Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation in Maryland, United States

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  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Arbitration Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mediation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Banking and Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Civil Rights Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Frederick, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Corporate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Intellectual Property
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James L. Shea

Venable LLP
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Construction Law International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration International Arbitration - Governmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Insurance Law

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Practice Area Definition

Commercial Litigation Definition

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.
General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.