Doing the right thing can be hard. It helps when you have the right lawyers. We are a boutique law firm practicing in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia and New York. At our core, we are lawyers with big city experience and small town values.
We, as a law firm, deeply care about providing personal, reliable and prompt service to every client. We believe people have a right to quality legal services at a reasonable hourly rate. We chose to practice law on Main Streets in Gaithersburg and on Chincoteague Island, not Wall Street. We pride ourselves on being responsive to the individual needs of each client, on each client’s schedule, and in a personalized manner. Contact us to discuss how we can help.
We chose to practice law on Main Street, not Wall Street. We are a boutique law firm practicing in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and New York. At our core, we are lawyers with big city experience and small town values. We focus on Estate Planning, Administration and Litigation; Family Law; Non-Profit and Tax-Exempt Organizations; Small Business Planning; Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigation; Federal Banking Law; Employment Law and Defense; and Criminal and Civil Litigation. We, as a law firm, deeply care about providing personal, reliable and prompt service to every client. We believe people have a right to quality legal services at a reasonable hourly rate. We pride ourselves on being responsive to the individual needs of each client, on each client’s schedule, and in a personalized manner. Contact us to discuss how we can help.
We advise all types of clients on their estate planning needs, from individuals with modest estates who want “simple wills” with no trusts to wealthier clients who require complex tax-savings techniques. We advise clients in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York. We represent individuals in all stages of life, from young families who need guardians and trusts for their minor children to older individuals who want to gift to grandchildren while still ensuring they have sufficient assets for their own needs. We have experience in setting up estate plans for “non-traditional families,” including same-sex couples, single-parent families, second-marriages, blended families and grandparents raising grandchildren. We also work with pet-owners to plan for future care of their pets, whether through wills or stand-alone pet trusts. An estate plan is very individualized and we do not provide cookie-cutter documents or even approach any two clients in the same manner. Estate plans typically include, at minimum, a will (with or without trusts), a power of attorney document, and a living will/power of attorney for health care. Depending on the particular client’s needs and goals, it may also include other features, such as beneficiary designation changes for life insurance or retirement assets, stand-alone trust documents, or other instruments. We will review all of your assets to be sure they are appropriately titled and that you have proper financial and insurance vehicles in place. An estate plan encompasses many aspects of an individual’s or family’s financial plan, but also addresses non-financial components such as nomination of guardians for minor children and recipients of specific assets. For the business owner, a complete estate plan also addresses business succession and ownership issues. The estate planning process can be a very daunting experience for many people, and we strive to make it a pleasant and personalized one. Our hope is that when you come to us, you will feel “at home” and comfortable discussing some of your most personal matters. We start the process with an initial intake form, which will help us determine the type of estate plan that may be right for you and will also help us to determine any tax or other issues that we need to consider. Then, we will have an initial meeting in which we will ask you a series of questions and go through several hypothetical situations. This is not meant to scare you, but it is important to allow you to fully consider every aspect of your estate plan. After our initial meeting, we will send you draft documents with an explanatory letter and ask you to follow up with any questions or changes you may have. Finally, we will meet to sign the documents, which must be done with particular formalities, in accordance with local law in order for the documents to be valid. We are available to meet with you on your time, either during business hours or in the evenings, and can meet at our office, at your home or another location preferred by you. Please contact our firm if you would like to discuss the estate planning process further or are ready to begin
We represent the estates of deceased individuals, and counsel individuals in administering the estates of deceased loved ones. Attorneys in our firm have administered estates in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, the State of New York and New York City. We assist the estate’s executor, or Personal Representative, in navigating the probate system, and advise as to any necessary transactions and associated tax ramifications. We also prepare and file any necessary estate tax returns, and work with a decedent’s existing CPA and financial advisor where appropriate and requested by the executor. We can be as much or as little involved in the process as you require, thereby helping you control the cost of the administration. Above all, we are available to answer all questions and assist in all aspects of the administration, whether they are legal or nonlegal in nature. We are available to meet outside of normal business hours, and can meet you either at our office or at your home.
