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About Dugan, McKissick & Longmore

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Making life better for Southern Maryland clients.

About Dugan, McKissick & Longmore

At Dugan, McKissick, and Longmore, LLC, we provide a vast array of legal services in a location convenient to you.

Southern Maryland is our home. We live, work, and raise our families here, so the outcome of your case or legal issue matters to us.

Don’t fight legal matters on your own.

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The Story of a Southern Maryland Firm.

A lot has changed since Bryan Dugan and Bill McKissick, Jr. opened their Lexington Park law practice on April Fool’s Day, 1994.

Bill jokes that if the firm ever failed, they could say it was all just an April Fool’s joke.

Bryan, a family law and litigation attorney, and Bill, a real estate and business law attorney, had both left a previous firm in hopes of building a practice in Southern Maryland.

The team’s expertise with transactional law and a period of rapidly increasing real estate activity positioned the firm to thrive in the region. With the addition of litigation attorney and fellow St. Mary’s county local Chris Longmore in 2000, the three partners pooled their legal expertise to form Dugan, McKissick, and Longmore, LLC. In 2021, Rebekka J. Hutchins and Samuel Wiest became partners to create a well-rounded law firm and the largest in Southern Maryland. Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, LLC is now the largest full-service law firm in St. Mary’s County.

In 2015, the partners created the in-house title company Blue Crab Title & Escrow, LLC, which conducts hundreds of residential and commercial closings each year.

Over the years, Bryan, Bill, Chris, Rebekka, and Sam have given back to the community that supports their business. Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, LLC has partnered with several local non-profits to provide pro bono legal services and supports numerous community organizations.  These organizations include St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce, Hospice of St. Mary’s County, Christmas in April, a variety of churches, volunteer rescue squads, and other non-profits.

The five partners and the entire DML team are committed to providing experienced and professional legal counsel to Southern Maryland businesses and residents. Our quality of service is well-known in Southern Maryland. So let our team take care of all your legal needs.

