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Prominant Local Law Firms merging in January

November 23rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Nicholas “Nick” Monteleone and Matthew Lamp will join Geppert, McMullen, Paye & Getty beginning on January 1, 2022. “Hidey, Coyle & Monteleone and Geppert, McMullen, Paye & Getty are two of the longest standing firms in Western Maryland,” stated Monteleone. He added, “Both firms have specialized practice areas that will complement each other, so that joining together will make us better able to serve the region.”

Hidey, Coyle & Monteleone began in the 1940’s as Coby, Carscaden and Getty and over the next 70 years, with a continuous succession of lawyers, became known as Hidey, Coyle & Monteleone.
Geppert, McMullen, Paye & Getty was founded in 1950 as Gunter & Geppert.  It evolved into Gunter, Geppert and McMullen and, in the late 1970’s, became Geppert, McMullen, Paye & Getty.

The combined firm will operate under the name “Geppert, McMullen, Paye & Getty” and will include the following members: Jack McMullen, Robert Paye, Gregory Getty, Nicholas Monteleone, J. Matthew Gilmore, Michael Llewellyn, Emily Haworth, Matthew Lamp, Alexander Hayden and Jennifer Walsh.

Geppert, McMullen, Paye & Getty will be opening an additional location at 5000 Thayer Court, Oakland, Maryland starting December 1, 2022. “Combining efforts with Nick Monteleone and Matthew Lamp will allow us to expand our services into Garrett County, which is currently underserved,” stated Mike Llewellyn. “While we already practice in Garrett County, we will be providing a fully staffed office in Oakland beginning December 1,” he added.

5000 Thayer Court has been the location of various law offices for decades and is currently the location of the Gregory Law Firm. Justin Gregory was appointed as the new Judge of the Garrett County Circuit Court and will be closing his practice on November 30, 2022. “It is our honor to take the baton from Justin Gregory and continue the legacy of offering high quality legal services to Garrett County and the region,” stated Matt Gilmore.