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How a timeline can be used as a persuasive exhibit

Pels Law had an actual in-person hearing this week, a rarity during the Covid era. The case had a complicated procedural history, in which the local government was forcing our clients to jump through multiple hoops to obtain relief from the “rain tax.” The rain tax is the Water Quality Protection Charge that Montgomery County [...]

By |September 17th, 2020|How To|

Can I file a wrongful death claim after losing a child to negligence?

This is a guest blog post from our colleagues at the law firm of Cohen & Cohen Losing a child could very well be one of the worse things that could happen to a parent. The emotions might seem unbearable, and a tragedy like this might take years, even a lifetime, to work through. When [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|Wrongful Death|

How To Use the Learned Treatise Exception To the Hearsay Rule and Rules of the Road to Win Your Case: How a Groundbreaking Case Earned Me the 2007 Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

Photo © Alex McGregor (cc-by-sa/2.0)   By Jon D. Pels, Esq. In the early 2000s, a client walked into my office. He was an intimidating gentleman. His tattoos made him look like somebody out of central casting playing a biker in a biker gang. He had spent the better part of his savings on a [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Awards, Results|

Complex business litigation in the time of COVID: How to participate in an online trial or hearing

Trials are starting again during the pandemic.  Because of the pandemic, courts were closed for months.  Since the wheels of commerce must go on, people needed to learn how to meet online.  So more business is being conducted virtually.  After much delay, cases on court dockets began to move. Our first online (or virtual) trial [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|How To|

Encore presentation of the webinar “Personal Injury Claims for Uber and Lyft Accidents: Complex Liability and Insurance Coverage Issues”

The Pels Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Stan Doerrer recently participated in a Strafford webinar, "Personal Injury Claims for Uber and Lyft Accidents: Complex Liability and Insurance Coverage Issues." Due to overwhelming popularity, they scheduled an encore presentation for Wednesday, September 2, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. Uber and Lyft rideshare services are now firmly [...]

By |August 2nd, 2020|News|

The National Trial Lawyers Announces the Re-Selection of Jon Pels as a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Maryland

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Jon Pels of Pels Law, LLC in Bethesda has been re-selected as a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in MD after his first year as an exceptionally respected member. This honor has been given to Mr. Pels for his superior skills and qualifications in the legal [...]

By |July 26th, 2020|News|

Tips for Preventing and Mitigating Claims in Construction Projects

by: Maria Olsen, Pels Law, LLC On behalf of the Pels Law firm and our construction industry clients, I attended the 2020 American Arbitration Association’s Construction Webinar Series:  “The Best Defense is a Good Offense – Keys to Claims Prevention and Mitigation.”  Below are highlights of suggested best practices construction project owners, project managers, general [...]

Jon Pels elected to the Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers Association

Jon Pels was elected to the Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. It is an an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the top 10 attorneys from each state or region who represent clients on business tort claims. Members are nominated by leading lawyers based on their [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|News|

Coping with COVID-19 — updated 6/24/2020

Financial Tools and Resources for Your Small Business UPDATE 6/24/2020: The SBA has reopened its applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Loan. Please visit sba.gov to apply. There is a new bill pending that would allow small business owners to apply for a second PPP loan if: they are a small business [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|News|
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