About Us

Our Story

Ryan Lewis and Nick McDaniels founded Lewis McDaniels, LLC in 2020 with the goal of building a law firm that holds at its core a focus on service to others. In our view, the practice of law is a service profession and our clients call upon us on some of their best days and some of their worst. Regardless of each client’s circumstance, our firm seeks to live out our mission of Cura Personalis, or “care for the entire person.”

As our firm continues to grow, and as we serve more of our neighbors in the Frederick community and throughout the state of Maryland, we always strive to be a great resource for our communities, a great place to work for our employees, and a trusted adviser and fierce advocate for our clients.

Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis is the principal partner at Lewis McDaniels, LLC. His practice focuses on Real Estate law, Complex Civil Litigation, and Tax Lien Foreclosure, among other areas of law. Ryan has been honing his craft as an attorney since 2011. Before founding Lewis McDaniels, LLC, Ryan served as local counsel for various investment funds offering tax lien-collateralized securities, helping those funds raise over $350M, collectively.
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Ryan is recognized by his peers for being gifted at analyzing complex situations in an objective and impartial manner enabling him to advise clients of the legal and practical implications of their decisions.

Apart from his professional experience, Ryan is also regionally renowned for singing karaoke in falsetto. When he’s not treating everyone to his musical talents, you can find Ryan running or camping outdoors with his beautiful family. Those who know Ryan would agree that he is, above all else, an empathetic, loyal, and selfless individual with an endless curiosity a passion for improving the lives of others.

Education

  • B.A. in Religious Studies from Penn State
  • J.D. from Delaware Law School
Nicholas R. McDaniels, Esq.

Nicholas R. McDaniels is a managing partner at Lewis McDaniels, LLC. His practice focuses on Personal Injury, Family Law, and Estate Planning, among other areas of law. Prior to co-founding the firm, Nick was as solo-practitioner with McDaniels Law, LLC.

He is a proud member of the National Lawyers Guild, Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore Teachers Union, and member of the Board of Directors at the Community Law in Action.

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Nick is an accomplished attorney who is also co-owner and Broker of Union Preferred Realty where along with his team, he provides exceptional real estate services to homeowners, investors, sellers, with a special focus on the needs of union members.
When Nick is not in the office, you can catch him working with the next generation of lawyers and leaders at a Baltimore City’ss largest high school, where he is the director of the Law and Leadership Program. Nick is a passionate individual who cares for others far more than he does for himself and works tirelessly to ensure the success of his students, mentees, fellow workers, and especially all of his clients. He is a fearless advocate who fights for the empowerment of all working people as well as educational equity for all students.

This West Virginia native likes to spend his free time in the mountains with his beautiful family and their herd of animals, playing music, throwing weights around in his barn.

Education

  • Westminster Senior High School, Westminster, MD – Class of 2005
  • B.A. – English, Secondary Education – Marquette University – Class of 2009
  • M.S. – School Administration and Supervision – Johns Hopkins University – Class of
    2012
  • J.D. – University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law – Class of 2015
    Admitted to Maryland Bar: 2015, Admitted to U.S. District Court for the District of
    Maryland: 2017
    CPF No: 1512160102
    Maryland Real Estate Broker's License No: 664045

Organizations

  • Baltimore Teachers Union
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Board of Directors at the Community Law in Action
Nicholas R. McDaniels, Esq.

Nicholas R. McDaniels is a managing partner at Lewis McDaniels, LLC. His practice focuses on Personal Injury, Family Law, and Estate Planning, among other areas of law. Prior to co-founding the firm, Nick was as solo-practitioner with McDaniels Law, LLC.

He is a proud member of the National Lawyers Guild, Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore Teachers Union, and member of the Board of Directors at the Community Law in Action.

