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$3,250,000 Workplace Assault
$1,850,000 Auto Accident
$300,000 Car Accident
$500,000 Dog Bite Case
$475,000 Group Home Abuse
$450,000 Group Home Abuse
$200,000 Pedestrian Injury
$105,944 Uninsured Driver Case

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Millions Recovered For Our Clients
$3,250,000
Z&S Wins Workplace Sexual Assault Case and $3,250,000 for Client
Z&S Wins Workplace Sexual Assault Case and $3,250,000 for Client
Z & S Client claimed to have been sexually assaulted while on the job for her employer. Z & S attorneys obtained a judgment in the amount of $3,250,000.00 for the client based on an extensive award for punitive damages.
$1,850,000
Z&S Client awarded $1,850,000 for “Flying Aluminum” Auto Accident
Z&S Client awarded $1,850,000 for “Flying Aluminum” Auto Accident
Z & S Client had a flying piece of aluminum struck him in his vehicle. The client had an original offer of $0 before suit was initiated. Extensive discovery and qualified experts helped to establish liability and help set up the client for the rest of his life. He received $1,850,000.00 for his injuries.
$300,000
Client was in 3 car accidents in 2 years.
Client was in 3 car accidents in 2 years.
Another attorney gave up on his case because of all of the issues in there being so many crashes close in time. The client hired our office and we filed suit and we were able to secure policy limits of $300,000.
$500,000
Dog Bite victim awarded $500,000
Dog Bite victim awarded $500,000
Z & S Client’s ear was bitten off by a dog owned by the client’s sister. Z & S Client ultimately obtained maximum policy limits in the amount of $500,000.00 for his injuries.
$475,000
Group Home Abuse client awarded $475,000
Group Home Abuse client awarded $475,000
A Z & S Client was abused at a group home by one of the staff workers on site. Client and her family ultimately obtained $475,000.00 for the injuries done to the client. Z & S further assisted in securing alternative living arrangements for the client closer to her family.
$450,000
Client was abused in a group home
Client was abused in a group home
A Z & S Client was abused in a group home. This young man had neither physical nor emotional trauma that was associated with the abuse by any expert. Nevertheless, Z & S attorneys obtained $450,000.00 for the client.
$200,000
Pedestrian walking on a sidewalk
Pedestrian walking on a sidewalk
Z & S Client was a pedestrian walking on a sidewalk in her neighborhood when her neighbor accidentally backed into her moving out of the driveway. Insurance initially denied liability in the matter claiming contributory negligence. The client obtained $200,000.00 for her injuries.
$105,944
Client was hit by a motorist without adequate insurance coverage
Client was hit by a motorist without adequate insurance coverage
Our client was insured with State Farm and had an underinsured motorist policy. State Farm refused to pay for any of her bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. No offer was ever made to the client. The policy limits were $100,000. After a two-day jury trial, the client was awarded $105,944.87.
$100,000
Z&S Turns Insurance Company’s $8,000 offer into $100,000
Z&S Turns Insurance Company’s $8,000 offer into $100,000
Our client was in a very minor accident. There was no property damage to his vehicle or to the vehicle that struck him in the rear. After the collision, both parties saw no damage to their vehicles and decided to drive away from the scene. The police were never called.
$167,000
Fender Bender Results in $167,000 Award
Fender Bender Results in $167,000 Award
Z & S Client was in a minor fender bender accident with extremely low property damage. Unfortunately, the client had a significant prior injury which was exacerbated by the minor accident. Client received $167,000.00 for her injuries after an initial offer of $5,000.
$150,000
Child bitten by Pit Bull Awarded $150,000
Child bitten by Pit Bull Awarded $150,000
Z & S. Client was a young child attacked by a vicious pit bull. Unfortunately the dog owner had no homeowners or renters insurance and the landlord denied any knowledge of the dog. Several attorneys had taken on the case but had dropped the client when liability was denied.
$300,000
Attacked by the family’s dog
Attacked by the family’s dog
A young girl was babysitting for a family in Southern Maryland when she was attacked by the family’s dog. The client obtained $300,000.00 for her injuries present and future.
$375,000
Husband and Wife, clients of Z & S. Law were in a rear-end automobile accident
Husband and Wife, clients of Z & S. Law were in a rear-end automobile accident
Husband and Wife, clients of Z & S. Law were in a rear-end automobile accident. Liability was accepted but insurance decided that the value of the case was $5,000 per Plaintiff for a total of $10,000. Following extensive litigation, husband and wife received a total of $375,000.00.
$260,000
A young girl playing at a neighbor’s house was bitten by the neighbor’s supposed friendly dog
A young girl playing at a neighbor’s house was bitten by the neighbor’s supposed friendly dog
A young girl playing at a neighbor’s house was bitten by the neighbor’s supposed friendly dog. After years of litigation, the young child obtained $260,000.00 for her injuries, scarring, and emotional trauma.
$103,000
Client was a mail carrier who was bitten by a dog, an unfortunately typical experience
Client was a mail carrier who was bitten by a dog, an unfortunately typical experience
Z & S Client was a mail carrier who was bitten by a dog, an unfortunately typical experience. The client had a small wound on his arm and was offered $15,000 for a settlement. After filing suit, the client ultimately obtained $103,000.00 for his injury.
$300,000
Client overcame multiple legal challenges to her case
Client overcame multiple legal challenges to her case
After 3 prior attorneys dropped her case, Z & S Client overcame multiple legal challenges to her case to obtain $300,000.00. Client, an infant, was dropped by the client’s relative in what first looked like an accident without negligence. The award ultimately obtained was the maximum under the homeowner’s policy.
$200,000
Client was riding his bicycle when he was attacked by two dogs
Client was riding his bicycle when he was attacked by two dogs
Z & S. Client was riding his bicycle when he was attacked by two dogs. Neither dog had a recorded history of bites but both were running at large. Client obtained $200,000.00 for his injuries.
$100,000
Automobile accident with minimal damage to either vehicle
Automobile accident with minimal damage to either vehicle
Z & S Client was in a minor automobile accident with minimal damage to either vehicle. The case was a ‘word vs. word’ accident with both sides blaming the other. Initial response was a denial of liability and no offer. Client eventually obtained the maximum $100,000.00 policy limits.

