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Serving the Southern Maryland Community is Part of Our Job

Our community has been very good to us over the years, and we try to repay that kindness. As part of our commitment to service, the attorneys and staff of Andrews, Bongar, Gormley & Clagett have always been actively involved in bettering our community here in Waldorf, Lexington Park, and all of Southern Maryland. We believe giving back to the community is a very important part of our job.  Here are some examples.


Non-Profit Legal Counsel

Several of us serve as general counsel to various local non-profit organizations. And we do work for other non-profit organizations on an as-needed basis.

We do this as volunteers without expectation of any fee. This helps those organizations keep their precious funds targeted where they do the most good.

Some of those organizations are local churches, the Center for Children, Mason Springs Conservancy, and many others.

Warrior Princess Initiative

The Warrior Princess Initiative is a Southern Maryland community group that lifts the spirits of children facing life-threatening illnesses. They provide sashes, crowns, certificates and other “royal” goodies, which are presented to the children at a party where they are crowned as “Warrior Princesses.” This encourages the children in fighting their illness.

The Warrior Princess Initiative is applying for non-profit status with Maryland and the IRS. We serve as their legal counsel. We have created their corporation and will assist them with the IRS 501(c)3 application procedures.

We donated our time and even donated the filing fees involved, so all of their funds can be used directly for sick children.


A Legal Trust for a Sick Child

When a 3-year-old boy was diagnosed with leukemia, family and friends poured out their hearts – and their wallets – to help. The family needed to pay for costly treatments and opened a separate bank account for donations.

The bank told them they needed to establish a trust, and they came to us.  We gladly set up the trust for them free of charge, so none of the donated money would have to be spent on legal fees.

This allowed the family to accept all donations without fear of tax problems.

A Bankruptcy for a Homeless Man

We had a homeless man referred to us. He had lost everything and wasn’t able to use bank accounts or get a job due to garnishments.

We did a pro bono bankruptcy for him to relieve him of the debts that made a normal life impossible.

The bankruptcy process wiped out his debts and gave him the fresh financial start he needs so he can begin to put his life back together again. We are happy to report he is doing much better today.

Helping Churches & Church Ministries

We have represented many of our local churches for no fee in a wide variety of matters. We can help churches with corporate matters, non profit, and directly supporting specific church ministries.

Sometimes, we even pay the fee as a donation.

We even helped to start the corporate life of a non profit that sends medical personnel and other supplies to a very remote section of a Central American country.

A Bankruptcy for a Military Family

After an unexpected illness, a local military family found itself with thousands of dollars in medical bills they were unable to pay. Adding to their financial woes, they were the victims of an email scam that cost them their entire savings. They came to us desperately. They needed a bankruptcy but were unable to pay even the filing fees.

We were able to handle their bankruptcy for them at a greatly reduced cost, and let them pay off the small debt when they were able. This allowed them to wipe the slate clean and they are now well on their way to financial recovery.

What do I do next?

You can either learn more about your legal issue right here on our website, or contact us right now for a consultation.

Don’t wait to discover what you need to know about your legal issue. We wrote many Free Legal Guides so you can get answers to your legal questions today.

Read that guide now. You can learn a lot about your legal problem in about 15 minutes. Then call us for your consultation so we can discuss the particular facts of your case.

If you have a legal issue things you do now will affect your case later. You should always know your options and be informed before you make major decisions about your legal case.

Then contact us for a consultation about your case. Every legal case is different. We will need to discuss the particular facts of your specific case before we can give you the best advice.

Our consultations for cases are always no obligation. We can do them in person, on Zoom, or over the phone. We will listen to the unique facts of your case and explain the law as it applies to you personally.

We will discuss your options so you can make informed, intelligent decisions about your case. Then you know the next steps to take.

Contact us today. We will make it convenient for you to get answers.

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Why Choose Southern Maryland Law?

We are your community law firm

We have been a vibrant part of the Southern Maryland community for over 55 years. And we believe in community service. Our community has been very good to us, and we try to repay that kindness. We believe giving back to our community is an important part of our job.

One of the oldest law firms here

We are the second oldest law firm in Southern Maryland, serving clients for over 55 years. Thousands of your neighbors have trusted us to be their legal counsel. That’s because we get results, and we treat our clients right. We would never have lasted this long if we did not.

Large enough, yet small enough

We are large enough to provide full service, but small enough to focus on you. Some of the larger firms that opened satellite offices in Waldorf have dozens of attorneys, and even more support staff to handle their clients. At Southern Maryland Law you will be a name – not a number.

Not your grandfather's lawyer

While our firm has been around a long time, we are not what you think lawyers are like. We pride ourselves on being a little more approachable, a little more casual, and a little more likeable than the average lawyer. We are real people with real solutions to your real problems.

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