We have represented parties in estate litigation in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York. Our clients include interested persons in estate litigation matters involving fraud, undue influence, inappropriate transfer of assets and other questionable transactions. Where appropriate, an individual may use the courts to challenge the actions of an executor, the deceased or individuals who have mishandled estate property or committed other kinds of diminution, waste, fraud, or abuse. We have experience in identifying, tracing and pursuing missing assets, including forensic investigation, conducting accountings and undertaking other investigative measures to protect the rights of our clients.
We advise Tax-Exempt Organizations / non-profits with regard to corporate formation and existence within the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia and New York. We also assist non-profit organizations in obtaining tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, on a nationwide basis. This includes 501(c)(3) charitable, religious and educational organizations, 501(c)(4) social welfare groups, 501(c)(6) trade associations, and other exempt organizations. Our firm advises existing tax-exempt organizations to ensure ongoing compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations and IRS procedures and administrative decisions, and address any legal issues. We also work with 501(c)(3) organizations to review their endowment funds, planned giving strategies, and address any corporate-related questions.
Existing Small Business in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and New York
We represent existing businesses, including corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies, with regard to tax and corporate issues, including compliance, licensing, insurance, or litigation. We can assist small businesses with assessment of internal controls, and response to concerns regarding employee embezzlement, or other fraud risks suffered by small businesses in particular.
Starting a Business in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC or New York?
We represent individuals in setting up a small business, advising on entity choice, formation, and associated legal representation, including drafting and reviewing charters/Articles of Incorporation, bylaws/operating agreements, board resolutions, unanimous consents, employment agreements, stockholder agreements,and buy-sell agreements.
We have investigated misconduct by attorneys, tax preparers and accountants, tracked stolen credit cards and vehicles, advised clients on avoidance of contract fraud, and helped small businesses address theft and embezzlement concerns. We handle cases throughout Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and New York, and in select cases, other states, as permitted by our licenses.
If you have a personal, financial, criminal, regulatory, enforcement, or compliance problem, we can help in court, or through timely intervention with the appropriate regulator or criminal authorities. If it is too late for timely intervention, we can assist you in mitigating your damages. Please contact us for further information; we would be happy to meet with you at a time and place convenient to you.
Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and Federal Court Criminal Defense Attorneys
Expertise in Criminal and Civil Self-Defense Matters, and Lawful Possession of Firearms
Attorneys at Goodwin Weber PLLC have been engaged in criminal law practice for decades. Richard J. Link has defended criminal cases in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC for more than 20 years. David P. Weber has served alternatively as a federal trial attorney, criminal defense attorney, law enforcement officer, or investigator for well over two decades, and is a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Since forming Goodwin Weber PLLC, we have represented organizations and individuals in criminal and compliance matters from substantial civil money penalties, to misdemeanors and felonies.
One of our largest practice areas is representing clients who have used deadly force in self defense, or defense of others.
We handle self-defense cases in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. In addition to the criminal consequences of using a firearm to defend yourself or a loved one, we have also successfully assisted a number of clients with the civil consequences of self-defense, and the myriad of state and federal laws that apply to gun ownership and self-defense.
Goodwin Weber PLLC has the experience to help you with a wide range of investigations, grand jury proceedings, or criminal charges. We also represent clients in administrative motor vehicle hearings concerning DWI/DUI and license revocations, and if needed, before the Maryland handgun permit review board.
If you need regulatory, administrative or criminal representation in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, please contact us. Our attorneys make every effort to return calls within 24 hours.
The attorneys at Goodwin Weber PLLC have litigated cases for more than two decades in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and New York. We provide representation to clients in all aspects of family and domestic relations law in each of these jurisdictions. From pre-and post-nuptial agreements to divorce, child support, alimony, and the division of marital property, we can help navigate an appropriate course for you and your family. We also represent non-traditional families, including same sex couples.
We also believe in doing the right thing for our clients – recommending – when appropriate – to engage in negotiation, mediation, or other collaborative methods to resolving disputes. Doing so earns less for the attorney, but frequently results in a more amicable, cost and time efficient resolution of your family dispute. Contact us so that we can discuss how we can help you.