Natalie Schaeffler
Natalie Schaeffler
10:48 02 May 20
Rebekka is phenomenal, attentive, professional and detail oriented. I was referred to her and could not be happier; from the moment we spoke on the phone I felt confident and at ease with Rebekka representing me. Highly recommend!
Tailhook MD
Tailhook MD
02:45 25 Jun 21
Met w/ two SoMD divorce attorneys prior to meeting with Bryan, both fell well short of my expectations. I figured I would try one more in SoMD before going outside the county and Bryan more than met my expectations. He clearly had all the experience I needed and a common sense approach to a complex situation. He gave me sage advice. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson
22:05 15 Nov 19
Rebekka Hutchins is amazing! She is always right there to answer any questions and calm any concerns. She gets things done as quickly as possible. Highly recommend her. Thank you for your hard work!
Karisa Asbury-House
Karisa Asbury-House
17:33 19 Dec 19
The staff are extremely helpful. Mr Dugan was very professional and kept communication going during our entire process. I am extremely grateful for his help and would recommend the firm to anyone needing legal assistance.
lite Brite
lite Brite
04:04 07 Jan 19
brian represented me for a series of traffic cases , he was very helpful , his office staff were very friendly and above all he was very honest with me during that time about all the possible outcomes i ended up with 8 hours of community service for 2 driving on revoked charges along with a couple other charges that carried a minimum of one year of jail time !! I was very very happy with my outcome as well as his representation !!! I would definitely hire him again !!!!
Michelle Lansberg
Michelle Lansberg
02:03 29 Jul 19
Steadfast, common-sense, street-smart lawyers at a fair price. Rebekka was referred to me by a friend who had a great success testimony. After my first meeting with her, my concerns dissolved and I left feeling at ease. Rebekka’s dedication to my case yielded dividends and resulted in a miraculous settlement. She’s not only my lawyer but has become a dear friend. If you’re looking to hire somebody to represent you in court, have your back, and genuinely support your best interests, give her a call for a consultation.
Wanda Roberts
Wanda Roberts
19:21 04 Nov 21
I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Rebekka for bringing closure to my 2+ year nightmare. Not only was she a great attorney but an even better human being. She worked extremely hard and was able to turn what I expected to be a total loss into a positive outcome. I would highly recommend her services!
edward vermillion
edward vermillion
15:19 10 Jan 22
I really don't have the words to describe how appreciative I am of the work done by this firm. And if I found those words, this review would take a month to write. I've had a 10 year nightmare put to rest with their help. I had an overwhelmingly positive experience from everyone I dealt with from this firm, including those who had no direct involvement with my case.I have dealt with other firms and lawyers whilst dealing with this very difficult and extremely stressful case. None can compare to Bryan Dugan. Bryan did not need to take my case but jumped right in when no one else could or would, and he did it with me going through unusual and difficult circumstances with a tight deadline. A huge weight was immediately taken off my shoulders. He fought on my side for almost a year to get my case into court where he was an absolute superstar through a three day trial where I got a result, that after ten years of getting kicked and beat by a system I was now terrified of, I finally got a result I knew was right and just, but never thought I would ever get.I truly could not have been represented better. I once again cannot truly express my gratitude to Bryan for helping me finally fight back. I finally had my voice heard and my point of view seen and was able to get the just outcome for my family I had been fighting for for more than a decade.I am disappointed I only have 5 stars to give.
Ryan Phillips
Ryan Phillips
16:40 07 May 18
We used Dugan, McKissick & Longmore for a for sale by owner contract. Shannon Dent was our attorney and she was very helpful and professional. I would recommend this firm to others in Southern Maryland.
MaxandJustine Gibbs
MaxandJustine Gibbs
17:49 18 Aug 18
Bryan Dugan represented me in a family court case as well as my eventual divorce case. He is a phenomenal attorney! He is very knowledgeable... he found the exact presidence cases needed to use to protect my children and I, and he presented them perfectly. He is highly professional, responsive to communication, and, as far as I can tell, employs excellent support staff who provided us with anything we needed. I would highly recommend Mr. Dugan for any legal needs.
Matt
Matt
12:36 05 Aug 21
This is the only place I'll go. They have never steered me wrong on any of my legal needs and are very responsive.
Christine Wathen
Christine Wathen
12:39 06 Sep 19
I was more than pleased with Dugan's services. I had a difficult case and he was honest with me from the very beginning. I felt confident going into court with him representing me and was able to get everything I was asking for. I highly recommend him!
Chas Haynes
Chas Haynes
18:35 01 Feb 21
I chose Mr. Dugan to represent me for a criminal case after my previous lawyer had failed me for months. He thoroughly explained my entire case and all possible outcomes. I was able to easily communicate with him via email, calls and text message. Mr. Dugan was able to achieve the best possible outcome for my case.
thomas begnal
thomas begnal
16:41 30 Mar 20
Expedient and exceptional customer service!All people I interacted with were professional and courteous.
Angel Spalding
Angel Spalding
23:45 22 Jul 19
