Our Maryland Legal Services

The attorneys at McCarthy, Winkelman and Mester provide civil litigation services to clients who have been injured or wronged because of another party’s negligence. Our goal, whatever the type of case, is to maximize your recovery and protect your rights during the legal process. We assist clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. To learn more about our legal services, call 301-262-7422 or contact us online.

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common reason we represent injured people. We have represented thousands of people injured in car accidents and involved in disputes related to car accidents. Our expertise in these matters involves the complex considerations related to every aspect of protecting your rights.

Car insurance companies have endless resources and scores of attorneys looking to protect their rights. You need an attorney willing to spend resources and who have the experience to protect your rights. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. No matter how many expensive commercials they buy and how much money they give to legislators, you need to remember they are not a “good neighbor” and you are not in “good hands” with insurance companies who report to stockholders instead of injured people.

We understand the entire process related to handling simple and complex accident claims. These considerations include:

  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Bad faith insurance claims
  • Interstate stacking rules
  • Vehicle repair and reimbursement
  • Rental vehicle reimbursement
  • Resident relative coverage
  • Underinsured motorist/Uninsured motorist benefits
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits
  • Excess policy recovery
  • Death benefits
  • Medical lien negotiation
  • Permissive use in vehicle operation
  • Negligent entrustment to at risk drivers
  • Proper valuation of cases
  • Policy limit demands

The list of successes we have had in such matters is too voluminous to place on this website. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients, including a six million dollar recovery for a man paralyzed when struck from behind by a dump truck and a five million dollar recovery for a brake failure in an auto accident. More important than our flashy verdicts and large settlements are the daily services we provide to people injured in motor vehicle accidents. We treat all cases equally, no matter the amount of money at issue, and work to protect you and your family.

Medical Malpractice

We represent injured persons and their families in medical malpractice actions. We have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving complex medical issues. Some of these verdicts have been the largest ever in the trial jurisdiction.

Civil Rights

Our firm handles civil rights cases involving matters such as improper detention and other police misconduct. Such matters can attract significant media attention; our attorneys help clients navigate these often-difficult waters.

Premises Liability

Premises liability law is the basis for litigation involving a plaintiff injured because of dangerous or defective premises and property conditions resulting from someone’s negligence. Examples of such cases include poorly maintained appliances in rental apartments, assaults by employees, and inadequate security.


We practice maritime law in State and Federal Courts in Maryland. Maritime law has its own set of rules and procedures, so choosing a Maryland lawyer familiar with maritime law is an important decision. The following is a sample of the types of maritime lawsuits we have handled and the success we have had with the matters.

Learn More About Our Legal Practice

To schedule a case evaluation or learn more about our law firm, call us at 301-262-7422 or contact us online. Let us put our experience to work for you.