Family Law
We represent individuals in separation and divorce preparations and proceedings, as well as child custody, visitation, and child support matters.  We are forceful but fair advocates for our clients. The practice is led by David Diggs, who has extensive experience handling a broad range of family law issues.
Family Law
Government Affairs
We help organizations, unions, businesses, and individuals work with or challenge government.  We lobby for legislative & executive action by the State and counties.  We gather information through the MPIA & FOIA.  We counsel and litigate regarding referendums and election laws.  We practice before administrative agencies and in the regulatory environment.
Government Affairs
Government Procurement
We represent businesses at every stage of the procurement process. From proposal preparation and bid protests through contract claim resolution, we advise clients on how to achieve their goals while remaining in compliance with government rules.  Our attorneys represent clients in contract performance disputes before boards of contract appeal, and trial and appellate courts.
Government Procurement
Labor, Employment, & Unions
We serve as counsel to both private and public sector labor unions.  We represent unions in contract negotiations, representation cases, unfair labor practice proceedings, discipline and discharge cases, interest arbitration and rights arbitration, and in impasse and fact-finding proceedings.  We represent employees to enforce workplace rights.  We represent employees in discrimination cases.
Labor, Employment, & Unions
Personal Injury
We represent individuals injured in car, truck, motorcycle, and boating accidents.  We represent individuals injured by unsafe property - such as slip and falls accidents - and unsafe products - such as defective consumer products and medical devices.  Our attorneys have the experience to recover the compensation due to those harmed.
Personal Injury
Workers' Compensation
We represent individuals injured at work.  We represent employees traumatically injured - in falls, collisions, and other accidents - and those who sustain an occupational disease - such as carpal tunnel syndrome, occupational hearing loss or other work related conditions.  We protect the rights of injured employees facing their employers and insurance carriers.
Workers' Compensation

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Arbitrator Awards Adoption of Union’s Offer Preserving Work Schedule

In an opinion issued on June 4, 2013, neutral arbitrator Richard Bloch declined to endorse Anne Arundel County’s proposal to substantially increase the work week of Anne Arundel County firefighters.

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Court of Appeals Affirms Propriety of Binding Arbitration for Public Employee Unions

On Friday, September 28, 2012, Maryland’s highest Court issued an opinion confirming that Maryland’s counties can utilize binding interest arbitration as part of their budgeting.

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F.J. Collins Included in the Best Lawyers in America 2013

Kahn, Smith & Collins, P.A. is pleased to announce that F.J. Collins was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Labor Law – Union (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

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Court of Appeals Upholds Challenge to “Untenable” and “Illogical” Regulations

Kahn, Smith and Collins attorney Keith Zimmerman has continued the firm’s line of successful administrative law challenges to unlawful procedures.