All About Bruce Desimone
Dr. Desimone is a member of the Maryland State Bar. He has been practicing since 1993. Dr. Desimone has been teaching in Prince George's County since 1984 and is an Associate Professor at Prince George's Community College.
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JURIS DOCTOR - 1993
University of Baltimore: 1420 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: - 1990 Finance & Telecommunications The University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742
BACHELOR OF ARTS: - 1988 Economics The University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS: - 1986 Computer Science Prince George's College 301 Largo Road Largo, Maryland 20772
UNDERGRADUATE CREDITS: - 1987 Government and Law Studies Harvard University 20 Garden Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA - 1984 Friendly High School 10000 Allentown Road, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744
I. ATTORNEY: A. Owner: Law Office of Bruce N. Desimone, M.B.A., J.D., L.L.C. 1999 - Present Partnered with: Walsh, Becker, Moody & Rice
Law Office of Bruce N. Desimone: 1999 - Present Working with an independent association of private attorneys. Keiffer, Johnston & Reinstein : 1993 – 1999 (formerly Keiffer, Johnston, Reinstein, Bernard & Heffron L.L.C.) Compose appellate briefs and memorandums, research legal issues, appeals to court of special appeal and/or court of appeach of Maryland. And any cases before the high court.
Represent clients in Administrative hearings such as Motor Vehicle, and Child Care Administrative hearings. Represent clients in arbitration proceedings. Advise clients regarding potential administrative sanctions. Appeal Administrative decisions to appropriate appellate bodies.
Advised clients regarding bankruptcy issues and bankruptcy planning. Determined specific type of bankruptcy applicable to the individual and/or business. Prepared Chapter 7 bankruptcies. Represented clients in Federal Bankruptcy Court.
Counsel individuals and business entities regarding pending litigation. Instruct individuals regarding business formulation issues, advantages and disadvantages of same. Create business entities such as corporations and limited liability companies. Apprise businesses and individuals of laws governing employer - employee relations. Advise businesses regarding pending intra-firm policies, such as human resources policies. Compose human resource/policy manuals for businesses. Devise management and safety policies and procedures for businesses.
Compose business contracts including operating agreements, management agreements, financial notes (loan documentation), purchase and sale contracts , lease agreements, and other documents. Author financial settlement contracts. Prepare shared custody and parenting plans. Draft voluntary separation agreements.
Advise client regarding criminal charges and potential penalties. Defend clients accused of crimes such as assault, fraud, handgun violations, possession of controlled dangerous substances, DWI/DUI theft, uttering, violation of probation, and other criminal offenses.
Prepared corporate policy manuals for local businesses. Devised strategic procedures and policies for implementing and executing employeed grievance, complaint, and safety procedures Advised clients regarding wrongful discharge. Counseled clients regarding unemployment benefits. Represented clients in administrative proceedings such as arbitrations.
Recommend financial strategies to minimize transfer penalties, such as taxes, upon the demise of my client. Execute clients' Wills designed to create testamentary bequests to surviving family and friends. Devise Living Wills outlining the type of care, medications, medical procedures, etc. that clients desire should they become incapacitated. Formulate Durable Medical Powers of Attorney which empower an agent to act in place of an incapacitated principal using guidelines as outlined in the principal's Living Will. Prepare Specific Powers of Attorney designed to allow an agent limited control over a principal's assets, usually for a limited duration. Draft General Powers of Attorney which allow an agent virtually unlimited control over a principal's assets, usually done for an unspecified duration. Compose Durable and General Powers of Attorney which provide an agent with general control of an principal's assets even upon the disability of the principal. Author Trusts designed to resolve cash flow issues and permit the use of monies under specific circumstances and time frames, as outlined by the settler.
Representing clients with Alimony, Annulment, Child Custody, Child Support, Contempt, Divorce, Personal and Real Property Distribution, and Pension issues. Prepare shared custody and parenting plans. Write Voluntary Separation agreements. Counsel clients and help them resolve their emotional, health, financial, legal and other concerns. Negotiate settlements and act as an intermediary to form amicable terms of resolution. Dr. Desimone is certified in collaborative law.
