Injured in a Car accident caused by a Montgomery County Board of Education employee

Injured in a Car accident caused by a Montgomery County Board of Education employee

If you are in a car accident caused by a Montgomery County Board of Education employee, there are procedures you must follow in order to be compensated for the damage to your car, loss of use of your car, (rental car) injuries to your body as well as lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. Dealing with Montgomery County Board of Education in order to resolve these issues can be a slow, tedious process. If you do not pursue your claim in a timely manner and do not file to correct forms, your claim could be lost.

Claims against Montgomery County Board of Education should originate by sending two separate certified letters return receipt requested to the Montgomery County. One certified letter will be addressed to the Superintendent of Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools and the second letter will be addressed to the County Executive for Montgomery County.. The website to locate the present superintendent for public Schools, Montgomery County is http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/pages/school-systems/superintendents.aspx

As of 6-21-18, I have listed below the county executive and the superintendent for public schools for Montgomery County. Please verify thru the above referred to websites for the present person occupying both position and their current address.

ISIAH (IKE) LEGGETT, County Executive (Democrat)

Office of County Executive
Executive Office Building, 2nd floor
101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-2500; fax: (240) 777-2517
e-mail: ike.leggett@montgomerycountymd.gov
tty: (240) 777-2544
web: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/govtmpl.asp?url=/content/exec/welcome.asp

As well as

Dr. Jack R. Smith
Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 279-3383

SAMPLE NOTICE LETTER

NOTICE OF CLAIM FORM

 

Superintendent of Public Schools ____________ County

County attorney for__________ County

address of each of the above

 

RE:      Injury at ___________ School

 

Dear      :

 

Please accept this letter as my written notice of claim. The facts are as follows:

 

Client:                                                 __________ (Minor) & __________ (Mother)

 

Date & Time of Loss:

 

Location of Loss:

 

County:

 

County Agency involved:                   ___________Public Schools

 

Amount of Damages:              Unknown

 

Vehicle (Year, Make & Model):

 

Name, Address, and Phone Number of other persons involved:

 

Description of incident:

 

Demand:                                             $500,000.00

 

Claimant or Representative’s Signature,                     ____________________________                                                 address and telephone number

Date:                                      

 

 

An adjustor will eventually be assigned by Montgomery County Board of Education to adjust your claim. However, this process can take weeks or months, so that it may be quicker to start the process to fix your vehicle under the collision section of your own insurance and let your insurance deal with Montgomery County Board of Education to be reimbursed for the property damage. If, you do not have collision coverage, then you will have to deal with Montgomery County Board of Education directly, however this will not likely be a quick process. In addition, unlike an insurance company Montgomery County Board of Education will not provide and pay for a rental vehicle upfront and your will have to make arrangements for a rental vehicle on your own if you do not have rental on your own insurance policy.

Suit can be filed against the employee if you have the employees name and address. Suit must also be filed against Montgomery County Board of Education under a theory of respondent superior meaning the Montgomery County Board of Education employee is an agent of Montgomery County Board of Education.

Montgomery County Board of Education liability is limited under the County boards of education Tort Claims Act section 5-518 of the Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article.  Claims are covered up to $400,000.00. There is limited immunity above $400,000.00. The suit must be filed against the County Board of Education and can also be filed against the specific employee. Any judgement will only be entered against the County Board of Education only as long as the County board of education employee is acting within the scope of their employment and the Montgomery County Board of Education employees’ actions were not due to malice or gross negligence. If Montgomery County Board of Education employees’ actions are due to malice or gross negligence, then the Montgomery County Board of Education employee can be personally liable.

Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland § 518. Immunity — County boards of education

(a)  Definitions. —

(1)  In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

(2)  “Compensation” does not include actual and necessary expenses that are incurred by a volunteer in connection with the services provided or duties performed by the volunteer for a county board of education, and that are reimbursed to the volunteer or otherwise paid.

(3)  “County board employee” means:

(i)  Any employee whose compensation is paid in whole or in part by a county board of education; or

(ii)  A student teacher.

(4)  “County board member” means a duly elected or appointed member of a county board of education.

(5)  “Volunteer” means an individual who, at the request of the county board and under its control and direction, provides services or performs duties for the county board without compensation.

(b)  Claims for more than $400,000. — A county board of education, described under Title 4, Subtitle 1 of the Education Article, may raise the defense of sovereign immunity to any amount claimed above the limit of its insurance policy or, if self-insured or a member of a pool described under § 4-105(c)(1)(ii) of the Education Article, above $ 400,000.

(c)  Claims for $400,000 or less. — A county board of education may not raise the defense of sovereign immunity to any claim of $ 400,000 or less.

(d)  Parties in tort claims; separate litigation of issues. —

(1)  The county board shall be joined as a party to an action against a county board employee, county board member, or volunteer that alleges damages resulting from a tortious act or omission committed by the employee in the scope of employment, by the county board member within the scope of the member’s authority, or by the volunteer within the scope of the volunteer’s services or duties.

(2)  The issue of whether the county board employee acted within the scope of employment may be litigated separately.

(3)  The issue of whether the county board member acted within the scope of the member’s authority may be litigated separately.

(4)  The issue of whether the volunteer acted within the scope of the volunteer’s services or duties may be litigated separately.

(e)  Employees. — A county board employee acting within the scope of employment, without malice and gross negligence, is not personally liable for damages resulting from a tortious act or omission for which a limitation of liability is provided for the county board under subsection (b) of this section, including damages that exceed the limitation on the county board’s liability.

(f)  Board members. —

(1)  A county board member, acting within the scope of the member’s authority, without malice and gross negligence, is not personally liable for damages resulting from a tortious act or omission for which a limitation of liability is provided for the county board under subsection (b) of this section, including damages that exceed the limitation on the county board’s liability.

(2)  In addition to the immunity provided under paragraph (1) of this subsection, a county board member is immune as an individual from civil liability for any act or omission if the member is acting:

(i)  Within the scope of the member’s authority;

(ii)  Without malice; and

(iii)  In a discretionary capacity.

