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Edward P. Parent

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nparent@mdattorney.com
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Phone: (443) 909-7500
Fax: (410) 547-2432

201 N Charles St 26th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 2006
Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers

B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 2000

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2006
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2010
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Association of Baltimore City

GOVERNMENT SERVICE
  • 2006-2007: Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable John Philip Miller, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
  • 2005: Judicial Intern, The Honorable Paul W. Grimm, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
FOCUS

Ned Parent is an experienced and versatile trial lawyer, utilizing his unique analytical skillset to offer his clients efficient and effective representation. 


Notably, Mr. Parent leads the firm’s fiduciary litigation practice, handling matters related to estates, trusts, and guardianships. Such matters include, by way of example:


will contests, known as caveat proceedings;

petitions to remove a personal representative;

handling exceptions hearings related to an estate’s inventory or account;

petitions for will construction or interpretation;

disputes among trust beneficiaries;

petitions seeking judicial assumption of jurisdiction over a trust;

contested guardianship proceedings


In addition, Mr. Parent represents clients in interpleader actions related to disputes over life insurance proceeds.  


Mr. Parent argues such matters before Circuit Courts throughout Maryland, as well as before both the Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals.  Mr. Parent also regularly appears in Orphans’ Courts statewide on various estate issues.  Frequently, these matters include a mixture of issues requiring litigation in multiple forums, resulting in highly complex disputes through which Mr. Parent deftly navigates his clients.


Mr. Parent’s practice also includes representing corporations and individuals in business disputes, as well as in administrative and regulatory matters before, for example, the Office of the Maryland Attorney General, the Baltimore City Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Maryland Insurance Administration.


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Mr. Parent has extensive trial, appellate, and arbitration experience, and has litigated matters in Maryland and throughout the United States, including the District of Columbia, Texas, and Nevada.


Prior to joining SILVERMAN THOMPSON SLUTKIN WHITE, LLC in 2011, Mr. Parent worked for more than four years as an associate at VENABLE LLP, where he represented corporations, individuals, and local municipalities and organizations in various complex commercial and contract matters.  


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
View Point Medical Systems, LLC v. Athena Health, Inc., 9 F.Supp.3d 588 (D. Md. 2014);

Callender v. Callender, 2018 WL 3609536 (D. Md. Jul. 26, 2018);

Secured multiple significant life insurance settlements on behalf of his clients without the need for litigation;

In a complex construction dispute involving the reconstruction of a commercial structure in Harford County, Maryland, obtained a mid-six figure award for his client following a four-day arbitration hearing;

In a contract action, secured a six-figure settlement on behalf of a national diagnostic reference laboratory without the need for discovery;

Obtained dismissal of a $1 million complaint for defamation brought against a Federal employee;

Successfully represented owners of a complex of retirement homes in obtaining liability insurance coverage from various insurance carriers arising from an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease.  Mr. Parent’s representation ensured that these insurance carriers fulfilled their defense and coverage obligations to his client throughout the duration of two lawsuits filed as a result of this outbreak;

Helped secure the voluntary dismissal of a SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) suit brought against a Baltimore City political blogger.

Participated in the defense of property-based claims brought by a consolidated group of hundreds of plaintiffs, including through a five-month trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.

HONORS

Mr. Parent has been recognized as a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 AND 2018.