Welcome to Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

Semmes is one of the oldest and largest full-service law firms in the State of Maryland. Semmes’ Attorneys provide comprehensive legal representation in an extensive range of litigation, maritime, labor and employment, and corporate and business practice areas, including estate planning, and real estate. Semmes is the largest private workers’ compensation & employers’ liability defense practice in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Semmes, Bowen & Semmes is one of the oldest and largest full service law firms in the State of Maryland.

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A diversified team of 65 attorneys dedicated to providing our clients with extraordinary service.

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Semmes’ attorneys provide comprehensive legal representation in an extensive range of practice areas.

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Semmes serves our clients through offices in six locations throughout Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Semmes is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network. With 145 member firms across the globe (80 in the United States) ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world. More information is available at www.alfainternational.com.

Maryland lawmakers are considering a new bill (Senate Bill 10) this session that would create a rebuttable presumption for first responders who are diagnosed with COVID-19. Semmes will be monitoring the progress of this bill and providing testimony in opposition to the bill during the upcoming legislative session.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes will remain open for business, though Semmes’ attorneys and administrative staff will be working remotely for their safety and the safety of visitors to our firm offices until such time as the crisis comes to an end. Semmes’ attorneys and employees are able to connect to the office, just as they would were they working in the office, over a secured network. We are able to retrieve file materials, take in new cases, communicate with our clients virtually, by phone or by electronic communication, work on cases, represent our clients and fully function as Semmes would otherwise. —Thomas V. McCarron, Chairman