Divorce and Domestic Relations Dispute Resolution
When the time comes, whether one or both partners decide to end a marriage, it can be an emotional and highly-stressful time. An experienced team of attorneys can help you move forward.
Parents with young children must consider custody and visitation with their soon to-be-ex-spouse. Families must prepare for substantial new financial obligations.
We understand the heavy financial and emotional toll of divorce. We guide clients through all stages of their divorce, and help get you back on your feet. We handle amicable divorces, when we can, and litigate divorces for our clients when it is not possible to come to a negotiated resolution.
We represent clients with each of the following issues:
- Marital Property Division
- Disposition of Marital Home
- Division of Retirement Accounts
- Alimony (and pre-trial alimony, while case is pending)
- Child Custody and modification of Child Custody
- Visitation and Access
- Child Support (and pre-trial child support, while case is pending)
- Military Retirement and Benefits
High Net Worth Families and Family Owned Businesses
Goodwin Weber PLLC has experience representing ultra-affluent and high net worth families in dispute resolution in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and New York. Divorce and domestic disputes need to be considered carefully in any circumstance, but this is especially so when your family is wealthy, or owns a business. Contact Goodwin Weber PLLC if we can help you with a high value dispute, or the need for business valuation.
Pre and Post-nuptial Agreements
Prenuptial Agreements should be seriously considered in second marriages or where there is a significant asset or education disparity between the parties getting married. While a divorce can present serious uncertainty to one’s financial assets, a prenuptial agreement can provide some measure of certainty. Contact Goodwin Weber PLLC to discuss how we can assist you in drafting a prenuptial agreement prior to your marriage, or domestic partnership.
Doing the right thing can be hard. It helps when you have the right lawyers. We help you tell the truth, without fear.
Goodwin Weber PLLC represents federal employees in all manner of employment disputes. From security clearances, conduct or performance concerns, raising one’s hand as a whistleblower, to being a witness or subject of an Office of Inspector General (OIG) or other agency investigation, we can help.
We have proven experience representing and defending federal, state and private employees.
David P. Weber, a member of the firm, has extensive experience as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, investigating federal employee misconduct. He has also defended federal employees from the other side of the table as an National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) lawyer, officer and steward. Until March 2016, Mr. Weber also served as a Lieutenant Colonel Judge Advocate in the Maryland State Guard. Mr. Weber has been involved in cases before the Military, EEOC, MSPB, U.S. District Court, and in providing information to Congress. We offer one of the few practices in the DC metro area that has truly represented parties, on all sides, of federal employment disputes. This gives us unique insight in representing federal or state employees. Please contact us, so that we can discuss helping you.
Our representation of federal, state and private employees includes:
- Representation of whistle blowers;
- Representation of employees accused of poor performance or misconduct issues;
- Representation of employees who are witnesses or subjects of OIG or other agency investigations;
- Representation of employees or contractors in security or suitability clearance matters;
- Representation of employees who have been retaliated against, or subject to unlawful personnel action due to protected EEO status; and
- Representation of uniformed military service members or veterans in employment and reemployment disputes, benefit claims, or criminal matters.
We represent clients in all manner of disputes — business and personal. We represent clients in criminal and civil litigation in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and on limited occasion, New York. Our skilled attorneys have handled a wide variety of cases, ranging from representation of whistle-blowers, individuals accused of misconduct by federal and local authorities, to prosecution of claims in which hundreds of millions of dollars were in dispute. We also have extensive experience with banking and regulatory compliance, federal consumer protection, contract disputes, estate and trust disputes, and professional misconduct by accountants, attorneys, appraisers and title companies. We have investigated allegations of misconduct by prosecutors, handled mortgage fraud cases, fraudulent mortgage flips, bid and contract fraud, and pay-to-play schemes.
