Gorman & Williams consists of 6 attorneys plus law clerks and staff personnel. The firm represents clients throughout the Maryland-Washington D.C. and Mid-Atlantic areas. In addition to insurance matters, the firm practices corporate and commercial law, intellectual property law, maritime law, and other areas.
David Williams has served clients for over 35 years in matters involving diverse subjects including consumer, commercial, maritime, corporate, and intellectual property law. He has extensive experience in the resolution of complex business disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitration. David has served as lead counsel in major domestic and international vessel financing matters and has successfully organized fractional yacht ownership. David has been published in West's Federal Practice and Procedure, Benedict on Admiralty, and other legal journals. Having served as chair of the Committee of Marine Financing of the Maritime Law Association of United States, David drafted several federal maritime statutes ultimately enacted into law and testified before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee. He served as ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission drafting committee on a Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels, approved in 2011. In addition to his focus in maritime law, David also concentrates in the law of trade secrets, patents, copyrights and trademarks. David has served as a trustee of the Maryland Historical Society and is active in other civic and community organizations. David is admitted to practice before the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of the Georgetown university Law Center and Princeton University.
Michael Naccarato has represented clients in diverse legal matters including consumer law, premises liability, real property leasing, corporate and commercial disputes, and product liability. Michael's prior work as a Certified Public Accountant and as a chief financial officer complement his practice of law, giving Michael a unique skillset in advising clients and resolving complex business disputes and consumer litigation in different forums.
William is a litigator focused on insurance defense, commercial litigation, construction law, maritime, and employment matters. Following law school, William worked as staff counsel for one of the largest insurers in North America. William has defended and tried hundreds of cases in the district and circuit courts throughout Maryland. William is admitted to practice in Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. William received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, received a B.A. (Jurisprudence) (magna cum laude) from the University of Baltimore, and a M.A. (Legal and Ethical Studies) from the University of Baltimore.
Taylor graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilizations. She is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. While in law school, Taylor was a staff editor on the University of Baltimore Law Review, served as the President of the Black Law Students Association, and was a member of the Royal Shannonhouse Honor Society. Taylor's practice is concentrated in the areas of intellectual property, business, and commercial law.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Staff Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review
Ashley is a summa cum laude graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Psychology, and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. While attending the University of Baltimore School of Law, Ashley served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Marvin J. Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the Honorable Lynn Stewart Mays of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Ashley also served as a Staff Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review, and was a member of the Royal Shannonhouse Honor Society. Ashley focuses on civil litigation including business, commercial, and insurance defense litigation. Ashley also has experience with intellectual property litigation.
Staff Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review
Judicial Intern to Hon. Judge Lynn Stewart-Mays, Baltimore City Circuit Court; Hon. Judge Marvin Garbis, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Board); Maryland Bar Association Lee Caplan Pro Bono Award (2005)
Frank provides general legal advice to businesses and focuses on intellectual property matters; he and handles trademark and copyright matters for clients; infringement and licensing matters involving patents, trademarks, and copyrights; He has jury trial-to-verdict and judgment experience in federal and state courts; member of the American College of Trial Lawyers; graduate of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and the Georgetown Law Center
Peerless Insurance Company v. WEO Carpentry, LLC, 2019 WL 2374380 (D. Md.) (court ordered substitution of defendant’s proper corporate name); In Re American Cruise Lines, 128 USPQ2d 1157 (TTAB 2018) (precedent) (reversal of examiner’s refusal to register); Changzhou Kaidi Elec. Co. v. Okin America, Inc., et al., 102 F.Supp.3d 740 (D. Md. 2015); 112 F.Supp.3d 330 (D. Md. 2015) (patent infringement); GWW Associates, LLC v. Flagship Atlanta Dairy, LLC et al., (LLC minority members suit) (Delaware 2012); Baney Corporation v. Agilysys NV, 773 F.Supp.2d 593 (2011) (software developer breach of license warranty); Pizzorno v. L-Soft International, Inc. 2008 WL5082105 (D.Md.), 665, 302Fed.Appx. 148 (4th Cir. 2008) (copyright infringement jury trial)
Board of Editors, Geo. L. Rev.
Law Clerk to Chief Judge Roszel C. Thomsen, U.S. District Court
Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Washington, District of Columbia, USA 39 miles
(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)