Carl W. Disque

Carl W. Disque

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Hagerstown, Maryland
Phone:
240-347-0533
866-478-4826
Fax:
301-797-2040
Email:

A native of Frederick, Maryland, Mr. Disque was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. In addition to the general practice of civil law, with an emphasis on family law, civil litigation and wills and estates, Carl is proud of his current & past civic volunteerism, including his past service on numerous non-profit boards (San Mar, Inc.; Red Cross of Washington County; Barbara Ingram School for The Arts) and, notably, with the City of Hagerstown (PDDC/Historic District Commission). Carl has served on the Board of Directors of the Washington County Bar Association, and as a member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Judicial Appointments Committee. Carl is also proud of his almost 25-year continuous membership in the Rotary Club of Hagerstown-Sunrise. Carl also currently contributes his time and talents as an active volunteer for Hospice of Washington County. 
 
In 1995, Mr. Disque conceived the idea for the City of Hagerstown's creation of the Western Maryland Blues Fest, an annual multi-day music event celebrating one of America’s most enduring musical forms – the blues. As a result of his organization and founding leadership of Blues Fest, Mr. Disque became the inaugural recipient of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s “Distinguished Community Service” award. In 1999, the City of Hagerstown recognized Mr. Disque’s 10-year volunteer service to its Preservation Design District Commission (Historic District Commission), as well as his formation of Blues Fest, when it named Carl as its “Volunteer of the Year”.  After sustained leadership guiding Blues Fest through 22 successive annual iterations as one of the East Coast’s significant blues music festivals, Mr. Disque concluded his volunteer leadership of Blues Fest in 2017. 
 
In his spare time, Mr. Disque especially enjoys music, swimming, walking, cycling, watching college basketball and reading history.  Having begun private musical instruction on the saxophone at the age of 8 or so, Carl regularly performs jazz, blues, and gospel sax throughout the greater mid-Maryland region, including volunteering weekly musical contributions as a member of his church’s PraiseWorship Band, and monthly as a principal soloist at its evening “Jazz Vespers” service. A creative problem-solver, Carl finds his professional reward as an attorney in “helping clients solve their legal blues."

Year Joined Firm

  • 1992

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1985

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A
    • Honors: With Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington County Bar Association, Member, Past Member Board of Directors
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Judicial Appointments Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member