Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Cowdrey Thompson regularly engages in trial and appellate practice including personal injury claims, contract disputes, commercial litigation, construction law, insurance defense, environmental law, labor and employment and workers’ compensation. The firm’s attorneys regularly appear in District and Circuit Courts throughout the State of Maryland, United States District Court for Maryland, as well as both State and Federal appellate courts.

Corporate Law

Cowdrey Thompson assists clients in connection with all aspects of business related matters, including the formation of corporations and other limited liability entities, as well as the creation of agreements governing the operations of such entities and the relationship between owners. The firm’s attorneys also advise businesses on all types of transactions and litigation, including those involving mergers, asset purchases and sales, and well as shareholder buy-outs.

Employment Law

Cowdrey Thompson handles various employment related matters on behalf of both employers and employees. These matters include advising employers on their responsibilities under various state and federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), drafting personnel and employment manuals and policies, as well as providing advice on non-competition agreements and trade secret issues.

Land Use

The firm has extensive experience representing clients throughout Maryland in all aspects of land use and zoning matters. The firm’s attorneys regularly handle variances, special exceptions, Critical Area matters, and can represent landowners and developers through all stages of subdivision, development and annexation matters.

Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

Cowdrey Thompson’s attorneys offer mediation/alternative dispute resolution services to resolve disputes between parties without the delay and expense of litigation. Our mediators are well equipped to assist in the resolution of family law litigation including separation and property settlement agreements, divorce, child custody issues, and child support. Our mediators also have substantial experience in resolving contract, employment, commercial and real estate disputes, as well as serious personal injury and medical malpractice claims.

Municipal and Local Government Law

Cowdrey Thompson has represented multiple local governments on the Eastern Shore. Our attorneys have handled a variety of legal matters ranging from employment and personnel issues, police officer’s rights, legislation drafting, public finance, environmental law, government contracts, and state and federal permitting matters relating to public infrastructure. The firm’s lawyers also represent private citizens before state and local government agencies on matters relating to governmental regulation.

Personal Injury

Cowdrey Thompson’s attorneys have decades of experience pursuing personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of victims injured as a result of the negligence of others. These include truck and automobile accidents, slips and falls, construction accidents, and product liability cases among others. Our clients can rely on our experience in navigating the process to obtain compensation after they have been injured.

Probate and Estate Administration

Cowdrey Thompson provides advice and representation to fiduciaries and beneficiaries to assist with the efficient administration of estates and trusts of all sizes. In the event of disputes, the firm’s attorneys also represent clients in will contests, efforts to remove personal representatives and all other estate litigation related matters.

Real Estate

Cowdrey Thompson regularly assists clients in the purchase and sale of residential, commercial and agricultural real estate as well as with boundary disputes, homeowner’s and condominium association issues, commercial leases, 1031 like-kind exchanges and landlord tenant matters. The firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience with rights-of-way, adverse possession and conservation easements.


The firm represents clients in connection with traffic citations, DUI/DWI charges, and other criminal matters, including juvenile, in courts throughout the State of Maryland, as well as before Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration hearings.