TWENTY-TWENTY-TWO

AWARD WINNING

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

ATTORNEYS

IN ELLICOTT CITY, MD

IN ELLICOTT CITY, MD

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SEE THE 2022 AWARD WINNERS

Oleg Fastovsky 

 Website

From the initial consultation to the closing arguments, Attorney Oleg Fastovsky will exhibit only the best direction for his criminal defense clients. While Attorney Oleg Fastovsky defends clients charged with any type of offense, some of his more common areas of practice include assault and battery, domestic violence, drug crimes, sex crimes, traffic offenses, and hit and run. Voted as one of the Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Attorney Oleg Fastovsky has dominated the practice of criminal defense for the past 6 years. You need a reliable attorney on your side, and Attorney Oleg Fastovsky is the criminal defense lawyer who can get the job done.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.80
63 reviews  

I needed the consult of a lawyer and did what most people do- I used Google to connect to a law group, because I have zero idea about court/court proceedings. From there I was referred to Oleg. Rather, Oleg was referred to me through said group. While he made the entire process effortless and infinitely less intimidating- he is also incredibly down to Earth and answers every question in terms the average person can understand. He truly does go above and beyond when acting as your counsel and I appreciate everything he did to assist me when I needed it most. Should I ever need legal representation again, which I hope is never (no offense, buddy), I would be on good footing to have Oleg represent me. 11/10 would recommend. *Added image is a royalty-free stock photo of the feeling you'll get after having received expert legal representation from Mr. Fastovsky. To the best of my knowledge, neither myself nor Oleg are actually in the picture.

Oleg is very professional. He does the best for me, great pricing and payment plan. He is unlike many others out there, he don't mention money to you as others do all the time. Since he evaluate my case and tell me the price during consultation, he never talk to me about money again. I recommend his services to anyone that need an attorney. Keep doing the good job Oleg. ????????????⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

REALLY GREAT‼️‼️ Office, Lawyers, wonderful services. They helped me beat a gun case and a violation of probation, definitely keep him as my lawyer

Found Oleg to be very caring and genuinely involved with the case. When I first spoke with him he did a free consultation and instantly I knew this was the lawyer. He was compassionate and understanding and thoroughly explained everything happening and what was to come. He understands not having all the money up front and willingly works on developing a payment plan. He was willing to argue the case and got the best solution possible.

Definitely 5 star rating hands down . Oleg was very knowledgeable and always kept me a brisk of my case even during times of the pandemic his office staff was also professional and they all worked with me to get me successful results . He’s highly recommended by me . He will always be my go to person .

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I needed the consult of a lawyer and did what most people do- I used Google to connect to a law group, because I have zero idea about court/court proceedings. From there I was referred to Oleg. Rather, Oleg was referred to me through said group. While he made the entire process effortless and infinitely less intimidating- he is also incredibly down to Earth and answers every question in terms the average person can understand. He truly does go above and beyond when acting as your counsel and I appreciate everything he did to assist me when I needed it most. Should I ever need legal representation again, which I hope is never (no offense, buddy), I would be on good footing to have Oleg represent me. 11/10 would recommend. *Added image is a royalty-free stock photo of the feeling you'll get after having received expert legal representation from Mr. Fastovsky. To the best of my knowledge, neither myself nor Oleg are actually in the picture.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Oleg is very professional. He does the best for me, great pricing and payment plan. He is unlike many others out there, he don't mention money to you as others do all the time. Since he evaluate my case and tell me the price during consultation, he never talk to me about money again. I recommend his services to anyone that need an attorney. Keep doing the good job Oleg. ????????????⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    REALLY GREAT‼️‼️ Office, Lawyers, wonderful services. They helped me beat a gun case and a violation of probation, definitely keep him as my lawyer

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Found Oleg to be very caring and genuinely involved with the case. When I first spoke with him he did a free consultation and instantly I knew this was the lawyer. He was compassionate and understanding and thoroughly explained everything happening and what was to come. He understands not having all the money up front and willingly works on developing a payment plan. He was willing to argue the case and got the best solution possible.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Definitely 5 star rating hands down . Oleg was very knowledgeable and always kept me a brisk of my case even during times of the pandemic his office staff was also professional and they all worked with me to get me successful results . He’s highly recommended by me . He will always be my go to person .

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James E Crawford 

 Website

Are you looking for the best criminal defense attorney who places your rights as a client first? Then contact Attorney James Crawford, the defense attorney who is in your corner! While Attorney James Crawford mainly helps clients who are facing charges, he has also represented clients who were charged with more unique crimes, such as drug crimes, sex crimes, weapons offenses, white-collar crimes, theft crimes, and fraud. A practicing attorney for over 27 years, Attorney James Crawford is a member of the Criminal Defenders Foundation. He has received numerous accolades for his hard work, including earning an AV Peer Review Rating of 5.0. Attorney James Crawford creates an open dialogue with his clients and he is able to keep them informed 24/7. When you are in trouble, call Attorney James Crawford, the criminal defense attorney who will stand by you.