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Nick is an accomplished attorney who is also co-owner and Broker of Union Preferred Realty where along with his team, he provides exceptional real estate services to homeowners, investors, sellers, with a special focus on the needs of union members.
When Nick is not in the office, you can catch him working with the next generation of lawyers and leaders at a Baltimore City’ss largest high school, where he is the director of the Law and Leadership Program. Nick is a passionate individual who cares for others far more than he does for himself and works tirelessly to ensure the success of his students, mentees, fellow workers, and especially all of his clients. He is a fearless advocate who fights for the empowerment of all working people as well as educational equity for all students.

This West Virginia native likes to spend his free time in the mountains with his beautiful family and their herd of animals, playing music, throwing weights around in his barn.

Education

  • Westminster Senior High School, Westminster, MD – Class of 2005
  • B.A. – English, Secondary Education – Marquette University – Class of 2009
  • M.S. – School Administration and Supervision – Johns Hopkins University – Class of
    2012
  • J.D. – University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law – Class of 2015
    Admitted to Maryland Bar: 2015, Admitted to U.S. District Court for the District of
    Maryland: 2017
    CPF No: 1512160102
    Maryland Real Estate Broker's License No: 664045

Organizations

  • Baltimore Teachers Union
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Board of Directors at the Community Law in Action
Dinah Meraz Domico
Dinah Meraz Domico is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Lewis McDaniels. In addition to that role, Dinah works as a paralegal to support attorney Ryan Lewis. Her focus entails creating content for the firm’s website and social media channels while also ensuring the maximum exposure and reach of the firm. Dinah prioritizes making sure our community knows of our presence so that we can help as many of our locals as possible.
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Her position at the firm does not stop there however, as she also communicates with the firm’s clients and works on their matters to make sure each client knows that we’re always a call away with any questions regarding their cases.

Dinah formerly ventured other areas of the workforce, she previously explored the world of animal advocacy by interning at the World Wildlife Fund and later became a legal assistant at another Frederick Law firm where she learned the ins and outs of immigration law.

When Dinah is not at the office, she is likely at home with her husband Greg, daughter Olivia, and 3 dogs, Emma, Monkey, and Cooper. That might sound like a handful of dogs, but to Dinah, you can never have enough. She, along with her husband, have fostered countless animals from high-kill shelters and found them homes to live happily ever afters. When not saving doggy lives, she is likely to be cooking or enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Education

  • Damascus High School
  • Montgomery College
  • Salisbury University
Alicia Bates

Alicia Bates is one of the best and most organized paralegals around. She works directly with attorney Nicholas McDaniels to accomplish and facilitate the efficient representation of our firm’s clients. When she is not working vigorously at the office, you can find her selling homes to anyone from first time home buyers to investors, as she is also a realtor for Union Preferred Realty.

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Prior to joining Lewis McDaniels, Alicia worked as an assistant to a plastic surgeon where she became knowledgeable on the clinical and administrative sides of healthcare.

Alicia is a Maryland native who is also very passionate and cares deeply for causes such as child foster care and animal rescues.

Alicia Bates

Alicia Bates is one of the best and most organized paralegals around. She works directly with attorney Nicholas McDaniels to accomplish and facilitate the efficient representation of our firm’s clients. When she is not working vigorously at the office, you can find her selling homes to anyone from first time home buyers to investors, as she is also a realtor for Union Preferred Realty.

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Prior to joining Lewis McDaniels, Alicia worked as an assistant to a plastic surgeon where she became knowledgeable on the clinical and administrative sides of healthcare.

Alicia is a Maryland native who is also very passionate and cares deeply for causes such as child foster care and animal rescues.

Curtis Cooper, Esq. (Of Counsel)
A native of north Baltimore, Curtis graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001. After working as the primary Social Security attorney at two small law firms in Charleston, West Virginia and Baltimore City, Curtis opened the Law Office of Curtis Cooper, LLC in 2007 to focus on providing top notch representation to his own clients in employment and disability benefits matters.
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As a parent of a child with disabilities, he has special insight into the difficult situations which many of his clients face. Curtis is co-chair of the Disability Benefits Section of the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ). He is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives and an active member of the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association.

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