Attorney Jan Berlage

About Me

Jan Berlage’s practice focuses on general business litigation, ranging from commercial disputes to bankruptcy to intellectual property. Jan has extensive experience in trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings, including arguments before the Maryland Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He has secured major jury verdicts and large settlements for both businesses and individuals, including most recently a $1.6 million compensatory damages award for one of his copyright clients and a nearly $1 million settlement for a surviving heir in a wrongful death lawsuit. He has also successfully defended against multimillion dollar claims in both state and federal court. Based on his experience and client reviews, AVVO ranks Jan as “superb” with a perfect 10 rating (see
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Connecticutsince 1995
District of Columbiasince 2002
Marylandsince 2002
New Yorksince 1996
My Education
Wesleyan UniversityB.A. - 1992
St. Catherine's College, Oxford University 1992
University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. - 1995
My Memberships
American Bar Foundation
Maryland Bar Foundation
Graham Equestrian Center
Maryland Defense Force
Heroes Helping Heroes
United States Commission on Civil Rights
My Publications
The Maryland Guide to Equine Law
"A Clear Message Regarding..." - William Mitchell Law Review

Lead Counsel Rating Details

This Attorney is Rated in the Following Practice Areas:
Bankruptcy Law - Personal since 2013
Bankruptcy Law - Business since 2013
Business Law since 2013
Intellectual Property Law since 2013
Civil Litigation since 2013
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Representative Verdicts & Settlements
Comptroller of the Treasury v. Blanton - Appeal Granted

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