 Website lawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.40
88 reviews  

If you are not wealthy, RUN. DO NOT hire this firm. My wife and I hired them to help get custody of my daughter. We paid them ALL the money we had saved for a down payment on a house and they took it and spent it all within the first month. They told us we had all the control, but then filed motion after motion (most of which were denied) without talking to us first. They let us switch to a “cheaper” lawyer (he was not cheaper). We spent nearly $15,000 in 6 months, just to have them tell us they were dropping us because we couldn’t get caught up, we owed three grand and were paying them $800 a month! We were honest from the start, before we signed anything, they knew our income situation. Despite telling them CONSTANTLY throughout the process that we don’t earn much and that we just needed someone who would fight for us and believe in us, they called EVERY month asking for more money. We made an agreement to pay them $200 per week and any commission we get at work (which is not guaranteed) and this was a stretch for us. They still called every chance they could to see when we were going to have more money to give them. I kept telling them that any extra money we get, we give them, but it just wasn’t enough. We are now being billed for the work they are putting in to drop us. The first attorney, Francis has an extremely off-putting personality. He actually called me to complain about another client and then billed us for that conversation. He would go on what we called “freak out rants” where he’d call to tell us the judge is an idiot, etc. Then we got moved to Tim who was supposedly cheaper and would allow us to work with the attorney’s-in-training to save some money (also NEVER happened). We always spoke to and dealt with Tim and only Tim. His assistant only seemed to be able to communicate via email and even then couldn’t answer questions. Anytime we had ANY questions, we’d have to reach out 2-3 times before getting any kind of response. This was our first experience with a lawyer & unfortunately I don’t anticipate ever hiring one again if it can be avoided. These people are money hungry. Not sure why, lawyers aren’t exactly going hungry… They failed to do the ONE thing we asked and that was to believe in us and that as long as they did that, we would pay the debt we owed them. We pleaded with them not to drop us and they sent us the notice that they were, right before we were set to go to court. So thank you James Crawford and ALL your employees for essentially robbing us of our savings and just focusing on what was obviously important to you. Not protecting an innocent child from the sexual abuse our child’s stepfather committed against her, not the rodent-infested house she was living in, but the money that you were oh-so-desperately in need of…

100% recommend for any legal services. I hired Haley Mendola to represent me in a Protective Order case and I was overly satisfied with the results Haley was able to obtain for me. I would rate Haley a 10/10 for Professionalism, Loyalty, Care, and results! Thank you Haley

This firm is amazing. Every person I dealt with, from initial consultation to billing to scheduling to the actual attorney (Angel) was such a kind, patient, professional and informative person. My attorney was able to get me exactly what I wanted with my case, literally exactly what I hired her to do. I even got help after my case was dismissed with my public record. I will use this firm for life.

Francis Lanasa ruined my life, stole my money and lied to my face. He will do it again. Please don't choose this law firm…don't be desperate…better to have no attorney than anybody this scam firm has to offer I promise you. He is a disgrace to the Bar and an even worse human being. Unforgiveable

Aaron Goodwin helped me with my Marriage separation agreement and finalize my divorce. He was very informative and made the divorce process smooth sailing for me. Was always there with an answer to my questions. Thank you so much for making this experience go so well. I was glad I was recommended and will recommend to others as well.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    If you are not wealthy, RUN. DO NOT hire this firm. My wife and I hired them to help get custody of my daughter. We paid them ALL the money we had saved for a down payment on a house and they took it and spent it all within the first month. They told us we had all the control, but then filed motion after motion (most of which were denied) without talking to us first. They let us switch to a “cheaper” lawyer (he was not cheaper). We spent nearly $15,000 in 6 months, just to have them tell us they were dropping us because we couldn’t get caught up, we owed three grand and were paying them $800 a month! We were honest from the start, before we signed anything, they knew our income situation. Despite telling them CONSTANTLY throughout the process that we don’t earn much and that we just needed someone who would fight for us and believe in us, they called EVERY month asking for more money. We made an agreement to pay them $200 per week and any commission we get at work (which is not guaranteed) and this was a stretch for us. They still called every chance they could to see when we were going to have more money to give them. I kept telling them that any extra money we get, we give them, but it just wasn’t enough. We are now being billed for the work they are putting in to drop us. The first attorney, Francis has an extremely off-putting personality. He actually called me to complain about another client and then billed us for that conversation. He would go on what we called “freak out rants” where he’d call to tell us the judge is an idiot, etc. Then we got moved to Tim who was supposedly cheaper and would allow us to work with the attorney’s-in-training to save some money (also NEVER happened). We always spoke to and dealt with Tim and only Tim. His assistant only seemed to be able to communicate via email and even then couldn’t answer questions. Anytime we had ANY questions, we’d have to reach out 2-3 times before getting any kind of response. This was our first experience with a lawyer & unfortunately I don’t anticipate ever hiring one again if it can be avoided. These people are money hungry. Not sure why, lawyers aren’t exactly going hungry… They failed to do the ONE thing we asked and that was to believe in us and that as long as they did that, we would pay the debt we owed them. We pleaded with them not to drop us and they sent us the notice that they were, right before we were set to go to court. So thank you James Crawford and ALL your employees for essentially robbing us of our savings and just focusing on what was obviously important to you. Not protecting an innocent child from the sexual abuse our child’s stepfather committed against her, not the rodent-infested house she was living in, but the money that you were oh-so-desperately in need of…

