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

James R. Forrester Named
Workers’ Compensation Commissioner

James R. Forrester Principal

It is with great pride and pleasure that Semmes announces that principal James R. Forrester has been appointed by Governor Hogan to the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Commissioner Forrester joined Semmes in 2002 and is a principal in the Workers’ Compensation & Employers’ Liability practice group. He will begin his term in July 2018. The firm extends a warm congratulations to the newest Workers’ Compensation Commissioner!

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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.