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  • Victoria M. Shearer Partner

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Practice areas:

  • Civil Defense Litigation
  • Civil Rights Defense Litigation
  • Local Government Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law Defense
  • Election Law
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense

Admitted: 1996, Maryland; 1999, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; 2003, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 2006, District of Columbia; 2015, Supreme Court of the United States.

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1996; Villanova University, B.A., 1990.

Member: American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar; Defense Research Institute; Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee.

Publications: Staff Editor, University of Baltimore Law Forum: 25.1 U.Balt. L. Forum 46 (1994); 26.1 U.Balt. L. Forum 40 (1995).

Born: Wilmington, Delaware.

Cases: Cnty. Council of Prince George’s Cnty., Sitting as the Dist. Council v. Zimmer, 444 Md. 490, 120 A.3d 677 (2015); Espina v. Jackson, 442 Md. 311, 112 A.3d 442 (2015); Stevenson v. City of Seat Pleasant, 743 F.3d 411 (4th Cir. 2014); Hansen v. City of Laurel, 420 Md. 670, 25 A.3d 122 (2011); Montgomery Cnty. Vol. Fire-Rescue Assoc. v. Montgomery Cnty. Bd. of Elections, Md., 418 Md. 463, 15 A.3d 798 (2011); Wicomico Cnty. Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 111 v. Wicomico Cnty., 190 Md. App. 291, 988 A.2d 555 (2010); Bd. of Cnty. Comm’rs for Cecil Cnty. v. Dorman, 187 Md. App.  443, 979 A.2d 167, cert. denied, 411 Md. 600, 984 A.2d 244 (2009); Doe v. Montgomery Cnty. Bd. of Elections, 406  Md. 697, 962 A.2d 342 (2008); Talbot Cnty. v. Town of Oxford, 177 Md. App. 480, 936 A.2d 374 (2007); 104 West Washington Street I Corp. v. City of Hagerstown, 173 Md. App. 553, 920 A.2d 482 (2007); Steiner v. Cnty. Comm’rs of  Caroline Cnty., 490 F. Supp.2d 617 (D. Md. 2007); Mora v. City of  Gaithersburg, 462 F. Supp. 2d 675 (D. Md. 2006), aff’d, 519 F.3d 216 (4th Cir. 2008); Orgain v. City of Salisbury, 521 F. Supp.2d 465 (D. Md. 2007); Grimes v. Miller, 448 F. Supp. 2d 664 (D. Md. 2006); Albero v. City of Salisbury, 422 F. Supp. 2d 549 (D. Md. 2006); Univ. Gardens Apts. Jt. Venture v. Jack Johnson, 419 F. Supp.2d 733 (D. Md. 2006); Lee v. Cline, 384 Md. 245, 863 A.2d 297 (2004); Rossignol v. Voorhaar, 316 F.3d 516 (4th Cir. 2003), cert. denied, 540 U.S. 822 (2003); Goulart v. Meadows, 345 F.3d 239 (4th Cir. 2003); Simms v. Hardesty, 303 F. Supp.2d 656 (D. Md. 2003); Pathways Psychosocial v. Town of Leonardtown,  133 F. Supp.2d 772 (D. Md. 2001); Walker v. City of Salisbury, 170 F. Supp.2d 541 (D. Md. 2001); Vandevander v. St. Mary’s Cnty. Sheriff’s Office, 170 F. Supp.2d 541 (D. Md. 2001).