Experience you expect, service you deserve...since 1887

Serving a diverse clientele of Businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the U.S. and across the nation.

The 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ©
includes nine Semmes attorneys.

James Bartlett

James Bartlett, Principal

Best Lawyers ® has named James W. Bartlett III, as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year for his Admiralty and Maritime Law practice in Baltimore.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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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 75 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.