Frederick Attorneys: Lawyers Charles Remus, Jacob Weddle, Shawn Cavenee

Frederick Attorneys At Law

Deep Local Roots & Broad Legal Experience

Remus, Weddle & Cavenee, LLC (RWC) is a complex civil litigation law firm founded in Frederick, Maryland by three attorneys – Shawn, Jake, and Chaz. All of whom were born and raised in the Frederick area.

Our firm was founded on the principles of integrity, community, competency, communication and a steadfast commitment to our clients. Our comprehensive range of legal services is perfectly suited to meet the needs of Frederick’s business community.

Despite the firm’s boutique size, RWC’s lawyers have nearly 50 years of combined legal experience and have matched up against regional, national, and even international law firms over the span of their careers. From small claims to multi-million-dollar disputes, RWC’s local Frederick attorneys, are capable practitioners with proven litigation records.

With our office conveniently located in downtown Frederick, we provide a welcoming environment for all seeking legal guidance. While we pride ourselves on our experience in commercial and business litigation representing companies in a variety of areas of the law, we also represent individuals who find themselves in need of legal counsel, whether as a result of a dispute with an area business, with an employer, or a neighbor.

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Practice Areas

business litigation

Business Litigation

  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Torts
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Accounts Receivable/Collections
  • Construction
consumer protection

Consumer Protection

  • Fraud
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act / Consumer Protection Act Claims
  • Defamation
corporate control

Corporate Control, Formation & Operations

  • Business Start-Up
  • Fiduciary Duty & Partnership Battles
  • Compliance Review
  • Outside General Counsel Services
commercial & residential property law

Commercial & Residential Property Law

  • Property Disputes (easements, adverse possession, common driveway disputes)
  • Homeowners Associations (“HOAs”)
  • Leasing
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Zoning
  • Mechanic’s Liens and Bond Claims
labor & employment attorney

Labor & Employment

  • Employer Compliance
  • Employee Rights
  • Wage & Benefit Disputes
  • Wrongful Termination
dispute resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution/Additional Consultation Services

  • Arbitration/Mediation Advocacy
  • Mediator Services
  • Expert Witness
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Estate Planning Concerns

Our Experience

Business Law

Legal challenges are often unexpected and can arise almost out of the blue. As Frederick attorneys, we pride ourselves in helping our clients navigate these complexities with precision and foresight. Our business law services are designed to support your venture from its inception through every phase of growth and development.

• Business / Company Formation: Embarking on a new business venture requires a solid legal foundation. We guide entrepreneurs through the intricacies of establishing their companies, including legal compliance, employee relations, all to help set the stage for future success.

• Organizational Documents: The backbone of any company lies in its organizational structure. Our experience in preparing organizational documents lays the groundwork for clear governance and smooth operations.

• Contracts Preparation/Drafting: In business, contracts are key tools that are utilized to secure your interests and set expectations in your dealings with other businesses and the public at large. We craft detailed contracts that protect your rights and outline your obligations with clarity and precision.

• Internal Disputes: When disputes arise among business owners or partners, the stakes are high. Our approach to resolving these disputes is multi-layered, rooted in strategic negotiation and mediation, aiming for resolutions that safeguard the business’s future and secure value for our clients. When litigation proves necessary, RWC’s professionals are prepared to represent its clients zealously.

• Business Operations Disputes: Operational challenges can disrupt the flow of business. We tackle disputes related to the day-to-day running of your business, from vendor issues to compliance concerns to employee relations, with a focus on minimizing disruption and fostering continuity.

• Contract Breach: Breaches of contract can derail business relationships. Our legal team has the experience to navigate these disputes, advocating for resolutions that uphold your interests and maintain crucial business relationships.

• Business Torts: Protecting your business from wrongful acts that threaten its integrity and operations is paramount. We defend against business torts with vigorous representation, ensuring your business remains secure.

• Regulatory and Compliance Issues: The regulatory landscape is ever-evolving. Our proactive approach to regulatory and compliance issues keeps your business ahead of the curve, ensuring adherence to laws and regulations that impact your operations.


Our litigation experience spans a broad spectrum, reflecting decades of experience in resolving disputes across various domains. We represent businesses, employees, partners, and individuals in litigation that encompasses:

• Employer – Employee Relations: The relationship between businesses and their employees can sometimes lead to conflict. Our firm represents businesses in disputes ranging from wage and hour claims to discrimination, always with a focus on fair and just resolutions.

• Partner/Owner Disputes: Disagreements among business partners or owners can threaten the very foundation of a company. RWC has managed several of these types of disputes, negotiating and litigating on behalf of our clients to achieve outcomes that preserve the business entity and respect the interests of all parties involved.

• Vendor and Customer Disputes: The interactions between vendors and customers are crucial to business success. When problems arise, our goal is to facilitate resolutions that maintain these essential relationships while protecting our clients’ interests.

Labor and Employment

Our commitment to justice extends to representing employees and consumers in their fight for fairness and respect. Our services in this area include:

• Wage/Hour Claims: We stand with employees in disputes over fair wages and proper compensation, advocating for their rights and ensuring they receive the remuneration they are due.

