Don’t steal from the elderly and diminished. It’s elder abuse.

The Judge asked from the Bench: “Why isn’t this Elder Abuse? I’m glad you called the police” after a real estate agent got a woman with dementia to sign over her $230,000.00 house to her son, for $60,000.00. Important enough ruling to make Metro Jury Verdicts.

Byrd & Byrd successful in returning home to elderly woman with diminished capacity.  As reported in the March, 2019 issue of DC Metro Verdict Search, Byrd & Byrd trial attorneys Timothy Leahy and Patricia Cleary urged the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County to return Waltraut Ciccone’s home to her estate after she was approached by a real estate agent who befriended her and then arranged for her son to purchase the $230,000 home from Ms. Ciccone for $60,000.  In addition the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County jury verdicts article ordered the defendants’ to pay the sum $25,000 subject to an accounting for legitimate expenses.


About Tim Leahy

Timothy P. Leahy, a partner at the firm, practices law in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is a member of the American, Maryland, D.C, and Prince George’s County Bar associations. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Baltimore Law School in May 2000, earned his M.B.A. in 1993 at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and his B.S. in Transportation & Logistics at Maryland in 1990. Timothy brings over 10 years experience in business to his practice of the law and focuses on litigation and general practice matters. A former home improvement contractor and army reservist, he volunteers with Christmas in April and has coached for the Bowie Boys & Girls Club. He is a Board member of his homeowners association, pro bono counsel for Bowie CLAW, and a volunteer Mediator for the District Court of Maryland. Timothy moved to Bowie in 1982 and lives there with his wife of 24 years and two sons.
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