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Helping businesses and individuals make wise legal decisions

When legal disputes disrupt your business or personal life, having a committed, knowledgeable attorney to zealously advocate on your behalf brings comfort and peace of mind. With their more than 90 years of combined experience, the attorneys of Abrams & West, P.C. are pride themselves in providing their clients with legal representation in the following areas:

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

People get injured and unfortunately, there are thousands of car, truck, motorcycle, bus, metro rail, and slip and falls accidents every year in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Many motor vehicle accident victims are seriously injured, and sometimes killed, because of the carelessness and negligence of another driver. If you have been in a car, truck, motorcycle, bus or metro rail accident, you need strong legal representation.

Mr. West previously represented insurance companies in defense of these cases but for the past 25 years, has exclusively represented injured persons and has provided guidance and legal expertise to hundreds of victims. Ken is an aggressive and savvy trial attorney with the knowledge and know how to deal with insurance companies and their lawyers.

He has litigated, arbitrated and mediated many of these cases and is appointed as a Mediator by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.

If you’ve been injured, you shouldn’t have to worry about dealing with insurance companies and the legal system. You can focus on getting well, and we will focus on dealing with the insurance companies and getting you compensation for your injuries.

Zoning and Land Use Services for Businesses and Individuals

Stanley Abrams, a partner at Abrams & West, P.C., has an impressive reputation among businesses and individuals in Montgomery County, Maryland, for his skill, knowledge and experience in zoning, land use, and permit acquisition. Stan is a seasoned veteran of the zoning and land use administrative and bureaucratic process.

Stan has literally written the book on zoning and land use law in Montgomery County and much of the state of Maryland. He is the author/co-author of four books: Guide to Maryland Zoning Decisions, How to Win the Zoning Game, Handling the Land Use Case, and Land Use Practice and Forms.

Whether it’s new development, rezoning, a special exception, permit acquisition or a judicial appeal of an administrative decision, it’s critical that you have an experienced and hard-working attorney on your side.

Civil Litigation

All too often, businesses and individuals have to take legal actions  to enforce a written or oral contract with another party. Unfortunately, a breach of contract or failure to perform on an agreement for services, goods or property can cost an individual or a business time, money and grief.

Our experienced trial attorneys can help you with your litigation needs. We have more than 90 years of combined experience in the state and district court systems in Maryland and Washington, D.C. We also have extensive experience in the federal court systems in the D.C. Metropolitan area.

If you’re a prospective Plaintiff in a lawsuit, or if you’re a Defendant who’s being sued, you’ll need a lawyer to protect your assets and legal rights.

Estate & Trust Litigation

Trust cases may involve interpretation of Trust provisions, construe applications of the terms of a Trust or involve disputes between trustees and beneficiaries.

Estate cases frequently involve inheritance disputes between beneficiaries and personal representatives.

Ken West has a lot of experience litigating these disputes in the Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as working to resolve disputes by mediation and/or arbitration.  Mr. West is also appointed by the Montgomery County Circuit Court as a Mediator for trust disputes.

The passing of a loved one can be very difficult. Unfortunately, questions or ambiguities involving a loved one’s Last Will and Testament or Trust can make a difficult situation even worse. Trust disputes may involve interpretation of Trust provisions, correct applications of terms of a Trust or disputes between the trustees and the beneficiaries. Estate cases frequently involve inheritance disputes between beneficiaries and personal representatives.  Kenneth West has more than 40 years of experience dealing with Estate and Trust litigation disputes.

Ken West has a lot of experience litigating these disputes in the Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as attempting to resolve disputes by mediation and/or arbitration.  Mr. West is also appointed by the Montgomery Circuit Court as a Mediator for trust disputes.

Business Contract Disputes

All too often, businesses and individuals have to take legal actions to enforce a written or oral contract with another party. Unfortunately, a breach of contract or failure to perform on an agreement for services, goods or property can cost an individual or a business time, money and grief.

These cases take many forms including contract interpretation, buy-sell agreements disputes, efforts to enforce a contract, payment deficiencies, and even property disputes.  We have represented clients in hundreds of these cases.

Ken West, an experienced trial attorney with over 40 years of experience in the State and District Court Systems in Maryland and Washington, DC, can help you with your litigation needs.

If you’re a prospective Plaintiff in a lawsuit, or if you’re a Defendant who’s being sued, you’ll need a lawyer to protect your assets and legal rights.

Contact an experienced Bethesda attorney who can help you when you need it most.

Our professional courtroom demeanor and meticulous preparation give us an edge as an assertive and strategic advocate. Call Abrams & West, PC at 240-380-3407 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.