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About Wise & Blitzer

Who We Are

Wise & Blitzer was founded on a simple idea – provide aggressive, technology driven, cost effective, and personalized legal services and solutions to clients on the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland.

Advances in technology have caused major disruption in many industries, and the legal field is no different. Many web-based platforms and large urban firms are using new technologies to enhance and streamline the delivery of legal services. After several years of practice in small firms located outside the city limits, we noticed that many local firms simply were not adapting to this new, fast changing and tech based legal landscape. We started Wise & Blitzer to bring our clients the high-quality streamlined services of a larger firm and the cost-effective solutions of a web-based platform, in the comfortable and relationship-based setting of a small local firm.

Our Team

David Blitzer

David Copeland Blitzer is co-founder and a partner of Wise & Blitzer. David grew up in the Philadelphia region and formed strong ties to the Eastern Shore early in life from time spent on his family farm in Kent County.

David’s life-long passion for the outdoors and environment have led him to be active in the community. Prior to entering private practice, David worked in various capacities with regional non-profits such as The Chesapeake Conservancy and The Conservation Fund. David formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, and as a member of The Chesapeake Conservancy’s “Chesapeake Council.”

David received his B.A. in history and political science from the University of Vermont. He attended Vermont Law School where he focused his studies on land use and environmental law. David graduated from Vermont Law in 2015 earning his J.D., cum laude.

David enjoys fishing, hunting, travel, and cooking. He lives on Kent Island with his wife, Sherrill, their daughter, and two dogs.

Emily Wise

Emily graduated from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2008. She received her J.D. in 2013 from Widener University School of Law.

Beginning in 2011, Emily began working as a law clerk in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; thereafter, Emily was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 2014. In 2017, Emily was admitted to practice law in Maryland. Prior to cofounding Wise & Blitzer, Emily practiced at a small firm in her hometown of Chestertown.

Emily is passionate about the law and enjoys assisting her clients in complex legal matters with empathy, understanding and optimism. She practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation, administrative law, real estate, estate planning, estate administration and business law.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Emily’s personal interests include the theater, cooking, and traveling. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Rachel Taylor

I graduated from University of Maryland with a B.S. in Kinesiology.

I live on the eastern shore with my family.

When I’m not at work, you can find me playing sports with my son. We are sports fanatics.

We are huge Commanders, Caps, Terps & O’s fans!


If you are in need of legal support, our experienced and dedicated team would love to discuss how we can be your advocate. Schedule your free one hour consultation now.