Maryland

Maryland lawyer and Bike Law founder Peter Wilborn's first bicycle race was in College Park, Maryland in 1983. It was a two-lap criterium, and midway through the second lap, Peter realized that he had no special gift for riding fast. On the bright side, he spent more time studying: Peter was admitted to the Bar of Maryland in 1995. He has represented cyclists in Annapolis, Bethesda, Columbia, Baltimore, and other towns. 

Representation in Maryland Bicycle Crashes

In 1998, Peter had a bike tragedy in his own family, realized first hand the need for lawyers who understand cycling, and devoted his law practice to Bike Law.  From the start, calls and referrals have come from friends in cycling clubs and bike shops and from advocates for better bicycling.  Since then, Peter has represented Maryland cyclists who have been injured by motorists, unsafe road conditions, or defective cycling products.  Raised in Bethesda, Peter represents cyclists throughout the State, from the D.C. suburbs, to Annapolis, Columbia, Baltimore, Frederick, Cumberland and everywhere else.

After many years of using the phrase "bicycle accident," Peter and Bike Law officially "dropped the A word" and began using the term "bicycle crash."  After many years of handing bike cases, we realized that bicycle crashes are not bicycle accidents, because they are not accidental.  Here's why.

Peter is a Life Member of the League of American Bicyclists and is a League Certified Bicycle Safety Instructor.  He is rated as an AV Preeminent Attorney, and has received awards for his pro bono work from the South Carolina and American bar associations and the Washington Lawyers Committee.

Peter speaks across Maryland (and country) to bicycle clubs, advocacy groups, and law enforcement personnel on bicycle safety and bicycle laws.  He is especially interested in the etiquette and culture of cycling, and his article “The Lost Art of the Group Ride” has been downloaded over 75,000 times.

For DC area cyclists, there are Bike Law lawyers in DC and Virginia as well.

If you have been injured in a Maryland bike crash, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a Maryland bicycle crash attorney who gets cycling, Peter welcomes your call for a free consultation.  He can be reached at peter@bikelaw.com and 844-531-7530.

Bicycle Accident Lawyer Peter Wilborn

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact us.

Maryland Blog Posts

Mike Dayton
Apr 15, 2016

I got hit. Put me down for 44 years without an injury, save for the occasional tired knee and lungs. A careful rider with a mirror to see cars that approach too quickly. A careful rider who watches and slows for riders off the back. Yes, a careful rider, but I don’t remember seeing the […]

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Apr 07, 2016

A Man Died Today.   I / Bruce didn’t know him.   So why am I so sad? John Harsch was killed doing something that he apparently loved. Riding his bicycle.   I use the word “apparently” because I didn’t know him.   But there are a lot of things I know about him without having to have met […]

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Feb 26, 2016

The crash that sent our webmaster and blogger Mike Dayton to the ICU (still in critical condition) and that injured three others has garnered much attention around the country.  We have reported on his condition, and the weak charges filed against the reckless driver. Thanks to so many for your kind words and thoughts to […]

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