Representative Cases

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Verdicts Rendered by the firm on our clients' behalf:

Carrie Howell vs. Allstate Insurance Company
Trial held in Circuit Court for Prince George's County on November 23-24, 2015. Mrs. Howell was claiming $35,814 in medical bills. The insurance company, Allstate, had only offered $23,000 to settle her case. The law firm of James E. Farmer, P.A., rejected this offer and took it to court.

A jury awarded her $35,814 in medical bills and $400,000 in pain and suffering, for a total award of $435,814.00.

Verdict rendered: $435,814.00.

Incident: Hit-and-run, phantom motorist
Minimal damage to the vehicle
Mrs. Howell was married to Corey Howell who was also a witness in the trial.

Treatment: Claiming $35,814.00 in medical bills
She went to the hospital the following day, 3/9/12, and went to a chiropractor. She also treated at the same pain management doctor's office as she did before the accident. Before the accident she had received epidural injections to her lower back (lumbar spine). After the accident, she had pain in her neck, head and down her left arm.
She did not claim lost wages.
Plaintiff's Expert Doctor (the pain rehabilitation doctor) was Dr. Tristan J. Shockley.
Defense Expert witness was Dr. John Parkerson.
(Dr. Parkerson testified that she sustained only a sprain/strain of her neck and back. Also that she had a zero percent disability, and did not have any permanent injuries.
Allstate's full and final offer was $23,000.
The jury awarded $35,814.00 in past medical expenses and $400,000.00 in noneconomic damages.

John M. Balazek v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company:
Tried in Prince George's County on May 5-6, 2009. Verdict rendered: $788,551.31.
Largest verdict in the history of the State Farm Greenbelt office.

State v. Proctor

Tried in the Circuit Court for Charles County

Mr. Proctor was charged with dealing cocaine. Because of his prior record, he was facing 40 years' incarceration. The team at James E. Farmer, P.A., filed and won a motion to suppress, and all charges against Mr. Proctor were dismissed.

"Firm Teaches Prince George's County a Lesson"

For over eight years, Mr. Thomas H. had been wrongfully denied over $70,000.00 in back wages by Prince George's County. His prior attorney had passed away, his file had disappeared, and the Attorneys for the County had moved on.

The law firm of James E. Farmer, P.A. had to reconstruct Mr. Thomas H's file, track down and contact the head Attorney for the County, and file a Writ of Mandamus to compel the payment of Mr. Thomas H's wrongfully denied wages.

A Writ of Mandamus is an unusual legal course of action; however it was the only feasible way to hold the County accountable for the long overdue claim.

The law firm of James E. Farmer, P.A., fought the County on Mr. Thomas H's behalf and was awarded not only the $70,000.00 but an additional $43,000.00 in interest.

The Estate of Larry Ball v. Employer
(Workers' Compensation)
When a loved one passes away, it is extremely difficult for the family. When that loved one was the sole bread winner for the family, the problems are amplified. The law firm of James E. Farmer, P.A. fought for the surviving spouse and has recovered for her over $70,000.00.

William Pickeral, et. al. v. Boyd Grainger
Grainger entered into real property contract to purchase a home, then breached the contract by refusing to follow through with the purchase. James E. Farmer, Esquire, and James E. Farmer, P.A., sued Grainger for breach of contract and a judgment was awarded in the amount of $519,758.69 on behalf of the Pickerals for "value of the bargain" and additional damages.

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