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Charles E. Wilson, III

Partner
Phone: 301-791-6924
Fax: 301-791-6947
Email: cwilson@wfortelaw.com


Practice Areas:

Arbitration and Mediation
Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense
Insurance Coverage
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Large Loss Subrogation


Biography:

Chuck was born in Washington, D.C., in 1965, and was raised in Montgomery County. While in school, he traveled the United States and England playing soccer. He attended Rockville High School and played on the school's first soccer State Championship Team. His college years were spent at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and he was graduated in 1987 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History. Chuck completed law school at American University, Washington College of Law in 1990.

While attending law school, Chuck studied trial practice under the guidance of The Honorable John McAuliffe of the Maryland Court of Appeals and The Honorable Rosalyn Bell of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. After graduating in 1990, Chuck clerked for The Honorable William Cave of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.

Chuck is a member of several different Bar Associations and is active as a Court Mediator and Arbitrator in several jurisdictions. He previously served the Bar Association on the Ethics and Fee Dispute Committees. He has litigated over one hundred jury trials to verdict and has been named several times as one of Maryland and Washington D.C.'s Super Lawyers. He has concentrated his practice primarily in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, personal injury and construction.

Chuck has been a Deacon of First Baptist Church of Frederick and was a manager for the Frederick County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter. He has traveled to Romania with The Smiles Foundation to work with abandoned children. His spare time is spent traveling, hiking and working with local Boy Scouts.


Memberships and Awards:

Washington County Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Washington DC Super Lawyers 2007
Maryland Super Lawyers 2007
Maryland Super Lawyers 2010
Maryland Super Lawyers 2011
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition 2010- Personal Injury Defense


Education:

The Citadel, B.S., 1987; Western New England College
American University, J.D., 1990


Reported Cases:

Blackburn v. Erie Insurance Group, 971 A.2nd 368 (2009)
Maddox v. Stone, 174 Md.App. 489, 921 A.2d 912 (2007)
Edsall v. Huffaker, 159 Md.App. 337, 859 A.2d 274 (2004)
M.A.I.F. v. Erie Ins. Exch., 105 Md.App. 377, 660 A.2d 929 (1995)
Membership: Montgomery County, Washington County and Maryland State Bar Associations.
Admissions: 1990, Maryland; 1991, District of Columbia


Andre Forte

Partner
Phone: 301-791-6924
Fax: 301-791-6947
Email: aforte@wfortelaw.com


Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense
Insurance Coverage
Workers Compensation
Large Loss Subrogation
Family Law
Traffic/Criminal Law


Biography:

Andre grew up in Queens, New York, where he attended Archbishop Molloy High School. Before he graduated from Molloy in 1987, Andre played on two city championship baseball teams, held records in the 60 yard dash and 4 x 100 relay as a member of the track team and wrote for the school newspaper. Andre earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from LeMoyne College where he graduated magna cum laude in 1991. While at LeMoyne, Andre continued to play baseball and was inducted into the National Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu.

Andre then attended the National Law Center at George Washington University. During college and his first year of law school, Andre worked for a small real estate firm. During his second and third years of law school, Andre was a law clerk for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, for which he was granted a 1993 Murray-Snyder Fellowship. Andre helped choreograph and direct the law school's annual musical and variety show. He was inducted into and became President of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and was awarded the 1993 Samuel Green Scholarship. Andre was also honored as Phi Delta Phi's 1994 Graduate of the Year from those law students who graduated from law schools in the Washington, D.C. region.

Upon graduating from law school, Andre clerked for the Honorable Frederick D. Dorsey of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. During Judge Dorsey's medical leave of absence, Andre clerked with the Honorable Nan R. Shuker and the Honorable Rufus King, III. Following the completion of his clerkship, Andre worked as an associate at another District of Columbia firm and was a partner at a mid-sized Montgomery County based law firm for over a decade before forming Wilson Forte LLP. During the last three years at his previous firm, Andre was the partner responsible for managing the firm's Baltimore office. Since 2010, Andre has been a principal in the law firm of Wilson Forte, LLP.

Andre is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars and their respective bar associations. Andre is also a member of the United States District Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is also licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Andre was elected to the Steering Committee for the Injury to Persons and Property Section of the District of Columbia Bar in 2012 and served as the Co-Chair of that section in 2013 and 2014. Andre also had the honor of being selected as a member of the George Washington American Inn of Court where he served in several officer positions including President during the 2003-2004 term. Andre has also appeared as a guest lecturer on Montgomery County's television program Law School for the Public.

Andre has also served as an officer for the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association and had the honor as serving as its President for the 2008-2009 term. Andre has been a lector for several continuing legal education seminars for the Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury Sections of the Montgomery County Bar Association as well as at the DCDLA Annual Convention. Andre was a member of the Board of Directors for Maryland Defense Counsel from 2009 to 2013. In 2009, Andre was awarded the Exceptional Performance Citation by DRI (National Defense Regional Institute). Andre has been a member of the Advisory Committee for the Small Claims Rules Committee for the Superior Court for the District of Columbia since 2005. He currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Personal Injury Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association, a position he has held since 2008.