Counsel juvenile defendants accused of theft, vandalism, destruction of property and other crimes. Counsel clients and help them resolve their emotional, health, financial, legal and other concerns.
Advise clients regarding rights to medical treatment, compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and for other damages. Compose personal injury law suits. Try cases in court and arbitration proceedings.
Advise clients regarding pending traffic charges and potential administrative/criminal penalties. (DUI) Prepare court defenses for clients accused of driving on suspended licenses, driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated (DUI), driving while uninsured, speeding. Represent clients in administrative/criminal hearings regarding driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated charges.
Design the specifications for inter-office computer systems. Program specialized software for interoffice computer systems. Supervise all of the law firm's computer research facilities. Perform duties of law firm's computer administrator. Recommend hardware and software purchases. Implement computer storage, security, and safety procedures.
II. ADJUNCT FACULTY:
Prince George's College: Fall 1988 - Present
Educate college students and professionals in credit and continuing education courses. Teach both credit and non-credit computer classes. Develop curriculum requirements. Establish grading techniques and policies. Author course descriptions outlining course requirements, allowing other educators to utilize said curriculum. Said descriptions are utilized by other educators to instruct their classes. Formulate assignments, projects, quizzes, tests Evaluate student performance on projects, quizzes and tests. Prepare lectures designed to instruct a diverse student population. Students attending PGCC are represent populations from diverse age, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds. Teach Instructional softwares which include: Access, Dbase, D.O.S., Excel, Internet applications (Netscape/ MS-Explorer), MS-Word, Lotus, Pascal, Power Point, Quick BASIC, Windows, WordPerfect and WordStar. Teach Instructional topics which include careers in computers, compatibility concerns, computer diagnostics, ergonomics of computer systems, ethics, privacy, hardware and software issues, security issues, computer uses, and the like.
III. LAW CLERK:
Keiffer, Johnston & Reinstein: Sp. 1992 - Wint. 1993
Performed paralegal duties prior to passing the bar. Upon being admitted to the Maryland Bar, I was hired as an associate attorney. Researched legal issues pertaining to attempted murder/murder, custody, divorce, insurance, property distribution and similar legal issues. Drafted court briefs outlining legal arguments for both the District and Circuit of Maryland. Composed legal complaints upon which clients sought to redress grievances via the court process. Authored memorandums of law arguing legal changes in Maryland State law. Said memorandums were submitted to Appellate Courts. Transported and filed court papers. Acquired and maintained interoffice computer systems. In 1993, I was admitted to the Maryland Bar, and was asked to join Keiffer, Johnston & Reinstein as associate counsel.
IV. COMPUTER AUTHOR, CONSULTANT & PROGRAMMER: Fall 1986 - 1993:
Operated an independent computer programming and consulting business. Wrote, edited, published and marketed computer buying text designed to educate consumers regarding computer buying decisions and issues. Designed and implemented billing and administrative computer programs for Washington D.C. area businesses. My duties as legal counsel prevented me from continuing this occupation.
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Lions Club, inducted as member in 1996
Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service, volunteer since 1993
Prince George's County Bar Association, volunteer since 1993
Pro Se project for Prince George's County Maryland, since 1993
Prince George’ County Law Foundation, since 1993.
1998 Award Winner as Pro Se project Volunteer of the Year
1998 Recognized by Governor Glendening as outstanding volunteer
2007/08/09 Recognized by the District Court of Maryland as an Outstanding Volunteer of the year
Circuit Court Pro Se Project Lecturer circa 2005-Present
District Court of Maryland Alternate Dispute Practitioner, circa 2003-Present
Maryland State Bar Committee on Resolution of Fee Disputed Cases 2009-Present.
PRESENT BAR ASSOCIATIONS:
America Bar Association, Member since 1993 - circa 2004
United States District Court for the district of Maryland 1994-Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Member since 1993 - Present
Prince George's County Bar Association, Member since 1993-Present