Matthew A. Ranck


Phone: 301.352.4972
Fax: 301.352.8691
Matthew A. Ranck has been in the practice of law since 1992He is barred in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and maintains an active litigation practice in all three jurisdictions where he concentrates in Professional Liability – defense of lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals, management companies, closing agents, title agents, insurance professionals – as well as Employment Law, Premises Liability and other defense matters.

Born in 1965 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Mr. Ranck attended Towson State University, where he graduated in 1988 with a B.S. in Business Administration, with concentrations in both Marketing and International Business.  He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law and was a member of the Order of the Coif, a distinction bestowed upon the top ten percent of law school graduates.

Following graduation from law school, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marshall A. Levin, where he assisted the trial judge with all phases of the pre-trial and trial proceedings in Maryland’s historic mass consolidated asbestos trials from 1991-1992.  Thereafter, he became associated with the law firm of Eccelston and Wolf, PC.  In 1997, he became a principal and was later elected to the firm’s Board of Directors upon which he served for over ten years.

In February 2015, Mr. Ranck joined the law firm as Of Counsel, and was elevated to Partner in January 2017.
During his career, his many accomplishments included the successful representation of attorneys, real estate agents and brokers, architects, engineers, accountants, insurance agents, and other professionals in complex professional liability claims alleging  malpractice, negligence, breach of contract, fraud, ethical and statutory violations, and business torts before the state and federal courts .  In addition, he has also successfully represented attorneys facing ethical complaints and licensure investigations in matters before the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission, Virginia State Bar, and District of Columbia Bar.  Finally, Mr. Ranck regularly defends employers before the EEOC, State and County Human Rights agencies and federal and state courts in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.

Mr. Ranck has regularly presented at seminars and lectures for a variety of professional groups concerning professional liability issues, developments in the law, legal ethics, risk management, loss prevention/claim avoidance, and mitigation.

Matt currently resides in Crofton, Maryland with his wife and two of his three sons, and is an active member of the community.


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Prince George's County Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Legal Ethics


  • Towson State University (B.S., Business Administration, with concentrations in Marketing and International Business, 1988)
  • University of Maryland School of Law, with honors, Order of the Coif (J.D., 1991)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Marshall A. Levin, Circuit Court Baltimore City (1991-1992)

Admitted to practice

  • 1991, Maryland
  • 2003, Virginia
  • 2005, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • 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