It is the personal connections that Annapolis attorney M. Evelyn Spurgin forms with clients that fuels her passion to fight hard and represent them most effectively. From the start of her career, she has focused on accidents, personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. After almost 40 years, she still enjoys challenging work, meeting her clients needs with both a high knowledge of the law and compassion to counsel them through difficult periods in their lives.
Ms. Spurgin has represented clients from all walks of life and cases both big and small. One major case she represented resulted in a one-million dollar judgement in Federal District Court when only a $250,000 settlement had been offered before trial. It is both intellectual skill and creativity in the law that allows Ms. Spurgin to be a fierce advocate for her clients.
In addition to accidents and injury cases, Ms. Spurgin practices family law, taking on divorce cases as well as child custody and child support. Most of Ms. Spurgin’s clients are going through life changing events. Responsiveness and compassion are among her top priorities.
Like her colleagues, Ms. Spurgin doesn’t shy away from challenging cases. She is one of the most sought after appellate attorneys in Annapolis. Representing appeals cases requires a unique set of skills and high degree of knowledge in the law. Ms. Spurgin enjoys the complexities of these types of cases, carefully putting the pieces together to help her clients win a favorable ruling.
Early in her career, Ms. Spurgin served under the Honorable Elsbeth L. Bothe in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City. This experience helped her to gain an incredible understanding of the legal system that has been the foundation for her work as an attorney.
Ms. Spurgin joined the Annapolis law firm Hillman, Brown & Darrow in 1984. She has remained active in the community throughout her career, serving many organizations including:
- Former Board of Trustees, London Town Foundation, Inc.
- Former President, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
- Former Chair of Stewardship and Capital Campaign Committee, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
- Former Board of Trustees, Joseph Priestly District, Unitarian Universalist Association
Accidents & Workers’ Compensation
Family & Divorce
1979 Maryland Bar
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Duke University, B.A., 1976
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1979
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association