Mr. Werner is an associate at Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, L.L.C. where the focus of his practice is civil litigation, including cases involving serious personal injury (prosecution and defense), premises liability, landlord and tenant disputes, debt collection litigation, and workers' compensation. Mr. Werner is rated "AV - Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell and "Very Good" by AVVO.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Werner represented clients in a wide range of practice areas for over ten years. In his previous position, Mr. Werner tried several civil cases in Maryland and the District of Columbia, represented claimants and employers before the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission, and successfully argued various issues before appellate courts in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Werner received his law degree from American University, Washington College of Law, and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Prince George’s County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and Maryland Defense Counsel.
Mr. Werner maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented clients affiliated with AARP and other organizations whose aim is to bring legal assistance to people of limited means. He also volunteers as President of the Wheaton Towne Condominium Association in Silver Spring, Maryland.
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2003
Colgate University, cum laude (Political Science and Philosophy) 1999
- Workers' Compensation
- Toxic Tort
- Premises Liability
- General Litigation
- Insurance Coverage
- Insurance Defense
Honors & Affiliations
Semi-Finalist, National John J. Gibbon Criminal
Procedure Moot Ct. Competition, 2003
Defense Research Institute, 2007-present
Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc., 2010-present
Bar Association of Baltimore City
District of Columbia, 2004
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2004
United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2007
Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Counsel for the Elderly of the AARP, 2010
President, Wheaton Towne II Condominium Association 2013-present
Volunteer, Nature Conservancy 2012