It's hard to be prepared for what life throws at you in life. We recently had a matter in family court that required legal assistance.It was a great relief to have Bryan Dugan to represent and guide us through such a confusing process. He was patient with us and very helpful . He and his staff never made us feel as if we were bothering them. We highly recommend the law firm of Dugan, McKissick, and Longmore. With much thanks The Spaldings
Kristen Edwards
Kristen Edwards
14:28 29 Jan 18
Rebekka Vallandingham has been an exceptional attorney for me on several occasions. She is very knowledgable, efficient, organized and well prepared. She will guide you through all the processes and communicates thoroughly. I will continue to recommend Rebekka to everyone that is in search of legal assistance.
Anna Connour
Anna Connour
14:58 29 Jan 19
I cannot recommend Dugan, McKissick and Longmore enough! Ms. Vallandingham has helped me and my family with several issues and her preparedness, professionalism, attention to detail, and courtroom savvy are top notch. We will continue to use this firm and in particular Ms. Vallandingham for our future needs.
darlene renninger
darlene renninger
18:36 09 Dec 19
I can not put into words what a positive experience it was working with Ms. Harden. When I reached out for help I was feeling very defeated and had nowhere else to turn. She was sympathetic to my situation and consistently reassured me she was right by me side. She jumped in with both feet and really made me feel like a weight had be lifted off of me. Not only did she negotiate a settlement for me ... she was able to do it without even going to court. I could not have asked for a better outcome and would highly recommend her and the firm. Thank you so much.
William Rabbitt
William Rabbitt
13:16 24 Jul 19
If you need legal advice, please reach out to Rebekka Hutchins (Vallandingham) at DML. She came highly recommended and her services did not disappoint! I was lost and did not know how to approach my situation and Rebekka walked me through the process and helped guide me in making the right decisions. Her expertise and experience is highly appreciated! Tanya was great as well as she helped and provided immediate feedback through the process. Rebekka and Tanya made a negative situation into a very positive situation for my family and I. Thank you Rebekka for your assistance and services! Please give her office a call today if you have any issues or need legal guidance! You wont be disappointed!
MK Evans
MK Evans
14:56 19 Jan 18
I cannot speak highly enough about Mr. Bryan Dugan of Dugan, McKissick, and Longmore, L.L.C., his associates, and his staff. Mr. Dugan’s knowledge of the law is steeped deeply in both experience and academics. I knew that whenever I had a question or a concern, he would take the time to answer it and make sure that I was comfortable with the explanation. Mr. Dugan possesses the ability to take the language of the law and interpret it for his client in such a way that it becomes understandable and less overwhelming.Mr. Dugan is not one to shy away from the courtroom when he feels that is the best solution for his client nor will he steer a case into litigation if he feels the best outcome will be through an agreement or settlement. Mr. Dugan is very honest and straight forward with his assessment of the circumstances. He does not provide false hope or lead his clients to believe in a route of action that is unlikely.He truly cares about his clients and is passionate for their cause. I say this wholeheartedly, if it were not for Mr. Dugan, I do not know where my daughter and I would be right now. I am forever grateful to him.
stephen taylor
stephen taylor
23:06 09 Jun 21
First, I want to make it clear I rarely write reviews but with my experience with this law firm I had to share my experience. I want to thank Rebekka publicly for the amazing work she did on my case. She definitely went above and beyond IMO and made me feel as if I was her only client. She’s responsive to any questions you’ll have, and if she’s handling another case she will respond back quickly. Granted she’s not cheap BUT she’s worth every penny! I will not hesitate to seek her assistance in the future.
Jacob Gottshalk
Jacob Gottshalk
14:33 26 Oct 20
This office is amazing and the staff is incredible. But far the best attorneys in Southern Maryland! They treated my mother with the utmost respect and they treated my wife amazing. I highly recommend them for any legal need!!
Kayla Buckland
Kayla Buckland
12:56 14 Jun 21
I want to thank Rebekka for helping me on 2 different occasions. She went above and beyond to help me with my custody case. My previous lawyer was not willing to do half the things Rebekka did when I hired her. With her help, I was able to get everything I asked for and more. I really appreciate everything she has done for me and my family and if I ever need an attorney in the future I know I can count on this lawfirm.
Mike Evans
Mike Evans
20:26 07 Feb 18
There is no more difficult case than that of Child Custody. We hired Bryan Dugan over a year ago to help us fight for custody. He is amazing. We had lost an earlier custody case because we are considered to be a third party. We decided to change attorneys and we hired Bryan to retry the case. He won! Custody laws have changed in Maryland. Only use attorneys who know of these changes, have experience in these cases, and have won their cases. Bryan is the only attorney I know who satisfies all three of these. If you are thinking about going to court over custody matters and you live in the state of Maryland, it would be wise to consult Dugan, McKissick & Longmore.
Laura Soule
Laura Soule
15:22 03 Feb 21