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    100% recommend for any legal services. I hired Haley Mendola to represent me in a Protective Order case and I was overly satisfied with the results Haley was able to obtain for me. I would rate Haley a 10/10 for Professionalism, Loyalty, Care, and results! Thank you Haley

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    This firm is amazing. Every person I dealt with, from initial consultation to billing to scheduling to the actual attorney (Angel) was such a kind, patient, professional and informative person. My attorney was able to get me exactly what I wanted with my case, literally exactly what I hired her to do. I even got help after my case was dismissed with my public record. I will use this firm for life.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Francis Lanasa ruined my life, stole my money and lied to my face. He will do it again. Please don't choose this law firm…don't be desperate…better to have no attorney than anybody this scam firm has to offer I promise you. He is a disgrace to the Bar and an even worse human being. Unforgiveable

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Aaron Goodwin helped me with my Marriage separation agreement and finalize my divorce. He was very informative and made the divorce process smooth sailing for me. Was always there with an answer to my questions. Thank you so much for making this experience go so well. I was glad I was recommended and will recommend to others as well.

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Jason Shapiro 

 Website

In times of trouble, call Attorney Jason Shapiro to handle your criminal case. Attorney Jason Shapiro focuses on charges involving DUIs, theft crimes, assault and battery, sex crimes, juvenile crimes, and traffic offenses. A practicing attorney for over 33 years, Attorney Jason Shapiro is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar Association. Attorney Jason Shapiro earned his JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law. His devotion to his practice is clear, as he provides services to clients at any hour of the day, any day of the week. No matter the complexity of your criminal case, entrust Attorney Jason Shapiro to fight for your rights.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.70
44 reviews  

Thank you, Justin Lake, for a job well done. We have used your firm whenever we needed legal advice and have appreciated the results. In a recent case you stayed in touch with me during negotiations with the prosecutor regarding my traffic court case. You did an excellent job of finding and communicating information which eventually led to the prosecutor dropping my case. Your insight into the situation was critical. I very much appreciated your summary letter describing the outcome of my case. Receiving a document like that is very valuable. I highly recommend the firm of Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates for legal representation. Your work is a credit to you, Justin, and to your law firm. Thank-you!

I simply cannot say enough good things about this firm. They have addressed four different issues for my family and friends to whom I have recommended them. They are knowledgeable, experienced, professional, well connected and with a high degree of compassion and caring about their clients. The entire staff is responsive and on top of all things related to their cases. I would recommend them without reservation to anyone.

Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates is #1 in my book! A great law firm filled with caring and supportive attorneys and staff. Our Attorney, Justin Lake is amazing to work with. His guidance, knowledge and expertise throughout our legal matter was so invaluable. Mr. Lake was always very responsive, professional, thoughtful and caring. We will always be forever grateful of the favorable outcome we obtained, thanks to Justin and Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates.

I can’t thank Justin enough for everything he has done for myself and the work he did on the case. He was very professional and informative with everything involving my case, and the outcome was wonderful. He handled everything & I am very grateful. Mr. Lake is someone I would recommend to family and friends and was all around a great lawyer and person to have during a stressful situation.

I simply cannot recommend Dave and the team at Shapiro Zwanetz enough! They are my go to for any questions or legal advice. It is always very easy to get ahold of them, which is something I cannot say for other legal firms. They are willing to sit down with you for however long it takes, answering all your questions in great detail and never make it feel like a rushed process. Everyone is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and above all, friendly and personable.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Thank you, Justin Lake, for a job well done. We have used your firm whenever we needed legal advice and have appreciated the results. In a recent case you stayed in touch with me during negotiations with the prosecutor regarding my traffic court case. You did an excellent job of finding and communicating information which eventually led to the prosecutor dropping my case. Your insight into the situation was critical. I very much appreciated your summary letter describing the outcome of my case. Receiving a document like that is very valuable. I highly recommend the firm of Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates for legal representation. Your work is a credit to you, Justin, and to your law firm. Thank-you!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I simply cannot say enough good things about this firm. They have addressed four different issues for my family and friends to whom I have recommended them. They are knowledgeable, experienced, professional, well connected and with a high degree of compassion and caring about their clients. The entire staff is responsive and on top of all things related to their cases. I would recommend them without reservation to anyone.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates is #1 in my book! A great law firm filled with caring and supportive attorneys and staff. Our Attorney, Justin Lake is amazing to work with. His guidance, knowledge and expertise throughout our legal matter was so invaluable. Mr. Lake was always very responsive, professional, thoughtful and caring. We will always be forever grateful of the favorable outcome we obtained, thanks to Justin and Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I can’t thank Justin enough for everything he has done for myself and the work he did on the case. He was very professional and informative with everything involving my case, and the outcome was wonderful. He handled everything & I am very grateful. Mr. Lake is someone I would recommend to family and friends and was all around a great lawyer and person to have during a stressful situation.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I simply cannot recommend Dave and the team at Shapiro Zwanetz enough! They are my go to for any questions or legal advice. It is always very easy to get ahold of them, which is something I cannot say for other legal firms. They are willing to sit down with you for however long it takes, answering all your questions in great detail and never make it feel like a rushed process. Everyone is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and above all, friendly and personable.

