Thomas G. WitkopLaw Offices

Law Offices

Rockville, Maryland, General Civil Litigation and Trial Lawyer

General Civil Litigation
As a General Litigation Lawyer, I have successfully represented individuals and business organizations as plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil matters, including the following:
  • Commercial Litigation: Corporate, Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Construction Claims: Enforcement of Mechanic’s Liens
  • Real Estate Matters: Specific Performance, Breach of Contract, Fraud, Rescission, Negligence, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Landlord-Tenant Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes: Health, Home, Automobile
  • Actions Related to the Recovery of Personal and Real Property
  • Collection on Judgments
  • Attorney Grievance Defense
  • Small Claims
My litigation philosophy includes realistic counseling of clients prior to the institution of and throughout the litigation process. The litigation process commences with an investigation and evaluation of a client's claims or defenses, and an analysis of the client's rights, duties, and obligations in order to effectively evaluate the case consistent with the client's expectations and goals. The process proceeds with filing and/or responding to a complaint, and then conducting the discovery required to properly prepare or defend the case.

Effective counseling enables my clients to make more informed decisions on whether to litigate or settle disputes; if litigated, how to properly prepare the case for trial; whether to settle during the course of the proceedings in a manner most favorable to the client. Where appropriate, the firm pursues available alternate dispute resolution sources such as mediation or arbitration. Frequently, even the most aggressively litigated cases can be better and more economically resolved utilizing these sources.

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