Litigation Section



John P. Markovs
Office of the County Attorney
101 Monroe St
Fl 3
Rockville, MD 20850-2503
P: (240) 777-6725
F: (240) 777-6706

Section Dues: $20 per year

Proposed Revisions to the Discovery Guidelines of the Maryland State Bar

Article: The MSBA’s Updated Answer to Discovery Disputes: Proposed Revisions to the Discovery Guidelines of The Maryland State Bar Association
By Richard J. Berwanger, Jr. and Alice M. Somers



Admissibility of Opinion Testimony in Construction Cases: From SWAG to Certainty
Program Materials:
  1. The Honorable Paul W. Grimm, Chief Magistrate Judge
    United States District Court for the District of Maryland
    1. Overview of Admissibility of Expert Testimony
Who is Frye Reed and Why is He Saying that My Expert Can Not Testify?
Program Materials:
  1. The Hon. Stuart R. Berger, Judge, Circuit Court for Balt. City
    1. Frye Reed Order 1 | Frye Reed Order 2
    2. Memorandum Opinion
    3. Powerpoint
  2. The Hon. Ronald B. Rubin, Judge, Circuit Court for Mont. Cnty
    1. Expert Tesitmony Under Frye Reed


MSBA 2011 Annual Meeting

Video Replay From the 2011 MSBA Annual Meeting

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2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Section provided a number of educational programs focusing on practice in the Appellate Courts of Maryland, and the Section’s Appellate Practice subcommittee sponsored several other programs, including joint efforts with the Construction Law Section and the Young Lawyers Section. Its newsletter, The Litigator, published in both electronic and hard copy format, continued to keep Section members informed of developments and topics of interest, as well as activities and programs. The Section presented a nuts and bolts program on arguing motions for summary judgment; an evening program on Appellate practice and procedure; and a dinner with the judges program featuring all of the appellate judges in Maryland. It will present a program on litigation stress management, as well programs on alternative dispute resolution and appellate practice, at the MSBA Annual Meeting.




The purpose of this Section is to promote the objects of the Maryland State Bar Association within the field of litigation, and to that end, to elevate the level of trial and appellate practice in State and Federal courts serving Maryland and to increase the professionalism of the general litigation attorney. To achieve these objectives, the Section serves as a forum for exchanging ideas among Section members and the Association, and between the Section and other groups in matters of interest to litigators; consider issues with respect to rules, procedures and practices of litigation and present recommendations on those issues; develop relevant materials and seminars for continuing legal education in cooperation with the Maryland Institute for Continuing Education of Professional Lawyers, Inc. and others similarly interested; establish and maintain regular contact with the State and Federal judiciary to achieve resolution of problems of mutual concern; and generally to promote and further the interests of the profession within the field of litigation.

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