Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow
During his first year in law school, Adam Smallow received the Certificate of Achievement in torts for earning the highest grade in the entire class. According to Black’s Law Dictionary, “tort” is French for wrong, a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which another is injured.
“That was a sign that personal injury law was the way to go,” says Smallow about the award.
Following graduation, Smallow worked for a personal injury firm in New Jersey and, later joined a firm in Washington, D.C. When he decided to open up his own law firm in 2010, the Philadelphia native chose Baltimore and began the process of building his own personal injury practice in Maryland.
In 2013, Smallow discovered an empty storefront in a shopping center on Pulaski Highway in Edgewood and realized the opportunity to expand his practice into Harford County. With no clients or connections in this area, he threw “caution to the wind” and decided this underserved area could benefit from a new lawyer in town. Over two years later, he declares his firm’s relocation to Harford County was his best business decision to date.
1969-B Pulaski Highway
Edgewood, MD 21040
To discuss a personal injury matter with an experienced attorney, call the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at 410-777-8960 for a free consultation or contact the law firm online at www.mdaccidentlaw.com to submit an accident evaluation form.
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The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow handles personal injury cases, which include automobile accidents, premises liability incidents and medical malpractice. Smallow explains that “insurance companies are aware that the personal injury laws in Maryland do not favor injured victims, and it creates a difficult landscape as a plaintiff’s lawyer.” Therefore, when first meeting with a new client, he educates him or her about the challenges inherent in any Maryland personal injury claim. Then, he presents a roadmap of the case, which includes the steps necessary to not only settle the matter but to “maximize the value” of that settlement.
According to Smallow, additional compensation is available for each client that goes beyond mere medical reports and bills. The key, he explains, is getting to know the client well and discovering the impact that the accident has had on his or her life.
“I like to learn about my clients’ favorite activities, about their jobs and families, and anything else that is important in their lives,” he explains.
Cases typically settle at the maximum value when the insurance companies learn about the “human factor” of Smallow’s clients. Although he is often in litigation and preparing for trials, he acknowledges that settlement is the goal in most personal injury cases.
“Insurance companies see each case as a file number. It’s my job to present to them a real person whose life has been impacted by someone else’s negligence,” he says.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of practicing law in Harford County is the opportunity for Smallow to become part of a very collegial and altruistic business community.
“Business, community and charity all seem to come together in Harford County and make for a very fulfilling place in which to work,” he says.
Smallow points to several programs and organizations that have enabled his community involvement while utilizing his professional skills. He is a volunteer for the Harford County Teen Court, a diversionary program for local high school students. Additionally, he is a member of the Development Committee for the ARC-Northern Chesapeake Region. He recently graduated from the Harford County Sherriff’s Office Citizen’s Police Academy, a 15-week program aimed at providing citizens with a hands-on overview of nearly every aspect of the Sheriff’s Office operations.
Smallow is extremely optimistic about the future of his firm in Harford County and looks forward to a long career here.
At the end of every new client consultation, he makes one guarantee: crystal clear communication throughout the pendency of the case. This, he states, is the key to a successful attorney-client relationship, which can last anywhere from several months to several years. I95