Experienced. Innovative. Effective.

Downs Ward Bender Hauptmann & Herzog, P.A., is a defense focused firm for the litigation and appeals of complex civil cases.

Our location in Baltimore supports our active practice covering all of Maryland and Washington D.C., as well as the surrounding mid-Atlantic region. Several of our attorneys have experience nationwide.

We are committed to achieving your best results by a proactive approach that begins with learning your objectives. Each step of the litigation path encompasses our dialogue about your goals. Our goal is to provide the personalized, effective, and cost-efficient client service that earns your trust.

As experienced trial lawyers, we are familiar with both the courtroom and the conference room. Our experience and judgment about the right resolution for your case are based on a deep and varied practice of mediations, arbitrations, and trials. Every case is different and the right result must match that case. We make sure you know where your case fits so that, together, we know the right result. In every challenge, we work with you to advance excellence.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firm award recognition

Downs Ward Bender Hauptmann & Herzog, P.A. published in U.S. News and World Report as a Maryland First-Tier firm

Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys and review of additional information provided by law firms. This data is then compared to other firms nationally and in the area, earning us the highest level of distinction.

Meet Our Attorneys

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About Our Practice Areas

Our litigation team focuses on matters within a wide range.