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Rory N. Parks Joins WHFL

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by whflwp No Comments

Winegrad, Hess, Friedman & Levitt, LLC is pleased to announce that Rory N. Parks has joined the firm as an associate, practicing primarily with debt collection. He assists individuals, businesses, and homeowner and condominium associations recover overdue accounts.

Prior to joining WHFL, Rory worked as a legal intern at the Federal Communications Commission and as a law clerk for a personal injury and family law firm. After graduating from law school, he served for a year as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stephen M. Waldron in the Circuit Court for Harford County.

Rory was born and raised in Baltimore County and was home-schooled until eighth grade, when he began attending St. Paul’s School. After graduating from St. Paul’s, Rory attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where he graduated magna cum laude.   He double-majored in Spanish and International Relations, and studied in Chile.  He is highly proficient in Spanish.

Rory received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Maryland Journal of International Law. He is admitted to practice in Maryland.

WHFL Successful in Court of Appeals Workers’ Compensation Case

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by whflwp No Comments

In an appeal brought by Stephen S. Winegrad of Winegrad, Hess, Friedman & Levitt, the Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s finding that a worker who seriously injured himself while working was an employee entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  In Elms v. Renewal by Anderson, the employer argued, unsuccessfully, that Elms was an independent contractor not entitled to benefits.  WHFL argued that Elms was an employee because the employer exercised control over his work.  The Court of Appeals agreed, holding that since Elms was a common law employee, no analysis was needed under Section 9-508 (statutory employer).  This means that Elms is entitled to benefits for his injury.

Stephen S. Winegrad and Winegrad, Hess, Friedman & Levitt regularly represent injured workers in worker’s compensation claims and third-party claims.  Please contact Mr. Winegrad if you have a claim or have any questions.

Sheldon Levitt Recognized for Volunteer Work

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by whflwp No Comments

Sheldon H. Levitt, Esquire, has been recognized for performing pro bono work through the Maryland Volunteers Lawyers Service. In its monthly e-newsletter, MVLS described a matter where Mr. Levitt represented a woman in a bankruptcy case, giving her a clean start free of suffocating debt. View the article here:


WHFL believes strongly in providing legal services to those in need and encourages our attorneys to accept referrals from MVLS.

Happy Holidays!

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by whflwp No Comments

We wish our valued clients and friends, neighbors, and all others a peaceful, happy, and joyous holiday season.  Please remember to help those less fortunate than us by a donation of time, money, or food or toys to a charity of your choice.  Let’s help make it a wonderful time of year for everybody.  Click here to learn how WHFL is involved in our community.

Rachel M. Hess Named as Director

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by whflwp No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Rachel M. Hess, Esquire was named as a Director of the Home Builders Association of Maryland Land Development Council. The Council offers services and special interest programs covering government relations and representation, educational opportunities, marketing exposure as well as the exchange of ideas to promote high standards within the development industry. Through its Awards of Excellence program, it also recognizes developers who have made significant contributions to outstanding land development projects by showing resourceful uses of land and sensitivity to the environment.

Rachel M. Hess Guest Speaker on Community Associations

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by whflwp No Comments

On April 16, 2013, Rachel M. Hess, Esquire, was the guest speaker for the Baltimore County Bar Association, Real Property Committee, concerning the creation and initial operation of condomunium and homeowner associations. She also addressed recent relevant case law and legislation.  The event was well attended and very informative.

Ms. Hess focuses her practice on representing national, regional and local residential and commercial developers, builders and management companies throughout the real estate transaction process. Her new and existing clients routinely rely on her experience and intimate knowledge of real estate law to determine the most feasible structure of the project to accomplish the client’s goals while reducing potential liability. Ms. Hess regularly advises and counsels clients relating to the structure and formation of all types of commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.

Same-Sex Marriage is Here

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

After the Maryland legislature passed a law to permit same-sex marriage, Maryland voters approved a ballot measure that makes the law valid. Beginning next year, same-sex couples will be able to marry and share the same rights as all other married couples. Before getting married, we encourage same-sex couples (and other couples) to consider Pre-Marital Agreements—especially those who have been together for a while and have accumulated assets.

A Pre-Marital Agreement permits the parties to decide before the marriage issues of property rights and support, avoid arguments in the event of divorce, and clarify financial issues. With divorce rates so high, even with the best intentions it would be foolish not to consider making a Pre-Marital Agreement so that if divorce does happen, you will have already resolved all issues between you. This leads to a less traumatic and less costly divorce.

We can help you prepare a Pre-Marital Agreement.  Just contact us to schedule an appointment.

Happy Holidays from Winegrad, Hess, Friedman & Levitt

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Please accept our wishes, especially to our valued clients and friends, for a peaceful, happy, and joyous holiday season.  At this time of year we encourage everyone to help those less fortunate than us by a donation of time, money, or food or toys to a charity of your choice.  Let’s help make it a wonderful time of year for everybody.  Click here to learn how WHFL is involved in our community.

Sheldon Levitt Holds Seminar on Will and Estates

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Sheldon H. Levitt was pleased to participate in a seminar on November 7, 2012, to provide information about wills and estates. Mr. Levitt discussed the importance and preparation of wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney. He also discussed the administration of regular and small estates.

Mr. Levitt has an active general practice representing both individuals and businesses. Please contact him with any questions you may have.

Robert M. Winegrad

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by admin No Comments

We are saddened to announce that Robert M. Winegrad, a founding partner of Winegrad, Hess, Friedman & Levitt, LLC, died on February 8, 2012. He was 80 years old.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Winegrad started the firm in 1969 and worked there until his retirement in 2008. Known for his common sense approach to the law, he quickly developed a general practice and loyal client base that endured for generations. We are proud to continue the tradition of excellence, intergrity, and client commitment in his memory.