Fred Kobb is a seasoned trial lawyer. With over three decades of experience in the practice of law, Fred has built a diverse practice encompassing insurance defense and family law. He has tried cases before judges and juries and argued before the Federal and Maryland appellate courts. Fred brings to all cases his considerable experience in the courtroom, knowledge of the law, practical-minded judgment, and insight into the client’s needs in order serve his clients as both an advocate and a problem solver. While Fred is always prepared to take a case to court if necessary to protect his client’s interests, he also understands the value of a good out of court settlement. He is a strong advocate of alternative dispute mechanisms, and where appropriate, often guides his clients through mediations or collaborative resolutions.
Fred has litigated cases on behalf of insurance carriers and self-insured business since 1988, when he began representing clients in the transportation industry, namely railroads and trucking companies, as an associate attorney at Wright, Constable & Skeen. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Maryland Defense Counsel. He is also the firm’s liaison to The Harmonie Group, which is a by invitation organization of independent law firms that have well-earned reputations in trial advocacy.
Fred’s family law practice covers the full gamut of matters: divorce, equitable distribution and asset division, child custody and visitation, spousal support, child support, and premarital agreements. He has substantial experience representing business owners and their spouses, and works with business valuation experts and forensic accountants to achieve exceptional outcomes for his clients. He also handles cases involving significant assets and complex property issues, as well as high-conflict custody matters. Fred is a member of the Family and Juvenile Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Family Law Committees of the Baltimore City Bar Association and the Bar Association of Baltimore County.
Fred received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his law degree from the Cornell Law School. In his free time, Fred likes to ride his bike, be a grandfather, and watch a pitcher’s duel (think baseball).