Rebekka Hutchins was my attorney for my Custody modification which wasn’t easy. Rebekka was simply amazing. She is down to earth, supportive, witty and is the right person to lead you through , what can be, such a difficult process. She works well with the opposing legal parties, is extremely knowledgeable... you cannot go wrong!I also sought Rebekka’s legal counsel for a protective order against someone for safety and I could not be more thankful to have her by my side. She was nothing less than amazing. She is just as well versed in criminal law as family law. I would not hesitate to call Rebekka for any legal guidance or support!She is definitely my go-to!!!
Joanne Rigg
Joanne Rigg
14:15 15 Jan 18
I went through a very difficult and unusual divorce process that had complications and I know that if it wasn't for Bryan Dugan, the outcome of that process would not have been as favorable to me. I wish to thank he and his staff for being available any time that I had questions and concerns and for helping me through that extremely emotional and difficult time. A client is definitely in good hands with this company.
Amanda Mullen
Amanda Mullen
17:08 13 Mar 19
I can't thank Mr. Bryan Dugan and Amy enough for all of their hard work during my custody case. Bryan was upfront with me about realistic outcomes to my case and listened to any and all of my concerns throughout the process. I definitely didn't come in with an easy case, but he worked hard and won me what I once thought to be an impossible victory. I highly recommend his services!
Christopher White
Christopher White
16:05 19 Feb 20
Amazing team always going the extra mile with great communication.
Ashleigh Ziesmer
Ashleigh Ziesmer
15:33 01 Aug 22
Rebekka Hutchins is one of the lawyers/attorneys here and she is absolutely amazing! Not only is she a good person at heart, but she won’t stop fighting for you, and will tell you the truth. Absolutely adore her.
Patricia Kemp
Patricia Kemp
17:18 11 Aug 21
Bryan was professional, kind and honest. Everything went the way he said it would. The outcome was very positive.
Katie Williamson
Katie Williamson
00:03 19 Jan 22
I highly recommend Rebekka Hutchins! She was amazing with me through the difficult time of my divorce! She was with me every step of the way and she responded right away to any questions I had!! She seriously is one of the best! Thank you so much Rebekka for all that you have done for me!!
Ramius Connour
Ramius Connour
00:39 29 Nov 16
I recently contacted and utilized Mr. Gary Patterson, an attorney for the firm, to perform some deed work for my farm. He was clearly more thorough than any of the other firms in the area I had contacted. Prior to taking my request he wanted to research with the county to ensure what was requested would actually fill the needs of the county's requirements. No other firm in the area offered to do this, they only said they would perform the request for their fees. He was very thorough in his execution of the request, extremely professional, and above all very fast with responses to inquiries. I would without hesitation recommend Mr. Patterson and his firm for any legal needs anyone would need performed. I know I would be in good hands using his services.
John G.
John G.
12:07 10 Jan 20
Got great service from Shannon, very professional and helpful.
katherine zawada
katherine zawada
13:18 27 Aug 22
Just had my first conversation with Mr. Longmore. He was very professional, gave clear and concise information about the process of moving forward with a legal claim, and there was no pressure whatsoever to make an immediate decision. He was an absolute pleasure to speak with. If I ever choose to pursue a claim, I will definitely contact him for representation.
marylyn staddon
marylyn staddon
17:02 02 Feb 21
My name is Richard Staddon and I initially wrote a review about Dugan, McKssick, & Longmore. When the review was posted I was upset. It seemed that my calls were not being taken seriously and did not receive a return call in a timely manner. For some reason when the call did come I guess we did not hit it off to well. Every place one calls you hear about COVID and the longer than normal wait times and lack of staff etc... So upsetting to say the least. However, yesterday the 1st of February I pleasantly received a follow-up phone call from the office manager, Megan Phillips. She was concerned that my initial experience was not favorable. We had a very nice conversation and felt good after the call. Though the firm still could not partner with my Legal Plan, due to cost structures, I knew that if things would ever changed I would be glad to do business with this firm. Her phone call yesterday said a lot
Megan Doran
Megan Doran
11:03 29 Jul 20
Mr. Dugan was straight forward and honest throughout the entire process. He was understanding and knowledgeable and worked on our behalf to achieve our desired outcome.
Carson Minucci
Carson Minucci
12:28 09 Mar 18
I could not be more satisfied with the help I got, the level of knowledge and extreme professionalism that this firm has. I came to this law firm in the middle of my case. Mr. Dugan listened to what I had to say and fought for me surpassing any lawyer that I have dealt with before. He exceeded my expectations and made the process of needing a lawyer in the first place less nerveracking. I would immensely recommend this law firm and will retain for any future issues I may have (hopefully none though)
Andre Williams
Andre Williams
21:51 26 Feb 20
There are some experiences that you just can't put into words. I feel like the help and guidance that I received can never be put into words that would do it justice; From the warm welcome and attentiveness from the front desk to the lawyers (my lawyer Rebekka Hutchins) ability to have erudite discussions with painstaking attention to detail. An amazing experience overall. I highly recommend their services.
James Klenk
James Klenk
14:33 26 Jul 19
Divorce settlement was bumpy but they explained it well and navigated the twists and turns well. Satisfied.
Fletcher Craig
Fletcher Craig
14:51 05 Feb 18
