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To know Rick is to know that he is a huge University of Maryland fan. He loves his Terps. He is full of Terp trivia and stats – just ask him!


He has been honored for the 18th consecutive year by Martindale-Hubbell as one of the top one percent (1%) of Personal Injury Trial Lawyers in the entire country, and was selected again in 2013 by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Rick was also honored by Who’s Who in American Law, has a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating again this year from Avvo.com, an online lawyer rating service, was named as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Maryland”, was featured in Baltimore Magazine as one of the “Top Attorneys in Maryland”, was selected by “Super Lawyers” as a “Top Lawyer” in both Washington, D.C. and Maryland.


He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, called the “most prestigious group of Trial Lawyers in United States” and has been named as one of the “Top Trial Lawyers in America”.  Rick served for many years on the Maryland’s State Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Committee and is a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.  He was appointed by Maryland’s Governor to the Judicial Nominating Commission, and served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.


Rick is an Honors Graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law, and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is Past-President of the Terrapin Club and was selected by Maryland’s Head Football Coach Randy Edsall to serve as President of the Maryland Gridiron Network. He is the former co-host the popular radio show “Terp Talk” on AM 1580, “The Big Talker”.


When relaxing, Rick spends time on his boat and with his family and best friends Boomer (a 150 pound Newfoundland) and Holly (an energetic white golden retriever).


100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Richard Jaklitsch, Partner

Bar Admissions


• Maryland, 1983

• District of Columbia, 1986

• U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1984

• U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1987

• U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1987



• University of Maryland, College Park

• University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland




Litigation Percentage


• 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Areas of Practice


• Motor vehicle accidents

• Truck accidents

• Wrongful death

• Nursing home negligence

• Medical malpractice

• Slip and falls

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