(g)  Volunteers. —

(1)  The provisions of this subsection apply only to a volunteer.

(2)  A volunteer who acts within the scope of the volunteer’s services or duties is not personally liable for damages resulting from a tortious act or omission beyond the limits of any personal insurance the volunteer may have unless:

(i)  The damages were the result of the volunteer’s negligent operation of a motor vehicle; or

(ii)  The damages were the result of the volunteer’s willful, wanton, malicious, reckless, or grossly negligent act or omission.

(3)  The limitations on liability contained in this subsection may not be construed or applied to affect any immunities from civil liability or defenses established by any other provision of the Code or available at common law to which the volunteer may be entitled.

(h)  Judgment levied against board. — Except as provided in subsection (e), (f), or (g) of this section, a judgment in tort for damages against a county board employee acting within the scope of employment, a county board member acting within the scope of the member’s authority, or a volunteer acting within the scope of the volunteer’s services or duties shall be levied against the county board only and may not be executed against the county board employee, the county board member, or the volunteer personally.

 

Can an employee of the county injured as a passenger in the county vehicle file a claim for workers compensation as well as file a lawsuit against the negligent county employee? The answer is yes. In BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY v. Stephanie Lynn MARKS-SLOAN. 428 Md. 1, 50A.3rd 1137 (2012), the Maryland Court of Appeals held an employee of a county board of education who receives workers’ compensation benefits for injuries sustained in the course and scope of her employment can circumvent the exclusivity rule and sue her co-worker in a negligence action. Normally, when injured on the job you can- not sue the employer. (BOARD OF EDUCATION). However, this case holds since you can sue the co-employee who may have been driving the School Board vehicle and since the statute requires you to include the Board of Education as a party in a suit against a board of education employee, then as long as you sue both the board and the employee you will be able to enforce a judgement against the Board of education under these circumstances.

“We shall affirm the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals and hold that CJ § 5-518 contains an indemnification provision that allows an injured party to bring a tort suit against the county board of education employee who caused the injury. In accordance with the statute, the injured party must join the employer county board of education as a defendant in the action. Any damages awarded may be executed and levied against the county board of education only and may not be collected from the negligent employee. Furthermore, we hold that, as it pertains to the case sub judice, this statutory scheme does not violate the exclusivity rule in LE § 9-509, which states that an injured employee’s sole remedy against his or her employer for an accidental personal injury sustained during the course of employment is through the Workers’ Compensation Act. The purpose of the exclusivity rule is to ensure swift compensation to the injured employee and to prevent a double recovery, through a workers’ compensation award and a tort judgment, from an employer by an injured employee.

The Workers’ Compensation Act, Md.Code (1957, 2008 Repl.Vol.), § 9-902 of the Labor and Employment Article, provides that in a suit against a third party tortfeasor, brought by an employer or injured employee,[3] the employer is entitled to reimbursement in the amount of any workers’ compensation paid or awarded to the injured employee. Thus, in a situation where, as here, an injured county board of education employee brings a suit in tort against a negligent co-employee, and the county board of education is joined for purposes of indemnification, the county board may set off the amount of workers’ compensation paid or awarded to the injured employee from the amount of damages awarded in the tort action. Such a procedure satisfies the letter and spirit of the statutory provisions at issue by protecting the county board of education from the unfairness of double recovery, while allowing the injured employee to obtain his or her entitlement to compensation for workplace injuries.” BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY v. Stephanie Lynn MARKS-SLOAN. 428 Md. 1, 50A.3rd 1137 (2012)

.           What is a board of education? The hallmark of American public education is local control, and that local control expresses itself in local boards of education. In Maryland, there are 24 local school systems, one in each county and one in Baltimore City (Md. Code Ann., Ed. Art. § 3-102) In each such county school system there is a local county board of education (Md. Code Ann., Ed. Art. § 3-103). It should be noted that the legal definition of “county” and “county board”, specifically include Baltimore City (Md. Code Ann., Ed. Art. § 1- 101(c) and (d)). Each county board of education is a corporate body in Maryland, and as such has perpetual existence and may sue or be sued in a court of law (Md. Code Ann., Ed. Art. § 3-104).

Article – Education

  • 3–104.

(a)   Each county board is a body politic and corporate by the name of the Board of Education of ……….. County.

(b)   A county board:

(1)   Has perpetual existence;

(2)   May sue and be sued; and

(3)   May have, use, alter, or abandon a common seal.

Article – Education

  • 4–102.

(a) (1)   Except in Baltimore City, the county superintendent is the executive officer, secretary, and treasurer of the county board.

(2) (i)   In Baltimore City, the Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners is the executive officer, secretary, and treasurer of the Board of School Commissioners.

(ii)   The Chief Executive Officer shall have the powers and duties imposed under this article.

(iii)   The Chief Executive Officer is not a public officer under the Constitution or the laws of the State.

(3) (i)   In Prince George’s County, the county superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of the Prince George’s County public school system.

(ii)   The Chief Executive Officer is the executive officer, secretary, and treasurer of the county board.

(iii)   The Chief Executive Officer shall have the powers and duties imposed under this article.

(iv)   The Chief Executive Officer is not a public officer under the Constitution or the laws of the State.

(4)   A county superintendent is not a public officer under the Constitution or the laws of the State.

  • 4–104.

(a) (1)   Except in Baltimore County, each county board may:

(i)   Retain counsel to represent it in legal matters that affect the board; and

(ii)   Contract for the payment of a reasonable fee to the counsel.

(2)   Funds for these fees shall be included in the annual budget.

(b)   The Baltimore County Board may retain counsel to represent it in legal matters that involve disputes with the Baltimore County government.

(c)   Each county board may pay all or part of the counsel fees for the defense of a county board member who is involved in litigation because of his service and in his official capacity on that board. These payments are a valid educational expense.

