F&G is an established law firm able to provide legal counseling and litigation representation to businesses and individuals in the greater District of Columbia / Baltimore region.
The Firm focuses its practice on representing health care providers in matters of health law and litigation defense, including defense of medical malpractice claims. The Firm also is well-equipped and experienced in representing employers in defense of employment-related claims, and is able to provide advice and counseling to employers in all areas of compliance with federal and State employment laws. In addition, the Firm represents businesses and business owners in general business litigation matters, complex litigation, and general corporate compliance. Representative clients operate in varied industries, including health care, food service, corporate security, real estate, and insurance. Due to its central location in Columbia, Maryland, the Firm is positioned to provide knowledgeable and effective legal representation and counseling throughout the District of Columbia and Baltimore region, and handles cases filed in the District of Columbia courts, the District and Circuit Courts in the twenty-three counties throughout the State of Maryland, and in the state and federal courts in Northern Virginia.
8840 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 3100, Columbia Corporate Park
Columbia MD 21045
F&G represents corporations and other business entities in numerous matters ranging from formation and dissolution to contract review and negotiation.
F&G is also experienced in bringing or defending minority shareholder disputes in closely held corporations. F&G is also well-equipped to provide representation when litigation is needed to enforce or preserve the interests of the business, or to defend claims arising out of its business dealings. In addition, with a strong background in employment and human resources counseling, F&G can provide keen guidance and counseling in matters of legal compliance in HR and employee-related concerns, hiring and firing, crafting and negotiating separation and severance agreements, and crafting compensation agreements for key executives.
Mr. Farrell founded the law firm of Hugh W. Farrell & Associates in May of 1991, which, in 2007, became Farrell & Gunderson. Previously he had been a partner for four years with the law firm of Boyland & Thompson. He began his legal career as an associate attorney with the civil litigation firm of Welch, Murphy & Welch in 1984. Prior to his being admitted to the bar he worked for ten years for the Hartford Insurance Company in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Eight of those ten years he worked in a management level for civil litigation cases insured by The Hartford Insurance Company. At that time the Hartford Insurance Company provided professional liability insurance coverage for physician members of the Medical Society for the District of Columbia. The Hartford also provided coverage for many of the hospitals located in the District of Columbia. Mr. Farrell spent a substantial amount of his time supervising and managing cases in litigation involving health care providers and organizations. Mr. Farrell has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell that reflects the evaluation of judges and other attorneys that his legal ability rating is very high to preeminent.
Mr. Farrell concentrates his practice in civil litigation and in particular in the defense of security services, medical malpractice cases, insurance defense and defense of employment wrongful termination claims. He has extensive experience in the areas of general negligence, business torts, employment wrongful termination claims, employment discrimination claims, institutional security claims, automobile accident claims, workers' compensation claims, municipal liability claims, premises liability claims, insurance coverage declaratory judgment actions, products liability and in defending professional liability law suits brought against health care providers.
In addition to representing health care facilities in defense of medical negligence and other litigation matters, Mr. Farrell has assisted facilities in compliance matters, including preparing for review by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and drafting organizational policies, by-laws, and rules and regulations. He also has represented hospitals before the probate division of the courts on intervention proceedings for appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated individuals.
Mr. Farrell has also lectured staff physicians, resident physicians and the nursing staff on various subjects involving risk management. He has spoken before insurance company groups and claim association organizations on the subject of insurance coverage and legal claim issues. He has given lectures to business and professional groups on risk management issues involving employment law, professional liability issues and general litigation. He has also presented courses and lectures to medical students, residents and other health care providers during their training period and various medical schools and hospitals. He serves as a court appointed mediator in the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. He is a trained facilitator by the ADR Committee of the Howard County Bar Association and volunteers time to mediate cases before the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland.
University of Baltimore