Cynthia L. Maskol Partner




Cynthia Maskol is an experienced litigator who has represented insurers in life, health, accidental death and disability cases. She has handled general and complex litigation, trial, class action, and appellate matters. In addition, Cindy is skilled in all aspects of federal and state employment disputes. She also has a background in professional practice cases, representing attorneys and insurance agents, brokers and producers.

Cindy assists clients in preventing, mitigating and managing exposure and provides innovative and cost-effective resolutions to the most complex legal issues. She also consults on insurance product development, underwriting, claims practices and procedures, and issues arising out of third-party administration of claims. She routinely acts as national coordinating or oversight counsel. As a former assistant general counsel for a large insurer, she brings the unique perspective of an attorney with both practical and in-house legal experience. 

Areas of Focus

Life, Health, Disability & ERISA
Aware that life, health and disability insurers face complex and ever-changing issues, Cindy represents the insurance industry and self-funded plans and works closely with insurers, underwriters, claims personnel, insurance agents and contract drafters. She has a profound understanding of clients’ legal challenges and a strong working knowledge of their respective businesses.

Employment & Labor
Cindy forms close relationships with clients to help them manage and navigate the ever-changing legal and legislative regulatory terrain of employment and labor law. She has experience handling employment disputes across the entire DC Metro area, including Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. When claims arise, Cindy has the experience and wherewithal to act appropriately and decisively in conferring with clients, taking into consideration the demands of their industries, the history of their businesses and what outcomes would constitute success in their eyes.

Representative Matters

Boynton, et al. v. Alacrity Services, LLC, et al., United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Eastern Division), Case No. 1:12-cv-02214-CAB (2013) (preliminary motion granted, dismissing class action filed by homeowners against insurance third-party administrator, and related to software licensing and network membership fees).

Ryan, et al. v. Hutt, et al., Circuit Court of Maryland for Montgomery County, Case 379048V (2013) (preliminary motion granted in favor of insurance producer and agency on claims of conspiracy and failure to procure key man insurance).

Nationstar Mortgage, LLC v. Capital One, N.A. and Sonn, et al., Circuit Court of Maryland for Frederick County, Case 10C12000614 (2013) (summary judgment in favor of mortgage lender against borrower and borrower’s bank to recover insurance proceeds converted without lender’s endorsement); judgment against Capital One, N.A. upheld by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Wolfe v. Carefirst of Maryland, Inc., United States District Court for Maryland, Case No. CCB-10-2606 (2013) (summary judgment in favor of carrier on claim for coverage under catastrophic health insurance policy).

Anderson v. CUNA Mutual Group and People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union, Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, Case 24C12000859 (2012) (trial judgment in favor of carrier and credit union on credit insurance claims); upheld by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland; certiorari denied by the Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Hunter v. Baltimore Life Insurance Companies, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County, Case No. 080400022542012 (2012) (trial judgment in favor of carrier defending claim for reinstatement of lapsed life insurance policy).

Heyward-West v. Franciscan Center, Inc., et al., Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, Case 24C11002581 (2012) (preliminary motion granted dismissing former employer from discrimination claim).

Mandell v. Thomas, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, Case 010100312672010 (2011) (trial judgment in favor of consumer in property conversion dispute).

Carvalho v. Mainstay Marine, Inc., Circuit Court of Maryland for Anne Arundel County, Case 02C10155398 (2011) (summary judgment in favor of marina, dismissing allegations of negligence involving yacht).

Rippeon v. Frederick County Schools, et al., United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Case No. WMN-10-1225 (2011) (summary judgment in favor of employer and school dismissing claims of former employee for breach of contract and violation of First and Fourteenth Amendments), upheld by the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Case No. 13-1169 (2013).

Stetson-Smith v. Alacrity Services, LLC, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Case No. Case No. JKB-10-3064 (2011) (preliminary motion granted, dismissing class action led against third-party administrator, related to software licensing agreement and network membership fees).

Angela Trading v. Steinmetz, et al., Circuit Court of Maryland for Prince George’s County, Case CAL09-17132 (2009) (summary judgment in favor of attorney on professional negligence claim).

Rice v. AIG Life Insurance Company, Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, Case 24C09002240 (2009) (judgment in favor of insurance carrier on claim denial dispute).