(d) (1)   In any suit or claim brought against a principal, teacher, school security guard, or other agent or employee of a county board by a parent or other claimant with respect to an action taken by the agent or employee, the board shall provide for counsel for that individual if:

(i)   The action was taken in the performance of his duties, within the scope of his employment, and without malice; and

(ii)   The board determines that he was acting within his authorized official capacity in the incident.

(2)   The counsel required by this section may be provided through the office of the county attorney or city solicitor.

(3)   This subsection does not require a county board to provide or reimburse the cost of counsel to a plaintiff or claimant in a suit or claim against a county board or its members, agents, or employees.

  • 4–105.  

(a) (1)   Each county board shall carry comprehensive liability insurance to protect the board and its agents and employees.

(2)   The purchase of insurance in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection is a valid educational expense.

(b) (1)   The State Board shall establish standards for these insurance policies, including a minimum liability coverage of not less than $400,000 for each occurrence.

(2)   The policies purchased under this section shall meet these standards.

(c) (1)   A county board complies with this section if it:

(i)   Is individually self–insured for at least $400,000 for each occurrence under the rules and regulations adopted by the State Insurance Commissioner; or

(ii)   Pools with other public entities for the purpose of self–insuring property or casualty risks under Title 19, Subtitle 6 of the Insurance Article.

(2)   A county board that elects to self–insure individually under this subsection periodically shall file with the State Insurance Commissioner, in writing, the terms and conditions of the self–insurance.

(3)   The terms and conditions of this individual self–insurance:

(i)   Are subject to the approval of the State Insurance Commissioner; and

(ii)   Shall conform with the terms and conditions of comprehensive liability insurance policies available in the private market.

(d)   A county board shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5–518 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings 

  • 4–106.  

(a)   A county board employee shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-518 of the Courts Article.

(b)   A volunteer shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-518 of the Courts Article.

(c)   A county board member shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-518 of the Courts Article.

 

 

The same information provided in this article applies to all of the other Maryland counties boards of education. The notice information for each county attorney as well as Superintendent of Public Schools is listed below as of 6-21-18. Please check the website for the most up to date information.

Website for up to date superintendent for each county school system

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/pages/school-systems/superintendents.aspx

 

Allegany County​David A. Cox, Ed.D.
Superin​tendent
Allegany County Public Schools
P.O. Box 1724
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 759-2037
Anne Arundel County​Dr. George Arlotto
Superin​tendent
Anne Arundel Co. Public Schools
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
410) 222-5303
Baltimore City​Dr. Sonja B. Santelises
Chief Executive Officer
Baltimore Cit​y Public Schools
200 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-8803​
Baltimore CountyMs. Verletta White
Interim Superintendent
Baltimore County Public Schools
6901 North Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-4281​
Calvert CountyDr. Daniel D. Curry
Superintendent
Calvert County Public Schools
1305 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(443) 550-8009
Caroline CountyDr. Patricia W. Saelens
Superintendent
Caroline County Public Schools
204 Franklin Street
Denton, MD 21629
(410) 479-1460​
Carroll CountyMr. Stephen H. Guthrie
Superintendent
Carroll County Public Schools
125 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 751-3128
Cecil CountyDr. D’Ette W. Devine
Superintendent
Cecil County Public Schools
201 Booth Street
Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 996-5499
Charles CountyDr. Kimberly Hill
Superintendent
Charles County Public Schools
P.O. Box 2770
(Fed Ex, etc. to 5980 Radio Station Road)
LaPlata, MD 20646
(301) 934-7223​
Dorchester CountyDr. Diana L. Mitchell
Superintendent
Dorchester Co. Board of Education
700 Glasgow Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
​(410) 221-1111​​
Frederick County​Dr. Theresa R. Alban
Superintendent
Frederick County Public Schools
191 South East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 696-6910​
Garrett CountyMrs. Barbara L. Baker
Superintendent
Garrett County Board of Education
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
(301) 334-8901
Harford CountyMrs. Barbara P. Canavan ​
Superintendent
Harford County Public Schools
102 South Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014-3731
(410) 588-5204
Montgomery CountyDr. Michael J. Martirano
Interim Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools
10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-6677
Kent CountyDr. Karen M. Couch
Superintendent
Kent County Public Schools
215 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-7113
Montgomery CountyDr. Jack R. Smith
Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 279-3383
Prince George’s CountyDr. Kevin M. Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer
Prince George’s Co. Public Schools
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 952-6008​
Queen Anne’s CountyDr. Andrea Kane
Superintendent
Queen Anne’s Co. Bd. of Education
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617
(410) 758-2403​
Somerset CountyDr. John B. Gaddis
Superintendent
Somerset County Public Schools
7982-A Tawes Campus Drive
Westover, Maryland 21871
(410) 621-6226
St. Mary’s CountyMr. James Scott Smith
Superintendent
St. Mary’s County Public Schools
23160 Moakley Street, Suite 109
Leonardtown, MD 20650 ​
(301) 475-5511, ext. 32178
Talbot CountyDr. Kelly L. Griffith ​
Superintendent
Talbot County Public Schools
P. O. Box 1029
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-0330
Washington CountyDr. Boyd J. Michael
Superintendent
Washington Co. Board of Education
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(​301) 766-2815
Wicomico CountyDr. Donna C. Hanlin
Superintendent
Wicomico Co. Board of Education
P. O. Box 1538
Salisbury, MD 21802-1538
(410) 677-4596​
Worcester CountyMr. Louis Taylor
Superintendent
Worcester Co. Board of Education
6270 Worcester Highway
Newark, MD 21841
(410) 632-5020​

 

In addition to the superintendent of the counties Board of education, a similar notice should also be sent to the following depending on the county.

In Montgomery County and Montgomery County the notice should be given to the county executive also.

