Trucking Defense


Inga Upshaw is a founding partner at Ryan, Drewniak & Upshaw, P.A., a law firm celebrating 23 years of excellence, and based in Annapolis, Maryland.

Inga's unique practice of over 25 years is devoted to the strategic representation of motor carriers and insurers in the trucking industry.  Inga actively engages first response investigations for the many motor carriers that she represents.  Inga is keenly aware of operational and logistics metrics that are critical to the trucking industry.

Inga works closely with drivers and law enforcement to get to the heart of accident causation.  Inga has renowned experts and capable investigators who are at the ready for dispatch for first response investigation under her guidance.

Inga regularly achieves efficient, expedited early resolution for her clients through quick-strike investigations, empathetic and creative problem solving, innovative strategies and legal triage.

Inga's cutting-edge practice gathers and develops critical evidence so that successful disposition can be achieved as efficiently as possible.  In an arena where efficiencies are critical, Inga's directed investigation is transformative. Even when litigation becomes inevitable, Inga guides her clients through the process to stand and fight when it is right to do so.

Inga advises motor carrier clients regarding matters outside Maryland and is frequently called upon to supervise and/or coordinate litigation with local counsel in other venues.  Inga is admitted to practice in Maryland and handles cases throughout the State of Maryland in state and federal courts.

Inga is a founding member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), and served as an Officer and Director of the organization form 1993 until 2001.  Inga also served as the second President of TIDA from 1997 - 1999.