Menu Close

About Us

Alvin C. Monshower, Jr. 1948-2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our founding partners, Al Monshower, on February 9, 2022, after a brief illness. Al and his partner, Richard Miller, started this firm in 1992 and they were joined the following year by Jerry Magrogan. After nearly 30 years of serving the real estate community, the void Al leaves will be substantial, but this firm will continue Al’s commitment to his clients and their needs. We know we have very big shoes to fill, but Jerry and Richard stand ready to make the transition as easy as possible. Please feel free to contact either of them with any needs you may have.

Many of you have known Al for a very long time. For some, the relationship goes beyond attorney-client and we recognize that you would like to pay your respects. Al’s wife, Brenda, has asked that you consider a contribution in Al’s memory to Beverly Farm Foundation in Godfrey, Illinois, a residential home for adults with disabilities. As many of you know, Al’s son, Alex, has been a resident of Beverly Farm for 11 years and Al was a constant supporter of his son and the Beverly Farm community. Contributions can be mailed to the attention of Taylor Justice at Beverly Farm Foundation, 6301 Humbert Road, Godfrey, IL 62035. You can also donate through their website at On the Donate Now page, choose Memorial Donations and you will have the opportunity to note that your donation is in memory of Al.

Al’s family is in the process of making final arrangements, but a public service is not expected at this time. If and when there are more details, we will share them. Expressions of sympathy can be mailed to Brenda Monshower at 28630 Hancock Dr., Mechanicsville MD 20659.

Jerry, Richard and Valorie

For more than thirty years, the lawyers of Monshower, Miller & Magrogan, LLP have provided legal services to members of Maryland’s real estate industry. Our practice areas and expertise include civil litigation, corporate and real estate law, real estate brokerage law, real estate trade association law, administrative law and statutory and regulatory compliance. The firm’s clients include numerous real estate brokerage franchises, as well as independently owned and operated brokerages.

We represent real estate and other professionals, including brokers, agents, title companies, abstractors, appraisers, property managers, community associations and accountants, in courts throughout the State of Maryland and in the District of Columbia and before the Real Estate Commission of Maryland, the District of Columbia Real Estate Commission and local Boards and Associations of REALTORS®. We regularly provide advice, assistance and counsel to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® and numerous local Boards of REALTORS®, representing and acting on their behalf with respect to legal matters and related subjects. Al Monshower is the author of the 1998 Real Estate License Law Reform Act, signed into law by Governor Glendening.

We have enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship serving the needs of real estate and business professionals and we look forward to working with our clients and their insurers. Our offices are located in Howard County, Maryland, mid-way between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Thus, we enjoy ready access to Central Maryland, Western Maryland, the Eastern Shore and the National Capital Region.

Please contact us at your convenience to discuss how we may be of service to you.