Joshua C. Schmand

Litigation and Employment Attorney

Associate

jcschmand@lerchearly.com
7600 Wisconsin AvenueSuite 700Bethesda, MD 20814

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2013)
  • The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. in Political Science, minor in Entrepreneurship and Management, 2008)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Overview

Josh Schmand is a litigation and employment attorney who works on complex business, corporate, and commercial disputes, counsels clients on employment matters, and advises on the risks and benefits of litigation. He is well-versed in litigating in state and federal courts when necessary.

Josh is a determined advocate for his clients, always taking the extra step to uncover and interpret the fine details of a case. He excels at analyzing complicated issues – translating his attention to detail into courtroom success – whether winning dismissal of a wage case against an employer or gaining a summary judgment in a complex labor case.

Josh has worked on cases involving wage and hour claims, wrongful terminations, criminal matters, and commercial disputes, including contract issues, domain piracy, and non-compete agreements.

A Bethesda native, Josh plays baseball, golf, and ice hockey in his spare time.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2013)
  • The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. in Political Science, minor in Entrepreneurship and Management, 2008)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Representative Matters
  • Helped client win summary judgment in the U.S. District Court of Maryland for a nonprofit client after an independent contractor fraudulently obtained the administration rights of the client’s website and hijacked the domain name. Every one of the defendant’s counterclaims was dismissed.
  • Obtained dismissal in the U.S. District Court of Maryland in favor of a client whose former employer sued for breach of a non-compete agreement.
  • Helped client win a trial verdict in Montgomery County Circuit Court, securing an easement that enabled the owner of over 100 acres of landlocked farmland to access and sell portions of the property and its density rights.
  • Successfully represented the owner of a multimillion-dollar property in defense of charges that his property renovations violated the community’s restrictive covenants, saving him potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in construction costs.
  • Obtained dismissal of adverse possession claims dispute, and successfully quieted property boundary line title to client.
  • Resolved a complex business dispute concerning contract interpretation.
Education & Admissions

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2013)
  • The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. in Political Science, minor in Entrepreneurship and Management, 2008)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Clerkships

Montgomery County Circuit Court (Judge David A. Boynton)

Professional Memberships
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association 
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (Social Media & Technology Committee, 2016-17), (New Practitioner's Section, Co-Chair, 2017-2019)
  • American Bar Association
Reported Decisions

Medispec, Ltd. v. Chouinard, 133 F. Supp. 3d 771 (D. Md. 2015)

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