Marc A. Campsen


Marc A. Campsen


Phone (410) 659-1343

Fax (410) 659-1350 (fax)

Email mcampsen@wcslaw.com

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Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Surety & Fidelity


Maryland Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015, 2016, 2017

Heuisler Honor Society

University of Baltimore School of Law Merit Scholarship Recipient


James Madison University, BS, 1999

University of Baltimore School of Law, JD, 2008, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York

United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Mr. Campsen maintains a varied litigation practice with a particular focus on commercial and work-place related disputes. He regularly represents businesses in a wide range of commercial matters including breach of contract and warranty, interference with contract/business relations, corporate ownership disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, consumer protection violations, product liability claims and False Claims Act issues.  Mr. Campsen also represents employers and employees in matters relating to wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, employment agreement disputes, discrimination claims and wage violations under the Maryland Wage and Hour Law, Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, Maryland Wage Lien Law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Finally, Mr. Campsen has extensive experience representing insurance companies in matters ranging from premises liability and construction defect claims to toxic tort claims as well as representing railroads in FELA actions and other regulatory related matters. 

Mr. Campsen is active in various local business groups including the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Defense Counsel and the Greater Baltimore Committee. 

Mr. Campsen received his law degree from the University of Baltimore, School of Law where he was an editor on the Law Review and a member of the Heuisler Honor Society. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Campsen clerked for the Honorable Lawrence F. Rodowsky on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and practiced in the litigation department of another mid-sized Baltimore firm. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Campsen worked in New York City for a national publishing house and an internet startup.


State and Federal Trial Courts

Obtained judgment in favor of employee for employer’s failure to pay commissions after three-day bench trial in Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County and obtained six-figure settlement to satisfy judgment.

Obtained stipulated dismissal of employee/shareholder’s claims for breach of contract, defamation, and interference with economic relations against employer and obtained large monetary settlement of employer’s counter-claim against employee/shareholder for breach of employment contract and fraud.

Obtained favorable settlements for employers in Maryland Federal District Court actions initiated by dozens of former employees asserting Fair Labor Standards Act, Maryland Wage and Hour Law, and Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law violations.

Obtained dismissal of claims asserted against out of state manufacturer for lack of personal jurisdiction in product liability action in Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Obtained summary judgment in Maryland Federal District Court on counterclaim asserted against surety alleging bad faith settlement of multiple bond claims.

Appellate Courts

Obtained reversal and remand in Court of Special Appeals of Maryland of Circuit Court’s order compelling employer to arbitrate employee’s wage dispute under Maryland’s Wage Lien Law.

Successfully defended appeal in Court of Special Appeals of Maryland on behalf of engineering firm relating to liability for worker injury on construction site. 


American Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Baltimore City Bar Association

Bar Association of the District of Columbia

New York State Bar Association

Connecticut State Bar Association

Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Defense Counsel 


Ruxton Ridge Community Association, Board Member


Campsen’s Business BLAWG:

Author: The Surety’s Exposure for Wages & Related Liabilities, presented at the 26th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, September 2015.

Author: The Current Status of Commercial General Liability Insurance for Faulty Workmanship, presented at the 25th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, September 2014

Author: A Surety’s Liability on a Supersedeas Bond, presented at the 24th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, September 2013