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Attorneys

Jonathan A. Azrael

Jonathan is the firm’s Senior Partner and heads the Azrael Franz Schwab Lipowitz commercial litigation, business transaction and real estate/zoning departments. Jonathan represents real estate developers, investors, and brokers; wholesale retail and services businesses; and health care and financial professionals. He advises and assists clients in structuring, negotiating, and completing all types of business and financing transactions. Jonathan leads a litigation team that provides aggressive representation in prosecuting or defending…

Keith S. Franz

Keith has long been a victims’ advocate and is highly regarded for his experience in aviation law and other wrongful death claims. He has provided substantial pro bono assistance to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) over the past 25 years and has served as MADD’s representative on the Governor’s Task Force for Crime Victims’ Rights. Keith also acted as Lead Counsel in the national litigation in New York Federal Court…

Judson H. Lipowitz

Jud manages the Firm’s Complex Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Negligence Practice that includes cases involving serious motor vehicle accidents, truck and bus transportation disasters, premises liability injuries or death caused by dangerous and hazardous conditions or inadequate security, private airplane crashes and commercial airline disasters and other areas related to negligence, insurance, aviation and uninsured/underinsured motorist law. Jud also represents clients in a wide variety of business transactions. In…

Paul J. Schwab, III

Paul advises clients on legal matters related to estate and trust planning and administration, business formation, agreements and transactions and real estate contracts, leases, loans, purchases and sales. He has lectured on preserving family wealth, business planning, real estate law and opening and administering estates in wrongful death litigation. Paul is active in the Maryland and Baltimore County Bar Associations. Paul is the President of the Board of Trustees of…

John R. Solter, Jr.

John R. Solter, Jr. is an integral member of AFSL’s commercial litigation, wrongful death and personal injury departments. He represents businesses and individuals in a variety of matters, including wrongful death cases, complex personal injuries, fraud, contract disputes, employment disputes, contests involving wills and estates, and real estate disputes. Mr. Solter also provides counsel to clients in business and real estate matters, and has substantial experience handling creditors’ rights issues…

Mark F. Hubbard

Mark Hubbard’s public safety career began in 1981 with a desire to help those in need. Before retiring in 2015, Mark rose to the position of Assistant Fire Chief for the Baltimore County Fire Department and served as Director of the Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He earned his MBA from Loyola University in Maryland and his law degree from the University of Maryland Carey School…