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Thomas Maronick 

 Website

When you hire Attorney Thomas Maronick, you can feel relieved to know he will be by your side every step of the way. While Attorney Thomas Maronick defends clients charged with any type of offense, some of his more common areas of practice include criminal infringement of a copyright and perjury. Attorney Thomas Maronick is a leader within the American Criminal Justice Association and National Trial Lawyers. A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, Attorney Thomas Maronick previously received the Best Law Firms and Super Lawyer awards. To receive the personal care needed for your case, call Attorney Thomas Maronick today!

Fee Structure: no win , no fee

 Website lawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.90
108 reviews  

In the middle of the night, I received a call that all mothers dread. My son had been arrested. I went into panic mode. I live over 700 miles away and felt absolutely helpless. I called several attorneys from different law firms to no avail. At 11:30am, that morning, I found the Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr. LLC on Google. I called and was connected to Attorney Michelle Murphy. She immediately began to calm me. She assured me she would represent my son at his bail hearing at 1:00pm. (Yes 1 hour and a half later) and do everything in her power to get him released. She worked quickly to gather as many details as possible and presented them at the hearing which allowed my son to be released bail free. I cannot thank her enough. She has been responsive and empathetic every step of the way. I will refer everyone to you. Thank you, Mrs. Murphy! You are a life saver.

I’ve never been in any legal issues and for a first timer I called this firm and was attended very professionally. The receptionist was very thorough and quick in asking the proper questions to direct my call to the right attorney . Once I spoke to the attorney it was a walk in the park . I got the help I needed in which many other forms couldn’t answer my questions. I 100% recommended this firm and to top it all off they speak Spanish !

I must say this law office has given me hope. That someone other then my family cares for my son. God has placed Thomas in my family for good. I couldn't ask for a better lawyer. Thanks for all you do. God bless you.

Great law office. Responsive and professional legal clerks.

Please come to Tom for your needs!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    In the middle of the night, I received a call that all mothers dread. My son had been arrested. I went into panic mode. I live over 700 miles away and felt absolutely helpless. I called several attorneys from different law firms to no avail. At 11:30am, that morning, I found the Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr. LLC on Google. I called and was connected to Attorney Michelle Murphy. She immediately began to calm me. She assured me she would represent my son at his bail hearing at 1:00pm. (Yes 1 hour and a half later) and do everything in her power to get him released. She worked quickly to gather as many details as possible and presented them at the hearing which allowed my son to be released bail free. I cannot thank her enough. She has been responsive and empathetic every step of the way. I will refer everyone to you. Thank you, Mrs. Murphy! You are a life saver.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I’ve never been in any legal issues and for a first timer I called this firm and was attended very professionally. The receptionist was very thorough and quick in asking the proper questions to direct my call to the right attorney . Once I spoke to the attorney it was a walk in the park . I got the help I needed in which many other forms couldn’t answer my questions. I 100% recommended this firm and to top it all off they speak Spanish !

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I must say this law office has given me hope. That someone other then my family cares for my son. God has placed Thomas in my family for good. I couldn't ask for a better lawyer. Thanks for all you do. God bless you.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Great law office. Responsive and professional legal clerks.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Please come to Tom for your needs!

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Brian Bishop 

 Website

In times of detainment or arrest, you want an experienced criminal defense attorney whose goal is to lead you to freedom. Attorney Brian Bishop's typical areas of concentration are perjury, criminal forfeiture, and DUIs. Attorney Brian Bishop is affiliated with the State Bar Association. Attorney Brian Bishop’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he is the recipient of the 10 Best Attorneys award. Attorney Brian Bishop does not want his clients to face the brutal consequences of their charges and will work tirelessly to achieve his expectations.

 Website lawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.50
52 reviews  

I had a case with the Bishop Law firm. The law firm help me settle my case fast, and I am able to get my kids Christmas stuff this year. I appreciated the way they went beyond to help me. Thanks a million!

Brian Bishop, Esq. is honest, highly motivated and gets exceptional results for his clients in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury law. Highly recommended!

This place is gorgeous! The staff try really hard to make your as happy as can be, they are a bit English challenged but there are enough people who understand everything. They know how to make great drinks! The beach is one of the best I've ever been to including Hawaii! The missing star is for the food... It is an all inclusive but I was hoping for at least a couple higher end restaurants even if there was an upcharge, but no. The food is just OK. The spa is fabulous, I had an amazing massage. Everything else is fantastic! Go, you'll love it!

