Caitlin C. Grant

Litigation Attorney

Associate

ccgrant@lerchearly.com
7600 Wisconsin AvenueSuite 700Bethesda, MD 20814

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
  • Georgetown University (B.A. in Government, cum laude, 2007)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Services

Overview

Caitlin Grant is a litigation attorney who works on a broad range of commercial disputes, advising clients on the risks and benefits of litigation, preparing for trial when needed, and serving as a determined advocate.

Caitlin recently appeared in court ready to argue for her client under four possible scenarios. While she didn’t use all the contingencies, that extensive level of preparation is how Caitlin approaches all her clients’ cases: always ready for whatever the opponent throws her way.

Caitlin represents businesses, condominiums, management companies, nonprofits, and individuals.  Her cases involve a variety of issues, including contract disputes, real estate disputes, unpaid rent or other damages/violations under commercial leases, discrimination claims, unpaid wages, unfair housing claims, will disputes, and tax exemptions. She also serves as local counsel in both federal and state courts for a variety of civil matters, including patent infringement cases. Caitlin thrives in a courtroom, but she understands that avoiding litigation through sound counsel and negotiated resolutions may be a better alternative.

Caitlin enjoys water sports, such as speed-boating, water skiing, and sailing, as well as playing golf on scenic courses. Her favorite spot for such outdoor activities is Chautauqua, New York.

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
  • Georgetown University (B.A. in Government, cum laude, 2007)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Representative Matters
  • Prevailed at trial in Circuit Court on behalf of commercial property owner on claim by tenant for $500,000.00 in damages for violations under the lease, tortious inference with business expectancy, and constructive eviction.  Prevailed on client’s counterclaim and secured possession of commercial property and obtained money judgment against commercial tenant for its breaches of lease.  
  • Represented several petroleum industry entities, including a major mid-Atlantic petroleum distributor and jobber and a gas station owner and operator, in obtaining commercial premises from tenant and money judgments for unpaid rent and other damages.
  • Obtained judgment for possession and money judgment of commercial space leased to restaurant in Bethesda on behalf of developer.
  • Represent property owners in the DC metropolitan area in commercial lease disputes, evictions, and damages actions, obtaining judgments for possession of premises, and judgments for unpaid rent and other damages under commercial lease.
  • Assisted in representation of major mid-Atlantic petroleum distributor and jobber in contract disputes, franchise disputes, and the federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA) actions. 
  • Obtained judgment for possession of commercial space on behalf of shopping center landlord action against a commercial tenant violating the exclusive rights provision the lease with the shopping center’s anchor tenant (grocery store); negotiated favorable settlement.
  • Obtained money judgments on behalf of luxury car dealership on service or purchase/lease contracts.
  • Obtained personal property tax exemption from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation and Attorney General’s office on behalf of major Montgomery County nonprofit organization. 
  • Successfully defended and reached a favorable settlement on behalf of a DC condominium owner and resident against a second-hand smoke claim.
  • Serve as local counsel in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland prosecuting a trademark infringement and unfair competition claim on behalf of North Carolina company.
  • Served as local counsel in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and Circuit Court for Montgomery County in conjunction with national law firm and succeeded in obtaining dismissals on behalf of clients in both Courts.
  • Represented commercial property owner defending against a claim from one of the major international oil and gas companies regarding a petroleum use restriction in the property deed.
  • Represented car dealership client in obtaining money judgments or settlements with customers relating to service repair contracts and/or purchase/lease contracts.
  • Represented condominium association and homeowners in adverse possession and easement disputes.
  • Assisted in resolving residential code violations in Montgomery County on behalf of property owner through negotiations and settlement with the Montgomery County Office of the County Attorney and Department of Housing & Community Affairs.
  • Assisted in obtaining settlement on behalf of mid-size employer on discrimination claim by former employee.
  • Assisted in obtaining settlement on behalf of international corporate employer on discrimination claim by former employee.
  • Assisted in obtaining settlement on behalf of employer on claim by subcontractors for unpaid wages.
  • Assisted in winning dispositive summary judgment motion on 28 out of 29 issues in a complex will contest between siblings in Montgomery County Circuit Court. As a result, the sibling challenging the will withdrew his final issue on the eve of trial, and forfeited his claim to 25% of the estate.
  • Defended condominium association and management company against claims resulting from thefts by on-site general building manager to which manager pled guilty to criminal charges. 
  • Represent commercial property owners in code violation cases involving Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance. 
  • Obtained dismissal of Circuit Court action against commercial real estate company regarding dispute over broker fees associated with a commercial lease.
  • Successfully obtained a dismissal of a lawsuit on behalf of a condominium owner regarding covenant violations under the condominium’s governing documents.
Education & Admissions

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
  • Georgetown University (B.A. in Government, cum laude, 2007)

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Clerkships

The Honorable Nelson W. Rupp, Jr. (Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland)

Honors & Awards
  • Listed as "Rising Star" by Maryland Super Lawyers (2014  present)
  • Listed as "Rising Star" by DC Super Lawyers (2014  present)
  • Bar Leader, Bar Association of Montgomery County (2017 – present)
Community Involvement
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington (Pro bono legal representation)
  • Lawyers' Campaign Against Hunger (Advocate)
  • Special Olympics (Volunteer)
  • Shepherd’s Table/ Homeless Persons’ Representation Project (Volunteer)
  • Hoya Gateway Program, Georgetown University
Professional Memberships
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (New Practitioner's Section Co-chair, 2014-2016; Executive Committee, 2014-2016; Strategic Planning Committee, 2014-present; Social Media & Technology Committee, 2016-present; Silent Auction Committee Co-chair (Fall Outing Committee), 2012-present)
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Inn of Court (2013-2014)
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2016-present)
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland, Montgomery County Chapter
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
Services

Services

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