(ii)  Montgomery County

ALLAN H. KITTLEMAN, County Executive (Republican)
Office of County Executive
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2013, (410) 313-3000 (general information)
e-mail: akittleman@howardcountymd.gov
web: www.howardcountymd.gov/Branches/County-Executive

 

Montgomery County

ISIAH (IKE) LEGGETT, County Executive (Democrat)

Office of County Executive
Executive Office Building, 2nd floor
101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-2500; fax: (240) 777-2517
e-mail: ike.leggett@montgomerycountymd.gov
tty: (240) 777-2544
web: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/govtmpl.asp?url=/content/exec/welcome.asp

 

the notice shall be given to the County Executive; and

(iii)  Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Harford County, or Prince George’s County, the notice shall be given to the county solicitor or county attorney.

Please check the website for the most up to date information.

Website for up to date names and addresses for the county attorneys.

website in order to update county attorney

https://www.mdcounties.org/116/Attorneys

Thomas N. Yeager

Affiliate President
County Attorney
Kent County
203 Maple Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410.810.0428
Fax: 410.778.6464
Email Thomas N. Yeager

William M. Rudd

County Attorney
Allegany County
701 Kelly Road, Suite 401
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301.777.5823
Fax: 301.724.6970
Email William M. Rudd

For Allegany County, Maryland, the County Attorney’s Office, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD 21502, (301) 777-5823, is the correct office to receive a notice under Maryland’s Local Government Tort Claims Act.

Anne Arundel County

Nancy Duden

County Attorney
Anne Arundel County
2660 Riva Road
4th Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410.222.7888
Fax: 410.222.7835
Email Nancy Duden

Baltimore City

Andre Davis

City Solicitor
100 N. Holliday Street, Room 101
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.396.3297
Fax: 410.659.4077
Email Andre Davis

Baltimore County

Michael E. Field

County Attorney
Baltimore County
400 Washington Avenue
Courthouse
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410.887.4420
Fax: 410.296.0931
Email Michael E. Field

John B. Norris, III

County Attorney
Calvert County
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410.535.1600, Ext. 2291
Fax: 410.414.3241
Email John B. Norris, III

the County Attorney is the SDAT-registered Resident Agent here in Calvert and accepts service of Notices of Tort Claims provided in accordance with the Local Government Tort Claims Act. Calvert is insured by the Local Government Insurance Trust, the Trust is not affiliated with the County and have not been authorized to accept service of claims

Heather L. Price, Esquire

County Attorney
Caroline County
403 South 7th Street, Suite 246
Denton, MD 21629
Phone: 410.479.4136
Fax: 410.479.4137
Email Heather L. Price

Timothy C. Burke

County Attorney
Carroll County
225 North Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410.386.2030
Fax: 410.840.8931
Email Timothy C. Burke

Jason L. Allison, Esq. P.A.

County Attorney
Cecil County
200 Chesapeake Blvd. Suite 2100
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410.996.8303
Fax: 410.996.1014
Email Jason L. Allison

Rhonda Weaver

County Attorney
Charles County
POB 2150
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: 301.645.0555
Fax: 301.645.0515
Email Rhonda Weaver

E. Thomas Merryweather

County Attorney
Dorchester County
204 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: 410.228.3610
Fax: 410.228.5478
Email E. Thomas Merryweather

Frederick County

John S. Mathias

County Attorney
Frederick County
Winchester Hall
12 E. Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301.600.1030
Fax: 301.600.1161
Email John S. Mathias

Gorman E. Getty, III

County Attorney
Garrett County
POB 1485
23 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21501
Phone: 301.777.8032
Fax: 301.777.7048
Email Gorman E. Getty, III 

Harford County

Melissa L. Lambert

County Attorney
Harford County
212 South Bond Street, 2nd Floor
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410.879.7630
Fax: 410.893.4972
Email Melissa L. Lambert

Gary W. Kuc, Esquire

County Solicitor
Montgomery County
3450 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410.313.2100
Fax: 410.313.3292
Email Gary W. Kuc

Marc P. Hansen 

County Attorney
Montgomery County
101 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240.777.6789
Fax: 240.777.6706
Email Marc P. Hansen

Prince George’s County,

Jared McCarthy

County Attorney
Prince George’s County
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Room 5121
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 301.952.5225
Fax: 301.952.3071
Email Jared McCarthy

Patrick E. Thompson

County Attorney
Queen Anne’s County
102 E. Main Street, Suite 203
Stevensville, MD 21666
Phone: 410.643.4000
Fax: 410.643.6620
Email Patrick E. Thompson

Mr. David A. Weiskopf

County Attorney
St. Mary’s County
41770 Baldridge Street
POB 653
Leonardtown, MD 20650-0653
Phone: 301.475.4200 x 1700
Fax: 301.475.4660
Email Mr. David A. Weiskopf

And

Kathy Arnold, Risk Manager for St. Mary’s County Government (301-475-4200 x*1108), oversees claims and often takes the initial report, but county employees or departments may also report injuries, accidents and damages. Risk Management works closely with and under the direction of the County’s insurer, the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), 7225 Parkway Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076. 1-800-673-8231.

If the defendant local government is a county, the notice required under this section shall be given to the county commissioners……….  The address for the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County is 41770 Baldridge Street, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

 

Kirk G. Simpkins, Esquire

County Attorney
Somerset County
11916 Somerset Avenue
P.O. Box 550
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: 410.651.1400
Fax: 410.651.9582
Email Kirk G. Simpkins

Anthony Kupersmith

Acting County Attorney
Talbot County
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410.770.8092
Fax: 410.770.8089
Email Anthony Kupersmith

John M. Martirano

County Attorney
Washington County
100 West Washington Street, Room 202
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 240.313.2230
Fax: 240.313.2231
Email John M. Martirano 

Paul D. Wilber

Acting County Attorney
Wicomico County
125 North Division Street, Room 101
Salisbury, MD 21803
Phone: 410.548.3792
Fax: 888.389.5365
Email Paul D. Wilber

Maureen F. L. Howarth

County Attorney
Worcester County
One West Market Street, Room 1103
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: 410.632.1194
Fax: 410.632.3131
Email Maureen F. L. Howarth

 

 

If you are in a car accident caused by a Montgomery County Board of Education employee, there are procedures you must follow in order to be compensated for the damage to your car, loss of use of your car, (rental car) injuries to your body as well as lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. Dealing with Montgomery County Board of Education in order to resolve these issues can be a slow, tedious process. If you do not pursue your claim in a timely manner and do not file to correct forms, your claim could be lost.