We have appeared in matters involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Credit Union Administration (federal credit unions), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (state chartered banks), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (national banks and federal thrifts), the Office of Thrift Supervision (merged into the OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (state chartered banks), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FinCEN, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Programs (SIGTARP), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We have particular knowledge of the operations of both Government Sponsored Enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as their federal regulator, FHFA. We have successfully brought multimillion dollar consumer protection cases involving thousands of victims. We have successfully pursued claims against law firms, lawyers, accountants, real estate appraisers, settlement agents, insurance corporations, title companies, and nationally chartered and state chartered banks of all sizes. We believe the “P” in CPA stands for public trust.
If you need resolution for a personal, financial, criminal, regulatory, enforcement, or compliance matter, we believe timely intervention with the appropriate federal or state regulator is key. If it is too late for timely intervention, we can assist you in mitigating your damages through arbitration, mediation, or criminal or civil courts. We have flexible schedules and can meet you within or outside of normal work hours and at a location of your choice.
Goodwin Weber PLLC has extensive experience in federal banking and financial services law. We consult with and advise federally insured depository institution officers, directors, employees and agents in matters pertaining to supervisory bank examinations conducted by each of the federal bank regulatory agencies to assess compliance with all applicable federal banking laws, rules and regulations governing the operations of such institutions. We also accept engagements to represent Audit or Supervisory Committees of banks or credit unions, or special litigation or investigation subcommittees. We will defend officers and directors in regulatory inquiries from the examination and investigation stage, through trial and appeal, if required. We also will conduct internal investigations at the direction of bank or credit union boards of directors as part of our services. David P. Weber, a principal of the firm, has extensive experience in state and national bank regulatory matters. Mr. Weber previously served as the Supervisory Counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Enforcement Unit I, overseeing all bank enforcement and investigations concerning state chartered banks in the Kansas City, San Francisco, Dallas, Memphis, and Chicago Regions of the FDIC. While at the FDIC, Weber helped investigate and initiate the first actions brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In addition, prior to his service at the FDIC, Mr. Weber served as the Special Counsel for Enforcement at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for more than a decade, directing investigations and enforcement actions involving national banks and their officers and directors. Mr. Weber has personally handled some of the largest enforcement actions ever brought against state and national banks, including those concerning consumer protection, alleged insider abuse and misconduct, the Bank Secrecy Act/AML concerns, and mergers, acquisitions, failures, and troubled institutions (those rated 3 or worse). Mr. Weber has personally handled many regulatory enforcement actions including commitment letters, memorandums of understanding, supervisory agreements, cease and desist orders, prompt corrective action directives, safety and soundness orders, civil money penalties, orders of suspension, prohibition and removal orders, restitution orders, and orders placing institutions into receivership or conservatorship. His matters have been litigated before agency Administrative Law Judges, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts (discharge of civil penalty orders), U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeal. One matter has even been been argued before the United States Supreme Court (by an Assistant Solicitor General). The firm has a nationwide practice, and represents officers and directors before all of the federal banking agencies, including the FDIC (state chartered non member banks and state chartered thrifts); OCC (national banks and federal thrifts); Federal Reserve Board (FRB) (state chartered member banks and bank and financial holding companies); CFPB (large bank consumer matters and non bank consumer matters); FinCEN (BSA); the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) (credit unions).
If you have a matter that requires an experienced bank regulatory attorney, please contact us. Timely intervention with the appropriate federal regulator is key. If timely intervention is too late, we can also help you with crafting the appropriate response – from soft touch to heavy hand.
Is Your Maryland or Virginia Employer or Healthcare Provider Cheating the Government?
Federal, Maryland, and Virginia Whistleblower Laws Pay Cash Rewards
Corrupt Maryland and Virginia companies pocket millions of valuable taxpayer dollars by defrauding taxpayer-funded programs like Medicare or Medicaid, and Defense Department contracting, engaging in billing and contract schemes for their own profit, and the harm of our nation and states.
Maryland and Virginia whistleblowers can help
Hard-working Maryland and Virginia citizens are taking a stand against corporate corruption, deceit and lack of accountability. But – Maryland and Virginia whistleblowers – working with experienced fraud lawyers – can report dishonest employers who are placing Federal, Maryland and Virginia tax dollars and citizens at risk. Federal, Maryland and Virginia False Claims laws can provide millions of dollars in cash bounties through whistleblower awards to bookkeepers, accountants, pharmacists, physicians, bankers, consultants, sales reps, executives and other professionals with valuable non-public information that leads to government recovery.