If you want updates on your case this is the wrong place to go

Update: I wouldn't say we spoke 14 times. I called maybe 14 times. I did receive my settlement check in the mail actually the day I posted my previous review ( never was notified that it was even sent out to me). Mr. Bishop the attorney was actually prompt and efficient once speaking with him , again I cant say the same for the paralegal.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    I had a case with the Bishop Law firm. The law firm help me settle my case fast, and I am able to get my kids Christmas stuff this year. I appreciated the way they went beyond to help me. Thanks a million!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    Brian Bishop, Esq. is honest, highly motivated and gets exceptional results for his clients in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury law. Highly recommended!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    This place is gorgeous! The staff try really hard to make your as happy as can be, they are a bit English challenged but there are enough people who understand everything. They know how to make great drinks! The beach is one of the best I've ever been to including Hawaii! The missing star is for the food... It is an all inclusive but I was hoping for at least a couple higher end restaurants even if there was an upcharge, but no. The food is just OK. The spa is fabulous, I had an amazing massage. Everything else is fantastic! Go, you'll love it!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    If you want updates on your case this is the wrong place to go

  • Review

    by Google
    4.50
    5 reviews  

    Update: I wouldn't say we spoke 14 times. I called maybe 14 times. I did receive my settlement check in the mail actually the day I posted my previous review ( never was notified that it was even sent out to me). Mr. Bishop the attorney was actually prompt and efficient once speaking with him , again I cant say the same for the paralegal.

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Tychostup Decker 

 Website

Is there a warrant out for your arrest? Do you need help with an expungement? Then rely on the criminal expertise of Attorney {{nodataforthisfield}}. While he is knowledgeable in several areas of law, Attorney {{nodataforthisfield}} provides a distinguished expertise in auto theft, sex crimes, domestic terrorism, check fraud, and drug crimes charges. Attorney {{nodataforthisfield}} is a leader within the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys and the National College of DUI Defense. He has received numerous accolades for his hard work, including the Best Law Firms and National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers awards. His devotion to his practice is clear, as he provides services to clients at any hour of the day, any day of the week. Not only is Attorney {{nodataforthisfield}} detail-oriented in his preparation and research of a case but he presents the facts of the case persuasively and successfully in court.

 Website

Review

by Google
5.00
7 reviews  

Love this firm. Attorneys are very experienced and easy to talk to. Joe was great for my trial. Communicated well and provided great representation. Was able to get my charges dropped completely. Cannot recommend this place enough.

Luke Woods is by far the best attorney I have ever had. I was facing 17 criminal and traffic charges but due to Luke's professional help, I am able to be writing this review now. No jail time served and court fines appropriated to my income level. Honestly, there's nothing anyone could ask more. Luke Woods, thank you very much. You are the only attorney I know that CONSISTENTLY picked up the phone anytime and truly showed up for my family and I in court. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

My name is Justin, i had the pleasure of having Mr. Luke Woods as my lawyer for 3 of my cases that were pending. Luke was able to help get me results that i was extremely satisfied with in all 3 cases as well as get me into a Rehab that i enjoy and love to say the least. Luke was very responsive as well as driven to get me the results i needed to avoid any jailtime. He is not only very responsive but also a hard-working and dedicated lawyer who puts his clients first. I will most definately be using Luke again in the future if i ever need it and recommend him to anybody in need of a lawyer. He was able to work a deal out to keep me out of jail and also help me get the help that i truly needed and for this i am very grateful of him. To anybody looking for a lawyer in the future i suggest to give him a call and knowing Luke he will answer night or day. Thankyou again to him as well as law firm for everything they did for me!

They had me explain the whole entire story to two people who should have known they don’t do that type of law and wasted a lot of my time when I don’t have that much time to find good help.

Luke Woods is fantastic lawyer. He did everything he said he would do and everything came out just like he said. This was the most important issue in my life and he made it a great success!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Love this firm. Attorneys are very experienced and easy to talk to. Joe was great for my trial. Communicated well and provided great representation. Was able to get my charges dropped completely. Cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Luke Woods is by far the best attorney I have ever had. I was facing 17 criminal and traffic charges but due to Luke's professional help, I am able to be writing this review now. No jail time served and court fines appropriated to my income level. Honestly, there's nothing anyone could ask more. Luke Woods, thank you very much. You are the only attorney I know that CONSISTENTLY picked up the phone anytime and truly showed up for my family and I in court. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    My name is Justin, i had the pleasure of having Mr. Luke Woods as my lawyer for 3 of my cases that were pending. Luke was able to help get me results that i was extremely satisfied with in all 3 cases as well as get me into a Rehab that i enjoy and love to say the least. Luke was very responsive as well as driven to get me the results i needed to avoid any jailtime. He is not only very responsive but also a hard-working and dedicated lawyer who puts his clients first. I will most definately be using Luke again in the future if i ever need it and recommend him to anybody in need of a lawyer. He was able to work a deal out to keep me out of jail and also help me get the help that i truly needed and for this i am very grateful of him. To anybody looking for a lawyer in the future i suggest to give him a call and knowing Luke he will answer night or day. Thankyou again to him as well as law firm for everything they did for me!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    They had me explain the whole entire story to two people who should have known they don’t do that type of law and wasted a lot of my time when I don’t have that much time to find good help.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Luke Woods is fantastic lawyer. He did everything he said he would do and everything came out just like he said. This was the most important issue in my life and he made it a great success!

