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Michael J. Marinello

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Annapolis, MD

Kagan Stern Marinello & Beard, LLC
238 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-216-7900
Fax: 410-705-0836
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (40%), General Litigation (20%), Business/Corporate (10%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%), Military/Veterans Law (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, French
Attorney Profile

Michael J. Marinello has spent more than a decade serving clients in Annapolis, Baltimore and throughout Maryland. A partner at the law firm of Kagan Stern Marinello & Beard, LLC, in Annapolis, Maryland, Mr. Marinello assists clients in a wide range of practice areas, including those involving:

  • Commercial and business litigation
  • Business formation, counseling and business transactions
  • Real estate and construction litigation
  • Business contracts of all kinds
  • Military law
  • Employment counseling and litigation
  • The Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act

A 1999 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Mr. Marinello received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2006. Later in 2012, he pursued his LL.M in litigation and dispute resolution, and passed The George Washington University Law School with the highest honors.

Licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mr. Marinello is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Marinello has strived to obtain favorable results for his plaintiff and defendant clients either through litigation or negotiation. He was part of the U.S. Navy for 14 years before partnering at Kagan Stern Marinello & Beard, LLC. While there, he worked for JAG Corps and gained extensive litigation and general counsel experience. He has prosecuted multiple criminal cases and represented Navy officials in a broad range of matters.

Having built long-term relationships with his community and his colleagues, Mr. Marinello is a part of many legal associations, including the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Judge Advocates Association and the Federal Bar Association. He is a board member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation, Annapolis Chapter, and is among the board of trustees of the Anne Arundel Bar Association. He also actively takes part in community events, school functions and other athletic organizations.

Mr. Marinello provides committed and dedicated representation to each client he serves. For his high ethical standards and commitment, he holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating. He was also listed among the Leading Lawyers by What’s Up? Media.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10%Military/Veterans Law
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Military & Veterans Law

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

About Michael J. Marinello

First Admitted: 2006, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.kaganstern.com/attorneys/michael-j-marinello

Honors/Awards

  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Lawyer, What’s Up? Annapolis (Military Law)
  • Rising Star, Maryland Super Lawyers (Business Litigation)

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, Annapolis Chapter
  • Board of Directors, Broadneck Hockey Club
  • Board of Directors, Navy Youth Hockey
  • Organizer, Service Academy Business Professionals

Verdicts/Settlements

  • BMW of Annapolis, et al. v. BMW of North America, LLC, Case No. 02-CV-15-002872
  • Harford Bank v. Stoer, et al., Case No. 02-C-13-183579, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
  • Estefany Chavez-Franco, et al. v. Prompt Restoration, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:14-CV-00294, U.S. District Court for District of Maryland
  • Estate of Donald S. Laycock, et al. v. Rich Morton’s Lincoln-Mercury, Inc., et al., Case No. C-14-186742, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
  • Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc. v. BZ Technologies, LLC, Case No. 02-CV-12-174011, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
  • Petroleum Management, Inc. v. Bettencourt, Case No. 02-C-14-187795, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
  • Nexterior Commercial Services, Inc. v. A Thru Z Striping, LLC, 02-CV-15-002355, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
  • Pepco v. A Thru Z Striping, LLC, Case Nos. 2015 CA 004936B and 2015 CA 004749B, Superior Court for the District of Columbia
  • McElroy v. Witt, Case No. 21-C-12-042933, Circuit Court for Washington County
  • McElroy v. Action Products, Inc., et al., Case No. 21-C-12-044601 (Consolidated), Circuit Court for Washington County
  • EMS Innovations, Inc. v. Immediate Response Technologies, LLC, Case No. CAL 14-01478, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County
  • HDT Expeditionary Systems, Inc. v. Immediate Response Technologies, LLC, et al., Case No. CV 14 833936, Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • BRE/Mars Property Owner LLC  v. Immediate Response Technologies, LLC, Case No. 399M15, District Court of Maryland for Prince George’s County
  • Prince George’s County. v. Immediate Response Technologies, LLC, Case No. CAL 15-09299, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County
  • DuCote, et al. v. DuCote, et al., Case No. 02-CV-15-001612, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
  • Hughes v. Immediate Response Technologies, Inc, et al., Case No. 1:14-CV-1699, U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia; Case No. 15-1973, U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit
  • Spaw LLC v. City of Annapolis, Case No. 02-C-13-181644, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County; Case No. 2, September Term 2016, Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Bolt Sports Supply, LLC v. Schuster, et al., Case No. 24-C-17-001346, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
  • The Depot, LLC v. Board of License Commissioners for Anne Arundel County, Case No. 204, September Term 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Maryland
  • Member, Judge Advocates Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees, Anne Arundel Bar Association 
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Educational Background

  • George Washington University Law School, LL.M. in Litigation & Dispute Resolution, With Highest Honors, 2012
  • U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., With Merit, 1999
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Office Location for Michael J. Marinello

238 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-216-7900

Fax: 410-705-0836

Last Updated: 9/10/2021

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