Baltimore Business & Commercial Law Lawyer
Neal C. Baroody graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland in 1984. In 1987, after serving as an editor of the Law Review, he graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law. In 1987, Mr. Baroody joined Venable, Baetjer & Howard's litigation department. In 1993, he founded his own firm. Over the past 20 years he has tried jury and nonjury cases in federal and state courts. He also arbitrated numerous disputes involving general contract, construction, and copyright issues, drafted appeals to the Fourth Circuit, Court of Appeals of Maryland, and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, drafted articles for the American Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. and spoke before the Association of Builders and Contractors, Inc. Mr. Baroody is a result-oriented litigator. By aggressively representing his clients and negotiating reasonably, he resolves matters economically and effectively.
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Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
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- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.