Fredric Gary Antenberg
Fredric G. Antenberg is an attorney with significant legal experience who has achieved outstanding results for his clients. Fred has demonstrated strong case management and organizational skills through handling over 4000 cases both in and out of courts throughout Maryland and he has briefed and argued cases in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Having an extensive working knowledge of family law, personal injury law, and business law, Fred has a proven ability to advocate and advise clients with integrity and dedication.
Fred's philosophy is always to seek resolution before litigating. Establishing realistic goals with clients is a skill that Fred has developed over many years of experience. Litigating should only be utilized when the other tools such as mediation, collaboration, and negotiation have not succeeded. Often the expenditure in time and money necessitated by litigation may win the case--but at what cost?
Fred clerked in a personal injury firm while attending law school. He worked his way through college and law school in full-time positions including but not limited to: sole owner of business which sold used college texts and books, working in clothing factories, being a Santa Claus in a department store, and becoming both a vocational rehabilitation counselor and an administrator of rehabilitation facilities for the Maryland State Department of Education. This diversity of employment has provided Fred with an understanding of the importance of developing relationships, establishing realistic and achievable goals, recognizing the influences of family and friends toward reaching goals, and becoming resourceful in fulfilling goals. Recognizing that although other persons say ‘‘no’’ to an idea or objective, he learned that it is often possible to keep going back until you finally obtain a ’’ yes “.
Fred established his law firm in 1974 after being sworn in as a lawyer before the Maryland Court of Appeals.
J.D., University of Baltimore, 1970
Attended night school and worked during the day at Maryland Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
LL.B, University of Maryland - Baltimore, 1969
Federal Court—United States Supreme Court, 1982
Maryland Association for Justice - previously known as the Maryland Association of Trial Lawyers
Member Since: 1980
Family Law Section; Negligence Section
Maryland State Bar Association
Member Since: 1975
University College of the University of Maryland, concentrated in Business and Political Science. Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Mount Vernon School of Law with a Bachelor of Law Degree; and when the school merged with the University of Baltimore School of Law—received a Juris Doctor Degree.
Administrative Hearings — Motor Vehicle Issues, DUI, Suspensions, Revocations, Points.
Appellate — practices before Court of Special Appeals and eligible to go before all courts in Maryland including Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court
Business Law — planning and development of organizations and documents for business entities; prepare transaction documents, distribution agreements, leasing documents; and sales of businesses.
Criminal Law — Bond hearings, trial of misdemeanors, DUI/DWI, Driving While Suspended, Assault, Battery, Theft, and other crimes.
Divorce Law — preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; domestic violence and peace orders, separation agreements, contested and non—contested divorce cases, custody and child support.
Motor Vehicle Accident Law — Negligence, Diminished Value of Property Damage.
Landlord Tenant — preparation of leases for residential properties, filing suit against tenants for non—payment of rent.
Mediation — Volunteer mediator in the District Court of Maryland for Howard County tasked with resolving cases by working them through to a resolution and thereby avoiding the need for a trial.
Litigation — All of the above areas have been litigated.
— Columbia Business Exchange – Past President twice; Board Member; Director; and held numerous offices with this organization. Obtained for the Business Exchange the status as a 501 c 6 Trade Organization by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury.
— Rotary Club of Columbia and the Rotary Club of Columbia Town Center – Became a member of the Rotary Club of Columbia and thereafter was co-founder of the Rotary Club of Columbia Town Center where I was a member for 25 years, serving during that time as Club Secretary, Program Chair, Director, Club President Elect, and President. Then I resumed membership with the Rotary Club of Columbia and have held numerous leadership roles in that Club, including Membership Chair; member of the Oyster Restoration of the Chesapeake Committee; and participated in many of the Club’s activities.
— Accepted on behalf of the Rotary Club of Columbia, a plaque in recognition of our financial support - The money was used for a Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor police who lost their lives in the line of duty. Our club has participated in this worthwhile effort for over three years.
— Boy Scouts of America – Corporate Sponsor of Cub Pack 383: a youth program for young boys who live in the Village of Thunderhill, in Columbia, Maryland. Principal role is to approve of leadership positions of the Pack and to attend some of the many functions of the Pack.
— Pro Bono Service under the directive of the Maryland Court of Appeals – each lawyer is strongly urged to provide forty hours annually of free legal services to persons or organizations in need of such services. My service as a volunteer is to mediate cases directed to me from district court judges. The first year that I participated, I received an Award for Outstanding Mediator, which was awarded to approximately 10% of the lawyer volunteers.