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Pels Law Welcomes Megan O’Donnell as a Summer Associate

The Pels Law Firm welcomes Megan O’Donnell as a summer associate in our Bethesda office. Megan is a J.D. candidate at the University of Baltimore School of Law, From Kensington, Maryland, Megan graduated from Connolly School of the Holy Child, where she was a multi-sport Varsity athlete, and developed an interest in government and law [...]

By |May 16th, 2023|News|

Jon Pels and Kiersten Pels co-author new book

Jon Pels has written and published a new e-book, co-authored with his daughter Kiersten. The book aims to share the knowledge Jon has gained over the course of his extensive career with people who are not trial lawyers.  Entitled "How to Use the Trial Lawyer’s Learned Treatise Exception to Hearsay to Get What You Deserve [...]

By |March 9th, 2023|News|

Pels Law Secures $1.44 Million Victory for Disabled Veteran in Home Construction Case

The Pels Law firm today won a summary judgment against a home contractor for $1.4 million in damages, including treble damages, for the contractor failing to fulfill D.C. licensure requirements prior to performing work on our client's property.  The case was filed in the D.C. Superior Court.  Attorney's fees also were awarded to our client, [...]

By |October 18th, 2022|Awards|

How to Best Protect Your Company During Construction Projects

Pels Law Firm attorney, Maria Olsen, attended the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) 2022 Construction Law Conference this month, at which construction law arbitrators and general counsels from the country’s largest construction firms presented. Maria shares in this post conference takeaways that can help our construction clients protect themselves. Most construction contracts contain mandatory arbitration clauses, [...]

Memorandum Opinion is a Win for Pels Law Client

Pels Law was able to obtain a memorandum opinion in White v Date Trucking, 2018 WL 2462921 and it has since been cited positively six times thus far.  In this case, our client, a father of five, was hit in the head due to a negligently placed load bar in an empty truck.  A key issue in the [...]

By |March 29th, 2022|Awards, Injury, Results|

DC Employers: Beware of the Noncompetition Agreement Ban Going into Effect in April 2022

The District of Columbia is creating the broadest ban on noncompetition agreements in the country. The D.C. Council passed The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act (the “Act”) last year, but its applicability date was tied to the approval of the city’s budget. The Act prohibits most post-employment non-compete agreements (it excludes physicians). In addition, [...]

By |February 7th, 2022|News|

Pels Law Attorney Maria Leonard Olsen to Speak at TEDxCUNY November 14th 2021

One of our Pels Law attorneys, Maria Leonard Olsen, will take the TEDx stage next week at the City University of New York. As Maria stated on Facebook: So excited to speak at TEDx CUNY next month! I will talk about using your trauma and challenges as forces for doing good in the world. Register [...]

By |November 6th, 2021|News|

Montgomery County Business Owner Wins Appeal Against Montgomery County’s Rain Tax

For six years, Ben Porto & Son, Ltd. and Tri-State Stone & Building Supply Inc., the last surviving local dimension stone quarry in Montgomery County, has been battling the County to receive credits on the Water Quality Protection Charge (“WQPC”), otherwise known as the “rain tax,” for treatment of their own stormwater. On August 24, [...]

By |September 4th, 2021|News|

Many Montgomery County Residents and Business Owners Are Needlessly Paying This Tax

In Maryland, most Montgomery County residents and business owners do not realize that they are paying the County the “rain tax,” for the privilege of having impervious surface (like driveways) on their property. The tax, called the Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC), is tucked into property owners’ tax bills as a line item. It is [...]

By |August 26th, 2021|WQPC|
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