Trish Weaver is Chair of the Appellate Practice group and a member of the Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Corporate practices. Over the past 20 years, she has handled numerous appeals, authored briefs and argued before the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is admitted to, and awaits the chance to argue before, the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining Paley Rothman, Trish clerked for the Honorable Howard S. Chasanow on the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Trish enjoys building ongoing relationships with her clients as their business advisor. By understanding their business objectives, and learning the dynamics of their company, Trish remains attuned to the factors that may influence her clients’ decision making. She works to educate her clients on the legal implications of business options, identifies attendant legal costs, and recommends and proposes strategies for accomplishing their goals.
In her trial practice, Trish handles a variety of cases spanning the civil spectrum, but concentrates on complex commercial litigation and estate litigation. She has represented clients in many contract and real estate development disputes, sophisticated estate litigation matters and a number of employment/business competition cases.
In addition to her numerous appearances in state and federal trial courts, she has represented physicians, psychologists, and lawyers before disciplinary boards. In conjunction with her ADR practice, Trish serves as a mediator by court appointment and by private engagement. She works hard to keep her clients out of litigation and to successfully mediate complex disputes.
She has published articles on the advantages of a mediated resolution in business and all other variety of disputes, including “Alternative Dispute Resolution and Ethics” in the Maryland Bar Journal, and “Mediation: It’s Not Just For Wimps Anymore,” in the Gazette of Politics and Business-Legal Review.
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