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Our firm is located in Baltimore and we represent clients in litigation and governmental relations matters throughout the state of Maryland, as well as in Virginia and Washington, DC. For some of our clients, we handle matters on a national level, working with local counsel.

The firm’s litigation practice is primarily the defense of clients in products liability matters, including asbestos related claims and claims related to construction and construction equipment, consumer products, groundwater contamination, fire and property damage subrogation and a variety of other claims.

The firm’s governmental relations practice provides representation to our clients in the executive and legislative branches of the Maryland state government in Annapolis, local jurisdictions throughout the state and at the federal level as well.

We also represent clients in criminal matters pending in Maryland Courts and represent personal injury victims in cases with substantial damages.

At Meringer, Zois & Quigg, the emphasis is on providing clients with solutions to their legal issues in a manner that suits each client's goals and priorities. Not all clients need or want the same approach to the handling of their legal matters. We believe that every client should expect their attorney to understand their needs and represent them accordingly. Our client’s goals are our top priorities. We also believe that the background and experience of our attorneys and staff allow us to provide each client with high quality, result oriented services that fit their needs, priorities and budget.

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Attorneys and Staff

Donald S. Meringer
Donald S. Meringer
James T. Zois
James T. Zois
David J. Quigg
David J. Quigg
Kevin O'Keeffe
Kevin O'Keeffe
Charles D. Wheeler
Charles D. Wheeler
Carrie Wells
Carrie Wells

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Practice Areas

Our firm defends clients in products liability litigation, including asbestos litigation, claims involving equipment and machinery, and property damage subrogation matters. We have also defended clients in pharmaceutical litigation. We have represented a wide variety of clients, from individuals, to small companies to some of the largest corporations in the world. Some of our clients come to us with one case. Some of our clients ask us to represent them in thousands of cases. Whether it is prompt resolution of a unique claim, development of a strategy for handling numerous nationwide claims, aggressive discovery and motions practice, defense of a matter through trial, investigation of matters that occurred decades ago, or some novel approach that will address our client’s litigation issues to their satisfaction, we can provide that service. Our goal is to allow our clients to focus on their business, or their personal lives, while we handle their legal needs.
Our attorneys have handled criminal and serious traffic offenses throughout the State of Maryland, from Frederick to Ocean City. They have substantial trial experience in all of the State Courts: District, Juvenile, and Circuit.

As former Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, James T. Zois has tried cases both as prosecutor and as a defense attorney. As a result, he has formed good relationships with judges and prosecutors throughout Maryland, which can be helpful when handling a criminal matter.

We are proud of an excellent track record in defending criminal charges against our clients. Every case and each factual scenario is different and we understand that there is more than one way to handle a particular client’s case. Some cases can be disposed of through a productive dialogue with the State’s Attorney after an investigation of the underlying facts and interview of the witnesses. Other cases can best be handled through alternative means such as diversion programs offered by some State’s Attorney’s Offices. Some cases can be resolved through pre-trial motions, such as a motion to suppress evidence unlawfully seized by police officers. Other cases require that we negotiate a favorable plea agreement for our client, if that is in the client’s best interest. Of course, some cases simply must go to trial. If so, we have the necessary experience with both jury trials and bench trials
Providing wise counsel and effective representation when dealing with governmental entities requires knowledge of the legislative and budgeting process as well as excellent relationships with governmental officials and legislators. Kevin O’Keeffe and Meringer, Zois and Quigg have the experience to assist you and your business with government relations in Maryland. Kevin O’Keeffe has twenty-five years of government relations experience. He is well qualified to provide representation before federal, state and local executive and legislative branches of government. We provide a wide range of services to our clients who have matters of interest to them before the executive and legislative branches of state and local governments in Maryland. These include: monitoring federal, state and local legislation, providing advocacy to the Maryland General Assembly and local government councils, arranging meetings with federal, state and local elected officials, drafting and presenting testimony before legislative bodies, organizing coalitions to pass or defeat legislation, providing testimony before the Maryland Board of Public Works, assisting clients in the federal appropriations process and informing businesses and business groups of opportunities for growth and issues of concern as they arise in the State of Maryland.