Our Practice Areas

Our attorneys specialize in helping clients navigate these areas of Maryland law.

Dog bites happen in an instant but scar you for a lifetime. For years, our attorneys have helped victims obtain maximum compensation for dog bite medical care, lost wages, and punitive damages.
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If a driver’s careless actions lead to the personal injury or death of another party, that driver must be held accountable. Contact lawyers that specialize in recovering fair compensation for you and your family.
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Injuries suffered as a result of semi truck accidents can be severe and sometimes deadly due to the sheer size of many semi-trucks. Hire focused attorneys to recover fair compensation for your suffering.
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The most vulnerable drivers on the road are motorcyclists. If an accident happens, motorcycle drivers can be severely injured. Select an attorney that has experience getting accident victims results.
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There’s no reason to face a criminal charge without a qualified attorney by your side. Our experienced attorneys can answer all of your questions, defend your rights, and secure you the most beneficial ruling.
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DUI charges can change your life immediately and forever. Taking any traffic ticket lightly is a serious mistake. Our DUI and Traffic Attorneys can advocate for you in court, protect your rights, and get your life back on track.
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Take your traffic ticket serious. You may be facing jail time and substantial fines, or loss of your driving privileges, all resulting in higher car insurance rates or loss of job. Understand your legal rights.
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A divorce brings emotional as well as legal challenges. Our attorneys can guide you through the whole process and ensure your best outcome.
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Divorce is a difficult decision for any couple. It’s a challenging time in your life. Our experienced divorce attorneys will protect your interests, child custody, support and division of property.
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If your loved one was abused in a group home, and you don’t know where to turn, let us help. Our caring attorneys can help right the wrongs you’ve suffered and fight for just compensation.
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Has a workplace accident left you disabled and unable to provide for your family? You need a trustworthy, knowledgeable attorney who can argue your case and win you the compensation you deserve.
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When a family member dies unexpectedly, it can be extremely difficult time. Suing for wrongful death may be the best step forward. During this chaotic period in your life, hire an attorney you trust.
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We understand that enduring medical malpractice can be a confusing, frustrating and traumatic experience. You need someone on your side who will help restore your peace of mind, dignity, and rights.
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Contact a qualified, experienced birth injury attorney in Maryland. We can’t erase the past trauma of the birth injury, but we can give you the representation, understanding, and advocacy you deserve going forward.
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Your Maryland Legal Team

Based in Baltimore, Zirkin and Schmerling is a full-service law firm committed to protecting your rights and ensuring beneficial outcomes. Our attorneys have helped clients across Maryland deal with a variety of legal issues. Whether you are suffering from an auto accident or dog bite injury, fighting a DUI or criminal charge, thinking about divorce, or dealing with group home abuse, we can help. Let our team of experienced, qualified attorneys put their decades of experience to work for your case and your future!

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I will recommend Zirkin and Schmerling Law to everyone.  They are professional and just as important they are personable.  They handled everything I encountered in the case and answered all my questions very quickly.  I could not have asked for a better attorney or a better outcome for my case.

Lois

Maryland

I contacted Zirkin And Schmerling Law firm about an accident claim I needed help with. Josh and his team were wonderful to work with,very professional and were always available when I needed advice.
This law firm had earned my trust and I am sure I will be using them in the future. I strongly recommend this firm.

Ben

Maryland

Erik Atas has been my attorney for over 5 years and he is the best in the business. Erik has won for me every single time I’ve needed him. He is very honest and knowledgeable, and his services are reasonably priced. I highly recommend you consider Erik and Z&S for your legal needs.

Ryan

Maryland