Civil Litigation

Our civil litigation representation ranges from complex business, construction, and real estate disputes to minor contract and tort matters at all levels of Maryland state and federal courts.

Complex and General Litigation

Our attorneys handle all aspects of civil litigation.

We represent clients before Maryland’s Circuit Courts and the District Court of Maryland (including small claims and landlord-tenant disputes), and the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.

Our attorneys also handle select appellate matters, primarily before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. These matters range from complex, multi-party cases, to advice regarding small claims matters.

Construction Disputes

Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, L.L.C. represents property owners, builders, general contractors, subcontractors, and related parties in all aspects of construction disputes.

These matters include disputes between commercial property owners and their general contractors and builders and individual homeowners for issues relating to design defects, construct defects, and related breach of contract claims.

The firm also handles mechanic’s lien matters for general contractors and subcontractors.

Business and Partnership Litigation

Dugan, McKissick & Longmore, L.L.C. has considerable experience representing companies, business owners, stockholders, directors, and officers in business and partnership litigation.

These matters include claims of breach of fiduciary duties, non-compete agreements, breaches of employment contracts, and shareholder and member disputes.

The firm also represents companies in disputes with other businesses, such as breach of contract claims, and other civil claims, such as tortious interference with business relations or contractual relations.

Real Estate Disputes

A significant portion of our firm’s litigation matters focuses on real estate disputes between various parties.

Our attorneys handle a wide variety of such disputes, including:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Quiet title actions
  • Adverse possession and prescriptive easement cases
  • Breaches of real estate contracts
  • Claims of fraud, or failure to disclose defects in the sale of a property
  • Access disputes

The firm also represents clients in landlord-tenant disputes and mechanic’s lien actions.


Many disputes previously litigated in the courtroom are resolved through the arbitration process.

Parties resolve their disputes through Arbitration because of a prior agreement between the parties or because the parties believe it is a better forum for a particular dispute.

The formality and rules for arbitrations vary from case to case, from informal hearings with a mutually selected arbitrator to more formal proceedings before the American Arbitration Association. Our attorneys are able to advise you on whether your dispute should or must be resolved through arbitration and guide you through the entire process from start to finish.

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