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David B Shapiro 

 Website

Given the principle that every accused client is innocent until proven guilty, Attorney David Shapiro defends his clients until liberty is achieved. While Attorney David Shapiro mainly helps clients who are facing charges, he has also represented clients who were charged with more unique crimes, such as assault and battery, burglary, credit/debit card fraud, domestic violence, drug crimes, and DUIs. When Attorney David Shapiro is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the State Bar Association. Ever since Attorney David Shapiro graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1992, he has continued to stay up to date with the newest criminal laws when helping his clients. If you want a powerhouse defense for your criminal case, Attorney David Shapiro is your attorney.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.40
11 reviews  

Mr Shapiro is horrible!!! He will act so sincere and take your money only to do absolutely NOTHING! He will act as if he is going to do so much until you completely pay him and then he does nothing! He doesn’t even show up to all of his hearings! Just a waste of money!

Very professional and compassionate service. Handled my auto injury case with ultimate care and sensitivity and made sure that my insurance didn't screw me over. It was a long process, little over a year , but my family and I are completely satisfied and will use them and refer others as well

Oh this office is on at paul street and this man has been my lawyer for 20 years and he is a great friend

Poor communication, poor service. Still waiting for results from my auto accident happened over a year ago. Will never use this lawyer office again.

I irked David Shapiro for an accident case . He actually got no where with it at all . And after 2 years of nothing happening they called and asked how I wanted to proceed with this case . Really ??? Horrible experience and absolutely no results what so ever. I would never go back to him again for any reason. I definitely would not recommend him to anyone at all . Don’t waste your time with this one

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Mr Shapiro is horrible!!! He will act so sincere and take your money only to do absolutely NOTHING! He will act as if he is going to do so much until you completely pay him and then he does nothing! He doesn’t even show up to all of his hearings! Just a waste of money!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Very professional and compassionate service. Handled my auto injury case with ultimate care and sensitivity and made sure that my insurance didn't screw me over. It was a long process, little over a year , but my family and I are completely satisfied and will use them and refer others as well

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Oh this office is on at paul street and this man has been my lawyer for 20 years and he is a great friend

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Poor communication, poor service. Still waiting for results from my auto accident happened over a year ago. Will never use this lawyer office again.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    I irked David Shapiro for an accident case . He actually got no where with it at all . And after 2 years of nothing happening they called and asked how I wanted to proceed with this case . Really ??? Horrible experience and absolutely no results what so ever. I would never go back to him again for any reason. I definitely would not recommend him to anyone at all . Don’t waste your time with this one

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Allan Rombro 

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To receive the best representation that you deserve, call Attorney Allan Rombro today. His expertise is strong in the areas of criminal forfeiture, domestic violence, and perjury. When Attorney Allan Rombro is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the National Trial Lawyers and the State Bar Association. A well-respected criminal defense attorney, Attorney Allan Rombro began his legal career after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law. Not only is Attorney Allan Rombro detail-oriented in his preparation and research of a case but he presents the facts of the case persuasively and successfully in court.

Fee Structure: no win , no fee

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.90
55 reviews  

What to say about the man who helped me navigate the treacherous waters of our legal system, Allan is a man of great integrity and legal knowledge. Allan cogently outlined my case, potential outcomes, and a comprehensive strategy for the best possible outcome. Honestly, it was almost as if Allan was playing chess when everyone else was playing checkers. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a good nights sleep by not worrying about your legal predicament by soliciting the services of Allan Rombro, you will not be disappointed. Thanks again my friend!

Allan Rombro is professionally outstanding and so well connected with the legal system and it's challenges. He represented our son twice within 18 months. The first time he was able to resolve a very difficult case involving multiple felony charges by securing a reasonable and fair probation. He is so understanding, patient and caring that I grew to trust him and always count on him to field my numerous anxiety calls during the process. I felt he was always one step ahead of my questions to provide detailed explanations for everything that was happening. His confident assurance made me feel less anxious and blessed to have him working for us. The second time involved breaking probation with criminal issues in another state. We contacted Allan immediately and he was ready and willing to represent our son again knowing it was going to be even more difficult to resolve. Even before his extradition back to MD, Allan already had his plan together and everything he said would happen actually happen only much better that we expected. At the bail hearing he was able get the judge to allow him to be placed in a 30 day inpatient rehab program. Six weeks later at the final probation violation trial, he was told he could receive 18 months incarceration. Amazingly, Allan Rombro was able to convince the judge that incarceration was not going to be the right thing for permanent recovery. I believe his reputation as a fair and honest lawyer within the legal community helped the judge take his recommendations. Having received a perfect record from the rehab facility, Allan was able to position this achievement with the judge so she would rule in favor of him being released. The outcome was beyond our expectations because he was released! He is currently living at an extension of the rehab facility. He choose to start his life over with good accountability, attending meetings, working 2 jobs and going to church. He even has plans to work as a rehab counselor. None of this would have happened without Allan being so successful and inspirational. I went into this much detail because I wanted everyone to know that what Allan did was so much more then we ever believed possible. No matter how difficult the case, Allan Rombro should be your first choice. He is simply the best !!

