The Leadership Southern Maryland Class of 2016 (including Baldwin & Briscoe’s own Samuel Baldwin) recently graduated, the culmination of a nine-month program of community education, outreach, and involvement.
In May of 1936, The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Baltimore City placed an ad in the St. Mary’s Beacon. Under the headline “ANOTHER FAMILY JOINS THE TELEPHONE COMMUNITY.”
The Law Offices of Baldwin and Briscoe have always believed in protecting a person’s character. We have fought and continue to fight for our clients best interests.
Personal Injury attorneys seem to be everywhere. Just turn on the television during the daytime and chances are you’ll see one or more ads promising to fight for you if you’ve been involved in a car accident. They’ll promise that you won’t pay a fee until they recover money for you. They’ll demonize the insurance companies and warn you that those companies will take advantage of you.
Sixty-eight years ago, in 1947, eleven local lawyers founded St. Mary’s County’s first bar association. At that time, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station was only five years old. The county’s population then hovered around 15,000, the same number of people recorded in the first national census of 1790. The great changes in St. Mary’s County over the next half-century completely transformed the practice of law as those eleven lawyers understood it; as one former lawyer and judge put it, “it’s two separate worlds today, completely different, utterly different.”
The purpose of this article is to give readers a general overview of some issues that repeatedly occur in my practice when it comes to residential leases and some tips on how to follow the law so that you don’t end up on the wrong side of a dispute.
Chapter Two of managing partner’s Samuel C.P. Baldwin, Jr. comprehensive history about the life and times of the late John Hanson Briscoe, a former St. Mary’s County lawyer, statesman, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, and judge, is now available.
During his retirement John Hanson Briscoe served as the president of Sotterley’s board of trustees. John Hanson, whose father was born at Sotterley and whose family owned the land for much of the nineteenth-century, was interviewed a few years after he left the board.
David J. Hebb, Esq. has been listed in Maryland Super Lawyers® 2015’s list of rising stars. Mr. Hebb is one of only two lawyers in the entire state recognized in the field of consumer bankruptcy.
“On Christmas Day, you had your private time and you had your breakfast and you opened your presents and by the time, I guess that would be about noonish, the first carload would arrive to wish you a happy new year. And it was certain houses that you went to. A certain time we went to the Briscoe’s; at a certain time we went to the Loker’s; at a certain time we had to be at our house. Almost every house got visited.”
Prior to 1930, most of the people who lived inSt. Mary’s County worked as watermen and farmers. To work in those professions there was no need for a formal education. At that time, St. Mary’s County was predominantly Catholic. All the schools were either Catholic or private because there was no public education. There was a white Catholic high school and a black Catholic high school, the Cardinal Gibbons Institute. There were two private secular high schools, the Charlotte Hall Military Academy and Leonardtown Hall.
Maryland has a collateral source rule. This means that when you are injured in an accident, you have the right to recover the full value of the cost of treatment and your other economic losses, even to the extent that those values exceed your out-of-pocket costs.