These False Claims laws also provide money damages for whistleblowers who experience employer retaliation after reporting suspected fraud.
Maryland or Virginia fraud can arise out of a number of activities, from simple billing “errors” to sophisticated and complex schemes involving numerous business entities. Any fraudulent act committed against a government-funded program (or to evade paying taxes) can result in a cash whistleblower bounty, including but not limited to:
- Accounting fraud
- Failure to report overpayments
- False certifications
- Fraudulent billing
- Identity theft
- Insider trading
- Illegal kickbacks
- Licensing fraud
- Medicare billing schemes
- Medicaid scams
- Mislabeling of drugs
- Misrepresentations in contract biddings
- Failure to provide specified services or goods under a contract with the government.
To collect a Federal, Maryland or Virginia whistleblower award and be eligible for legal job and retaliation protections, whistleblowers (“qui-tam relators”) must be the first to report suspected fraud and must follow the claims process carefully. This is why, you need an experienced Maryland and Virginia whistleblower attorney. Contact us so we can help.
Our Maryland and Virginia Whistleblower Lawyers Will Maximize Whistleblower Cash Awards
Whistleblower attorney David P. Weber directs Goodwin Weber PLLC’s fraud and whistleblower practice. Weber has served as whistleblower counsel in cases involving millions of dollars in fraud in the DC metro area, including reports to the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the federal courts.
In addition to being an attorney licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York, Weber is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a registered Private Investigator in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also the Academic Director of Fraud Programs at the University of Maryland, and a world-recognized fraud expert, referenced in news stories worldwide.
Attorney Richard J. Link, of counsel to Goodwin Weber PLLC, is an attorney licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, who has more than twenty years of experience assisting clients in defensive and affirmative investigations, including cases where millions of dollars in fraud in Maryland and Virginia have been at issue.
If you feel your Maryland or Virginia employer, healthcare provider, or other business is committing fraud against the government for profit, the Maryland and Virginia whistleblower lawsuit team at Goodwin Weber PLLC can maximize your potential cash whistleblower reward and help you collect damages for employer retaliation.
Call us today for an immediate, free consultation. This can help you check your eligibility for a cash whistleblower award.
Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103. For faster response, use our electronic contact page here.
Federal, Maryland and Virginia False Claims laws allow for payment to whistleblowers of substantial money rewards – between 10% and 30% of the total government recovery arising from successful verdict or settlement. Each false or fraudulent claim submitted to the government for payment is included in determining the total government recovery amount, meaning whistleblower rewards can range in the hundreds of thousands to potentially millions of dollars.
Several variables are included in a court’s determination of total whistleblower cash award amounts, including:
- The whistleblower’s first-to-report status
- The timeliness of report that first blows the whistle
- Observance of proper reporting procedures
- Total false or fraudulent claims involved
- Damages sustained by the government programs at issue
- Whistleblowers’ contribution to investigation
- Degree of whistleblower misconduct in the fraud
- The degree of the original, non-public nature of the reported information
The Goodwin Weber PLLC team of whistleblower attorneys will examine each aspect of your individual case to ensure your whistleblower lawsuit secures the highest cash award possible.
Whether you work in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia – the Goodwin Weber PLLC team will ensure your whistleblower claim is solid from the very start.
Speak with a Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower lawyer today. There is no obligation to pursue your report and your calls are completely confidential – as we are acting as your attorneys.
Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103, or use our contact form for the quickest response.
Maryland and Virginia Whistleblowers Are Rewarded For Original-Source Information on Fraud
Federal, Maryland and Virginia False Claims laws provide citizens with massive cash whistleblower awards and legal protection from employer retaliation when their original-source information on fraud leads to government recovery. Whistleblowers seeking to put a stop to corporate fraud and increase accountability can report non-public inside knowledge of:
- State and Federal tax fraud
- Misrepresentation in government contracts
- Pharmaceutical fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Maryland and Virginia Medicaid fraud
- Illegal kickbacks
- Securities law violations
Though a majority of whistleblowers are company employees or ex-employees who have access to the inside policies and procedures of the business, no such connection is required to file a whistleblower claim. Whistleblowers frequently file claims against contractors, competitor companies, accountants and other outsiders. The only requirement is that the whistleblower supplies original, non-public information – knowledge that the government does not know – but for the whistleblower’s report.
The Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower team – and GWPLLC associated firms – have deep experience in representing whistleblowers reporting:
- Bank fraud
- IRS schemes
- SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) violations
- Federal, Maryland and Virginia government contract fraud
- Defense contractor fraud
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Pharmaceutical fraud
If you have original information regarding fraud against the government, you must be first-to-file a whistleblower claim to secure your eligibility for a cash award. Act now and solidify your role as whistleblower. Contact a Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower attorney immediately for a confidential, no-cost case evaluation.
Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103.
Federal Laws Protect Against Employer Retaliation
Employer retaliation is a major reason many would-be whistleblowers hesitate to report knowledge of fraud. Fortunately, Federal laws provide protection for whistleblowers against angry employers who choose to fire, demote, suspend, threaten, harass or otherwise discriminate against an employee who reports or plans to report misconduct. Whistleblowers may file a claim for retaliation damages even when they have only reported the suspected fraud to an internal supervisor. Employees who are retaliated against in response to disclosing information are entitled to relief necessary to “make the employee whole,” including:
- Job reinstatement
- Back pay
- Attorneys’ fees and costs
- Other relevant damages
If you have been fired, demoted or harassed by your employer for reporting suspected fraud, you may have substantial rights to be free from retaliation under federal whistleblower laws.
Finally – don’t delay your report! Statutes of limitations apply in filing for whistleblower awards, or for damages resulting from employer retaliation. Contact a Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower attorney immediately for a confidential, no-cost case evaluation.
Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103.
Remember – Timing is Critical! Statutes of Limitations and First-To-File Requirements Apply. Statute of limitations laws require that whistleblower lawsuits be filed within specified time periods from the misconduct. Also critical is that the False Claims Act ‘first-to-file’ rule bars the filing of multiple claims based on the same information. This means, though several people may be aware of misconduct, only the first to file a whistleblower claim is eligible for a cash award. (But multiple individuals may come together to file a joint claim and share in the cash whistleblower award.)
If you are considering blowing the whistle on your Maryland or Virginia employer, healthcare provider, or other company, it is critical that you consult with a whistleblower lawyer the moment you suspect misconduct. Contact a Goodwin Weber PLLC whistleblower attorney immediately for a confidential, no-cost case evaluation.
Please call Mr. Weber at 301-850-7600 x 101, or Mr. Link at 301-850-7600 x 103. You may also use our contact form on our website www.goodwinweberlaw.com.
Sometimes Life’s a Beach: You Need a Lawyer
We know that you chose to live or vacation on the Eastern Shore for the bounty Chesapeake life offers.
Even in paradise, things go wrong. No matter the issue, we can help. You need trusted counsel. We handle cases on both the Maryland and Virginia sides of the Eastern Shore.
David P. Weber and Julie Goodwin Weber are part-time Eastern Shore residents and attorneys, and practice out of the oldest standing building on Main Street, of Chincoteague Island, Virginia. We practice on both sides of the Eastern Shore, with a particular interest in the Southern portion of the Marva Peninsula, including Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester, Accomack and Northhampton Counties. We are members of the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, and strive to help all who live and work on the shore. We can help with matters involving estate planning, estate and probate disputes, real estate, small business, DUI, traffic, and criminal matters.
In particular, we have expertise in civil, criminal and traffic National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cases involving Assateague Island National Seashore (MD and VA) and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (VA). David is a former U.S. National Park Ranger, and remains a life member of the Association of National Park Rangers to this day. He is a member of the bars for the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the Eastern District of Virginia, where these cases are heard. David also represents a number of park rangers and their families in disciplinary, investigatory, and employment disputes with the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Inspector General.
