Another Challenge to the Montgomery County Rain Tax Legislation

The Pels Law Firm, which is representing 25 Montgomery County property owners in litigation challenging the County's imposition of the Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC) upon them and/or denying statutorily-required credits against the Charge, testified at the Montgomery County Council's public hearing on March 6 on Bill 1-18, which amends County law regarding what some call the "rain tax."  Attorney Maria Leonard Olsen​ testified at the hearing and suggested additional changes to the WQPC in writing.

By | 2018-03-12T22:43:32+00:00 March 6th, 2018|News|

Katerina Newell joins Pels Law Firm

The Pels Law Firm is pleased to announce that Katerina Newell has joined our firm. Ms. Newell is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. While at UVA Law, Ms. Newell was an Articles Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law and clerked at the Legal Aid Justice Center, where she [...]

By | 2017-11-05T12:36:16+00:00 November 5th, 2017|News|

Judge remands Montgomery County stormwater tax credit case (originally published in Daily Record)

The following article was originally published in The Daily Record by their Legal Affairs writer, Heather Cobun, on April 21st, 2017: The denial of tax credits to most members of a homeowners’ association in Montgomery County that manages its own stormwater runoff was remanded to an administrative appeal board Thursday where attorneys say they will [...]

By | 2017-11-05T12:38:04+00:00 April 25th, 2017|News|

Pels Law Firm Helps Property Owners To Counter Montgomery County “Rain Tax”

Firm attorneys Jon D. Pels and Maria Leonard Olsen have been representing the Lindbergh Park Owner’s Association (LPOA) in their fight against Montgomery County and its “rain tax” policies. On April 20th, 2017, the Montgomery County Circuit Court reversed an earlier decision in a major victory for the LPOA. Montgomery County’s “rain tax” has had [...]

By | 2017-11-06T10:27:27+00:00 April 21st, 2017|News|

Pels Law Firm Announces Brian West Is “Of Counsel”

The Pels Law Firm is pleased to announce that Brian West has become "Of Counsel" to the firm. Likewise, Jon D Pels has become "Of Counsel" to the law firm of Sandground, West, Silek & Raminpour, PLC. Brian West began practicing law in 1985 and has a reputation as being one of the toughest [...]

By | 2017-11-06T10:30:24+00:00 March 6th, 2017|News|

Tips for Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

Many of us have been injured either while on the job or by some sort of criminal negligence. Not only is it painful, but situations like these could incur serious economic consequences for you and your family if not dealt with correctly. It’s difficult to navigate litigation without proper legal representation- thus, it’s in your [...]

By | 2017-11-06T11:03:24+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Injury|

Differences Between Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Bankruptcy

When economic times threaten the stability of your finances, it’s tough to know how to proceed. Do you struggle through the mounting pile of debt or do you file for bankruptcy? If the debt is manageable, hiring a financial adviser could be worth it, but if your accounts are looking to bleak to handle, declaring [...]

By | 2014-12-06T15:15:42+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Bankruptcy|

How to Avoid Personal Injury Lawsuits?

Sometimes in life, there’s not much that could have been done to prevent injuries from happening. Other times, you wish that you would’ve done anything to avoid them. It’s a tough world we live in today, but if you want to live it as lawsuit free as possible, here are some steps for you or [...]

By | 2015-03-19T12:12:34+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Injury|

Thinking About Declaring Bankruptcy?

You’ve worked hard, saved your money, sent kids through college or started a business. Now you’re facing the same fate as the likes of Mike Tyson, Nicolas Cage and Marvin Gaye: a bank account full of zero’s. It’s tough when fears meet reality. If only we could go back in time and put all of [...]

By | 2014-12-06T15:16:25+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Bankruptcy|

Jon Pels Named Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2007

Jon D. Pels and Lawrence J. Anderson of the Bethesda law firm Pels Anderson, LLC were selected by the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association as recipients of the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. This award is given to trial lawyers who have made the greatest contribution to the public interest by trying or settling a [...]

By | 2015-05-08T14:13:33+00:00 July 19th, 2007|Awards, News|