McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC (“MDSW”) is pleased to announce that Christopher (Chris) J. Mincher has joined the law firm as Of Counsel after most recently serving as Chief Legal Counsel for Governor Larry Hogan.

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MDSW’s Morgan E. Foster Named Among The Daily Record’s Power 20 Family Law 2022 List

Morgan E. Foster, partner and head of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been recognized on The Daily Record’s Power 20 Family Law 2022 list, which recognizes top lawyers in Maryland.  This group is composed of the state’s most significant, influential, and respected family law practitioners.  According to the publication, “The issues that family law … Read More

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Anthony P. Kupersmith Joins MDSW, Expanding the Annapolis Office and Adding Depth to the Land Use and Zoning Law Practice

McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC (MDSW) is pleased to announce that Anthony (“Tony”) P. Kupersmith has joined the firm in its Annapolis office.  Tony’s practice focuses on real estate, land use, and zoning law.  Tony is the former County Attorney for Talbot County, Maryland and he leverages that experience to help clients navigate legal … Read More


Timothy J. Oursler Joins MDSW as a Partner Expanding the Annapolis Office and Adding Depth to the Estates and Trust Practice

McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC (MDSW) is pleased to announce that Timothy J. Oursler has joined the firm as a partner in the Annapolis office.  Tim specializes in estate planning, trust & estate administration, real estate and commercial transactions. Tim works with clients to develop comprehensive, tax-efficient estate plans, including lifetime gift planning, preparation … Read More

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Maryland Super Lawyers 2021 Recognizes Five MDSW Attorneys

McAllister, DeTar, Showalter and Walker is proud to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Maryland Super Lawyers®.  Congratulations to Richard A. DeTar, Morgan Foster, and Douglas S. Walker for being recognized once again as Maryland Super Lawyers and to Sarah Baugh and Steven A. Brown … Read More

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Morgan Foster Provides Legal Commentary on the Challenges of Co-parenting During COVID

MDSW Partner, Morgan Foster, provides her perspective as a family law attorney on the challenges of co-parenting during the time of COVID. Morgan is scheduled to make regular guest appearances on Fox 45 Baltimore – so stay tuned for more information Click here to view the video: Click here for the article referenced in the video

Morgan Foster addresses Claudia Conway’s emancipation announcement.

Morgan Foster recently provided legal commentary for Fox News and was referenced by a Chicago Tribune article regarding Claudia Conway’s announcement that she is seeking emancipation from her parents.


MDSW Expands Family Law Practice with Addition of Janine Evans Wolford

McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC (MDSW) is pleased to announce that Janine Evans Wolford joined the firm as a Senior Associate.  Janine focuses her practice in the area of family law, with a concentration in divorce, division of property, alimony, custody, visitation, and child support. Ms. Wolford utilizes her years of experience in family … Read More

COVID-19 Employer Update: Expansion of Paid Leave Requirements

Congress recently passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Starting April 1, 2020, employers with under 500 employees are subject to two new paid leave requirements.  Covered employers may be required to provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to full- and part-time employees affected by COVID-19.  A fact sheet on the leave … Read More


Strider L. Dickson to Expand Complex Commercial Litigation Practice in Annapolis

Strider Dickson, a former federal and state prosecutor with significant trial experience, has joined McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker LLC (“MDSW”). Prior to joining MDSW, Strider served for more than three years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, where he prosecuted cases involving tax and procurement fraud, theft … Read More