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 and personal injury case and with insurance adjusters. I have served as chair of the workers compensation section of the Montgomery County Bar.
I am currently a member of the ADR Section Council of the Maryland Bar. Our committee is at the forefront in providing guidance to the judiciary and to attorneys in all areas of alternative dispute resolution and in their ethical and legal obligations.
I have successfully mediated cases throughout Maryland for almost 30 years by court appointment and private request and I have successfully taken hundreds of hours of advanced training to keep current on the law and the process. That training continues today.
I have been requested to serve as a mediator by both the Plaintiff and Defense bars - and I "travel the state" - from western Maryland to the eastern shore.
l also conduct mediations virtually - via the Zoom platform. This highly effective tool for "Online Dispute Resolution" is absolutely critical today, given the uncertainties of our world. I am fully competent in this process and in ensuring confidentiality.
I am a native Washingtonian, married to Barri for 44 years. We have two great kids - Jennifer and Michael - we are very proud that they are on their own now and very successful in their careers. Long distance cycling is one of my passions - I 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 charities.
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 - in person or virtually via the Zoom platform.
I conduct mediations within the guide lines 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.
Mediation is a form of "Alternative Dispute Resolution" that provides an opportunity for the parties to meet face to face to discuss the facts, issues and their interests in a case. Mediation is cost and time effective and provides the parties with the best alternative to protracted litigation.
In this process, the parties voluntarily meet, with the assistance of a mediator to discuss the issues 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.
"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
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
Joe Zauner, Esq. - 410-456-0914