Claims against Montgomery County Board of Education should originate by sending two separate certified letters return receipt requested to the Montgomery County. One certified letter will be addressed to the Superintendent of Public Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools and the second letter will be addressed to the County Executive for Montgomery County.. The website to locate the present superintendent for public Schools, Montgomery County is http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/pages/school-systems/superintendents.aspx

As of 6-21-18, I have listed below the county executive and the superintendent for public schools for Montgomery County. Please verify thru the above referred to websites for the present person occupying both position and their current address.

ISIAH (IKE) LEGGETT, County Executive (Democrat)

Office of County Executive
Executive Office Building, 2nd floor
101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-2500; fax: (240) 777-2517
e-mail: ike.leggett@montgomerycountymd.gov
tty: (240) 777-2544
web: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/govtmpl.asp?url=/content/exec/welcome.asp

As well as

Dr. Jack R. Smith
Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 279-3383

SAMPLE NOTICE LETTER

NOTICE OF CLAIM FORM

 

Superintendent of Public Schools ____________ County

County attorney for__________ County

address of each of the above

 

RE:      Injury at ___________ School

 

Dear      :

 

Please accept this letter as my written notice of claim. The facts are as follows:

 

Client:                                                 __________ (Minor) & __________ (Mother)

 

Date & Time of Loss:

 

Location of Loss:

 

County:

 

County Agency involved:                   ___________Public Schools

 

Amount of Damages:              Unknown

 

Vehicle (Year, Make & Model):

 

Name, Address, and Phone Number of other persons involved:

 

Description of incident:

 

Demand:                                             $500,000.00

 

Claimant or Representative’s Signature,                     ____________________________                                                 address and telephone number

Date:                                      

 

 

An adjustor will eventually be assigned by Montgomery County Board of Education to adjust your claim. However, this process can take weeks or months, so that it may be quicker to start the process to fix your vehicle under the collision section of your own insurance and let your insurance deal with Montgomery County Board of Education to be reimbursed for the property damage. If, you do not have collision coverage, then you will have to deal with Montgomery County Board of Education directly, however this will not likely be a quick process. In addition, unlike an insurance company Montgomery County Board of Education will not provide and pay for a rental vehicle upfront and your will have to make arrangements for a rental vehicle on your own if you do not have rental on your own insurance policy.

Suit can be filed against the employee if you have the employees name and address. Suit must also be filed against Montgomery County Board of Education under a theory of respondent superior meaning the Montgomery County Board of Education employee is an agent of Montgomery County Board of Education.

Montgomery County Board of Education liability is limited under the County boards of education Tort Claims Act section 5-518 of the Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article.  Claims are covered up to $400,000.00. There is limited immunity above $400,000.00. The suit must be filed against the County Board of Education and can also be filed against the specific employee. Any judgement will only be entered against the County Board of Education only as long as the County board of education employee is acting within the scope of their employment and the Montgomery County Board of Education employees’ actions were not due to malice or gross negligence. If Montgomery County Board of Education employees’ actions are due to malice or gross negligence, then the Montgomery County Board of Education employee can be personally liable.

Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland § 518. Immunity — County boards of education

(a)  Definitions. —

(1)  In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

(2)  “Compensation” does not include actual and necessary expenses that are incurred by a volunteer in connection with the services provided or duties performed by the volunteer for a county board of education, and that are reimbursed to the volunteer or otherwise paid.

(3)  “County board employee” means:

(i)  Any employee whose compensation is paid in whole or in part by a county board of education; or

(ii)  A student teacher.

(4)  “County board member” means a duly elected or appointed member of a county board of education.

(5)  “Volunteer” means an individual who, at the request of the county board and under its control and direction, provides services or performs duties for the county board without compensation.

(b)  Claims for more than $400,000. — A county board of education, described under Title 4, Subtitle 1 of the Education Article, may raise the defense of sovereign immunity to any amount claimed above the limit of its insurance policy or, if self-insured or a member of a pool described under § 4-105(c)(1)(ii) of the Education Article, above $ 400,000.

(c)  Claims for $400,000 or less. — A county board of education may not raise the defense of sovereign immunity to any claim of $ 400,000 or less.

(d)  Parties in tort claims; separate litigation of issues. —

(1)  The county board shall be joined as a party to an action against a county board employee, county board member, or volunteer that alleges damages resulting from a tortious act or omission committed by the employee in the scope of employment, by the county board member within the scope of the member’s authority, or by the volunteer within the scope of the volunteer’s services or duties.

(2)  The issue of whether the county board employee acted within the scope of employment may be litigated separately.

(3)  The issue of whether the county board member acted within the scope of the member’s authority may be litigated separately.

(4)  The issue of whether the volunteer acted within the scope of the volunteer’s services or duties may be litigated separately.

(e)  Employees. — A county board employee acting within the scope of employment, without malice and gross negligence, is not personally liable for damages resulting from a tortious act or omission for which a limitation of liability is provided for the county board under subsection (b) of this section, including damages that exceed the limitation on the county board’s liability.

(f)  Board members. —

(1)  A county board member, acting within the scope of the member’s authority, without malice and gross negligence, is not personally liable for damages resulting from a tortious act or omission for which a limitation of liability is provided for the county board under subsection (b) of this section, including damages that exceed the limitation on the county board’s liability.

(2)  In addition to the immunity provided under paragraph (1) of this subsection, a county board member is immune as an individual from civil liability for any act or omission if the member is acting:

(i)  Within the scope of the member’s authority;

(ii)  Without malice; and

(iii)  In a discretionary capacity.

