Areas Of Practice

Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, and Subrogation

Each of the attorneys at Simmons, Fields & Fanshaw practice extensively in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage and subrogation. We have more than sixty years of combined experience representing insurance companies and their insureds in the state and federal courts of Maryland.

Our attorneys handle automobile tort and uninsured motorist claims, general liability and product liability claims, premises liability matters, fire and homeowners claims, examinations under oath, insurance commissioner complaints and worker’s compensation claims.

We frequently are asked to file or defend declaratory judgment actions and provide opinions on coverages, the existence of the duty to defend or indemnify, insured’s notice and cooperation issues, fraud/SIU issues and priority of coverages in various contexts. Our attorneys also aggressively pursue subrogation recoveries on behalf of insurance companies.

ERISA, Employee Pension, Profit Sharing Rights Litigation

We represent individuals who have ERISA benefit claims against their employer’s pension, 401(k) or profit sharing plans as well as fiduciary liability claims.

Business Law

Simmons, Fields & Fanshaw offers legal services to clients on a variety of business related issues. We have represented numerous businesses in litigation involving contract or lease disputes, vendor issues and employment matters. We also give legal advice and prepare documents for small businesses, corporations and limited liability companies and partnerships.

Mediation & Arbitration

Our firm represents individuals charged with or being investigated for criminal activity including felonies, misdemeanors and serious traffic charges such as driving while intoxicated.

Criminal Law and Serious Traffic Violation

Our firm represents individuals charged with or being investigated for criminal activity including felonies, misdemeanors and serious traffic charges such as driving while intoxicated.

Wills, Trust, Estates

We prepare legal documents used to plan and prepare for your family’s future and dispositions of your property in the event of your incapacitation or death. We also handle the administration of estates including probate and non-probate assets. Our lawyers also represent clients in litigation on estate related issues.

Tax Disputes

Simmons, Fields & Fanshaw represents individuals in tax disputes with the IRS. We provide legal advice and prepare legal documents regarding IRS audits, appeals, liens, levies, installment agreements offers in compromise, innocent spouse relief and non-filer issues.

Personal Injury, Negligence, Torts, Worker's Compensation and Product Liability

Simmons, Fields & Fanshaw has a tremendous amount of experience in representing individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability incidents, work related accidents, malpractice or through the negligence or reckless conduct of others.


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