner's Association. For the past fifteen years, he has served as the Commissioner of the Prince George's County Bar Association Softball and Basketball Leagues, and has raised more than $25,000, for the benefit of the Carol Jean Cancer Foundation, Inc. during the Association’s annual softball tournaments.

Memberships

  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Section of Litigation American Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Federal Trial Bar United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • President - Board of Directors, Shipley's Choice Homeowner's Association (1986 - 1995)
  • President, Turnbull Estates Homeowner's Association (2016 to Present)
  • Board Member, Tennis Alliance of Anne Arundel County
  • Board Member, Greater Severna Park Athletic Association
  • Themis Advocates Group

Speaker

  • Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel, in conjunction with MICPEL
  • Montgomery-Prince George's Continuing Legal Education Institute, Inc.
  • Doctor/Lawyer Partnership Program
  • Virginia State Claims Association

Special Appointments

  • Program Chair, Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel, (1986-1988)
  • Maryland State Bar Association Sub-Committee on Judicial Evaluation
  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland - Inquiry Committee for Prince George's County (1993-1996)
  • Pro Bono Panel Member - Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Appellate Decisions


MARYLAND
  • Batte v. APG, Inc., 385 Md. 258, 867 A.2d 1119 (2005).
  • Davidson v. Microsoft Corp., 143 Md. App. 43, 792 A.2d 336 (2002).
  • Black v. Leatherwood Motor Coach Corp., 92 Md. App. 27, 606 A.2d 295 (1992).
  • Baublitz v. Henz, 73 Md. App. 538, 535 A.2d 497 (1988).
  • Schrier v. Beltway Alarm Co., 73 Md. App. 281, 533 A.2d 1316 (1987).

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
VIRGINIA

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense (trial and appellate)
  • Employment Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Product Liability Law
  • Commercial/Contract Litigation
  • Trucking Law

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 1977)
  • University of Maryland (J.D. 1980)

Admitted to practice

  • 1980, Maryland
  • 1981, District of Columbia
  • 1993, Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit