Charles “Chaz” E. Remus, II
Charles (“Chaz”) E. Remus II became a partner in the law firm of Gordon & Simmons, LLC in July 2019, having first spent more than eight years with the firm as both an associate attorney and, while still in law school, a law clerk. Chaz is currently licensed to practice in both federal and state courts in the State of Maryland, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was recognized in 2019, 2020, and 2021 as a Rising Star among Maryland lawyers by SuperLawyers. (SuperLawyers reserves this designation for younger legal professionals who have been in practice for less than 10 years, and recognition is limited to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in each state).
During his time with Gordon & Simmons, Chaz has worked with the firm’s clients in complex civil litigation cases involving business and contract disputes, fraud, construction defects, real property claims, and declaratory judgments. He has also gained experience assisting the firm’s clients in cases involving claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, civil contempt, tortious interference, and civil assault. Additionally, Chaz has counseled the firm’s clients concerning personal guarantees, debt collection, business acquisitions, and engaged in some transactional work, including contract preparation. In litigation, Chaz has often been matched up against premier attorneys from large regional, national, and, indeed global, law firms.
Representative cases and/or opinions in which Chaz has litigated include:
• Schwartz v. J.J.F. Mgmt. Servs., 922 F.3d 558 (4th Cir. 2019) (on brief for plaintiff);
• In re Rent-A-Wreck of Am., Inc., 580 B.R. 364 (Bankr. D. Del. 2018) (on brief for creditor);
• Metropolitan Member Maryland LLC v. Metropolitan Baltimore LLC, et al. (453906V; Montgomery County Circuit Court; 2018-20) (argued three summary judgment motions for defendants prior to resolution by stipulation of dismissal);
• King v. Barbour, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141534 (D. D.C. Aug. 21, 2019) (lead counsel for plaintiff);
• Keller, et al. v. Moore (C-21-CV-17-000103; Washington County Circuit Court; 2018-19) (lead trial counsel for defendant);
• Le, et al. v. Quynn, et al. (10-C-16-001154; Frederick County Circuit Court; 2016-17) (lead counsel for plaintiffs);
• King v. Barbour, 240 F. Supp. 3d 136 (D. D.C. 2017) (lead counsel for plaintiff);
• Lerner v. Connerty, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133250 (E.D. N.Y. 2015) (on brief for plaintiff).
Notably, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s landmark opinion in Rent-A-Wreck (a monumental victory for the firm’s client) was reported in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg news, among other national and/or legal publications.
Chaz earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in May 2013. While in law school, he was certified as a Rule 16 mediator while he participated in the school’s Mediation Clinic Program from 2011 to 2013.
Prior to law school, in May 2010, Chaz graduated from Towson University, summa cum laude, with honors, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. While at Towson, and continuing through the summer after graduation, Chaz worked as a law clerk at the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C., in its medical malpractice and groundwater contamination/MTBE departments. While at the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C., Chaz assisted attorneys for approximately 300 plaintiffs in the discovery phase of a groundwater contamination case against Exxon Mobil, a case that resulted in a combined jury verdict of approximately $1.5 billion, which at the time was one of the largest jury verdicts in the State, before being subsequently overturned on appeal by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Away from the office, Chaz enjoys spending time with his family and friends, including his wife and two children. He is the son of two Frederick County Public School teachers, each of whom taught at high schools in Frederick for more than 35 years. Chaz currently serves as Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for the Will Group Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides assistance and opportunity to those who are underserved in the greater Frederick community.