harold belkowitz


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Harold G. Belkowitz

Attorney at Law

Harold G. Belkowitz is an accomplished litigator practicing throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.   Harold represents a diverse array of clients, ranging from individuals to small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.  Clients look to Harold for cost-effective, practical legal representation.
Harold is committed to serving our community.  Harold formerly served as president of Congregation Olam Tikvah, in Fairfax, and presently serves on the Board of the Jewish Community of Northern Virginia.  In addition, he serves as a Commissioner on the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission.  The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Harold as a Commissioner in 2008 and has reappointed him three times.
Harold is approved as a FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.  FINRA operates the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States.
Harold and Cheri Belkowitz live in Fairfax Station with their school-age son and two dogs.  Their two daughters are undergraduates at the University of Virginia and Goucher College.

Practice Areas

Creditors' Rights

Consumer Financial Services

Representation in the defense of statutory and common law mortgage lending claims, automobile financing matters, and title disputes.


Commercial Lending and Leasing

Representation to enforce and defend rights arising from commercial lending, financing agreements, security agreements and leases, other issues involving creditors’ rights.



Protect rights of creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 Bankruptcy proceedings, including automatic stay relief, preference claims, disputed claims, reorganization plans, and adversary proceedings.  


Employment Law

Counsel and represent clients in a wide range of employment issues, including claims related to employee defection, recruitment, wrongful discharge, discrimination, wage/hour disputes, employee contract and compensation, non-competition and trade secret agreements.


Health Care

Counsel and represent long term care facilities in analyzing and enforcing available recovery options on delinquent resident accounts, including private pay, potentially Medicaid eligible, and Medicaid approved residents.


Education Law

Represent families in special education matters arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, including eligibility, placement, IEP and due process proceedings.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Represent clients in alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation proceedings. 


Bar Admissions

State Courts

Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia

United States Court of Appeals

Third, Fourth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits

United States District Court 

Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, District of Maryland, and District of Columbia

United States Bankruptcy Court

Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, District of Maryland, and District of Columbia


Professional Associations

American Bar Association

Section on Litigation

Section on Labor and Employment Law

District of Columbia Bar

Fair­fax Bar Association

Employment Law Section

Maryland State Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

Section on Litigation



Prior Employment

Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver, Shareholder, 1996-2014

Joseph F. Cunningham & Associates, Associate, 1995-1996

Congressman Steve Bartlett, Legislative Associate, 1989-1991

Notable Cases

Jones v. WSB Holdings, Prince George's County Circuit Court (2013)

•Shareholder class action litigation challenging merger of Old Line Bancshares, Inc. and WSB Holdings

•Old Line Bancshares, Inc. Announces Approval of Class Action Settlement, No Award of Attorneys Fees to Class Counsel, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 13, 2013

After the merger, the suit, Daily Record, Dec. 8, 2013

Who says you have to cave to M&A sharks?, ABA Banking Journal, Jan. 2, 2014

Veiga v. SunTrust Bank, 450 Fed.Appx. 269, 2011 WL 4910417 (4th Cir. 2011)

Affirming settlement of class action lawsuit alleging violations of Maryland Credit Grantor Closed End Credit statute in connection with credit-grantor’s automobile repossession practices.

Veiga v. Suntrust Bank, 2011 WL 9362390 (D.Md. 2011)

Approving class action settlement in claim alleging violations of Maryland Credit Grantor Closed End Credit statute in connection with credit-grantor’s automobile repossession practices.  


Ali v. CIT Technology Financing Services, Inc., 416 Md. 249, 6 A.3d 890 (2010)