(g)  Volunteers. —

(1)  The provisions of this subsection apply only to a volunteer.

(2)  A volunteer who acts within the scope of the volunteer’s services or duties is not personally liable for damages resulting from a tortious act or omission beyond the limits of any personal insurance the volunteer may have unless:

(i)  The damages were the result of the volunteer’s negligent operation of a motor vehicle; or

(ii)  The damages were the result of the volunteer’s willful, wanton, malicious, reckless, or grossly negligent act or omission.

(3)  The limitations on liability contained in this subsection may not be construed or applied to affect any immunities from civil liability or defenses established by any other provision of the Code or available at common law to which the volunteer may be entitled.

(h)  Judgment levied against board. — Except as provided in subsection (e), (f), or (g) of this section, a judgment in tort for damages against a county board employee acting within the scope of employment, a county board member acting within the scope of the member’s authority, or a volunteer acting within the scope of the volunteer’s services or duties shall be levied against the county board only and may not be executed against the county board employee, the county board member, or the volunteer personally.

 

Can an employee of the county injured as a passenger in the county vehicle file a claim for workers compensation as well as file a lawsuit against the negligent county employee? The answer is yes. In BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY v. Stephanie Lynn MARKS-SLOAN. 428 Md. 1, 50A.3rd 1137 (2012), the Maryland Court of Appeals held an employee of a county board of education who receives workers’ compensation benefits for injuries sustained in the course and scope of her employment can circumvent the exclusivity rule and sue her co-worker in a negligence action. Normally, when injured on the job you can- not sue the employer. (BOARD OF EDUCATION). However, this case holds since you can sue the co-employee who may have been driving the School Board vehicle and since the statute requires you to include the Board of Education as a party in a suit against a board of education employee, then as long as you sue both the board and the employee you will be able to enforce a judgement against the Board of education under these circumstances.

“We shall affirm the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals and hold that CJ § 5-518 contains an indemnification provision that allows an injured party to bring a tort suit against the county board of education employee who caused the injury. In accordance with the statute, the injured party must join the employer county board of education as a defendant in the action. Any damages awarded may be executed and levied against the county board of education only and may not be collected from the negligent employee. Furthermore, we hold that, as it pertains to the case sub judice, this statutory scheme does not violate the exclusivity rule in LE § 9-509, which states that an injured employee’s sole remedy against his or her employer for an accidental personal injury sustained during the course of employment is through the Workers’ Compensation Act. The purpose of the exclusivity rule is to ensure swift compensation to the injured employee and to prevent a double recovery, through a workers’ compensation award and a tort judgment, from an employer by an injured employee.

The Workers’ Compensation Act, Md.Code (1957, 2008 Repl.Vol.), § 9-902 of the Labor and Employment Article, provides that in a suit against a third party tortfeasor, brought by an employer or injured employee,[3] the employer is entitled to reimbursement in the amount of any workers’ compensation paid or awarded to the injured employee. Thus, in a situation where, as here, an injured county board of education employee brings a suit in tort against a negligent co-employee, and the county board of education is joined for purposes of indemnification, the county board may set off the amount of workers’ compensation paid or awarded to the injured employee from the amount of damages awarded in the tort action. Such a procedure satisfies the letter and spirit of the statutory provisions at issue by protecting the county board of education from the unfairness of double recovery, while allowing the injured employee to obtain his or her entitlement to compensation for workplace injuries.” BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY v. Stephanie Lynn MARKS-SLOAN. 428 Md. 1, 50A.3rd 1137 (2012)

.           What is a board of education? The hallmark of American public education is local control, and that local control expresses itself in local boards of education. In Maryland, there are 24 local school systems, one in each county and one in Baltimore City (Md. Code Ann., Ed. Art. § 3-102) In each such county school system there is a local county board of education (Md. Code Ann., Ed. Art. § 3-103). It should be noted that the legal definition of “county” and “county board”, specifically include Baltimore City (Md. Code Ann., Ed. Art. § 1- 101(c) and (d)). Each county board of education is a corporate body in Maryland, and as such has perpetual existence and may sue or be sued in a court of law (Md. Code Ann., Ed. Art. § 3-104).

Article – Education

  • 3–104.

(a)   Each county board is a body politic and corporate by the name of the Board of Education of ……….. County.

(b)   A county board:

(1)   Has perpetual existence;

(2)   May sue and be sued; and

(3)   May have, use, alter, or abandon a common seal.

Article – Education

  • 4–102.

(a) (1)   Except in Baltimore City, the county superintendent is the executive officer, secretary, and treasurer of the county board.

(2) (i)   In Baltimore City, the Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners is the executive officer, secretary, and treasurer of the Board of School Commissioners.

(ii)   The Chief Executive Officer shall have the powers and duties imposed under this article.

(iii)   The Chief Executive Officer is not a public officer under the Constitution or the laws of the State.

(3) (i)   In Prince George’s County, the county superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer of the Prince George’s County public school system.

(ii)   The Chief Executive Officer is the executive officer, secretary, and treasurer of the county board.

(iii)   The Chief Executive Officer shall have the powers and duties imposed under this article.

(iv)   The Chief Executive Officer is not a public officer under the Constitution or the laws of the State.

(4)   A county superintendent is not a public officer under the Constitution or the laws of the State.

  • 4–104.

(a) (1)   Except in Baltimore County, each county board may:

(i)   Retain counsel to represent it in legal matters that affect the board; and

(ii)   Contract for the payment of a reasonable fee to the counsel.

(2)   Funds for these fees shall be included in the annual budget.

(b)   The Baltimore County Board may retain counsel to represent it in legal matters that involve disputes with the Baltimore County government.

(c)   Each county board may pay all or part of the counsel fees for the defense of a county board member who is involved in litigation because of his service and in his official capacity on that board. These payments are a valid educational expense.

