Financial Tools and Resources for Your Small Business UPDATE 11/2/2020: Montgomery County has announced a new funding initiative for local restaurants. Apply NOW THROUGH November 5. $5,000 “Re-opening Montgomery” grants are now available Apply now for the Covid 19 Lay-off Aversion Fund which is a fund managed by the Maryland Department of Labor to [...]
Pels Law attorney Maria Leonard Olsen, contributed significantly to the new guide to "Representing Yourself in Court", from the site Healing Law. Just one of the many useful bits of information that Maria provided in the guide: When in court, behave respectfully. Do not interrupt the judge when he or she is speaking. Be organized [...]
Pels Law Firm Obtains Major Victory in New York Supreme Court Related to Restrictive Covenant Imposed on Doctor
The Pels Law Firm gained a major victory on behalf of a top urologist against the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State. In March 2019, Jon D. Pels met with the plaintiff in Manhattan and agreed to take over this case from another law firm. The case arose out of a restrictive covenant [...]
Pels Law Attorney Justin Sadowsky Helping Protect the US Constitution in Case Regarding the “Terrorist Watchlist”
This story was written by Jonathan Shieber and published on TechCrunch 9/5/2019:Link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/04/federal-judge-rules-that-the-terrorist-watchlist-database-violates-u-s-citizens-rights/ A federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush has ruled that the “terrorist watchlist” database compiled by federal agencies and used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security violates the rights of American citizens who are on [...]
Fairfax circuit court jury returned a unanimous verdict awarding punitive damages on behalf of clients represented by Jon D. Pels. The punitive damages amounted to approximately 50 times the actual compensatory costs incurred by Mr. Pels’ clients. This is the second jury trial in a row in which Mr. Pels has obtained exemplary damages on [...]
[Originally published in the Montgomery County Sentinel, February 8th, 2019] ROCKVILLE – The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a financial assurance plan that indicates it is on track to fund certain water-quality programs, to the chagrin of some county residents. The financial assurance plan, or FAP, stated that the county has enough funds to meet [...]
Jury returns a unanimous 12 to 0 resounding verdict for the Pels Law Firm client SRM Arms and Jeffrey Hajjar
The trial in Boise, Idaho, started on October 2, 2018 and ended on October 18, 2018 and included 343 exhibits related to a business dispute, including allegations of fraud. The jury returned their verdict on Friday, October 19, 2018. “The jury got it," stated Jon D. Pels, who served as lead counsel on the case. "It is rare that you get a 12 to 0 unanimous verdict, but there were tears in the courtroom as the verdict was being read."
Jon Pels Wins Victory Over Federal Highway Administration In Case Related to Fatal Crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway
A Maryland federal judge on Thursday denied the federal government’s bid to dismiss a suit alleging its failure to maintain the painted white lane line, or fog line, on the side of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway caused an accident that killed a man and injured his fiancee. Jon Pels, representing the plaintiffs, said: "The government tried to argue that they didn't have the resources to put the fog lane lines down," he added. "Obviously we did not find that argument to be well-received by our side and I don't think the court believed it either."
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]