Your Aggressive, Experienced Advocate In Litigated Civil Disputes
Peeples Law is a full-service firm offering experienced representation in most areas of civil litigation. We provide comprehensive support throughout the process, from filing a complaint to pre-trial assistance to appellate work.
Additional Areas Of Practice
As you may have seen on other pages of this site, we represent clients in a wide variety of civil disputes, including business and contract litigation, family law, entertainment law, personal injury and real estate. But we are also ready to vigorously represent your interests in other litigated disputes as well, including cases alleging:
Defamation: Including libel (written) and a slander (spoken). In Maryland, a plaintiff in a defamation suit must prove that:
- The defendant made a defamatory statement to a third party
- The statement was false
- The defendant was legally liable for making the statement
- The plaintiff suffered harm as the result of the statement
With the prevalence of social media and other forms of modern communication, the things we say are more public and more permanent than ever before. Therefore, defamation lawsuits remain an important remedy against character assassination.
Legal malpractice: Suing a lawyer can be intimidating. But you may have a case if you can show that you suffered harm because your former lawyer failed to do for you what another reasonable attorney would have done for his or her client. You must also show that if your lawyer had not engaged in legal malpractice, the outcome of your case would have been favorable.
Professional malpractice: Our firm can also help you bring professional negligence and malpractice claims against other professionals, including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, accountants, engineers and architects.
Insurance disputes: If you have insurance (auto, life, home, etc.) it is your carrier’s responsibility to abide by both the terms and spirit of your policy. If your insurer refuses to cover legitimate claims, cancels your policy without good cause or otherwise acts unethically, we can help you pursue a claim of insurance bad faith.
Construction law: The construction industry is highly detailed and complex. It involves agreements and contracts between numerous parties before any building work is even started. Our firm’s experience in contract law and litigation make us ideally suited to help you resolve construction-related disputes whether you are a builder, homeowner, commercial property owner, architect, or landowner affected by someone else’s building project.