(d) (1)   In any suit or claim brought against a principal, teacher, school security guard, or other agent or employee of a county board by a parent or other claimant with respect to an action taken by the agent or employee, the board shall provide for counsel for that individual if:

(i)   The action was taken in the performance of his duties, within the scope of his employment, and without malice; and

(ii)   The board determines that he was acting within his authorized official capacity in the incident.

(2)   The counsel required by this section may be provided through the office of the county attorney or city solicitor.

(3)   This subsection does not require a county board to provide or reimburse the cost of counsel to a plaintiff or claimant in a suit or claim against a county board or its members, agents, or employees.

  • 4–105.  

(a) (1)   Each county board shall carry comprehensive liability insurance to protect the board and its agents and employees.

(2)   The purchase of insurance in accordance with paragraph (1) of this subsection is a valid educational expense.

(b) (1)   The State Board shall establish standards for these insurance policies, including a minimum liability coverage of not less than $400,000 for each occurrence.

(2)   The policies purchased under this section shall meet these standards.

(c) (1)   A county board complies with this section if it:

(i)   Is individually self–insured for at least $400,000 for each occurrence under the rules and regulations adopted by the State Insurance Commissioner; or

(ii)   Pools with other public entities for the purpose of self–insuring property or casualty risks under Title 19, Subtitle 6 of the Insurance Article.

(2)   A county board that elects to self–insure individually under this subsection periodically shall file with the State Insurance Commissioner, in writing, the terms and conditions of the self–insurance.

(3)   The terms and conditions of this individual self–insurance:

(i)   Are subject to the approval of the State Insurance Commissioner; and

(ii)   Shall conform with the terms and conditions of comprehensive liability insurance policies available in the private market.

(d)   A county board shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5–518 of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings 

  • 4–106.  

(a)   A county board employee shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-518 of the Courts Article.

(b)   A volunteer shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-518 of the Courts Article.

(c)   A county board member shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-518 of the Courts Article.

 

 

The same information provided in this article applies to all of the other Maryland counties boards of education. The notice information for each county attorney as well as Superintendent of Public Schools is listed below as of 6-21-18. Please check the website for the most up to date information.

Website for up to date superintendent for each county school system

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/pages/school-systems/superintendents.aspx

 

Allegany County​David A. Cox, Ed.D.
Superin​tendent
Allegany County Public Schools
P.O. Box 1724
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 759-2037
Anne Arundel County​Dr. George Arlotto
Superin​tendent
Anne Arundel Co. Public Schools
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
410) 222-5303
Baltimore City​Dr. Sonja B. Santelises
Chief Executive Officer
Baltimore Cit​y Public Schools
200 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-8803​
Baltimore CountyMs. Verletta White
Interim Superintendent
Baltimore County Public Schools
6901 North Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-4281​
Calvert CountyDr. Daniel D. Curry
Superintendent
Calvert County Public Schools
1305 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(443) 550-8009
Caroline CountyDr. Patricia W. Saelens
Superintendent
Caroline County Public Schools
204 Franklin Street
Denton, MD 21629
(410) 479-1460​
Carroll CountyMr. Stephen H. Guthrie
Superintendent
Carroll County Public Schools
125 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 751-3128
Cecil CountyDr. D’Ette W. Devine
Superintendent
Cecil County Public Schools
201 Booth Street
Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 996-5499
Charles CountyDr. Kimberly Hill
Superintendent
Charles County Public Schools
P.O. Box 2770
(Fed Ex, etc. to 5980 Radio Station Road)
LaPlata, MD 20646
(301) 934-7223​
Dorchester CountyDr. Diana L. Mitchell
Superintendent
Dorchester Co. Board of Education
700 Glasgow Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
​(410) 221-1111​​
Frederick County​Dr. Theresa R. Alban
Superintendent
Frederick County Public Schools
191 South East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 696-6910​
Garrett CountyMrs. Barbara L. Baker
Superintendent
Garrett County Board of Education
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
(301) 334-8901
Harford CountyMrs. Barbara P. Canavan ​
Superintendent
Harford County Public Schools
102 South Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014-3731
(410) 588-5204
Montgomery CountyDr. Michael J. Martirano
Interim Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools
10910 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-6677
Kent CountyDr. Karen M. Couch
Superintendent
Kent County Public Schools
215 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-7113
Montgomery CountyDr. Jack R. Smith
Superintendent
Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 279-3383
Prince George’s CountyDr. Kevin M. Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer
Prince George’s Co. Public Schools
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 952-6008​
Queen Anne’s CountyDr. Andrea Kane
Superintendent
Queen Anne’s Co. Bd. of Education
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617
(410) 758-2403​
Somerset CountyDr. John B. Gaddis
Superintendent
Somerset County Public Schools
7982-A Tawes Campus Drive
Westover, Maryland 21871
(410) 621-6226
St. Mary’s CountyMr. James Scott Smith
Superintendent
St. Mary’s County Public Schools
23160 Moakley Street, Suite 109
Leonardtown, MD 20650 ​
(301) 475-5511, ext. 32178
Talbot CountyDr. Kelly L. Griffith ​
Superintendent
Talbot County Public Schools
P. O. Box 1029
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-0330
Washington CountyDr. Boyd J. Michael
Superintendent
Washington Co. Board of Education
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(​301) 766-2815
Wicomico CountyDr. Donna C. Hanlin
Superintendent
Wicomico Co. Board of Education
P. O. Box 1538
Salisbury, MD 21802-1538
(410) 677-4596​
Worcester CountyMr. Louis Taylor
Superintendent
Worcester Co. Board of Education
6270 Worcester Highway
Newark, MD 21841
(410) 632-5020​

 

In addition to the superintendent of the counties Board of education, a similar notice should also be sent to the following depending on the county.

In Montgomery County and Montgomery County the notice should be given to the county executive also.

