Litigation

The Firm's Litigation Department has extensive experience representing clients before State and Federal courts, arbitration panels and other dispute resolution forums in matters as complex as Federal multi-district litigation and as standard as Maryland District Court cases involving small claims and minor crimes. The disputes handled by the Firm's litigators have addressed an extraordinary and broad range of subject matters, including the following:

    • banking
    • bankruptcy, and creditors' and debtors' rights
    • commercial and corporate concerns
    • construction
    • defamation
    • discrimination and employment issues
    • vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated
    • environmental
    • fair credit reporting and fair debt collection
    • finance
    • insurance coverage
    • landlord and tenant
    • personal injury
    • product liability
    • professional malpractice and negligence
    • real estate
    • securities
    • tax
    • white collar crime


The Litigation Department is headed by Price O. Gielen. Mr. Gielen has tried many cases in Federal and State courts, and before arbitration panels, often involving complex financial disputes between businesses and between owners of businesses, civil or criminal fraud schemes, and major personal injury claims. Mr. Gielen is included in The Best Lawyers in America. Deborah H. Devan leads the Bankruptcy Group within the Litigation Department.

Price O. Gielen can be reached by telephone at (410) 332-8584 or by e-mail at