Paul Schwab spoke at several seminars for lawyers in 2012. On January 31, 2012 he presented a seminar entitled “Wrongful Death and Survival Actions and Ways to Help Your Practice” to members of the Estates and Trusts Committee of the Baltimore County Bar Association. Paul based his discussion upon over 25 years of providing clients with estate planning services, handling trusts and probate estates and advising members of Azrael Franz and other attorneys in wrongful death and other serious injury cases. In thanking him for his “excellent presentation”, the Committee’s Chair observed that he made a complex topic “user friendly”.

Paul together with Jud Lipowitz of Azrael Franz, Judge Vicki Ballou-Watts of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County and Christopher M. McNally of Towson on February 7, 2012 presented a seminar entitled “The Hazards of Maryland’s Wrongful Death Law” to the Baltimore Country Bar Association’s Negligence, Insurance & Workers’ Comp Committee. Paul detailed the need for a probate estate, the estate’s survival action and its relation to the family members’ wrongful death claims. He concluded the seminar by reviewing the “dos” and “don’ts” for attorneys in handling wrongful death cases.

Paul again was part of “Solo Day Program” held at the Maryland State Bar Convention. The audience for his 2012 seminar entitled “Wrongful Death and Survival Actions: What You Need to Know (But Probably Do Not) to Help Your Practice” was attorneys with “general” practices. After reviewing the wrongful death claims of the victim’s family and the estate’s survival action, Paul outlined steps potential victims and wrongdoers can take to financially protect themselves and their families. He also provided the attorneys with guidance on what to consider when the victim’s family asks for advice on their claims or the “defendant” seeks assistance with his legal problems.

If you would like more information on any of these 2012 seminars or the written materials that accompanied them, please call Paul at (410) 821-6800 or email him at