Hyatt & Weber Welcomes Attorney Scott D. Forney

Hyatt & Weber, P.A. is pleased to welcome attorney Scott D. Forney to the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Business practices. As part of the Insurance Coverage practice, Scott assists clients with homeowners’ policies, insurance coverage issues of medical professionals, construction projects, employment discrimination and auto policies, among others. In the Business practice, Scott works with business owners to provide assistance with contract preparation; mergers, acquisitions, and sales; and employment law.

Prior to joining Hyatt & Weber, Scott served as an associate attorney at Bernstein & Feldman in Annapolis and as in-house counsel at Transamerica Life and Protection in Baltimore. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Salisbury University, where he played on the varsity soccer team that reached the national semifinals of the NCAA Division III soccer championship; he was also named to the Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic team.

Scott received his J.D. from the University of Maryland, where he was one of the first two students to graduate from the university’s Business Law program.

In addition to his love for playing soccer, Scott enjoys coaching youth soccer and playing golf. And when he is not spending quality time with his wife, daughter and golden retriever, Scott can be found making renovations to his home in Davidsonville, Maryland.

Since 1979, Hyatt & Weber, P.A. has served Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas of Maryland, DC and Virginia in our practice areas of real estate, land use and zoning, business and banking, estate planning and probate, employment, maritime, commercial and civil litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

Welcome Aboard! New Attorneys at Hyatt & Weber

Hyatt & Weber is pleased to welcome three esteemed attorneys to our team. With these additions, we have more attorneys versed in over a dozen practice areas to meet all your personal and business needs. Meet the new faces ready to take on your case:

Amitis Darabnia
Employment and Commercial Litigation
Read Amitis’ bio

Sean P. Hatley
Civil Litigation and Business Law
Read Sean’s bio

Steven D. Hyatt
Business, Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law
Read Steven’s bio

Contact us online or call us to speak with one of our 15 attorneys: 410.266.0626

Warmest Wishes for the Holidays from Hyatt & Weber!


In lieu of internal holiday gifts, Hyatt & Weber attorneys and staff chose to contribute funds to our local USO Project Elf. Each holiday season, USO-Metro has the privilege of delivering warmth and festivity to our troops and their families on behalf of the American people. With a matching gift from the firm, we were able to support 20 children in our area by purchasing gifts on their wish lists and delivering them to Ft. Meade.

For over 15 years The Partnership Development Group, Inc. and PDG Rehabilitation Services, Inc. have been providing behavioral health and vocational services to individuals with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, and other disabilities at offices located in Millersville and Baltimore. Championed by attorney Jonathan Wall , vice chair of PDG’s board of directors, the firm has been collecting non-perishable food items throughout the holiday season for local families in need. For more information on how you can help, visit .
Warmest Wishes for a Prosperous 2018!

Hyatt & Weber Holiday Party 2017

Hyatt & Weber was pleased to welcome over 200 guests to the lobby of the Severn Bank Building on Westgate Circle in Annapolis for our annual holiday celebration. Our attorneys and staff mingled with clients, local judges, attorneys, elected officials, and many other invited guests while dining on a delicious menu provided by local Annapolis caterer O’Leary Catering.

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Stephen Stern Presents Harnessing the Perils and Promise of Social Media for Business Growth

On December 12, impactHR welcomed Hyatt & Weber employment attorney Stephen Stern to their offices in Columbia, MD to present, “Harnessing the Perils and Promise of Social Media for Business Growth.”

Most of us are using social media in our lives today – whether at home or in the workplace. In fact, the percentage of the U.S. population with a social media profile has soared to 81% in 2017 – up from 24% in 2008, according to Statista. Stephen frequently presents and writes on the topic of how executives and employers can use the power of social media to aid – and not hinder nor imperil – their strategic business growth goals.

Without a doubt, there are benefits to employer and employee use of social media. Used smartly and strategically, social media can improve a company’s brand position and help launch new products and services. On the flip side, its use can present dangers to employers such as harassment, negative PR, data loss, fraud and release of sensitive company information.

For more information on having Stephen present to your group or executive team, email Stephen at or contact us .

Hyatt & Weber Welcomes Attorney Sean Hatley

Hyatt & Weber, P.A. is pleased to welcome attorney Sean Hatley to the firm’s Civil Litigation and Business Law practice groups. As part of the Civil Litigation practice group, Sean regularly advocates on behalf of individuals and businesses in commercial, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, insurance coverage and employment matters. In the Business Law practice group, Sean works with entrepreneurs and small-business owners to provide advice for, and assistance with, starting, buying, managing, closing and/or selling any type of business.

Prior to joining Hyatt & Weber, Sean completed a clerkship with the Honorable Michele D. Jaklitsch in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Anne Arundel County. While pursuing his J.D./M.B.A. at the University of Baltimore, Sean was a member of the American Association of Justice Trial Team, served on the executive board for the award-winning University of Baltimore Law Forum, and honed his legal skills as a law clerk for experienced litigation and business law attorneys at two law firms in the Annapolis and Baltimore area. As an undergraduate student at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Sean captained the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse Team and served as President of the Pre-law Advisory Network.

