Cumberland & Erly, LLC

Established, Respected Prince Frederick Law Firm Serving Southern Maryland

For more than 30 years, Cumberland & Erly, LLC has provided comprehensive legal advice and counsel to clients in Prince Frederick and throughout southern Maryland. Please learn more about our practice areas below, and refer to each practice areas page for more detailed information about our services.

Family Law

Divorce proceedings are a difficult and trying experience in the best of circumstances. Far reaching decisions and rulings must be made in regard to child custody and support, alimony, and division of assets, just to name a few issues. Cumberland & Erly, LLC is committed to providing explanations on all options available to our clients, and the legal consequences that accompany each option. Family law also encompasses a range of other matters, such as adoption, premarital agreements, paternity, and domestic violence peace orders.

Estate Planning & Probate

Our firm handles estate planning matters on behalf of our clients, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts so as to gain maximum benefit of all laws and, at the same time, carry out our client's wishes. We also assist clients in probate, which is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and a person's estate is administered. Probate generally involves collecting assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and distributing property to heirs.

Criminal Defense

At Cumberland & Erly, LLC, we understand that a criminal charge can negatively affect every area of a person's life, causing stress, anxiety, and damage to one's reputation. Our firm has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses, from minor infractions and misdemeanors to the most serious felony indictments, such as DUI/DWI, drug charges, theft crimes, white collar crimes, sex offenses, and arson. As your legal advocate, we will aggressively work with all individuals and agencies involved with your charge to resolve your legal problems, and provide personalized representation and regular updates regarding your case.

Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation

Cumberland & Erly, LLC represents individuals involved in personal injury controversies alleging a wrong or damage to a person's health, rights, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile accidents, defective products, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence. We also assist in workers' compensation matters.

Business & Commercial Law

Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience handling both transactional and litigation matters on behalf of businesses in southern Maryland. We also assist in formation and business planning, and advise our clients about directors' and officers' liability, financing, employee relations, franchising, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, shareholders' rights, and dissolution.

Real Estate

Our firm represents both commercial clients and individuals in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property, which may involve land as well as structures attached to it. In our real estate practice, we regularly handle purchases and sales, construction permits and licenses, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management.

Land Use

Cumberland & Erly, LLC helps clients enforce their property rights and interests in matters involving zoning and rezoning, condemnation, development, easements, variances, and environmental issues. We have significant experience helping southern Maryland landowners receive appropriate compensation for government takings of property.

Construction Litigation

Disputes arising from construction projects can encompass many issues, ranging from design defects to site problems to breach of contract. Our firm has experience handling these and other matters, such as contractors' liens, unreasonable delays, breach of warranty, allegations of negligence or fraud, and defense of actions brought by the Maryland Department of Environment and other environmental defense.

Firearm Law

Defense of charges of possessing a regulated firearm, concealed weapon permits, clearing of criminal records so as to be able to obtain regulated firearms, expungements, Second Amendment rights, firearm trusts and concealed carry permits.

Environmental Litigation

Defense of MDE claims, defense of critical area claims, prosecution and defense of claims for environmental contamination.