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Jake Weddle named a Rising Star for 2015 by Super Lawyers magazine

Jacob (“Jake”) I. Weddle has continued his run as one of a select few notable young lawyers in Maryland.  Super Lawyers magazine for 2015 has recently been published, and Jake, as was the case for 2012, 2013 and 2014, has been identified as a Rising Star in the area of Civil Litigation-Defense.

Candidates for consideration to be singled out for recognition by Super Lawyers are nominated by their peers for consideration by Super Lawyers, subjected to independent third-party review by an attorney-led research team and then evaluated in categories organized by practice area by their fellow lawyers.  According to Super Lawyers magazine, only 2.5% of attorneys are selected as Rising Stars.

This is the fourth consecutive such honor for Jake, and his partners and colleagues at Gordon & Simmons are proud of his achievement.

Gordon & Simmons Defends Clients in Large Judgment

A husband and wife came to Gordon & Simmons having spent the last seven (7) years defending against claims related to the sale of their former residence. Despite a long, tortured string of litigation, the clients were now at a critical juncture – they faced liability on a six-figure judgment which recently had been adjudged non-dischargeable by Bankruptcy, enforceable and collectible.

Despite this difficult posture, Jake Weddle formulated a dual-headed strategy to not only stave off collection of the judgment, but also to satisfy the judgment. In the end, Jake Weddle negotiated the complete satisfaction of liability for the six-figure judgment without the clients’ payment of any judgment principal, attorneys’ fees or costs. A fabulous turnaround, indeed.