Sean was raised in the Annapolis area and attended Archbishop Spalding High School. In his free time, Sean enjoys golfing, motorcycling and playing club lacrosse. He also volunteers his time coaching youth lacrosse and serving as Vice-President of the Spalding Lacrosse Alumni Association.

Since 1979, Hyatt & Weber, P.A. has served Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas of Maryland, DC and Virginia in our practice areas of: real estate, land use & zoning, business & banking, estate planning & probate, employment, maritime, commercial and civil litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

Stephen Stern Presents on Insurance Claims Lifecycle Management

Join Hyatt & Weber Partner Stephen Stern in NYC on November 2-3, 2017 as he participates on a panel on Insurance Claims Lifecycle Management, presented by the New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section.

The Corporate Counsel Institute brings together a distinguished faculty to address the wide array of issues important to in-house counsel and outside practitioners. The Institute faculty will cover vital topics, including employment law; maximizing value and reducing cost of corporate legal services; predictive technology in e-discovery; government requests, subpoenas, investigations; crisis management, ethics and privilege issues; trademark branding and more.

Date: November 2, 2017
Location: The Cornell Club, 6 E. 44th Street, New York, NY
Session Details: 3:30 – 4:20 p.m. Insurance Claims Lifecycle Management
Panelists: Stephen Stern, Esq., Hyatt & Weber (Annapolis, MD) Jonathan Hardin, Esq., Counsel, Perkins Coie (Washington, DC) Jesse Dunbar, Esq., Partner, Barclay Damon LLP Michael Mendelson, Esq., Partner, Wissing Miller LLP Linda Van Baars, Senior Vice President and Regional Risk Control Director at USI Insurance Services

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Hyatt & Weber in the Community

The attorneys and staff at Hyatt & Weber have been busy out in our Annapolis and Anne Arundel County community this fall.

On September 28, the Central Maryland Chamber held their annual Tour & Taste. First, they provided a bus tour of up-and-coming development projects in Anne Arundel County. The evening continued at Live Casino with a “taste” of some of the area’s delicious restaurants. Chamber board attorney and Hyatt & Weber partner Stephen Stern was joined by paralegal Amanda Smith and marketing director Alice Simons at this popular event.

On the same night, Hyatt & Weber attorneys Chris Buck and Steven Heinl represented the firm at Historic Annapolis’ 4th annual Blazers Bourbon Cigars event at the William Paca House & Gardens. Guests enjoyed bourbon, scotch and rum tastings, along with cigars, delightful food from the area’s top chefs, and an array of vendors. Hyatt & Weber is a proud sponsor of this event and of Historic Annapolis, whose mission is to preserve and protect the historic places, objects, and stories of Maryland’s capital city, and provide engaging experiences that connect people to the area’s diverse heritage.

The fall celebrations continued on our own Green Roof on October 4th, as we were joined by our local legal and professional colleagues for an absolutely stunning night in Annapolis. These semi-annual events overlooking the Annapolis skyline have become a highly-anticipated local tradition, with delicious food from Mission BBQ, cool beverages and great company. We hope you can join us for the next one!

On October 12, the firm was pleased to support the 5th annual Anne Arundel Community College Foundation’s All-In fundraiser, held at Live Casino. This annual event has now raised over $500,000 in support of student scholarships and academic programs, helping to maintain AACC’s standing as one of the best community colleges in the U.S. Attorney Steven Heinl is pleased to continue the firm’s long tradition of serving as a member of the board of trustees for the Foundation.

Check back to our News & Events page for more community events.

Hyatt & Weber Sponsors Developer Panel

Hyatt & Weber was pleased to support the BWI Business Partnership’s signature breakfast on September 6th with our multi-media co-sponsor, Bignell Watkins Hasser. It was a full house at the BWI Airport Marriott as the Partnership welcomed panelists from St. John Properties, Inc., The Cordish Companies, Merritt Properties, LLC, and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) for the first local developer panel focused on the BWI region.

Hyatt & Weber attorney Steven Hyatt and marketing director Alice Simons attended the sold-out event with over 200 local businesses from Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard and surrounding counties. Attorneys and staff attend breakfast each month to hear some of the top names in the Maryland region speak at the Signature Breakfast Series. Past speakers have been from industries ranging from local government, large businesses and well known sport teams. Hyatt & Weber is pleased to be members of the Partnership.

For more information about the BWI Business Partnership, please visit their website .

Hyatt & Weber Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers

Hyatt & Weber, P.A. is proud to announce that Paul Weber has once again been recognized by his peers in Best Lawyers in America 2018 Edition , the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Paul has been recognized in Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice Law every year since 2008.

In addition, Paul, Mark Rosasco and Chris Buck have all been selected to 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. They are recognized in the following practice areas:

Paul Weber : Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney

Mark Rosasco : Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney

Chris Buck : Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney