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Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys of Plaxen & Adler, P.A. Move to New Office in Columbia MD

The personal injury law firm of Plaxen & Adler, P.A. announces that it has moved its Columbia, MD office location to better serve its personal injury, and workers’ compensation clients throughout the state. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. was previously located on Little Patuxent Parkway for more than 28 years, and the new office is located at 10211 Wincopin Circle, Suite 620, Columbia, MD 21044. View the Press Release

Maryland Attorney Bruce Plaxen Receives 2013 Leadership in Law Award

The Daily Record selected Bruce Plaxen, Senior Partner at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. to receive The Daily Record’s 2013 Leadership in Law Award. The Daily Record launched the Leadership in Law awards in 2000 as a way to recognize the outstanding work being done by members of the legal community throughout Maryland. View the Press Release

Bruce Plaxen and Harry Adler Chosen for 2013 Super Lawyers in Maryland

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Attorneys Bruce Plaxen and Harry Adler of Plaxen & Adler P.A., have both been named by Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys for 2013 in the state of Maryland. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Read More
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Montgomery County Suing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHFA

Originally Published in The Daily Record

Montgomery County is suing mortgage giants Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their government conservator over allegations that the companies failed to pay state transfer taxes. The complaint, filed as a potential class action in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, is one of a wave of similar actions throughout the country, according to an attorney involved in the case. “There are 50 cases in 20 states that I know of,” said Don Springmeyer, an attorney at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin LLP in Las Vegas, which is on the county’s legal team. “They claim they are exempt because they were originally federally chartered organizations, but we say they are presently private corporations so they should be obligated to pay like any other company.” Bruce M. Plaxen, an attorney at Plaxen & Adler P.A. in Columbia, Andrew Bederman of Greenberg & Bederman in Silver Spring and Montgomery County Attorney Marc P. Hansen are also serving as counsel to the county. Read More

Meningitis from Steroid Injection’s in Maryland’

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that patients who received a steroid injection between May 21 and September 24, 2012 are at risk for contracting a fungal based form of Meningitis due to a contaminated steroid that was manufactured by New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts. The steroid, preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, was given primarily as an injection for back pain relief. Read More

Soccer Field Accident Could Remake Maryland Personal Injury Law

Originally Published in The Baltimore Sun

The collapse of a soccer goal on a Howard County practice field has led the state’s highest court to reconsider more than 150 years of personal injury law, in a case that could significantly improve injured plaintiffs’ chances of winning payouts. Read More

A Battle Over Liability

Originally Published in The Daily Record

MD top court hears 2-hour argument over contributory negligence. Attorney Bruce Plaxen of Plaxen & Adler, P.A., is lead counsel in the case of Coleman v. Soccer Association of Columbia. In a case closely watched by civil litigators, plaintiffs’ attorneys and defense lawyers battled before Maryland’s top court Monday over whether the judges should overturn the 165-year-old ruling that defendants cannot be held liable for damages if the plaintiffs’ negligence contributed at all to their injuries. Read More

Big Guns Join The Fight Over Fault

Originally Published in The Daily Record

A case pending before Maryland’s top court has attracted national attention as groups representing U.S. businesses, doctors and insurers are pressing the Court of Appeals to preserve a 165-year-old ruling that defendants cannot be held liable for damages if the plaintiffs’ own negligence contributed at all to their injuries. Read More

All of Plaxen & Adler’s Lawyers Recognized in the January 2011 issue of Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore, Maryland – January 2011 – All of Plaxen & Adler’s lawyers, Bruce Plaxen and Harry Adler, Super Lawyers for 2011. Afterward, a blue ribbon panel of peers investigates each nominee’s background, credentials and experience.

Crash victim could only receive fraction of $3.1M verdict

Originally Published in The Daily Record

A Prince Frederick woman won a $3.1 million verdict last week following a car accident that left her severely injured, but she likely will not receive more than $50,000.

Plaxen & Adler Secures $3.1 Million Verdict for Prince Frederick Woman Seriously Injured in Calvert County Accident

Plaxen & Adler, Maryland personal injury attorneys, recently secured a jury verdict of $3,091,291.67 for a 45 year-old Prince Frederick woman who was badly injured in a 2008 automobile collision in Calvert County, Maryland. The case, Kent v. Lee (CAL09-14010), was tried in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland. It stemmed from an accident that occurred in 2008 when. Read More

Bruce Plaxen, Two-time Winner of American Association of Justice Award

Vancouver, Canada – July 11, 2010 – Bruce Plaxen was presented the Wiedemann Wysocki Award of Excellence by Anthony Tarricone, president of the American Association for Justice at the Leadership Breakfast, held during the association’s annual convention. The award honors a select group attorneys across the country for their commitment to the legal profession and their efforts to improve the justice system. This marks the second time Plaxen has received this award; the first time was in 2003.

Plaxen & Adler, P.A. Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

Columbia, Maryland – June 1, 2010 – Plaxen & Adler celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2010. The firm continues to strive to be leaders in community service, supporters of pro-victim and consumer legislation in Annapolis and nationally, and advocates for people injured on-the-job and through the fault of others. The Plaxen & Adler team consists of two attorneys, Bruce Plaxen and Harry Adler; and an office support system including Anna Beatty, Mary Becker, Alex Plaxen, Josh Plaxen, Luba Fineman, Crista Hakala, Dawn Lough, Kathy Parks, and Angie Pfeifer. Congratulations on 25 great years!

Bruce Plaxen, Two-time Winner of Maryland Association of Justice Award

Baltimore, Maryland – May 22, 2010 – Bruce Plaxen became the first two-time winner of the President’s Award presented by Kevin Goldberg, president of the Maryland Association for Justice. Plaxen was honored for his exemplary leadership, vision, and unwavering commitment to strengthen the civil justice system. He previously received this award in 2007.

Bruce Plaxen chosen as a Super Lawyer for the Fourth Straight Year

Bruce Plaxen Receives the Distinguished Honor of 2009 Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year

Injury Attorney Harry Adler is Recognized as a Difference Maker in the Howard County Jewish Community

Bruce Plaxen Named 2008 Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year by Maryland Association for Justice

Bruce Plaxen Named to 2008 Super Lawyers in Maryland