Court of Special Appeals’ unreported decision vacating a dismissal of a legal malpractice complaint on the grounds that the allegations in the complaint raise a question of fact as to whether the statute of limitations was tolled.

On December 1, 2016, the Court of Special Appeals in an unreported decision found that Stewart A. Sutton’s client had pled sufficient facts in her legal malpractice case against Baltimore lead paint attorney, Saul Kerpelman and his law firm, Kerpelman &...

Can a Maryland attorney demand a bonus?

If an attorney exceeds his or her client’s expectations, can the attorney demand a bonus from the client?  The answer is “no”.  The attorney can only seek payment of fees pursuant to the terms of the parties’ retainer agreement.  Rule 1.5(a) of...