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Pels Law Firm Secures Win in Virginia Supreme Court, Reversing Loudon County Court’s Earlier Decision

In a big win for the Pels Law Firm team, representing the father of an 18-year-old killed in a silo accident, the Virginia Supreme Court on July 22, 2021, reversed the Loudoun County Circuit Court’s dismissal of the case with prejudice. The issue considered by the Virginia Supreme Court was whether a Buell Classifier installed [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|News|

Pels Law Attorney Erin Webb Weighs in on Insurance and Storm Damage

WUSA9 reached out to Pels Law attorney Erin Webb to better understand the issues around insurance claims and liability when dealing with damage from a neighbors tree falling on your home.  A quote from the article: Erin L. Webb, an insurance lawyer in the Washington, D.C. area, says there is a general rule when dealing [...]

By |July 14th, 2021|News|

Washington Post Opinion Weighs in on Montgomery County “Rain Tax” Case

A new opinion column in The Washington Post discusses the Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC), also known as the "Rain Tax". The column is written by Devin L. Battley, president of the Lindbergh Park Owners Association in Gaithersburg, which represents business property owners in the Lindbergh Park development.  Pels Law is representing the [...]

By |July 5th, 2021|News|

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|
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