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James E. Farmer Retained by Family in Baltimore Patient Dumping Case

Article:
Baltimore Hospital Cited In Patient Dumping Case

(NPR, March 21, 2018)


Attorney James E. Farmer represents client acquitted in opioid-related murder case

Article:
Acquittal in opioid murder trial
(The Baynet, February 15, 2018)


Attorney James E. Farmer featured on Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hanson

Article:
James E. Farmer interviewed on Crime Watch Daily


James E. Farmer Retained for First Ever Murder Charge Brought in Montgomery County for an Alleged Drug Dealer Accused of Causing a Fatal Overdose.

Article:
Woman charged with murder in carfentanil overdose case
(WJLA-ABC, April 4, 2018)


Client charged with Murder Released on House Arrest.

Article:
St. Mary's overdose murder suspect released to house.
(The Enterprise, September, 15 2017)


22 Year Old Charles County Man Found Not Guilty of Rape and Sexual Offense

Articles:
Rape Trial Ends With Not Guilty Verdict
(The Baynet, December 18, 2015)

Newburg Man Not Guilty In February Rape
(Maryland Independent, December 18, 2015)


Farmer Prevents Conviction for Waldorf Man Who Tweeted 'Kill All White People in La Plata'

Article:
Man gets probation for 'Kill all white people' tweet.
(WUSA9, April 12, 2016)


James E. Farmer retained to defend Murder charges stemming from the shooting on May 20, 2015, at a McDonald's in Waldorf.

Articles:
Details emerge in Waldorf, Md., shooting involving off-duty officer
(WTOP, May 30, 2015)

Police officer charged in Waldorf McDonald's homicide ID'd


Farmer Gains a Victory For Redskin Player Charged with DUI -- Westbrook Acquitted of DUI Charges

Articles:
"Redskin player acquitted of DUI"
(SoMd News, August 22, 2011)

"Westbrook Acquitted of DUI, other charges"
(The Washington Post, June 28, 2010)


Farmer Wins Case Against University of Maryland Charles Regional Hospital.

Mr. Farmer represented a man who was injured when a 7 foot tall closet door fell and struck his head, injuring him, in a Labor & Delivery room at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (formerly Civista Hospital). The hospital denied responsibility for this incident and offered only $5,000 to settle the case. Mr. Farmer and his client rejected this offer and fought this in trial. The jury awarded $85,000 in their verdict in August of 2017.


Record Judgment Awarded in St. Mary's County

Record Judgment in the amount of $1.25 million received by Claimant. The law office of James E. Farmer, LLC, was involved in a record settlement stemming from an automobile accident in St. Mary's County. James F. Farmer, Esquire, was able to negotiate a $1.25 million settlement for a 23-year-old woman who was seriously injured. Mr. Farmer, upon taking the case, knew that the Defendant owned a waterfront farm in an adjoining county and pursuant to the law in Maryland regarding fraudulent transfers, he filed suit immediately. The insurance policy that covered the Defendant was $500,000 and the insurance company made an offer for a full and final settlement of $500,000 to Mr. Farmer and his client. Mr. Farmer flatly rejected the offer, proceeded to have the farm appraised and was able to receive an additional $750,000 from the Defendant personally in order to compensate his client for the accident. Part of the ongoing preparation by James E. Farmer, LLC, was having an economist calculate future lost wages for the client since she had to change career fields. The medical testimony also demonstrated a large amount of future medical bills for required care to bring her back to her pre-accident state. To the best of any recollection and review of the court records, there has never been such a large settlement in this county, nor has any Plaintiff ever received such a large sum of money.

The damages for the client are discussed in the article, Failing Economy Slows Settlement from 2007 Crash (The Enterprise, Friday, Feb 27, 2009). This was the third time in the last eighteen months that James E. Farmer, LLC, had received a significant amount of money from a Defendant by pursuing a Defendant's assets beyond the insurance policy limits.


The following cases were prevalent news stories in the Southern Maryland community:

State v. Bush
Mr. D. Bush faced approximately 50 years in jail with a mandatory minimum sentence. James F. Farmer, in plea talks with the prosecutor, was able to point out several technical problems with the State's case. As a result of Mr. Farmer's legal work, Mr. Bush walked out of court with only a minimal fine. Under normal circumstances, Mr. Bush would have suffered a significant period of incarceration.

State v. Darus
Mr. D. Darus faced numerous charges after allegedly striking a police office and fleeing on foot. He also had an extensive criminal history. The "Copper Bopper" was represented by James F. Farmer, who was able to get most of the charges thrown out. The case was resolved with Mr. Darus having to pay a mere $200 fine; most of the charges were dismissed because of Mr. Farmer's hard work and expertise.

"I didn't believe that Mr. Farmer could get the results that he did," said Darus at the conclusion of his case. "I am eternally grateful."


Juvenile Case
James F. Farmer represented a juvenile who was accused of writing a "hit list" in which he threatened to kill teachers, members of the school faculty and other students. When Mr. Farmer was retained by the youth's family, the school administration had already suspended him and was in the process of trying to expel this student from the county school system. Mr. Farmer was able to convince the school administration that this case did not warrant such a dire consequence for this particular young man. As a result of his efforts, the school decided not to expel this student.

This juvenile will now be able to apply and be accepted into colleges without the stigma of an expulsion on his record. Needless to say, his parents were extremely impressed with the results and extremely grateful for Mr. Farmer's hard work.