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James L. Otway

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Year Joined Firm

  • 1986

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Car Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1980
  • District of Columbia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1980


  • Potomac School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia

    • J.D. – 1979
  • Merrimak College, North Andover

    • B.A. – 1970

Honors And Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers 2003 – present
  • Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation 1993 – present
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America 2013 – present
  • Maryland Super Lawyers 2008 – present (area of personal injury)
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates 2010 – present
  • Member, Professionalism Commission
  • Member, Trial Courts Judicial Nomination Committee – 1st Judicial Circuit 2015 – present
  • Character Examiner, Maryland Bar applicants 2003 – present

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Maryland Association of Justice (Past Board Member)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Wicomico County Bar Association (Past President)

Civic Involvement

  • Trustee, Wicomico County Public Libraries Board of Trustees 2013 – Present (Chairman 2015)
  • Board Member, Salisbury University Foundation Board of Directors 2015 – present


  • Board Member, Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross
  • Board Member, Life Crisis Center (Past Chairman)
  • Board Member , Urban Salisbury
  • Member, Greater Salisbury Committee

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