David Maher

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David Maher is an attorney in the firm’s labor and employment practice. He has experience representing public and private sector unions before arbitrators, state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Maryland state labor boards, and administrative agencies. He has advised and counseled his clients on contract negotiation, contract administration, organizing campaigns, legislative and regulatory affairs, internal affairs, and membership relations. He has testified on behalf of his clients before the General Assembly. He brings a nuanced understanding of Maryland law and labor law, and an understanding of the challenges faced by labor unions. Mr. Maher has represented union members in arbitrations and before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and represented individuals in employment disputes such as wage claims, overtime claims, and actions to enforce statutory employee rights. He also counsels professionals regarding employment contracts and employee rights. Mr. Maher earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. While in law school, he served as the Executive Online Articles Editor for the Maryland Law Review and on the Moot Court Board. After law school, he clerked for Judge Dan Friedman of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. He earned his B.A. from St. John’s College, Annapolis. Mr. Maher sits on the Board of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit


  • St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland (BA)
  •  University of Maryland School of Law, magna cum laude (JD)


  • “Constitution Day Lectures: Election 2016 and the Structural Constitution, Introduction,” 76 Md. L. Rev. Endnotes 1 (2016)
  • “Maryland Courts Continue to Dilute Meaning of ‘Just Cause’ Employment,” Maryland State Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, (Spring 2021) [Co-Author]
  • “Consequential Damages as ULP Remedies,” 22 Bender’s Lab. & Emp. Bull. 298 (Dec. 2022)
  • Thryv, Inc., Direct and Foreseeable Harms, and the Next Step in ULP Remedies,” 23 Bender’s Lab. & Emp. Bull. 39 (Feb. 2023)