Litigation

Litigation

Fizer❖LLC has more than 30 years of civil litigation experience.  We seek to advance the art of litigation with each case, hearing, and trial before a judge or jury.  Our extensive civil trial experience gives us an insight into the psychology of a case – the impact that certain evidence will have, how best to present it, and how to tailor each component of evidence to fit within the overall circumstances of a case.  We have appeared before judges and juries in every jurisdiction in the State of Maryland, as well as in the District of Columbia, and we are familiar with the differences presented by each locale. Each jurisdiction brings with it its own view of personal injury cases and their components. For example, a case tried before a jury in Baltimore City will be presented differently from a case tried in Calvert County.

Fizer❖LLC understands these differences and considers them in the analysis and handling of each case.  Litigation is our focus, and we bring our expertise and experience to bear in the courts across the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, for the benefit of our clients and the colleagues who work with us.

In the News...

Back-To-Back Verdicts

By Tim Fizer | October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In Prince George’s County Circuit Court, Tim obtained jury verdicts for two of his clients in the last two weeks. In the first, his client was a passenger in a…

How Much Is My Case Worth?

By Tim Fizer | August 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every case is different, but there are some common issues and factors that should be considered. Check my guide on Avvo for a discussion: click here

Check out our answers on AVVO.com

By Tim Fizer | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

You might notice that some of my answers suggest that the questioner “contact a lawyer,” “consult with a lawyer who practices in this area of law,” or a similar recommendation.…

Court of Special Appeals Distinguishes Burdens of “Persuasion” and “Production”

By Tim Fizer | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In further discussion, or perhaps just a reiteration, of Maryland’s evidentiary rule regarding presumptions, the Court of Special Appeals affirmed the jury’s verdict of no negligence, in favor of the…

Small Claims Collections Matters Subject to More Rigorous Standards on Affidavit Judgment

By Tim Fizer | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that small claims collections cases, involving plaintiffs other than the original creditor (factored or assigned accounts), face more stringent standards on application for…

Maryland Court of Special Appeals finds dancing employee eligible for Workers’ Compensation

By Tim Fizer | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a recent opinion from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the court was called upon to determine whether an employee, sent to a resort for work, was entitled to…

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. v. Rosen

By zestsms | December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Court of Appeals has reversed the Court of Special Appeals in a decision that found exculpatory agreements allowing a business to avoid liability for its acts of negligence…

MSBA’s “40-Hr. Basic Mediation Training” Course

By zestsms | November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

I completed the MSBA’s “40-Hr. Basic Mediation Training” course in October, 2013. This intensive, 40 hour class provided participants with a valuable understanding of the theory and practice of mediation…

Discussion of Social Media Evidence With Hon. Paul W. Grimm

By zestsms | September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

This morning, the Negligence, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation section of the Baltimore County Bar Association sponsored a talk presented by U.S. District Court Judge Paul W. Grimm on the requirements…