Steven T. Blomberg of the Law Firm of Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, P.A. in Gaithersburg, (Montgomery County), Maryland practices in a variety of areas. As the Law Firm’s lead attorney in civil trial practice, he has litigated personal injury, business tort, breach of contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, and collection matters in Maryland’s state and federal courts. He also provides extensive legal services in the area of business law and transactions, contracts and commercial lease matters. A graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University in 1982, Steve is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the State and Federal Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Steve presently serves on the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Montgomery County and has just acted as Chairman of the committee asked to re-write the Association’s Constitution.
Honored from 2007 through 2012 by Law & Politics Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in Maryland in the areas of Business/Corporate Law (2007 & 2008) and Business Litigation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Steve also was honored to be designated as a “Super Lawyer” in the same areas and for the same years in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Steve was included in the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Editions directed to corporate decision makers who hire outside counsel. Most recently Steve also was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The American Trial Lawyers Association for 2009, 2010 and 2011.
A practicing lawyer in Montgomery County for almost 30 years, Steve is also a regularly-appointed settlement facilitator for the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, having been appointed in over 230 cases in the last dozen years. With a settlement rate of over ninety percent, Steve is able to utilize his negotiating skills and knowledge of the law and the courts to bring parties together to resolve their cases short of trial, and is able to use these abilities to assist his own clients in negotiating fair and reasonable settlements where the nature of a dispute calls for a resolution before trial.
In the area of personal injury, Steve has been successful in representing clients in negotiating settlements with insurance companies or litigating matters in court. He was part of a team of attorneys that obtained what is believed to be the largest verdict in a wrongful birth case in the history of the State of Maryland.
A member of the Maryland Association For Justice, Steve has lobbied legislators in Annapolis seeking to change laws which are detrimental to injured parties. He has spoken to key legislators on the issues of parent-child immunity, comparative negligence, and has constantly fought insurance companies in their attempts to pass laws unfair to consumers who are injured by negligent drivers.
While business litigation covers many things including breach of contract, enforcement of commercial leases, and enforcement of covenants not to compete or solicit, Steve’s practice concentrates in business torts and assisting businesses large or small in collecting debts due and owing to them. During the 1990’s he was retained by two different national financial institutions to assist in the collection of a $27,000,000 judgment and a $5,500,000 judgment. Later, in 2003, Steve was hired by the Commonwealth of Virginia to help collect over $10,000,000 from a judgment debtor in Maryland. Mr. Blomberg was successful in all of these matters as the lead Maryland attorney and collected each and every cent due and owing to these clients. He also handles collection matters in the thousands and tens of thousands of dollars range. He utilizes the same intensity and effort in collecting smaller debts as he does in collecting multi-million dollar judgments.
When he is not in the office or the courtroom, Steve is active in the community where he both works and lives. A former member of the Gaithersburg Jaycees, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for that organization as well as the legal counsel for several years. Subsequently, Steve became active in the Germantown Chamber of Commerce prior to its merging with the Gaithersburg Chamber of Commerce in 1999. He served on the Board of Directors for the Germantown Chamber of Commerce for eleven years and served as its Chairman during the 1992-93 fiscal year. On over two dozen occasions, Steve testified for the Upper Montgomery County Region before the County Council in Rockville, and the State Legislature in Annapolis. Based on these efforts, Steve was subsequently asked to participate as a member of the Communications Committee for the Black Rock Center for the Arts that is the centerpiece for the Town Center in Germantown.
Steve has also spent much of the last two decades working with, first, the Upper Montgomery County YMCA, and, then, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. As a long-time member of the Committee of Management for the Upper Montgomery County YMCA, he served one term as the Chairman of the Committee of Management, and three terms as the Chairman of the Partner With Youth Campaign. He recently stepped down after serving his third three year term on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and has been asked to speak to numerous area YMCA’s on issues involving fundraising and volunteer involvement. In 2001, Steve was elected as an Officer of this organization and served on its Executive Committee.
Steve’s commitment to the YMCA and its youth programs is evidenced by the fact that he has won three awards as the top General Campaign Fundraiser for the Maryland Branches YMCA, and personally raised over $50,000 for these programs. Mr. Blomberg has also acted as an emcee and an auctioneer at other YMCA fundraising events which have raised tens of thousands of dollars for YMCA programs.
Steve acted as the Auctioneer for the 2004, 2007 and 2010 Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County Tri – Annual Charity Fundraiser. He helped raise thousands of dollars for area charities and helped not only in the auction but the solicitation of items for sale.
Steve lives in Germantown with his wife of 30 years, Karen. His eldest son, Keith, is working in Hollywood for Blumhouse Productions, makers of the Paranormal Activity movies and doing stand up comedy throughout Los Angeles. Max is now in his freshman year at Northeastern University studying chemistry. While he does not get to spend as much time as he would like watching his childhood heroes, the New York Mets, play baseball, Steve regularly can be seen at Washington Nationals and Wizards games.