After many years practicing law as a partner in respected Maryland law firms and an additional eight years’ experience serving as General Counsel for dynamic start-up companies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, I launched my own law firm in 2016. In January 2019, my firm merged with several other practices to form Lewicky, O’Connor, Hunt & Meiser, LLC.
I understand the needs of growing small- and mid-size companies. You require flexible and versatile legal support, but do not want to be burdened by the high cost of hiring an in-house attorney or paying large, high-priced law firms on an hourly basis. I have run corporate legal departments and I understand the legal challenges that companies face. I think like an in-house lawyer, but I speak the language of business leaders — providing companies and individuals sound legal advice expressed in plain language. Through my Outsourced Legal Services Plans, I offer the option of paying fixed fees that are established in advance, so that you know what your legal costs will be and can budget accordingly.
I also have years of experience litigating a broad range of complex business and employment disputes before state and federal courts. For businesses or individuals facing a lawsuit or wishing to assert their rights, I bring to the table advanced trial practice and litigation skills. I advance my clients’ legal goals in a manner consistent with their business needs, while always maintaining an appropriate balance of legal and business risk.
Following graduation from law school, I served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. John McAuliffe on Maryland’s highest appellate court, the Maryland Court of Appeals. I entered private practice and went on to became a partner with the law firm of Furey, Doolan & Abell in Chevy Chase, where my practice centered on business law, family law, and estate litigation. While in private practice, I earned an MBA at the University of Maryland, and then moved to San Francisco. There I held positions with Intel Corporation, first in its legal department and later in its sales and marketing division. I moved on to a series of positions in venture-backed internet companies in California.
In 2007, I returned with my family to Maryland, and shortly thereafter joined the law firm of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny in Columbia, where I also went on to become a partner. My practice there centered on business transactions and litigation. In 2016, I opened the Law Office of Steven J. Lewicky in Columbia, Maryland. In 2019, I joined with my partners to form Lewicky, O’Connor, Hunt & Meiser, LLC.
I am active in local business organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce and the Howard County Tech Council, and in organizations that advocate for people with disabilities. I serve on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Howard County ARC, and I am a member of the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for the Sixth District, which proposes candidates to the governor for appointment to trial court judgeships in Howard County.
I am licensed to practice before the courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and I am a member of the bars of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. I am also a member of the bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and an inactive member of the State Bar of California.
I am a small-business lawyer who understands your needs. 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. Contact me today for the legal support you need.