(ii)  Montgomery County

ALLAN H. KITTLEMAN, County Executive (Republican)
Office of County Executive
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2013, (410) 313-3000 (general information)
e-mail: akittleman@howardcountymd.gov
web: www.howardcountymd.gov/Branches/County-Executive

 

Montgomery County

ISIAH (IKE) LEGGETT, County Executive (Democrat)

Office of County Executive
Executive Office Building, 2nd floor
101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-2500; fax: (240) 777-2517
e-mail: ike.leggett@montgomerycountymd.gov
tty: (240) 777-2544
web: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/govtmpl.asp?url=/content/exec/welcome.asp

 

the notice shall be given to the County Executive; and

(iii)  Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Harford County, or Prince George’s County, the notice shall be given to the county solicitor or county attorney.

Please check the website for the most up to date information.

Website for up to date names and addresses for the county attorneys.

website in order to update county attorney

https://www.mdcounties.org/116/Attorneys

Thomas N. Yeager

Affiliate President
County Attorney
Kent County
203 Maple Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410.810.0428
Fax: 410.778.6464
Email Thomas N. Yeager

William M. Rudd

County Attorney
Allegany County
701 Kelly Road, Suite 401
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301.777.5823
Fax: 301.724.6970
Email William M. Rudd

For Allegany County, Maryland, the County Attorney’s Office, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD 21502, (301) 777-5823, is the correct office to receive a notice under Maryland’s Local Government Tort Claims Act.

Anne Arundel County

Nancy Duden

County Attorney
Anne Arundel County
2660 Riva Road
4th Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410.222.7888
Fax: 410.222.7835
Email Nancy Duden

Andre Davis

City Solicitor
100 N. Holliday Street, Room 101
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.396.3297
Fax: 410.659.4077
Email Andre Davis

Baltimore County

Michael E. Field

County Attorney
Baltimore County
400 Washington Avenue
Courthouse
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410.887.4420
Fax: 410.296.0931
Email Michael E. Field

John B. Norris, III

County Attorney
Calvert County
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410.535.1600, Ext. 2291
Fax: 410.414.3241
Email John B. Norris, III

the County Attorney is the SDAT-registered Resident Agent here in Calvert and accepts service of Notices of Tort Claims provided in accordance with the Local Government Tort Claims Act. Calvert is insured by the Local Government Insurance Trust, the Trust is not affiliated with the County and have not been authorized to accept service of claims

Heather L. Price, Esquire

County Attorney
Caroline County
403 South 7th Street, Suite 246
Denton, MD 21629
Phone: 410.479.4136
Fax: 410.479.4137
Email Heather L. Price

Timothy C. Burke

County Attorney
Carroll County
225 North Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410.386.2030
Fax: 410.840.8931
Email Timothy C. Burke

Jason L. Allison, Esq. P.A.

County Attorney
Cecil County
200 Chesapeake Blvd. Suite 2100
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410.996.8303
Fax: 410.996.1014
Email Jason L. Allison

Rhonda Weaver

County Attorney
Charles County
POB 2150
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: 301.645.0555
Fax: 301.645.0515
Email Rhonda Weaver

E. Thomas Merryweather

County Attorney
Dorchester County
204 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: 410.228.3610
Fax: 410.228.5478
Email E. Thomas Merryweather

Frederick County

John S. Mathias

County Attorney
Frederick County
Winchester Hall
12 E. Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301.600.1030
Fax: 301.600.1161
Email John S. Mathias

Gorman E. Getty, III

County Attorney
Garrett County
POB 1485
23 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21501
Phone: 301.777.8032
Fax: 301.777.7048
Email Gorman E. Getty, III 

Harford County

Melissa L. Lambert

County Attorney
Harford County
212 South Bond Street, 2nd Floor
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410.879.7630
Fax: 410.893.4972
Email Melissa L. Lambert

Gary W. Kuc, Esquire

County Solicitor
Montgomery County
3450 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410.313.2100
Fax: 410.313.3292
Email Gary W. Kuc

Marc P. Hansen 

County Attorney
Montgomery County
101 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240.777.6789
Fax: 240.777.6706
Email Marc P. Hansen

Prince George’s County,

Jared McCarthy

County Attorney
Prince George’s County
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Room 5121
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 301.952.5225
Fax: 301.952.3071
Email Jared McCarthy

Patrick E. Thompson

County Attorney
Queen Anne’s County
102 E. Main Street, Suite 203
Stevensville, MD 21666
Phone: 410.643.4000
Fax: 410.643.6620
Email Patrick E. Thompson

Mr. David A. Weiskopf

County Attorney
St. Mary’s County
41770 Baldridge Street
POB 653
Leonardtown, MD 20650-0653
Phone: 301.475.4200 x 1700
Fax: 301.475.4660
Email Mr. David A. Weiskopf

And

Kathy Arnold, Risk Manager for St. Mary’s County Government (301-475-4200 x*1108), oversees claims and often takes the initial report, but county employees or departments may also report injuries, accidents and damages. Risk Management works closely with and under the direction of the County’s insurer, the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT), 7225 Parkway Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076. 1-800-673-8231.

If the defendant local government is a county, the notice required under this section shall be given to the county commissioners……….  The address for the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County is 41770 Baldridge Street, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

 

Kirk G. Simpkins, Esquire

County Attorney
Somerset County
11916 Somerset Avenue
P.O. Box 550
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: 410.651.1400
Fax: 410.651.9582
Email Kirk G. Simpkins

Anthony Kupersmith

Acting County Attorney
Talbot County
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410.770.8092
Fax: 410.770.8089
Email Anthony Kupersmith

John M. Martirano

County Attorney
Washington County
100 West Washington Street, Room 202
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 240.313.2230
Fax: 240.313.2231
Email John M. Martirano 

Paul D. Wilber

Acting County Attorney
Wicomico County
125 North Division Street, Room 101
Salisbury, MD 21803
Phone: 410.548.3792
Fax: 888.389.5365
Email Paul D. Wilber

Maureen F. L. Howarth

County Attorney
Worcester County
One West Market Street, Room 1103
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: 410.632.1194
Fax: 410.632.3131
Email Maureen F. L. Howarth

 

 



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