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Alvin I. Frederick is a Fellow the American College of Trial Lawyers - top 1% of trial lawyers in the state of Maryland.

Practice Areas
Appellate Practice, Civil Litigation, Mediation, Professional Negligence, Professional Ethics, Risk Management, Expert Witness

Alvin I. (Al) Frederick

Mr. Frederick has spent his career practicing law throughout the state of Maryland. His practice has focused on the representation of judges and lawyers civilly and with regard to discipline. He has, in addition, defended a variety of other licensed professionals in malpractice actions.

Mr. Frederick has handled a number of groundbreaking cases in Maryland's appellate courts crafting the current law on legal malpractice and the defense of judges before the Commission on Judicial Disabilities. In addition, he has presented risk management programs on behalf of the Court of Appeals (now the Supreme Court) on professionalism and risk management. He has taught on behalf of both the Judicial Institute of Maryland and the Judicial College of Maryland and has been a presenter at the annual Judicial meeting of the Maryland judiciary.

Mr. Frederick regularly speaks and writes on the issues of professional risk management and claims avoidance locally and has spoken nationally on the subject for the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Malpractice and PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society).

Mr. Frederick has been recognized as a top professional in his field. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, limiting its membership to no more than 1% of lawyers in the State of Maryland. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers, amongst others, highly regarded in the field of professional negligence defense and has written and published extensively on the subject. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Frederick has served various Bar Associations through Maryland, having presented on behalf of associations in Washington County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Howard County, Prince Georges County, Wicomico County and Talbot County) amongst others. He has served as Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, Chair of the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and was recognized by that group as Litigator of the Year in 2013. Frederick spent 10 years as a member of the prestigious Standing Committee on Rules and Procedure of the Supreme Court of Maryland per appointment by that Court. He chaired the Judges and Attorneys Subcommittee during his tenure. He was also privileged to be a member of the Rodowsky Commission which presented and suggested ethical rules to the then Court of Appeals in accord with the Ethics 2000 undertaking of the American Bar Association.

Relevant Cases

Attorney Greivance Commission v. Rhona Framm 449 Ms. 620 (2018)
In re Lamdin, 404 Md. 631 (2008)
Attorney Grievance Commission v. Dore, 433 Md. 685 (2013)
Inlet Assoc. v. Harrison Inn Inlet, Inc., 324 Md. 254 (1991)
Noble v. Bruce, 349 Md. 730 (1998)
Parler & Wobber v. Miles & Stockbridge, 359 Md. 671 (2000)
Stone v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., 330 Md. 329 (1993)
Suder v. Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP, 413 Md. 230 (2010)
In re Merry-Go-Round Enters., 244 B.R. 327 (2000) (United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland) Frederick was an expert witness.
Berringer v. Steele, 133 Md. App. 442 (2000)
Deitz v. Palaigos, 120 Md. App. 380 (1998)
Dixon v. DeLance, 84 Md. App. 441 (1991)
Homa v. Friendly Mobile Manor, 93 Md. App. 337 (1992)
Kirgan v. Parks, 60 Md. App. 1 (1984)
Kurstin v. Bromberg, 191 Md. App. 124 (2010)
Kurstin v. Bromberg, 191 Md. App. 124, 900 A.2d 594 (2010)
Taylor v. Feissner, 103 Md. App. 356 (1995)
Eastern Shore Title v Osche 453 Md. 303 (2017)

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