Andre's trial accomplishments and efforts to represent defendants in civil cases were recognized when the DC Defense Lawyers Association honored him with the Lawyer of the Year Award which was presented by the Honorable Nan R. Shuker in June, 2014.

Andre and his wife, reside in Wheaton, Maryland with their two daughters and their golden doodle. Andre is an Eucharistic Minister at St. John the Evangelist in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he and his wife have led and participated in the Children's Liturgy, Baptism Preparation and High School CCD programs. Andre enjoys participating in most sports, and has captained the Montgomery County Softball Team on several occasions.


Bar and Court Admissions:

Maryland, 1994
District of Columbia, 1995
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1998
United States District Court, Maryland, 1998
United States District Court, District of Columbia, 1998


Education:

LeMoyne College, 1991, magna cum laude
George Washington University National Law Center, 1994, Pro Bono Honors Recipient


Memberships and Awards:

District of Columbia Defense Lawyer's Association Lawyer of the Year 2013-2014
District of Columbia Defense Lawyer's Association, President 2008-2009
Maryland Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2009-present
George Washington American Inn of Court, President, 2002-2004
Montgomery County Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association Personal Injury Section, Co-Chair, 2008-Present
Montgomery County Bar Association Worker's Compensation Section
Maryland Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
District of Columbia Small Claims Rules Advisory Committee, 2005-present
Phi Delta Phi Samuel Green Scholarship Recipient, 1993
Phi Delta Phi Graduate of the Year, Washington D.C. Region, 1994
Murray Snyder Fellowship, 1994
Baltimore City Bar Association
DRI Leader of the Bar Award, 2008-2009


Reported Cases:

Amantangelo v. Schultz, 870 A.2d 548 (D.C. 2005)
Wright v. Allstate Ins. Co., 128 Md. App. 694, 740 A.2d 50 (1999)


Jennifer Servary

Associate
Phone: 301-791-6924
Fax: 301-791-6974
Email: jservary@wfortelaw.com


Biography

Biography:Jennifer Servary was born and raised in Burtonsville, MD. She graduated from Paint Branch High School in 2005. Jen attended Towson University, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Law and American Civilization with a minor in Spanish in 2009. She studied abroad during her sophomore year of college at the American University of Rome in 2007. She received her law degree from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2012. While at University of Baltimore, she was an associate editor for the University of Baltimore Law Forum. She also interned with the Honorable Marybeth McCormick for the Circuit Court for Montgomery County during her first year of law school.

Prior to joining Wilson Forte, Jen served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Daniel P. Dwyer for the Circuit Court for Washington County. She worked during law school at personal injury firms, and served as a legislative legal intern to Delegate Dana Stein in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Jennifer is a member of the Maryland Bar Association. She lives with her husband and son in Jefferson, Maryland. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and cooking.

Bar and Court Admissions:

2012, Maryland
Notary Public

Education:

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. 2012
Towson University, B.A. 2009

Membership and Awards:

Maryland Bar Association
Maryland Defense Counsel


Stephanie Shearer

Associate
Phone: 301-791-6924
Fax: 301-791-6947
Email: sshearer@wfortelaw.com


Biography:

Stephanie Shearer grew up in Reading, PA. Stephanie attended Lycoming College, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice and was a member of the women's soccer team. She received her law degree from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law cum laude and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2012. While in law school, Stephanie was the Articles Editor for the Journal of Land and Development and a member of the softball club.

Prior to joining Wilson Forte, Stephanie worked for a non-profit healthcare accreditor. During law school, she worked as a law clerk at a general civil litigation firm in the Baltimore area. Stephanie also interned with Honorable Shirley M. Watts of Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Stephanie is a member of the Maryland Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association. She lives in Frederick, MD with her dog, Murphy, and enjoys soccer, cooking, and reading.


Issac Morgan

Associate
Phone: 301-791-6924
Fax: 301-791-6947
Email: imorgan@wfortelaw.com


Biography:

Isaac Morgan was born in Oregon and raised in Mount Airy, MD. He graduated from Glenelg High School in 2001. Isaac attended McDaniel College, graduating with an honors History B.A. in in 2005. He received his law degree from The Pennsylvania State University - The Dickinson School of Law in 2009. He passed the Pennsylvania Bar in 2009 and the Maryland Bar in 2010.
While at Penn State, Isaac interned with the Cumberland County District Attorney's office during his third year of law school.
Prior to joining Wilson Forte, Isaac served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Dana Moylan Wright for the Circuit Court for Washington County. Isaac also was an associate at a family and criminal law firm. Isaac is a member of the Maryland Bar Association. He lives in Mount Airy, Maryland. He has completed five marathons and the JFK 50 Mile Ultra Marathon. When he isn't running Isaac enjoys reading and traveling.

Bar and Court Admissions:

2012, Maryland
2012, Pennsylvania (inactive)

Education:

The Pennsylvania State University - The Dickinson School of Law, J.D. 2009
McDaniel College, B.A. 2005

Membership and Awards:

Maryland Bar Association