Frederick L. Kobb
Phone (410) 659-1348 (direct dial)
Fax (410) 659-1350 (fax)
Areas of Practice
- Estates & Trusts
- Family Law
- Insurance Defense
- Maritime & Transportation
Maryland Super Lawyers®, 2012-2015
Cornell University B.S., 1978
Cornell University J.D., 1985
United States District Court, District of Maryland
United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
Fred Kobb is a litigator at heart. He first joined Wright, Constable & Skeen over 25 years ago to defend the firm’s railroad clients in serious personal injury cases. His practice quickly expanded into the family law area, where he applied his negotiation and litigation skills to zealously advocate on behalf of individuals whose families were undergoing a life-changing event. Today, Fred divides his practice between defending individuals, companies and non-profits in personal injury lawsuits and advocating for wives, husbands, and sometimes even children involved in divorce, custody and other family law proceedings.
Fred is equally comfortable trying a case before a judge or a jury and participating in the mediation of a family law dispute. In both instances, he brings his considerable experience in the courtroom, knowledge of the law, practical-minded judgment, and insight into the client’s needs to bear on his role as both an advocate and a problem solver.
As a partner at an established general practice law firm, Fred has access to first-rate lawyers with years of experience in many different areas of the law that he can bring to bear in his litigation and family law practices. For instance, Wright, Constable & Skeen attorneys practice in the areas of real estate, business, trusts and estates, bankruptcy and human resources. The firm’s multidisciplinary support staff and quality litigation associates give Fred the ability to involve the best people for a particular case and to handle any matter in a cost-effective manner.
While the lawyers at Wright, Constable and Skeen are some of the most highly regarded in their chosen practice areas, they provide clients with unmatched value in legal services. When one has to choose the right lawyer they can be sure that by selecting Wright Constable & Skeen they will get outstanding and affordable talent. Fred is no exception to this rule.
Fred is highly respected among his peers and is often asked to share his knowledge and experience with lawyers and other professionals. He has presented to business groups, local bar associations, and judicial institutes.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Bar Association of Baltimore City; Past Chair Family Law Section
Baltimore County Bar Association, Member Family Law Section
Maryland State Bar Association, Member Family and Juvenile Law Section
American Bar Association, Member Family Law Section
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
The Harmonie Group, Member and Firm Liaison
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Board Member and Strategic Planning Committee Member and Volunteer (Pro Bono work)
Baltimore City Circuit Court Settlement Program Mediator
Beth El Congregation, Board Member
Maryland Women´s Law Center, Member and Volunteer
Family Law Counts™, Maryland Family Law Information for Clients & Professionals
Co-Author: “Sorting Out The Financial Interests of Unmarried Couples,” WC&S Viewpoints (Summer/Fall 2011).
Author, “Gambling for Alimony Dollars”, 2009
Author, “Grandparents Visitation Revisited”, 2008
Author, “A Primer on Framing a Divorce Case”, American Bar Association, Litigation, 2006
Author, “What Does it Take for a Non-Parent to Win Custody?”, 2006
Author, “Maintaining Health Care Coverage After Divorce”, 2001
Author, “Wave Goodbye to Grandparent Visitation”, 2000
Author, “When is it Appropriate to Modify Child Support?”, 1997
Author, “Joint Tax Return and the Innocent Spouse”, 1996
Author, “Divorce and Marital Assets”, 1996
Author, “Business Valuation in Divorce: Nature of Goodwill”, 1995
Co-Presenter, Baltimore City Bar Association “ Contribution to Real Estate Expenses: Crawford Credits Old and New, ” Read More >>
Co-Lecturer, Baltimore City Bar Association, “Skills and Techniques on How to Represent Your Client at a Mediation,” Jan. 14, 2016. Read More
Presenter, National Business Institute (NBI): Find it Free and Fast on the Net, 2014
Guest Lecturer, University of Baltimore School of Law (Family Law)
Presenter, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (“MICPEL”)
Guest Lecturer, Social Work and the Law, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Presenter, National Business Institute (“Advanced Issues in Custody and Support”)
Judicial Institute of Maryland – The Legal Rights of Unmarried Couples: What Law Applies