Your Defense Is Our Business

Premier providers of insurance defense, workers’ compensation defense and employment law defense solutions.

The Best Defense Is A Strong Defense

Schmidt, Dailey & O’Neill, L.L.C., is a premier insurance defense, workers’ compensation defense and employment law defense firm, serving employers, insurers and self-insureds throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Founded in 2001, we are a full-service defense law firm dedicated to representing clients with all their defense needs.

With over 115 years of combined experience, our award-winning attorneys are cross-trained in all matters relating to defending insurance and workers’ comp claims. We spend time with our clients, getting to know their businesses, their needs and their desires. Together, we work diligently to build a strong defense that protects our clients’ bottom line.


Practice Areas

Insurance Defense

Insurance Defense

Defending insurers and businesses in commercial general liability matters, tort litigation, labor disputes and more.

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Workers' Compensation Defense

Workers’ Compensation Defense

Providing comprehensive solutions to insured and self-insured employers in matters involving workers’ compensation.

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Employment Law Defense

Employment Law Defense

Representing employers in administrative hearings and state and federal courts against alleged workplace violations.

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Award-Winning Insurance Defense, Workers’ Comp Defense And Employment Law Defense Attorneys, Serving Baltimore, Washington D.C. And Northern Virginia Since 2001

Insurance defense

Comprehensive Insurance Defense Representation

Defending you against all manner of claims is our business. At Schmidt, Dailey & O’Neill, L.L.C., we represent insurance companies and self-insureds in all matters relating to insurance defense. We offer a wide range of services for matters involving general commercial liability, construction liability, general tort litigation, employment discrimination and insurance coverage disputes.

Our experienced attorneys routinely represent clients in trial, appellate and administrative matters involving insureds, third parties, other carriers and more. We also offer written coverage opinions. We strive to provide a cost-effective defense while vigorously representing your interests to the fullest.

Our Attorneys

With over 115 years of combined experience, our attorneys are leaders in the field of providing comprehensive professional defense solutions.

Joanna Schmidt

Jo Anna Schmidt

Michael Daily

Michael L. Dailey

Kevin  O’Neill

Kevin E. O’Neill

Danielle Marone

Danielle Marone

Effective Workers’ Compensation Defense Solutions

Schmidt, Dailey & O’Neill, L.L.C., provides assertive representation for insurance companies and employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation and related matters. Our team of experienced attorneys understands how to thoroughly investigate workers’ comp claims — looking for evidence of fraud or third-party liability — and how to build strong defenses against frivolous and fraudulent claims.

We also advise clients on compliance with workers’ compensation laws and regulations. Clients benefit from our strong experience and solid credentials when facing workers’ compensation issues involving employee fraud, alleged labor code violations, willful misconduct and subrogation. Contact us today to discuss how we can build a strong case in your workers’ compensation matter.

Workers compensation defense

Schmidt, Dailey & O’Neill, L.L.C., is preeminent in the field of insurance defense, workers’ compensation defense and employment law defense. We know how to help. Contact us today.