Law Office of Gerard Wittstadt

Law Office of Gerard Wittstadt

Rod Wittstadt Attorney at LawGerard Wittstadt is an attorney licensed to practice law in the states of Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. 

After graduating, with honors, from the University of Baltimore, School of Law in 1992 and successfully passing the Bar Examination for the State of Maryland, Mr. Wittstadt served his country, on active duty, from January of 1993 through July of 1996 in the United States Navy.  During that time, Mr. Wittstadt served as appellate counsel for thousands of Sailors and Marines before the military appellate courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. WIttstadt is an experienced trial lawyer who has achieved great success before juries, judges, and arbitrators. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation, particularly in the areas of banking, finance and real estate.  In addition, Mr. Wittstadt routinely represents real estate companies, brokers, banks and their servicers in complex business tort and contract litigation. His cases address a wide variety of legal issues including breaches of contract and fiduciary duties, fraud, RICO, TILA, RESPA, ERISA, and violations of various state and federal statutes. In his twenty-four years of law practice, Mr. Wittstadt has served as defense counsel in both civil and criminal matters, and plaintiff's counsel. He has tried more than 25 jury trials and represented clients in numerous federal and state appeals. Mr. Wittstadt served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps where, among other achievements, he was responsbile for twenty-four published appeallate opinions on military jutice matters, including the highly publized United States v. Kelly, 40 M.J. 558 ((N.M.C.M.R. 1994).

For the past fifteen (15) years, while in private practice, Mr. Wittstadt has worked exclusively for law firms that represented banks and their servicers in all aspects of the mortgage servicing industry.  Mr. Wittstadt has personally appeared in Court on thousands of occasions, representing clients in contested trials, bankruptcy and administrative proceedings. He has conducted thousands of REO transactions and real estate settlements.   For the past seven (7) years, Mr. WIttstadt acted as general counsel, supervising 80 attorneys and 400 staff members across 13 states, who reported directly to him on all aspects of litigation, including but not limited to discovery, motion practice; trial; and appeals.   Mr. Wittstadt is a litigator.  He has appeared before many different trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, having filed two Writs for Certiorari.  Mr. WIttstadt has personally tried hundreds, if not thousands of civil cases. 

Gerard Wittstadt Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States of America ·  United States Court of  Appeals for Fourth Circuit ·  United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia*  United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ·  United States Court of  Appeals for Armed Forces ·  United States  District Court for District of Maryland ·  United States District Court for the Sothern District of West Virginia * United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia * United States Court of Federal Claims ·  Court of Appeals Maryland ·  District of Columbia Court of Appeals ·  Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia ·


Mr Wittstadt has released a pre-publication presentation of his book, MARYLAND'S CHARLES TOWN, 1742 AND BEYOND, A PICTURAL TOUR OF ITS HISTORY. Please visit to site to learn more about the history of Charles Town and the artists who created the thousands of decoys that are a part of the region's history.