Integrating our several practice areas, our appellate team has briefed and argued more than two hundred appeals in a broad array of legal issues, including property rights, business and/or trust administration, zoning, real estate and beyond. Carrying a tradition of more than a century of collective experience, each lawyer combines legal scholarship with the art of oral argument; each is prepared for oral argument by undergoing a rigorous “moot court,” where the firm’s most experienced advocates assist appellate counsel in framing the issues in the most positive light for clients.
Our appellate attorneys have been repeatedly recognized as leaders in the field of appellate practice, and receive referrals from other attorneys and have served as counsel for amicus curiae (“friend of the court”).
Consider MM&C to help you in these Appellate matters:
- Appeals Before All Federal and State courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia
- Appeals from administrative agencies, including the Maryland Tax Court, the Montgomery County Board of Appeals, and the Montgomery County Planning Department
- Referrals from other attorneys
- Amicus Curiae
- Administrative Agency Appeals
Donna McBride successfully litigated a recent case for me. Her expertise, diligence, and intuition are all truly remarkable. Moreover, she is ethical and compassionate. Bravo to Donna, her firm, and all their outstanding work!
Steven M. Shimoura, M.D.
I / we would definitely want to be Donna’s client and not her opposition! Donna commands the courtroom; she is sharp, thinks on her feet. We had great success!
Bijan & Lynn, Kazerouni Bijan Enterprises, LLC
I highly recommend attorney Donna McBride with Miller, Miller, and Canby. Donna represented me and my company in a very complex civil litigation matter. From my initial meeting with her through to the end of the case, Donna completely understood the intricacies and nuances of the case and the issues involved. She was also someone who thought “outside the box” and was innovative in her thinking. She was extremely knowledgeable, efficient, always well-prepared, and a very strong advocate. I have full and complete trust in her legal advice and anyone who hires Donna to represent them will be in the best of hands.
Shelly D. McKeon, Esquire, The McKeon Law Firm
Michael is an exceptionally talented lawyer with experience in the areas where my company most often seeks the help of reliable outside counsel. We have asked him to handle much of our litigation requirements and he has done so with very successful results. He is so versatile and reliable that he has essentially become another member of our legal department. His knowledge of the courts in all of the jurisdictions in which we do business is a huge asset to us. For a company like ours with limited in-house legal resources, Michael's ability to quickly understand our needs and get favorable results is of great value to us.
Robert McKew, Assistant General Counsel Pohanka Automotive Group
In our interactions, Mike Campbell was prompt, communicative, patient and instructive. He stayed solidly on-target, where the aim was to best help his client. He was a professional who explained the situation, requested input, outlined the options, provided a recommendation and sought a decision. Additionally, I appreciated that he was supportive of my thinking. I won't hesitate to recommend Mike.
Diane's abilities in the courtroom were unbelievable. Her attention to every detail was well thought out and remarkable. We are extremely happy with the outcome.
Cheryl and Kevin Davenport
Diane was tremendous in her preparation for trial, approach to my case, and ability to adjust and persuade. I put my complete trust in her and was blown away. I'm grateful that she fought for me and prevailed against what I thought was an injustice.
Brian Reap, Business Owner
Joe Suntum is a business person's lawyer. He understands how to use the legal system to get to a result, rather than just spinning around to no good end. He counsels well to assist us in reaching our goals.
Allen P. Lev, General Counsel, Kin Properties, Inc.
Joe and his team at Miller, Miller & Canby have been exceptional in the process, and set a new standard in excellence, in depth of knowledge and responsiveness.
Harvey Maisel, Maisel Development Co.
What distinguishes Joe Suntum as an attorney is his dogged tenacity. He simply won't quit. His commitment to preserve and protect the rights of his clients is pure and genuine. Joe is a courageous lawyer.
Lowell Baier, Baier Properties Inc.
Appeals Representative Cases
Baltimore City v. Kevin Davenport
Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24C18005103: Ms. Feuerherd represented a couple who had owned and operated and/or leased a corner grocery store for more than 25 years, before Baltimore City targeted the property for condemnation. Prior to the jury trial, the City’s offer to purchase the property was just $36,000. But the grocery store was income-producing rental property, with a second floor having potential for residential apartments; capitalizing on this value, Ms. Feuerherd successfully persuaded the jury to return a verdict of $196,250.
Chod v. Montgomery County Board of Appeals
Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Case No. 398704-V: On behalf of a local commercial property owner, Ms. Feuerherd challenged the Water Quality Protection Charge (also known as a “rain tax”), through the administrative appeals process to a successful appeal in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.
Montgomery County v. Phillips
445 Md. 55 (2015): Before the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Ms. Feuerherd briefed and argued on behalf of owners of a family farm, and persuaded a majority of the Court that Montgomery County overcharged its farmland transfer tax in violation of the state tax cap.
Tomares, et ux. v. Poss, et al.
Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Case No. 418365V: A family retained Ms. Feuerherd and Miller, Miller & Canby after an old gravel road, which provided the sole access to their property, was cut off by a neighbor who challenged that the road was a private driveway. Navigating through 230 years of state, county and railroad records and title history, together with a myriad of expert and lay witness testimony and complex legal issues, Ms. Feuerherd successfully proved that the gravel road was indeed a public road dating back to 1793.
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