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Eric Todd Kirk

Eric Todd Kirk

You need a dedicated advocate to fight for you and obtain full fair compensation
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Workers' Compensation
  • Florida, Maryland, New York
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Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Terrific attorney who I would recommend to anyone seeking a compassionate advocate.
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Summary

I am a Personal Injury Attorney, a Workers' Compensation Lawyer and a Criminal Defense Counselor. Over the course of 20 plus years, I have handled thousands of cases involving accidental injury including hundreds of car accident cases in which my clients have sustained serious personal injury, incurred huge medical bills and lost wages, and were caused to suffer from pain and endure mental anguish. I proudly handle cases throughout Maryland, focusing in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Towson, Essex, Dundalk, Middle River, Parkville, Owings Mills, Randalstown, Pikesville, Ellicot, Anne Arundel County, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Howard County, or Columbia, Ellicot CIty, Maryland. I've secured millions of dollars in compensation for victims of the negligence. I've helped hundreds of injured workers and obtained benefits to which they were rightfully entitled, but wrongfully denied. I've defended hundreds of people accused of crimes. I've tried hundreds of cases. I'd suggest that you let me put this background and experience to work on your case. Why should you hire me? I'd offer two simple reasons why I believe someone should choose me over another lawyer: My experience and My Reduced Fee Program. I've detailed my background above. I also offer my Maryland personal injury clients a reduced fee program that features an attorney fee lower than that commonly charged by personal injury attorneys in this area. I have always believed that every accident and injury victim should have access to the services of a dedicated advocate at a fair rate. My reduced fee program gives my clients the ability to keep a greater percentage of their overall award in their pocket.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I extend a complimentary case evaluation, legal analysis and strategy planning session to anyone that is considering hiring me as their lawyer. In this initial meeting, I have three aims: To explore, develop and organize the operative facts surrounding the case, claim or defense To identify and analyze the legal issues involved, and To develop a plan to achieve the client's objectives. A fourth aim is to extend this service to the prospective client at no cost.
  • Contingent Fees
    I adamantly believe every injury victim should have access to diligent, effective representation in their quest to achieve fair compensation. I am also committed to providing that representation at a fair rate. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about my reduced fee program. Many lawyers handle personal injury matters under what is known as a contingency fee arrangement. The "contingency" aspect means that something must occur for a fee to be earned by the attorney- specifically, a financial recovery. Usually, the lawyer will advance the costs of litigation, and, if there is a financial recovery, the lawyer will retain a percentage of that recovery as his or her fee. However, if there is no recovery obtained by the lawyer, there is no fee -and generally, no litigation costs- charged to the client. This allows the victim of negligence, who may be out of work, or disabled because of the accident, to hire an attorney to pursue the claim without having to pay a sizeable retainer or high hourly fees up-front. "Under my Reduced Fee Program, your fee percentage is always limited." Practices vary from lawyer to lawyer and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In Maryland, a common contingency fee arrangement calls for the lawyer to retain 33.3 % of the amount recovered in the case as a fee, and, under some agreements, lawyers may retain 40% of the amount recovered as a fee if a lawsuit is filed, and the claim is litigated. Under my reduced fee reduced fee program, attorney's fees are always limited to 30% on a presuit recovery, and 35% if the case goes to litigation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Maryland
New York
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Kirk LAw Firm
- Current
Education
Albany Law School
(1993) Law
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Honors: Juris doctor, cum laude. Justinian Society
Awards
10 Best Attorneys- American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
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The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 The National Trial Lawyers:
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The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 The National Trial Lawyers
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Membership by Reason of Excellence in Legal Scholarship The Justinian Society
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Professional Associations
Maryland Bar Association
- Current
Baltimore City Bar Association
- Current
Florida State Bar # 98566
Member
- Current
Member NY Bar
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Indiana Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook
Gould Publications
South Carolina Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook
Gould Publications
Tennessee Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook
Gould Publications
Websites & Blogs
Website
Baltimore Personal Injury Attorney
Blog
MARYLAND CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
Blog
BALTIMORE INJURY LAWYER
Blog
BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
    Legal Answers
    154 Questions Answered

    Q. My broker is requiring court documents showing I am the Guardian of my daughter's settlement money under title 13
    A: You need to get the court's permission to withdraw money from a Title 13 trust account. You need to apply to the circuit court of the county where you, and show cause and standing, for the withdrawal.
    Q. I got into a car accident with someone who lives in Virginia. They want the court proceedings to take place there but
    A: Jurisdiction can be a tricky area of the law. From the situation you described it certainly seems as though Maryland would have jurisdiction over the case. A basis for jurisdiction in Virginia is not clear from your facts, but may exist. If you are bringing the claim, you you should probably consult with a skilled personal injury attorney.
    Q. Who do I need to speak to about a terrible accident involving myself and a natural resource officer?
    A: Very sorry to hear that this has happened to you and your family. If you were injured in the accident you should indeed immediately consult with a Maryland personal injury attorney.
    Q. I was in an auto accident with no witnesses, Would a lawyer post signs at the intersection looking for witnesses?
    A: Your narrative recites there were no witnesses. Posting signs does not seem like an effective way to locate any. Having said that, you should really have an experienced personal injury attorney examine the liability determination you've been given by the police or by a claims adjuster.
    Q. What if both of you did something wrong in an accident - who is at fault?
    A: Both. Unlike most states, Maryland does not employ comparative fault concepts.
    Q. Is the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit the same across all states?
    A: No. Each state has a separate rule, although the time frames under those rules may be the same as in some sister states.
    Q. Does workers' comp cover me if I'm not going to be able to work at all again?
    A: If your doctors say you cannot work because of your injuries, then yes you may be entitled to permanent and total disability benefits. These are difficult cases to prove and you should consult with a lawyer.
    Q. How do i remove a suspension of my license from a judgment that was vacated
    A: I would suggest you contact the MVA, show them your paperwork, and follow their direction to get your license reinstated. http://www.mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/info/27200/27200-07T.htm
    Q. So I’m confused on how much time my boyfriend is suppose to be serving.
    A: Based on your fact pattern he's serving 11 years, or 4 years, both with credit for time served. Definitely not one year. Your question is confusing as to what portion of the 15 year sentence is suspended 4 years or 11 years.
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    Eric Kirk
    1001 N. Calvert
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    USA
    Telephone: (410) 591-2835