COVID-19 & PPP Updates

Pels Law Helps Secure Major Victory in Maryland Parent Teacher Association Case

These Pels Law firm attorneys secured a big win in court this week for the National PTA: Jon Pels, Katerina Newell, Christina Buschmann, Kerry Edwards, Alvaro Augusto and Amira Khan. Press Release from the National PTA Statement on the Alliance for Maryland Parents, Teachers and Students: ALEXANDRIA, Va., (June 15, 2021)—Yesterday, National PTA took legal action [...]

By |June 16th, 2021|News|

Maria Olsen (Pels Law Firm) Wins Victory Over Montgomery County In Stormwater Tax Case

On Wednesday, May 19th 2021, Maryland Tax Court's chief Judge, Walter C. "Clay" Martz II ruled in favor of property owners of the Lindbergh Park Owners Association. Judge Martz ruled that Montgomery County unlawfully denied stormwater management tax credits to the LPOA members, who paid for stormwater management systems on their property. In a statement [...]

By |May 20th, 2021|Results|

Jon Pels Delivers Compelling Oral Argument Before the Idaho Supreme Court

Jon Pels's oral argument before the Idaho Supreme Court was televised live on Idaho Public Television. The full video of the hearing (SRM v. GSA) can be viewed at the Idaho Supreme Court Archive page, or using this direct link.

By |March 4th, 2021|News|

Pels Law Attorney Maria Leonard Olsen Presenting at Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Annual Conference

Pels Law attorney, Maria Leonard Olsen, is presenting this week at the 2020 Healthcare Businesswomen's Association's annual conference. The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is a global nonprofit organization comprised of individuals and organizations from across the healthcare industry committed to achieving gender parity in leadership positions, facilitating career and business connections, and providing effective practices that [...]

By |November 19th, 2020|News|

Virginia Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Client’s Case

Pels Law Firm attorney Katerina Newell successfully convinced the Virginia Supreme Court to hear a case dismissed by a Loudoun County court. Virginia has an eight year statute of repose, which means that if you build a defective building and it collapses and kills someone, you cannot sue the builder if it has been more [...]

By |October 17th, 2020|News|

Out-of State Motorcycle Wrecks: 4 Tips for Filing a Lawsuit

This is a guest blog post from our colleagues at the law firm of Cohen & Cohen Motorcycle road trips can offer you the adventure of a lifetime, but what happens when you are injured by another driver through no fault of your own? Medical bills, emergency transport costs and the fear and anxiety you [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|How To|

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|
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