Stephen S. Winegrad
For each individual and business client, Steve provides experienced and common-sense advice on a wide range of legal issues.
Stephen S. Winegrad has engaged in the general practice of law for over three decades, allowing him to provide legal counsel to a wide variety of clients. For the individual client, Steve provides experienced and common-sense advice on a wide range of legal issues. His personal injury law experience allows Steve to represent and advise clients regarding losses sustained in an accident, including property damage, personal injury, and loss of value claims. For those injured on the job, Steve navigates his clients though the worker’s compensation claim process to obtain lost wages, medical treatment, and compensation for permanent injuries.
Steve’s family law clients turn to him for fair and economical representation for sensitive issues concerning divorce, custody, support, and division of marital property. He also provides experienced and diligent representation to those facing traffic or criminal charges. When it comes time to prepare for the future, he counsels clients and prepares their wills and advance directives.
For the business/corporate client, whether large, small, national or local, Steve regularly provides guidance and advice in various matters, including covenant interpretation and enforcement and collection of assessments for community associations, contract interpretation and preparation, debt collection, and contract disputes. In litigation, as a plaintiff or defendant, Steve provides counsel and representation to his clients throughout the litigation process.
Steve’s litigation and appellate experience allow him to handle both large and small matters from the district courts up to Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals – from pre-trial through appeals. He is also experienced in arbitration and mediation proceedings, and appears regularly before various administrative agencies.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Steve graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1981 and from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1985. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985, and thereafter joined his father, Robert M. Winegrad, in the practice of law, where Steve continues to practice in the firm his father started in 1969. Like his father, Steve dedicates his practice to providing common-sense and practical advice designed to avoid or resolve conflicts quickly and efficiently.
Steve regularly handles pro bono cases referred by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Program and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. He also serves on the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland Peer Review Committee.
Over the past several decades, Rachel and the firm have been a crucial part of my success. Every deal starts with the contract and then all the supporting documents which follow, including HOA documents, amendments and more. With a proper foundation, all else is built on sturdy ground. Rachel has supported me in my business for decades, as well as personal matters including Will and Advanced Directive preparation. I have come to rely on Rachel’s vast knowledge and am truly grateful to her.
Even after 8 years I will never forget what Mr. Winegrad did for me. Took on my case and made sure he covered all areas diligently, professionally making sure I was able to after 10 years fighting to get a divorce and support for my child he made it happen in short time-span and ensured that I finally received a fair and just agreement so that I could move on! He went above and beyond and at that time I didn’t have much! Now my son is going to college with full scholarship! Thank You!
Ms. Hess and her staff always provide the BEST services for a reasonable price. In addition, they have protected our properties in every way imaginable. We do not set up any new jobs without this law firm’s assistance. The very best in a complex, fluid world.
No one ever wants to be in a position to need an attorney; however, life happens, and when it does, you want to be represented by the best. I have been with Stephen for over 10 years and he has never disappointed. He is honest and frank about the issues dealing with your case, he doesn’t sugarcoat anything, he’s honest. He studies the facts that you present, maps out a strategy and shares the good, the bad and the possibilities. He gives you the attention as if you are his only client.
We had an excellent experience working with Rory Parks, attorney with Winegrad, Hess & Heimlicher. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and reliable in guiding us through a complicated matter involving a tenant. We needed to appear in court, and he helped us feel confident and prepped. Rory is also personable, and helps bring a feeling of peace between people who might have difficulty speaking otherwise. We highly recommend Rory and his firm.
Burt and Rachel
Winegrad, Hess and Heimlicher is an absolute pleasure to work with in regards to any legal or collections related questions or concerns. Their responsiveness, attention to detail, record keeping and final resolutions are impeccable. I work with many attorney’s and the rate at which they resolve collection cases is by far one of the best around. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone in the Property Management industry.