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Meet Denise Bowman

About Denise Bowman Denise Bowman has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. She is licensed in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Denise made her transition to Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC in 2016 when she decided she wanted to work in the community where she has lived with her husband, raised a family and where all of her… Read More

What is a Suspended Sentence?

What is a Suspended Sentence? During criminal cases, often times a judge will impose a suspended sentence. A suspended sentence is an opportunity for a judge to impose a sentence but not make the person serve that full amount of time. Example A common example of a suspended sentence is when someone is charged with a DWI. If the max penalty for a DWI… Read More

How Can I Change a Will?

How Can you Change a Will? When you need to change your will, there are a few ways that you can accomplish your goal depending on your circumstances. Execute a New Will The first way you can change your will is to execute a new will. If the changes to be made are major, it would be advisable to make an entirely new will… Read More

What are Conflicts of Interest?

What are Conflicts of Interest? When a potential client contacts Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC, the first thing we do is preform a conflict of interest check. An attorney can not represent  someone if  a conflict of interest exists. Why are Conflict Checks Performed? A conflict exists when a legal representation of one client is directly adverse to the representation of another client. It… Read More

What are the Different Types of Fees and Payment Methods?

In this video, Dave will explain how Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC charges clients based on the type of matter they have. Civil Litigation– Clients will be charged on a hourly rate basis and a retainer deposit will be expected up front. Once the firm collects the retainer fee it will be deposited into an escrow account where it will stay until the matter… Read More

Why do you Need an Employee Handbook?

An employee handbook is given to employees by the employer to communicate the organization culture, mission, and values. Creating an employee handbook can seem like a daunting task, fortunately, many benefits come from having one. All employee handbooks should be customized to fit your organization and how you conduct business. Copying another employer’s handbook or one you find online can cause more harm than good…. Read More