From cases as common as unauthorized pony petting, to DUI, to business disputes, estate planning, and real estate closings, we can help. We also help in the most serious matters, including the use of deadly force. We are counsel for both the U.S. Concealed Carry Association and NRA’s Carry Guard on the Eastern Shore in both Maryland and Virginia.
We offer discounts on our services for all Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce and Chincoteague Cultural Alliance members. Please contact us for more details. We endeavor to respond to all inquires within 24 hours, and sooner in emergencies.
October 27, 2018
GWPLLC opens its doors on Chincoteague Island, representing clients on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland
Goodwin Weber PLLC is proud to announce its grand opening on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, in the heart of historic downtown Main Street. Located on the second floor of old Boatman’s Bank Building, the oldest surviving structure in downtown Chincoteague, we are quickly becoming Chincoteague Island’s attorneys. As one of the only law firms on the […]Read More...
October 27, 2018
Tonight was the Great Pumpkin Tour to benefit Chincoteague Elementary School. Goodwin Weber PLLC’s David P. Weber, one of Chincoteague Island’s Attorneys, was excited to view all the fantastic entries from classrooms, Island businesses, individuals and families, and to vote for the best pumpkins. What follow are some of our favorite entries into the pumpkin […]Read More...
February 1, 2017
GWPLLC attorney David P. Weber testifies in support of military service members, veterans and survivors before the Maryland Legislature
On Thursday, February 2, 2017, Goodwin Weber PLLC attorney David P. Weber, will testify before the Maryland Senate in opposition to Senate Bill 13. SB 13, which was proposed by the administration of Governor Larry Hogan, proposes to eviscerate the due process that has been afforded to soldiers and officers within the Maryland Military Department […]Read More...
July 17, 2016
Recently, Goodwin Weber PLLC attorney David P. Weber served as one of the two experts to review the Panama Papers, ultimately tying Vladimir Putin to a massive money laundering and corruption scandal. Weber, in addition to serving as one of the founders of Goodwin Weber PLLC, serves as Academic Director of the University of […]Read More...
July 29, 2015
On July 30, 2015, seven United States Senators will come together for the first time to publicly celebrate and recognize our nation’s whistleblowers. Among those being recognized tomorrow – and who will be present in the Senate – is Goodwin Weber PLLC attorney David P. Weber. The celebration, hosted by the National Whistleblower Center, is […]Read More...
May 21, 2015
Increasingly, a large portion of our assets are owned digitally rather than offline. What happens to your Facebook account after you pass away? Well, the answer depends on the actions you’ve taken to allow a loved one access to your account – whether to review its contents, close it, or create a memorial page for […]Read More...
December 17, 2014
Great day for pets in Maryland – Maryland Court of Special Appeals Recognizes Emotional Value of Pets
Despite Maryland’s progressive stance on many social issues, love and respect of pets, particularly dogs, has not been high on the list. Until today, MD Code § 11-110 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article has been understood by attorneys to cap money damages on tortious injury to pets to a maximum of $7,500, no […]Read More...
August 2, 2014
GWPLLC Attorney David P. Weber featured as one of nation’s top 5 whistleblowers on National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
On July 30, 2014, by a unanimous resolution the U.S. Senate declared July 30 as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” for the second year in row. The resolution comes on the anniversary of the first ever whistleblower protection law, enacted on July 30, 1778. Our revolutionary founders acted swiftly when they learned that two whistleblowers, Richard […]Read More...
July 15, 2014
On July 1, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service introduced a shortened application for organizations applying for 501(c)(3) status, known as the Form 1023-EZ, which is 3 pages long. Those who have applied for 501(c)(3) status in the past or are familiar with the process know that the application (Form 1023) is upwards of 20 pages […]Read More...
May 16, 2014
Today, Governor O’Malley signed two bills that will significantly affect estate planning in Maryland going forward. House Bill 739 (Maryland Estate Tax – Unified Credit) increases the Maryland estate tax exemption from the currently $1 million to $1.5 million in 2015, $2 million in 2016, $3 million in 2017, $4 million in 2018, and eventually […]Read More...
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