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"Mr. Gross is a consummate professional who is fully cognizant of the intricacies of the workers’ compensation system. His ability to discern and evaluate issues in these particular types of cases is, indeed, a benefit for all involved and essential to an effective mediation session. Mr. Gross is, simply, an asset to workers’ compensation practitioners and their clients and I would not hesitate to recommend him as a mediator."

Antonio R. Lopez, Esq.

Chief Trial Attorney

Schenker, Krause & Lopez

 

"I have engaged Al as a mediator on multiple occasions (probably greater than 25) over the past ten to fifteen years.  On every occasion, I felt Al did an excellent job, thoroughly reviewed the extensive materials I always sent over, and had a good rapport with both sides to enable us to try to resolve the matter. I highly recommend Al based upon his knowledge of workers compensation law and experience."

 

Bruce M. Bender, Esq.

Axelson, Williamowsky, Bender & Fishman, P.C.

 

"Al Gross mediated one of the most medically complex workers compensation cases I have handled, and was instrumental in bringing the parties together to settle this very difficult case. Al has the combined litigation and mediation experience and expertise, working knowledge of the law, ability to understand all sides of the case, and respect of the entire workers compensation community to make him an excellent mediator. I strongly recommend that employers, insurers and claimant’s counsel consider Al when choosing a mediator."

 

Michael L. Dailey, Esq.

Schmidt, Dailey & O”Neill, LLC

References:

  • Hon. John W. Debelius, III - 240-777-9212

  • Alfredo J. Antezana, Esq. - 301-947-5858

  • Jonathan Beiser, Esq. - 301-298-1088

  • Bruce M. Bender, Esq. - 866-933-7963

  • Angela Garcia Kozlowski, Esq. - 410-230-1084

  • Antonio R. Lopez, Esq. - 410-559-2400

  • David M. Schoenfeld, Esq. - 202-712-7000​

  • Michael L. Dailey, Esq. - 410-783-1296 

 
 
 
  • Mediation provides the parties to a dispute an opportunity to fully discuss   their positions and views, with full confidentiality, in a process which is time and cost effective and which provides the best alternative to resolution of the issues - without protracted litigation.

 

  • Mediation is a process by which the parties voluntarily meet, with the assistance of a mediator, to discuss the issues in a case, with full confidentiality, and with the goal of reaching an agreement to resolve the dispute

 

  • The Mediator is a neutral third party who, without offering legal advice, assists the parties in resolving their dispute by facilitating the conversation between them, identifying issues, and exploring the needs underlying their positions so that they can, ultimately formulate their own agreement.

I am an attorney, licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia and have 38+ years of experience in the practice of Maryland Workers Compensation and personal injury law. I am one of the founding partners of one of the most respected, experienced and highly successful law firms in Maryland that specializes in these practice areas - and others. 

 

I have represented thousands of injured workers in Maryland over the last 38 years, primarily law enforcement, and have spoken around the state to interested groups on Rights and Responsibilities under the Maryland Workers Compensation law.

I have tried before a jury, over a hundred cases and have successfully argued cases, involving the

Maryland Workers Compensation law, before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the Maryland Court of Appeals.

 

I have extensive experience in communicating effectively with counsel on both sides of a Maryland workers compensation case and with their respective insurance adjusters.

 

I have served as chair of the workers compensation section of the Montgomery County Bar and, throughout my legal career, have continued to take CLE courses - in all areas of my legal practice.

 

I have successfully taken 80 hours of mediation training by the Maryland Bar and have been court appointed by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD for the last 25 years as a mediator in workers compensation cases. I have successfully mediated hundreds of such cases and I have been requested to mediate these cases privately by both counsel, claimant and defense, throughout Maryland - and at all stages of a case.

 

I am now offering my services as a third party neutral and as an arbitrator by appointment.

My compensation will be hourly - and I will travel to or arrange for a neutral location for the mediation/arbitration. 

 

I am a native Washingtonian, married to Barri for 42 years, have two great kids, Jennifer and Michael and have ridden my bike all over the country for charity causes. I also donate my spare time to Food & Friends in Washington, DC. and other social groups.

My Mission

 

My goal is to offer the most experienced, efficient and cost-effective mediation services available

in Maryland in the areas of law that I know best - Maryland workers compensation and personal injury.

My services will offer both parties their best chance to resolve the issues and the case in a voluntary,

collaborative, decision-making process. I conduct mediations within the guidelines established by the Maryland Mediation Confidentiality Act, by Maryland Title 17 for Court Referred Civil Mediations and within

the guidelines established by the Maryland Standards for conduct of Mediators, Arbitrators and

other ADR Practitioners.

 

I am also committed to continuing my mediation training - ongoing.