The attorneys at Portner & Shure are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable lawyers in the Westminster and Hampstead, Maryland area. Our trial attorneys in our personal injury and criminal defense practice groups have litigated cases before Carroll County judges for over 20 years. In fact, two of our attorneys have been recognized by the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization and maintain Avvo's highest 10.0 rating. In addition, Mr. Portner is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Not only this, our excellence in customer service has also been recognized and awarded with Avvo's Costumer Choice Award in 2012 and 2013. Lastly, the law firm is featured in Time Magazine's "Excellence in Law 2013 Edition." Most recently, we were awarded the 2015 Litigator Award for our excellence in personal injury law, with annual recoveries totaling $20 million for our injured accident clients.
About Westminster and Hampstead
With the traffic coming through the area, it is no secret that traffic accidents can be a problem in Westminster. Our attorneys have written extensively on the issue, see The Secret to Reducing Car Accidents in Westminster/Hampstead, Maryland and 3 Common Causes of Westminster and Hampstead, Maryland Truck Accidents.
Along with traffic accidents, our criminal department has years of experience defending clients in all types of criminal cases, including DUI and DWI cases. To learn more, see 3 Basics of DUI/DWI in Westminster/Hampstead, Maryland.
Many of our clients come to us at a time when they feel vulnerable because they are the victims of abuse or negligence. This is the case for clients of nursing home abuse and neglect or medical malpractice. For more information, see 3 Ways to Address Westminster/Hampstead Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect and 3 Things Medical Malpractice Patients in Westminster/Hampstead, Maryland Should Know About Assumption of the Risk.
We take care of clients who have been hurt on the job or are searching for disability benefits from Social Security. See 3 Basics of Temporary Partial Disability Workers' Compensation in Westminster/Hampstead, Maryland and 3 Changes You Must Report to Social Security in Westminster/Hampstead, Maryland.
If English is not your first language, our multilingual paralegals work closely with our knowledgeable attorneys to provide you with the service you deserve. Our paralegals are fluent in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese, giving personal injury victims a level of service that is rarely seen in law firms.
Finally, our Spanish department is run by Elizabeth Bermudez and Norma Guevara. These paralegals have been with the firm for over six years. Each has participated in countless trials, helped to obtain client's results in cases that exceeded $1 million, and handle over $500,000 in recoveries each year for injured clients. It is fair to say that no Spanish speaking paralegals in Northern Virginia and Maryland have more experience than Elizabeth and Norma.