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Frequently Asked Questions

Review frequently asked questions and answers pertaining to the Office of Law.

Q. Who is responsible for addressing claims for damage to private property because of pot holes, loose or no manhole covers, sewage backup or any other damage that may have occurred?

A. Individual damage claims are referred to a Claim Agent in the Baltimore County Insurance Management Office. The Claim Agent will be responsible for addressing these claims. Please call 410-887-8400 for assistance.

Q. I am a Baltimore County resident and would like to have a Baltimore County Attorney represent me in a civil case. Who can I call to represent me?

A. The Baltimore County Attorney is generally prohibited from representing Baltimore County residents. However, certain qualifying individuals of limited means can be referred to the Office by outside agencies to participate in the Office's award-winning Pro Bono Program. You can also call the Baltimore County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program at 410-337-9100 for legal assistance in civil matters.

Q. I am a Baltimore County resident and would like to have a Baltimore County Attorney represent me in a criminal case. Who can I call to represent me?

A. The Baltimore County Attorney does not represent citizens in criminal matters. If you are a victim of a crime, please call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-2214 or the Baltimore County Office of the State's Attorney at 410-887-6600 for assistance. If you have been charged with a crime and are seeking legal representation, contact the Baltimore County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program at 410-337-9100.

Q. I am a Baltimore County resident; do I have any legal recourse against a Home Improvement Company which was making repairs on my house and never finished the work? Is there anyone who can get my money back?

A. Consumer complaints in the State of Maryland are investigated by the Attorney General's Office. The general information number is 410-576-6300.

Q. I am a Baltimore County employee and have not received my Workers Compensation settlement check. What department do I call?

A. Information regarding Workers Compensation claims or settlements are handled by the Baltimore County Office of Human Resources. Please call 410-887-6565 for assistance.

 

Revised July 28, 2016        

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