Who We Are

Competent, caring and concerned. These are the qualities you are looking for in a lawyer. We strive to live up to those qualities. We will give you an honest assessment of your legal matter and pursue it with diligence. We know that legal cases often worry clients. That is why we always try to return calls promptly and explain ourselves in understandable language.

A few minutes of our time can save you hours and days of anxiety. An initial personal injury consultation is free and usually handled on a percentage basis afterwards. If you are calling from a hospital or are disabled at home, we will be glad to visit with you. All calls during business hours come in to a real live receptionist. No phone menus, no waiting on hold.

We check phone messages and emails frequently. We are a modern up-to-date law firm with old fashioned values of hard work, compassion and courtesy, mixed in with a good dose of common sense.

We know that contacting a lawyer, especially for the first time, may be a bit intimidating and something you had never intended to do. Not to worry. You will be treated with courtesy and respect. No question is too silly to answer. Please click on any of the icons listed below to learn about the particular areas of law we handle and how we might help you. This information will guide you in what you might wish to ask over the phone and what you will need to bring to your first appointment.

Auto Accidents
Slip & Fall
Medical Malpractice
Workers Compensation
Products Liability
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Historic Preservation and Zoning

Our Team

Bayard Marin, Attorney
Bayard Marin, Attorney


Mr. Marin primarily manages the firm’s Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Medical Malpractice, and Historic Preservation Sections of the Firm.

Karen DeCrease, Legal Assistant
Karen DeCrease, Legal Assistant

Very privileged to have Karen Decrease on our staff. She is one of the finest personal injury paralegals in Wilmington. I got to know Karen initially when she was a student in my personal injury class in the paralegal program…

Christen Martinelli, Law Clerk
Christen Martinelli, Law Clerk

Christen Martinelli is a law clerk with our firm. A graduate of Ursiline Academy and St. Joseph’s University, she is a third year law student at Widener. She started with us at the beginning of the past summer and immediately…

Barbara Yeatman,      Office Manager and Bookkeeper
Barbara Yeatman, Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Barbara Yeatman, bookkeeper and office manager, has been with me for, well, many years. In addition to being an accomplished bookkeeper, she has a wonderful way of making people feel at ease. Because of her bookkeeping knowledge, other offices frequently…

Michelle Rana, Secretary/Legal Assistant
Michelle Rana, Secretary/Legal Assistant

Michelle Rana is a legal assistant/secretary for the firm.  A graduate of the University of Delaware, she has a paralegal certificate from  Wilmington College.   Michelle handles client intake information, opens and organizes files, and  sends out initial correspondence.  She handles…

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