I had solicited the law office of Allan Rombro for criminal assault case for a family member. ..I was given a list of lawyers to choose from .. and he stood out from the crowd... ( I had a very good feeling about him) ..since I was in another state we did most of our business pertaining to the case on the phone .... he kept me well inform and up to date with the proceedings ,not one time that I called that he never returned my call ........professional to the end I

I am pleased with the outcome of the case I hired Mr Rombro for. He was able to have the charges dropped and my fiancé was able to come home last night. I assure you Mr. Rombro will fight for you and/or your loved ones and he will not disappoint.

Allan was a great choice and would highly recommend to anyone. He was extremely nice and understanding and always did what he said he was going to do. He did a phenomenal job w/ my case and cleared everything up that was hanging over my head the past 5 years!!! He always answered my calls and questions and always called back in a timely manner... HE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!!!!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    What to say about the man who helped me navigate the treacherous waters of our legal system, Allan is a man of great integrity and legal knowledge. Allan cogently outlined my case, potential outcomes, and a comprehensive strategy for the best possible outcome. Honestly, it was almost as if Allan was playing chess when everyone else was playing checkers. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a good nights sleep by not worrying about your legal predicament by soliciting the services of Allan Rombro, you will not be disappointed. Thanks again my friend!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Allan Rombro is professionally outstanding and so well connected with the legal system and it's challenges. He represented our son twice within 18 months. The first time he was able to resolve a very difficult case involving multiple felony charges by securing a reasonable and fair probation. He is so understanding, patient and caring that I grew to trust him and always count on him to field my numerous anxiety calls during the process. I felt he was always one step ahead of my questions to provide detailed explanations for everything that was happening. His confident assurance made me feel less anxious and blessed to have him working for us. The second time involved breaking probation with criminal issues in another state. We contacted Allan immediately and he was ready and willing to represent our son again knowing it was going to be even more difficult to resolve. Even before his extradition back to MD, Allan already had his plan together and everything he said would happen actually happen only much better that we expected. At the bail hearing he was able get the judge to allow him to be placed in a 30 day inpatient rehab program. Six weeks later at the final probation violation trial, he was told he could receive 18 months incarceration. Amazingly, Allan Rombro was able to convince the judge that incarceration was not going to be the right thing for permanent recovery. I believe his reputation as a fair and honest lawyer within the legal community helped the judge take his recommendations. Having received a perfect record from the rehab facility, Allan was able to position this achievement with the judge so she would rule in favor of him being released. The outcome was beyond our expectations because he was released! He is currently living at an extension of the rehab facility. He choose to start his life over with good accountability, attending meetings, working 2 jobs and going to church. He even has plans to work as a rehab counselor. None of this would have happened without Allan being so successful and inspirational. I went into this much detail because I wanted everyone to know that what Allan did was so much more then we ever believed possible. No matter how difficult the case, Allan Rombro should be your first choice. He is simply the best !!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I had solicited the law office of Allan Rombro for criminal assault case for a family member. ..I was given a list of lawyers to choose from .. and he stood out from the crowd... ( I had a very good feeling about him) ..since I was in another state we did most of our business pertaining to the case on the phone .... he kept me well inform and up to date with the proceedings ,not one time that I called that he never returned my call ........professional to the end I

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I am pleased with the outcome of the case I hired Mr Rombro for. He was able to have the charges dropped and my fiancé was able to come home last night. I assure you Mr. Rombro will fight for you and/or your loved ones and he will not disappoint.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Allan was a great choice and would highly recommend to anyone. He was extremely nice and understanding and always did what he said he was going to do. He did a phenomenal job w/ my case and cleared everything up that was hanging over my head the past 5 years!!! He always answered my calls and questions and always called back in a timely manner... HE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!!!!!

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Marla Zide 

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To receive the best representation that you deserve, call Attorney Marla Zide today. Attorney Marla Zide consistently delivers in cases involving bankruptcy fraud/embezzlement, sex crimes, domestic violence, DUIs, DWIs, and drug crimes. A practicing attorney for over 22 years, Attorney Marla Zide is a member of the National Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. Attorney Marla Zide’s remarkable track record has earned her the recognition as one of the Best Law Firms and title of Super Lawyer. Attorney Marla Zide does not want her clients to face the brutal consequences of their charges and will work tirelessly to achieve her expectations.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.40
10 reviews  

Rob immediately got the case information and took charge. He was responsive and explained the options. He worked hard to ensure I was well represented and most importantly, he got the charges dismissed. He worked a hard case where the accuser changed her story and facts. He prepared the case thoroughly and I would recommend him without hesitation! If I ever need a lawyer, he will be my choice!

When we first met Mr. Siegel, He had offered us a free consultation, we were impressed with his professionalism, and knowledge and was able to tailor to our needs, and concerns, Very happy we were able to pick him.