Contact Us

For additional information about our firm, or to discuss a matter with us, please feel free to contact one of our attorneys.

Donald S. Meringer — dmeringer@meringerlaw.com
James T. Zois — jzois@meringerlaw.com
David J. Quigg — dquigg@meringerlaw.com
Kevin O’Keeffe — kokeeffe@meringerlaw.com

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320 North Charles Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Meringer, Zois & Quigg LLC

320 North Charles Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
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From the South

From the South – Take Interstate 95 North and Exit at Interstate 395. Turn right on Conway Street. Turn left on Charles Street. Take Charles Street five blocks north. Our office is north of Saratoga Street on the left. The Franklin Street garage is one block north of our office. Turn left on Franklin and the entrance to the garage is on the left.

From the North on I-95

From the North on Interstate 95 – Stay on 95 through the Fort Mc Henry tunnel and exit onto 395 North shortly thereafter. Turn right onto Conway Street. Turn left on Charles Street. Take Charles Street five blocks north. Our office is north of Saratoga Street on the left. The Franklin Street garage is one block north of our office. Turn left on Franklin and the entrance to the garage is on the left.

From the North on I-83

From the North on Interstate 83 – Exit at St. Paul Street. Stay on St Paul Street for eight blocks until it splits. Keep to the right and make the second right onto Franklin Street if you are going to the Franklin Street garage (one block ahead on the left) or make the fourth right onto Saratoga, then right onto Charles if you are going to our office.

From the West

From the West Take Interstate 70 or Route 40 to Interstate 695. Take 695 South to I-95 North. Exit at Interstate 395. Turn right on Conway Street. Turn left on Charles Street. Take Charles Street five blocks north. Our office is north of Saratoga Street on the left. The Franklin Street garage is one block north of our office. Turn left on Franklin and the entrance to the garage is on the left.

Parking – Metered parking is available on North Charles Street. For vendors making deliveries, there is a space reserved for delivery vehicles near the front entrance of our building. For garage parking, we recommend the Franklin Street Garage on the corner of Charles and Franklin, a block north of our building and right next to the Baltimore Basilica, America’s first Cathedral. The hourly rate during the week starts at $4, with a maximum daily charge of $10. For more information about the garage, please call 410-625-9603. There are also several other parking garages and lots within walking distance. Click here to go directly to the Baltimore City Parking Authority Parking Garages webpage, where downloadable parking maps of Baltimore are available.

We frequently have clients, witnesses, co-counsel and other visitors from out of town who come to Baltimore to work with us. As a reference for them, and any others who are visiting, we provide this list of our recommended places to stay, eat and drink.

One Eyed Mikes – 708 South Bond Street, near the corner of Bond and Aliceanna. Outstanding food, service and cocktails. Great for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or just a drink and a snack. Located in historic and beautiful Fells Point, just a short walk or cab ride from most hotels downtown.


Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub – 328 North Charles Street, just a few doors north of our office. Mick’s is an authentic Irish pub serving great food and is a popular Baltimore Institution. If you are coming to our office and need a place nearby for a great lunch, dinner or just a pint, Mick’s is the place.


La Scala Ristorante – 1012 Eastern Avenue, in the heart of Little Italy. Chef Nina serves some of the finest Italian food we’ve ever tasted. Traditional Italian cuisine as well as creative specials. LaScala has been voted “Baltimore’s best Italian restaurant” in the annual City Paper poll and in Baltimore Magazine’s reader’s choice poll. While you are in Baltimore, treat yourself to a meal at LaScala.


Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel - 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, 21202. A beautiful hotel with fantastic views of the Inner Harbor and Downtown Baltimore. Located in the Harbor East neighborhood, which is filled with great places to eat and some good shopping as well. It is a short cab ride to our office or any of the downtown courthouses, but not walking distance.

Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel

Residence Inn, Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor – 17 Light Street, Baltimore 21202. If you are looking for a place to stay that is walking distance to the courthouses as well as most downtown office buildings, including ours, this is a god place to stay. Also close to the Inner Harbor and plenty of places to eat.

Residence Inn, Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor