Philip A. Dales III, PC

Philip A. Dales III, PC

Put 40 years' experience to work for you

Firm Overview

Philip A. Dales III, PC is an Annapolis-based general practice law firm serving the legal needs of Maryland residents and businesses in the counties surrounding Chesapeake Bay and extending down the Eastern Shore.

The firm's sole principal and practitioner, Philip A. Dales III, founded the firm in 1992 and brings more than 40 years of experience in providing general legal services, counsel and representation.

A neighborhood practice that can draw upon a large network:
Philip A. Dales III, PC is a smaller, more accessible, no-nonsense law firm.

"We have a pretty straightforward goal," says founder Philip A. Dales III. "To provide solid, responsive advice and successful representation economically and respectfully. And to be available to you when you need us."

The firm does not follow a big-law-firm business model. "We are all about personal service and providing good value for your dollars," Dales says. "We are a small firm, with a large network resulting from 34 years of practice in an ever-specializing world. That translates into personal service you can rely on in a wide range of legal issues. And your case doesn't get shunted to an associate or lost in a shuffle. You are important to us and we make ourselves accessible to you. That's why we offer flexible scheduling options, including occasional evening or weekend appointments, even hospital visits when required."

Respectful of costs, devoted to your full and fair compensation:
One tool the firm is not afraid to suggest is mediation, a type of alternative dispute resolution that offers the opportunity to resolve your legal issue without having to go to court. Aside from likely cost savings, there are non-monetary benefits to using mediation, such as the preservation of mutual respect between the parties. Philip A. Dales III, PC is happy to serve as a mediator to assist you in economically and reasonably resolving your differences.

When Philip A. Dales III, PC takes on a personal injury case, we commit to obtaining full and fair compensation on your behalf. We work with you closely so you understand all of the parameters involved in arriving at a valuation, and we advise you on potential strategies as we negotiate the resolution of your case or claim.

Educating clients:
Whether you require compensation for an injury, have a family law or estate planning issue, or are charged with a traffic violation or District Court criminal case, Philip A. Dales III, PC makes sure you understand the law as it affects your issue and rights.

We do not act autocratically you will be involved in deciding how we proceed to achieve the resolution of your legal matter.

A general practice with concentrations in experience:
Though we provide law services, counsel and representation on a wide variety of legal issues, we have acquired considerable experience in several areas, including

Personal injury including automobile accidents, wrongful death, on-the-job accidents and slips and falls

Family Law including divorce, meditation, separation, custody, spousal and child support

Estate planning including wills, estates, estate administration and probate, elder law, trusts
Main Office
Main Office
190 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis  MD  21401
  • 410-263-0200
  • 410-263-1400
Annapolis law firm provides full-service family law
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Philip A. Dales III, PC can help. We have served families in Annapolis for 40 years.

Our family law practice provides legal services in all areas of family law, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Philip A. Dales III, PC assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. We handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family member.

Divorce should not lead to financial crises. We can help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation:
We protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support:
We can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement:
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law practice can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings:
Philip A. Dales III, PC is skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Maryland to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and it can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. We are skilled negotiators who can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements:
We are ready to expect the unexpected and can draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Philip A. Dales

ISLN: 908044731

Practice Areas:
Personal Injury; Family Law; Wills and Estates; Real Estate; Commercial/Business; General Litigation

-1973, Maryland
-1975, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
-1977, District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court
-1992, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Law School:
University of Maryland, J.D.

Anne Arundel Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.

Sigma Nu.

Washington, D.C.
  • University of Maryland
    Juris Doctorate