Jeremy C. B. Wyatt


    Jeremy C. B. Wyatt

    “Clients often have complex legal problems, but those problems nonetheless require simple, workable, and cost-effective solutions.”

    Jeremy Wyatt is an Attorney in the Baltimore office of Harrison Law Group.

    Jeremy is an experienced litigator who focuses on using creative methods to obtain favorable results for clients, even when those clients begin in a disadvantaged position. Jeremy represents commercial clients in Maryland and across the country in construction disputes, business disputes, and all manner of related litigation. Jeremy also has significant experience in landlord-tenant disputes, insurance disputes, and litigating complex legal issues including interstate / international jurisdiction and impact / delay claims.

    In representing construction clients, Jeremy has recovered tens of millions of dollars for them by filing mechanic’s liens, bond claims, federal and state lawsuits, arbitrations, as well as engaging in out-of-court negotiations and mediations. In every case, Jeremy stays mindful of his clients’ bottom line, whether a dispute is over $5,000.00 or $5,000.000.00.

    Jeremy also reviews contracts for clients and drafts custom contracts and document regimes.

    Representative Matters

    Construction Disputes

    In a dispute over a major flood at a construction project, secured a favorable settlement that included payment of all of the client’s damages, all of the client’s attorneys’ fees, and a six-figure “bonus” amount.

    In a dispute over change orders and retention on an apartment building project, secured favorable multi-million-dollar settlement for general contractor after filing multiple mechanic’s liens and litigating in arbitration.

    In a dispute over unpaid amounts for work on a housing project, secured favorable settlement for a second-tier subcontractor client after suing the general contractor directly under a third-party beneficiary theory.

    In a dispute over the faulty construction of the roof of a hospital, secured multi-million-dollar settlement for construction defect plaintiff.

    In a dispute over unpaid construction work, secured full payment for subcontractor client on surety bond claim after general contractor abandoned construction project.

    Business Disputes

    Won a significant victory for a client in a complex, three-week jury trial before the Superior Court of Los Angeles, California. The plaintiff sued the client for breach of contract and intentional interference with contract, seeking more than $2,000,000.00 in damages. Jeremy filed counterclaims for breach of contract and conversion. After hearing many days of testimony and argument, the jury deliberated for less than two hours before rendering a unanimous verdict in favor of the firm’s client.

    In a dispute over whether the client could purchase a multi-million-dollar property that was already under contract to a third party, secured the property for the client at a favorable price.

    Landlord / Tenant Disputes

    In a dispute over approximately $2,500,000.00 in rent, won summary judgment on the rent issue in the amount of $2,450,000.00, and later secured a favorable settlement for the remaining rent at issue.

    In a dispute over a commercial lease, secured a judgment for possession of the property for a tenant whose subtenant had failed to pay rent.

    Complex Legal Issues

    In a jurisdictional dispute between a Maryland-resident plaintiff and Washington, D.C. company involving a Virginia construction project, successfully forced the plaintiff to dismiss his Maryland case in favor of litigating in Virginia.

    In a dispute regarding international shipping, as well as New York and Maryland companies, defeated a motion to dismiss the case from a Maryland court based on purported jurisdictional deficiencies.

    In a dispute regarding a construction project completed over 18 months late, secured a favorable settlement for client, including amounts for home office overhead and general conditions delay damages.

    Insurance-Related Disputes

    In a medical malpractice dispute, secured insurance coverage for the client from a third party’s insurance company where the client was not even named on the insurance policy as a covered party.

    In a dispute over worker’s compensation premiums, litigated the applicability of out-of-state temporary coverage, as well as the applicability of punitive damages.

     

    Jeremy is married and has a daughter and son.  Outside of the office, Jeremy likes to cycle and brew beer.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Village Learning Place, a community library and education center in Charles Village.