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Litigation and Arbitration

I have devoted more than twenty years to developing trial practice skills in state and federal courts.  These skills not only benefit my clients when a dispute reaches trial, but also during the negotiation of settlement agreements, and throughout important dispute resolution activities such as depositions, mediation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) meetings, and arbitration.

I represent clients before state and federal courts located in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and federal boards of contract appeals.  I pursue cost-effective litigation strategies that are designed to achieve favorable results consistent with my clients’ objectives. I pride myself on being readily available to my clients, and in providing proactive advice designed to avoid litigation while vigorously safeguarding the legal rights of my clients.  

Business and commercial litigation and arbitration

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Teaming agreement litigation
  • Claims among partners or among members of limited liability companies
  • Claims among government contractors and subcontractors
  • Payment disputes and collection litigation
  • Business torts
  • Negligence
  • Fiduciary duty litigation

Employment litigation and arbitration

  • Employment disputes
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Wrongful discharge claims
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Employment discrimination claims
  • Hostile work environment and harassment claims
  • Retaliation claims
  • Pregnancy discrimination claims
  • Race and gender discrimination claims
  • Title VII actions and responses to EEOC discrimination charges
  • Unpaid wages and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime claims
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) claims
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA) claims
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and leave of absence claims
  • Libel, slander, and defamation actions

Claims against the government

  • Claims against the government before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Claims against the government before Boards of Contract Appeals
  • National Security Agency (NSA) Security Clearance Hearings and Appeals
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Security Clearance Hearings and Appeals

Construction and real property litigation and arbitration

  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Construction claims
  • Miller Act and Little Miller Act
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Disputes between adjoining property owners
  • Broker-buyer disputes
  • Prescriptive easement claims
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Disputes arising from real estate transactions
  • Lease disputes

Intellectual property litigation

  • Trademark enforcement and defense
  • Copyright enforcement and defense
  • Trade secret litigation

Whether you need legal advice on employment law, discrimination claims, construction litigation, copyright law, franchise law, or government contracting, I am here to assist you. I will work as an advocate for your small business, with the personal touch of an in-house lawyer and the expertise of a large firm. I practice in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Ellicott City, Columbia, Fort Meade, Catonsville, Clarksville, and throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

When you’re ready to work with a small-business lawyer who understands your needs, contact Steven Lewicky for the legal support you need.