Harry Storm is an attorney in Lerch, Early & Brewer’s Business & Tax and Litigation groups. He dedicates a significant portion of his practice to the retail petroleum industry, including issues under the federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act.
His success in representing small businesses in disputes with the major oil companies and his record of winning significant verdicts under the PMPA and other applicable laws, including the Robinson Patman Act, has brought him to the forefront of the industry. He is widely viewed as one of the country’s go-to attorneys for retail petroleum marketers.
Disciplined, focused and hard working, Harry never loses sight of his clients’ ultimate objectives and always pays attention to details. In addition to representing individuals, family-owned businesses, nonprofits and associations, he has served as general counsel for 25 years to the WMDA Service Station and Automotive Repair Association, a regional trade association of retail service station dealers and auto repair facilities.
Harry is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal district courts and courts of appeals. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and in both the Maryland and DC Super Lawyers magazines.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, he went on to the University of Baltimore School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude. Today, he serves as a board member of the University of Baltimore Foundation. Prior to entering private practice, Harry was an assistant state’s attorney for Montgomery County.
Throughout his career, Harry has given countless hours of service to organizations dedicated to the legal profession. He is a past president of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Foundation, and also served as treasurer and executive committee member for both organizations. Harry also served as a member of the Trial Court’s Nominating Commission for Montgomery County.
At the state level, Harry served two terms on the Maryland State Bar Association Board of Governors and is a member of various MSBA committees. He served as chairman of the Attorney Grievance Commission Review Board after many years as a member of the Grievance Commission Inquiry Panel.
Harry is active in the Montgomery County community where he serves on the board of the Chevy Chase Fire Department and is a member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, in Chevy Chase.
Married with two daughters, Harry is a native of Western Maryland and enjoys biking and skiing.
- Association of Merger Dealers, LLC v. Tosco Corp, 167 F. Supp. 2d 65 (D.D.C. 2001)
- Baker v. Sun Company, Inc., 985 F. Supp. 609 (D. Md. 1997)
- Eden v. Amoco Oil Co., 741 F. Supp. 1192 (D. Md. 1990)
- Eden v. Texaco Refining & Marketing, Inc. , 644 F. Supp. 1573 (D. Md. 1986)(Opinion withdrawn)
- Hannon v. Exxon Co. U.S.A., 54 F. Supp.2d 485 (D. Md. 1999)
- Hinkleman v. Shell Oil Co.,1990 WL 360128 (D. Md. 1990), aff'd, 962 F.2d 372 (4th Cir. 1992), cert. denied, 113 U.S. 831 (1992)
- Horcasitas v. Crown Central Petroleum Corp., 649 F. Supp. 1163 (D. Md. 1986)
- In the Matter of Legislative Districting of the State, 370 Md. 312, 805 A.2d 292 (2002)
- Insel v. Solomon, 63 Md. App.384, 492 A.2d 963 (1985)
- JHW Sr., Inc. v. Exxon Company, U.S.A., 921 F. Supp. 1436 (D. Md. 1996)
- Jiminez v. BP Oil, Inc., 652 F. Supp. 329 (D. Md. 1987), aff=d in part , rev=d in part, 853 F.2d 268 (4th Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 109 S. Ct. 1654 (1989)
- Johnson v. Amoco Oil Co., 790 F. Supp. 335 (D. D.C. 1992)
- Kim v. Mobil Oil Corp., 1997 Bus. Franch. Guide (CCH) ¶ 11,001, (D. Md. 1997)
- Korangy v. Mobil Oil Corp., 84 F. Supp. 2d 660 (D. Md. 2000)
- Lehman-Gibson Associates, Inc. v. Baltimore Joint Venture XVI, 64 B.R. 479 (D.D.C. 1986)
- L.M.P. Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Co., 116 F. Supp.2d 645 (D. Md. 2000)
- L.M.P. Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Co., 128 F. Supp. 2d 287 (D. Md. 2000)
- Mason, et al. v. Kyle's Friendly Service, Inc., et al., 2002 WL1009727 (M.D. N.C. 2002)
- Nails v. S & R, Inc., 85 Md. App.570, 584 A.2d 722, (1991), cert. granted, 323 Md. 115, 591 A.2d 506 (1991), judgment vacated, 334 Md. 398, 639 A.2d 660 (1994)
- Oparaocha v. Sun Company, Inc., 3 F. Supp. 2d 4 (D. D.C. 1998)
- Razavi v. Amoco Oil Co., 833 F. Supp. 1 (D. D.C. 1993), vac=d, 41 F.3d 1549 (D. C. Cir. 1994)
- Rising Micro, LLC v. Exxon Mobil Oil Corp., 2006 WL1193839 (D.D.C. 2006)
- Robinson v. Lee-Moore Oil Co., 2002 WL 31769789 (M.D. N.C. 2002)
- Schwartz v. Sun Company, Inc. (R&M), 276 F.3d 900 (6th Cir. 2002)
- Simaan, Inc. v. BP Products North America, Inc., 2005 WL 1166610 (May 2, 2005, M. D. N.C.)
- Simaan, Inc. v. BP Products North America, Inc., 2005 WL 11114311 (May 6, 2005, M. D. N.C.)
- Vasco v. Mobil Oil Corp., 698 F. Supp. 102 (D. Md. 1988)
- Weiss v. Lehman, 713 F. Supp. 489, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P94,464 (D. D. C. 1989),
- order amended and supplemented, 759 F. Supp. 1 (1989)
- Weiss v. Gibson, 610 F. Supp. 609, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P92,090 (D. D.C. 1985)
- Duncan Services, Inc. v. ExxonMobil Oil Corp., 722 F. Supp. 2d 640 (D. Md. 2010)
- Gondel v. PMIG 1020, LLC, 2009 WL 248681 (D. Md. 2009), aff’d (4th Cir.___)
- BP Products North America, Inc. v. Kolahdouzan, 991 A.2d 352 (Pa. Super. January 12, 2010)
- Mamo v. District of Columbia, 934 A.2d 377 (D.C. App. 2007), cert. denied, __U.S. __ (2008).
Honors and Awards
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2012 edition)
- Named "Go-to Attorney for Business" in Smart CEO's Legal Elite (2010)
- Listed in Maryland and DC Super Lawyers (2008-present)
- Named "Bar Leader" by Montgomery County Bar Foundation
- Maryland State Bar Association (past member of Board of Governors)
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (past President)
- Bar Foundation of Montgomery County (past President)
- American Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association