I had the pleasure of working with Rebekka Vallandingham on multiple occasions including a divorce case. Rebekka is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. To be honest, I would not have gotten success and the results I wanted without the help of Rebekka. A friend referred me to Rebekka and I would refer her to anyone as well.
Jamie Mast
Jamie Mast
11:22 20 Feb 21
I want to share my utmost appreciation and gratitude to David Weigel. My ex husband and I have been in a VERY lengthy court battle for YEARS. Recently, my fiance was granted a temporary peace order against my ex, for a haneous crime that he committed against us. We decided we needed to make this peace order stick, and couldn't risk losing it. Unfortunately, we were left with two days to find someone to represent him. David took my fiance on as a client the day before we were set to go to court. David spent a considerable amount of time speaking with us over the phone before we met in person the next day. David explained the legal process to us and what we should expect in court. He was very thorough and sympathetic to our situation. With his knowledge and professionalism, as well as the way he handled himself in court, we were able to be granted our final peace order. I could never express just how thankful I am for what this man did for us in less than a day of knowing our situation.
Colbyn Almony
Colbyn Almony
23:33 13 Jan 21
Rebekka Hutchins' professionalism is unmatched. My case was very perplexing and there was a lot of details that could have been missed without her representation. I felt confident and at ease while working with Rebekka. She also made sure to be straight forward and honest with me. Tanya also made sure I was kept in the loop through all communications. All processes from the consulting to the trial date were very smooth and easy. I highly recommend Rebekka and Team!
Lindsay Ernst
Lindsay Ernst
15:10 25 Jan 18
I hired Rebekka Vallandingham to represent me in my divorce case. I had heard nothing but amazing things about her throughout the county. My experience working with her was exceptional. She was by my side throughout the entire case and went above and beyond to help me get the result I was looking for. The staff at the firm was always helpful and very pleasant to work with.
Nicole Mattingly
Nicole Mattingly
12:40 24 Apr 22
Rebekka Hutchins has been my lawyer for 2 years now and I HIGHLY recommend her. She has been nothing short of amazing helping me with my divorce and child custody case. She listens to everything you want and need and helps navigate through a world that most people don’t plan to go down.
Timera Pipkin
Timera Pipkin
19:37 10 Jun 20
Exceptional Attorney with Incredible Experience: Attorney Rebekka J. Hutchins, Esq was very honest and straightforward with establishing realistic expectations. She is a person first and a lawyer second. Her genuine compassion is remarkable and a very rare find. I hired Rebekka to provide legal representation for a complicated appeal process. I was terrified and unaware of how to find the courage to handle this complex legal process. I quickly understood Rebekka was in the “fight” with me and I no longer felt alone in this legal battle. She managed my cases with immense expertise; every recommendation she suggested positively impacted the outcome. She successfully subpoenaed multiple parties and helped me retain those professional relationships. She has skillfully mastered the art of cross-examination as this is very important. Her expertise in the law took center stage at the Circuit Court hearing during the lengthy cross-examination process. During the hearing; she was emotionally supportive, meticulous and well-organized. The case was successfully won and the defendant‘s appeal was denied. Throughout both hearings she demonstrated calmness and confidence. She is well-informed, thorough and the quintessential law expert. I would highly recommend Attorney Rebekka J. Hutchins, Esq as my first choice for legal representation.
don traeger
don traeger
15:26 10 Jul 16
Good law firm that provided excellent help with recent rental property problems.
Benjamin Doane
Benjamin Doane
16:50 23 Jan 19
Very fast and vigorous lawyers. Prlces moderate
Lora Cheah
Lora Cheah
18:28 29 Jan 18
Ms. Vallandingham was extremely professional, very responsive to my questions, knowledgeable, and provided me with exceptional service. Anytime I called the office, everyone was curtesy and helpful. Definitely recommend this law firm.
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17:50 31 Jul 18
Bryan Dugan is a awesome lawyer and person,and truly cared about fairness in my case and the outcome also went above and beyond and review all the facts in my case.Thank you Bryan for seeing the fairness in my case.***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED***
Amy Quosh
Amy Quosh
14:50 17 Jan 20
I have had need for a lawyer re: family law. Mr. Dugan's office has been very supportive and Mr. Dugan himself has been outstanding in helping me in several court appearances and the immediate matters at hand. I know that when I need his help, he's there. I would definitely recommend Mr. Dugan and his staff to any of my friends.
Audrey Maxwell
Audrey Maxwell
15:25 06 Sep 18
I hired Bryan Dugan for a custody Modification case, where I was fighting for sole legal and sole physical custody. When I brought my case to him he went over all of the possible outcomes to expect in my situation, the most likely being that our 50/50 current agreement would likely stay at status quo. However, he would fight for what I want with everything he had.Well, that is exactly what he did, he worked diligently to prepare my case, argued it better than I could have ever imagined followed up by a closing statement that was nothing less than amazing and instrumental in winning me SOLE LEGAL AND SOLE PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF MY SON!I can not express enough how outstanding not only Bryan was but also his staff in handling my case!
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