Margaret M. McKee

Margaret M. McKee

Principal

Telephone: 410-823-2258
Fax: 410-823-2268
Email: mmckee@proctorlaw.com
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Meg McKee joined K. Donald Proctor, P.A. (now Proctor & McKee, P.A.) in 1999 and became a principal of the firm in 2003. Meg has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals in matters involving complex commercial, corporate and business litigation and serious plaintiff's personal injury litigation.

Meg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and received her law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1984, where she was a National Champion in the American Bar Association's Client Counseling Competition. After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 1984 and 1985. She then joined the Baltimore–based firm Smith, Somerville & Case in 1985, practicing from that firm's Annapolis, Maryland office with a concentration in insurance defense litigation. In 1995 Meg joined the Baltimore – based firm of Miles & Stockbridge in its Towson office, where she concentrated her practice in the fields of commercial litigation and insurance defense.

Since joining Don Proctor in 1999, Meg’s practice has concentrated in commercial and business litigation and serious personal injury claims. Meg is a seasoned litigator and prides herself on her ability to communicate effectively in both written submissions and oral presentations at a variety of tribunals, including at trial, on appeal, in arbitration and in mediation. Meg has acted as an arbitrator in a number of matters and was selected to do so because of her fair-mindedness and ability to cut through complicated issues to reach the core of any matter. She regularly encourages her clients to mediate before pursuing litigation, but is a fierce advocate for her client’s cause when mediation fails and litigation ensues.

A knowledgeable and respected litigator, Meg is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers from 2015 to present. Meg holds the AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®  for her legal abilities and dedication to professional ethics. Meg has served for a number of years as a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Young Lawyers Trial Advocacy Course at Georgetown University. She actively mentors young women lawyers through the Woman’s Bar Association. She was appointed to serve on the Laws Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association in 2009, where she currently serves as Co-Chair. She has been a member of the Baltimore County Professionalism Committee since 2013 and served as Chair from 2014-2015. She also served on the Judicial Selections Committee of the Women’s Bar Association from 2008 through 2014.

Education

  • University of Baltimore, J.D., 1984
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1981

Bar memberships

  • Maryland, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Professional memberships and associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, Eighth District, Baltimore County, 2018-
    • Committee on Laws, Co-Chair, 2018-, Vice Chair, 2016-2017, Member, 2009-Present
    • Litigation Section, Member
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee, Chair, 2014-2015, Vice-Chair, 2013-2014
    • Appointments Committee, 2014
  • Women's Bar Association
    • Judicial Selections Committee, 2008-2013
    • Baltimore Carroll Chapter
      • Board Member, 2013-present
      • Secretary, 2017-2018
      • Treasurer, 2018-2019
  • American Bar Association

Past professional associations

  • Associate, Miles & Stockbridge, 1995–1999
  • Associate, Smith, Somerville & Case, 1985–1989
  • Law Clerk, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 1984–1985

 Awards and accolades

Notable decisions

  • Comptroller of the Treasury v. Richard Reeves Taylor, Personal Representative, __ Md. App. __ (July 25, 2018) (improper estate tax assessment)
  • Bank of Commerce v. Maryland Financial Bank, 2015 WL 925963 (D. Md. 2015) (summary judgment granted on issue of interpretation of loan participation agreement), aff'd 639 Fed. Appx. 929 (4th Cir. 2016)
  • Deigert v. Baker, 2010 WL 3860639 (D. Md. 2010) (recovery of sanctions in the amount of $66,933.81 for filing of false statements as to residency to gain Court’s jurisdiction)
  • Tackney v. U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Ass’n, Inc., 408 Md. 700 (2009) (allegations of corporate manipulation of bylaws)
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Diamond Point Plaza Limited Partnership, 185 Md. App. 489 (2009)(recovery of attorneys' fees; collateral estoppel)
  • Diamond Point Plaza Limited Partnership v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 400 Md. 718, 929 A.2d 932 (2007) (fraud under commercial loan non-recourse carve out exceptions; fraudulent transfer; radius restriction under commercial lease; attorneys' fees
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Diamond Point Plaza, L.P., 171 Md. App. 70, 908 A.2d 684 (2006) (fraud; material misrepresentation; fraudulent transfer; breach of lease)
  • State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation v. Consolidation Coal Sales Co., 382 Md. 439, 855 A.2d 1197 (2004) (exemption of coal processor from taxation)
  • Pitts v. First Union Nat'l Bank, 262 F.Supp.2d 593 (D.Md. 2003) (liability for negligent administration of trust)
  • Pitts v. First Union Nat'l Bank, 217 F.Supp.2d 629 (D.Md. 2002) (residency of national bank for purposes of federal jurisdiction)
  • Becker v. Department of Army, 981 F. Supp. 985 (D. Md. 1997) (questions of federal supplemental jurisdiction)
  • Harper v. Law Office, 867 F.2d 608, 1989 WL 5515 (4th Cir. 1989) (unpublished disposition) (legal malpractice)