Alston & Byrd provides legal services for government agencies, commercial business clients and individuals. The bulk of our litigation practice is in insurance defense covering a wide variety of insurance, product liability and tort issues, commercial litigation covering a variety of contract and other business disputes, and employment matters (discrimination, reprisal, wrongful discharge and management EEO investigations).The partners are experienced in the following areas:

  • General civil litigation,
  • Insurance defense,
  • Debt collection and judgement enforcement,
  • Maritime and admiralty matters,
  • Commercial litigation,
  • Employment litigation (defense),
  • Banking litigation,
  • Construction litigation,
  • Corporate and partnership transactions,
  • Tax analysis of corporate and partnership transactions, and
  • Tax analysis of state and municipal bond issuances and refundings.

The attorneys of Alton & Byrd have extensive trial experience. We have tried more than 500 bench trials and 250 jury trials to conclusion in state and federal courts. We have handled several state and federal appeals in state and federal courts as well. The attorneys of Alston & Byrd know how each Maryland court operates and are familiar with the differences with respect to the judges, clerks and procedures in each court. Mr. Byrd was one of the original commissioners of the Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission and the lawyers of Alston & Byrd have extensive experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution including, but not limited to, mediation and arbitration.

Alston & Byrd offers its clients a variety of billing arrangements that are reasonable and competitive with other law firms in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Depending upon the particular matter, our fees may be structured as a flat rate, hourly billing or a hybrid of the two.

Alston & Byrd takes pride in providing a wide range of legal services to a wide range of business clients and individuals in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Representative clients include: The Harbor Bank of Maryland, Inc., Allstate Insurance Company; Ryder Truck, Inc.; St. Paul Travelers; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; American Suzuki Automotive Credit, Inc.; Purity Products, Inc.; The United States Securities and Exchange Commission; The United States Department of Agriculture; and Maryland Classic Auto Sales, Ltd.

Alston & Byrd is committed to providing superior customer service to its clients which includes promptly advising the client of all developments in the matters handled by the firm. Alston & Byrd is also committed to providing quality legal work with a view toward not only reaching the client's objectives in the particular matter being handled, but also the client's overall objectives from an organizational viewpoint.