• Discrimination: Discrimination in any form is unacceptable. Our firm represents individuals facing discrimination in the workplace, fighting for equality and justice on their behalf.

HOA Collections and Contractor Payment Issues

Our legal services also cater to specific niche needs, such as:

• HOA Collections Practice: Homeowners’ associations play a crucial role in community management. We assist HOAs with efficient and fair collections practices, ensuring they have the resources needed to serve their communities effectively.

• Contractor Payment Collection: Contractors face difficult challenges in securing payment for the materials and services they provide. Frederick attorneys, RWC, has a track record of assisting contractors in navigating these challenges, ensuring they are compensated fairly and promptly for their work.

Comprehensive Legal Services

RWC seeks to provide its clients with a comprehensive legal resource, offering a wide array of services to meet the varied needs of our clients. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a business owner, an employee, or a member of an HOA, we have the experience to support your legal needs. Each client’s needs are unique. We tailor our approach accordingly to ensure your legal representation is personalized and effective.

At Remus, Weddle & Cavenee, LLC, our legal experience extends beyond corporate and business law into the areas of real estate and property litigation. We offer support for clients navigating the complexities of property disputes, ensuring their rights and interests are vigorously defended. With an understanding of real estate law gained through years in practice and a commitment to achieving favorable outcomes, our team is able to handle a wide range of property-related legal matters.

Real Property Disputes

Property disputes are as wide and varied as the parties involved. They can arise from any number of situations, each with their unique challenges. Whether it’s a disagreement over property use, ownership conflicts, or issues arising from property transactions, our attorneys possess the experience to resolve these disputes efficiently. Each case requires a strategic mindset, aimed at securing resolutions that align with our clients’ objectives while, at the same time, minimizing disruption.

Adverse Possession

The concept of adverse possession presents unique legal challenges, often involving nuanced interpretations of law and fact. Our firm is experienced in navigating these cases, representing clients who seek to assert their rights or defend against claims of adverse possession. We understand the intricacies of establishing or contesting adverse possession claims and work to protect our clients’ interests.

Common Driveways and Access/Easements

Disputes over common driveways, access, and easements are a frequent area of dispute in property law. These matters require diligent legal and factual research and the ability to manage conflict in an area that is of foremost importance to property owners – securing their rights in their property. Our attorneys are experienced in resolving disputes related to shared property access, ensuring that our clients’ rights to use and enjoy their property are upheld.

Property Boundaries and Access

Property boundary disputes can be among the most contentious issues property owners face, and can be further complicated by competing property owners’ exercise of self-help. Our firm has years of experience handling these disputes, employing an exhaustive approach that includes reviewing deeds, surveys, and historical usage to establish clear boundaries and aid our clients in securing property access rights.

Property Rights

At the core of our real estate litigation practice is a steadfast dedication to protecting and asserting property rights. Whether it’s defending against encroachments, negotiating easements, or litigating disputes over property use, our team is committed to ensuring that our clients’ property rights are recognized and respected.

At Remus, Weddle & Cavenee, LLC, we understand that property disputes can be both legally complex and personally taxing. Our approach is rooted in our experience in handling these matters, combined with a personalized strategy tailored to each client’s specific situation. By choosing Frederick attorneys, Remus, Weddle & Cavenee, you gain a partner committed to navigating the complexities of property litigation. Achieving the best possible outcome for your case is our priority.

Connect With Us

Embark on your legal journey with Frederick Attorneys Remus, Weddle & Cavenee.

The legal landscape is full of complexities. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the experience, guidance, and expert representation you need to navigate it successfully. Visit our downtown Frederick office or contact us to discover how our services can benefit you.

At Remus, Weddle & Cavenee we are more than just your attorneys; we are your partners in the legal process. Let us guide you through your legal challenges with confidence, ensuring your rights are protected and your objectives are achieved.

Welcome to a partnership that values your success as much as you do.

Exploring Frederick’s Local History

The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Attorneys

Frederick, Maryland was founded in 1745 and boasts an expansive history that is still a prominent part of its downtown landscape, where RWC is located. The existing Frederick County Courthouse shown here dates only to 1982, but just two blocks away the historic Civil War-era courthouse that it replaced still stands and is now home to Frederick’s City Hall

The three-acre location for Frederick’s original courthouse was purchased in 1750, and when the courthouse was completed in 1756, it was host to the first open challenge to the British Parliament’s Stamp Act, when the Frederick County Court determined that local businesses did not need to comply with the new levy on the American colonists. The original courthouse was replaced in 1787, and notable figures in U.S. and Maryland history including Francis Scott Key, John Hanson, Thomas Johnson and future U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney walked its halls.

After the courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1861, the third Frederick County courthouse was completed in 1864 in the midst of the Civil War, the same year that Frederick was ransomed by the Confederate Army by General Jubal Early.

Frederick has a long and storied history, and RWC is proud to be part of Frederick’s legal community, serving the citizens and businesses of Frederick County where RWC’s partners were all born and raised.

RWC Frederick Attorneys - County Court House
Frederick County Courthouse

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