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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler, P.A.

250 West Pratt Street, Suite 2000, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Established: 1972

Qualified Member Since: 2017

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Bankruptcy
  • Captive Company Matters
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Foreclosure and Bond Claims
  • Insurance Coverage
  • International Law
  • Land Use
  • Lender Liability Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Securities
  • Sports Law
  • Subrogation
  • Technology
  • Title Insurance

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About Us

At Shapiro Sher, our success is driven by a fundamental belief: the companies and individuals who place their trust in us deserve the close attention of deeply experienced attorneys. That’s why we bring senior talent to bear on every matter. In all areas of bankruptcy, business law, and litigation, the strategies we provide are planned and executed by attorneys practicing at the top of their profession.

When you hire Shapiro Sher, you get an efficient team gifted with the ingenuity and foresight that only come with years of hard-fought accomplishment. We pride ourselves in our ability to do more with a select group than our competition manages with large cadres of lawyers.

With offices in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the Firm’s attorneys have earned reputations that reach well beyond the Mid-Atlantic region. Our business lawyers are at the heart of major transactions in all industry sectors across the country and abroad. Our litigators serve as counsel in cases of national consequence, and our bankruptcy practice is international in scope.

Since our founding in 1972 by Ronald M. Shapiro, the Firm has provided invaluable representation to Fortune 100 corporations, emerging growth businesses, governments, non-profits, and individuals. An unusually large proportion of our attorneys are regularly cited in publications devoted to identifying top legal talent.

Additionally, more than half of our lawyers have been granted Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 rating, the highest rating given and a reflection of their preeminence in the field of law. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are based on confidential peer reviews from members of the Bar and the Judiciary.

Sophisticated buyers of legal services know that such laurels provide limited information. Of greater importance are our attorneys’ proven accomplishments for their clients, and their capabilities to handle the given challenge. We submit that the citations are but one indicator of what we have done and can do for the clients who place their trust in us.

For more information about our practice areas and attorneys, please contact Firm President William E. Carlson.

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Additional Locations

  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • 1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 300
  • Washington, District of Columbia 20005
    • Telephone: 202-331-0200
    • Fax: 410-539-7611

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Partner


Alex J. Brown

Baltimore, MD

Practice Areas
  • Insurance
  • Appeals
  • Corporate, Commercial and Regulatory Litigation
Admitted
  • Maryland, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Additional Biographical Details:

Named to Top 100 List Maryland Super Lawyers (2015); Chambers USA (2019)

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Insurance Committee and CGL Subcommittee)
Education:
  • The University of the South, B.A., 1995
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1999

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News & Publications

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High Profile Cases

Obtained a $7M jury verdict serving as first-chair in a complex insurance subrogation matter arising from a massive fire that caused substantial damage to a four-story apartment building.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of commercial client in a suit for breach of contract and business torts, as well as a six-figure judgment on counterclaims.

Lead counsel in a jury trial against a large financial services provider and others, based on claims of breach of contract, negligence, negligent supervision, and conversion of client funds; obtained a jury verdict of $1.4 million, plus punitive damages of $300,000.

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