I have worked with Robert Siegle twice for different matters. He is a great attorney to represent you. His rates are very reasonable in comparison to begin with. The major reason to use Attorney Siegle is he provides very level headed honest informaiton to you. Several attorneys kind of brag how they know folks etc. and in reality they really do not just represent you based upon facts in court. Mr. Siegle did a lot of investigation into various laws to try and see different avenues. Very impressed with his handling of my issues in past.

Grade A all the way! Mr. Siegel walked me thru my entire process and kept me well informed thru my court date. Never once did I have to wonder what was happening.

Rob Siegel has been a colleague of mine for almost 20 years. Rob has an excellent representation and when I have a case in which I have a conflict or I cannot take for another reason I always think of Rob first.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Rob immediately got the case information and took charge. He was responsive and explained the options. He worked hard to ensure I was well represented and most importantly, he got the charges dismissed. He worked a hard case where the accuser changed her story and facts. He prepared the case thoroughly and I would recommend him without hesitation! If I ever need a lawyer, he will be my choice!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    When we first met Mr. Siegel, He had offered us a free consultation, we were impressed with his professionalism, and knowledge and was able to tailor to our needs, and concerns, Very happy we were able to pick him.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    I have worked with Robert Siegle twice for different matters. He is a great attorney to represent you. His rates are very reasonable in comparison to begin with. The major reason to use Attorney Siegle is he provides very level headed honest informaiton to you. Several attorneys kind of brag how they know folks etc. and in reality they really do not just represent you based upon facts in court. Mr. Siegle did a lot of investigation into various laws to try and see different avenues. Very impressed with his handling of my issues in past.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Grade A all the way! Mr. Siegel walked me thru my entire process and kept me well informed thru my court date. Never once did I have to wonder what was happening.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Rob Siegel has been a colleague of mine for almost 20 years. Rob has an excellent representation and when I have a case in which I have a conflict or I cannot take for another reason I always think of Rob first.

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Joshua T Ortega 

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Is there a warrant out for your arrest? Do you need help with an expungement? Then rely on the criminal expertise of Attorney Joshua Ortega. Typical areas of focus include assault & battery, burglary, drug crimes, robbery and theft crimes. With memberships in the National Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association, Attorney Joshua Ortega is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. Attorney Joshua Ortega’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he is the recipient of the Best Law Firms and Super Lawyer. If you want the best, then reach out to Attorney Joshua Ortega’s office today.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
30 reviews  

Mr. Ortega was a breath of fresh air from the moment I walked into his office. I only saw/talked to two lawyers regarding my case. I chose him because of his reassuring nature and confidence....and I'm happy I did. He's smart, savvy and diligent. Not long after reviewing my case, he had a plan. Though the pandemic significantly extended the timeline of the case, he personally kept in contact with me, informing of new developments along the way. I watched the reactions of several court house officials when he arrived. When they see him coming or hear his name, they know it's about to get REAL. Mr. Ortega's great reputation is well-deserved. If you are looking for effective, formidable representation, look no further.

There aren't enough words to express how wonderful and amazing it was to work with Ortega Law, specifically Josh (I didn't work with his wife, but I'm sure she's as impressive). He's responsive, beyond helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. He even went over and beyond to assist me and answer all of my questions about something unrelated. I trusted him from the first conversation and knew that my best interest was of importance to him. His pricing was very fair, and although my case was dismissed, he was worth every single penny spent, and I have not one regret! I will recommend Josh over and over again, and should I ever need his assistance again or know of anyone who may need him, I will not hesitate to reach out. If I could give 100 stars, I would!

They were amazing and very on the ball. Mr Ortega's assistant was on point and very timely on all questions I needed answered. I would highly recommend them to anyone that need legal services.

First and foremost, 5 stars across the board for Josh, Windy, and their staff. They are very professional and extremely knowledgeable, and were extremely caring and supportive throughout the whole process. If you need an attorney that knows the AA County system, the “Fighting Ortega’s” will fight for you.

I have worked with many attorneys in my line of work, one of which is now a judge, but Josh is truly the best of the best. To find someone that can work a courtroom like he can AND genuinely care about his client is like finding a needle in a haystack.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Ortega was a breath of fresh air from the moment I walked into his office. I only saw/talked to two lawyers regarding my case. I chose him because of his reassuring nature and confidence....and I'm happy I did. He's smart, savvy and diligent. Not long after reviewing my case, he had a plan. Though the pandemic significantly extended the timeline of the case, he personally kept in contact with me, informing of new developments along the way. I watched the reactions of several court house officials when he arrived. When they see him coming or hear his name, they know it's about to get REAL. Mr. Ortega's great reputation is well-deserved. If you are looking for effective, formidable representation, look no further.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    There aren't enough words to express how wonderful and amazing it was to work with Ortega Law, specifically Josh (I didn't work with his wife, but I'm sure she's as impressive). He's responsive, beyond helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. He even went over and beyond to assist me and answer all of my questions about something unrelated. I trusted him from the first conversation and knew that my best interest was of importance to him. His pricing was very fair, and although my case was dismissed, he was worth every single penny spent, and I have not one regret! I will recommend Josh over and over again, and should I ever need his assistance again or know of anyone who may need him, I will not hesitate to reach out. If I could give 100 stars, I would!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    They were amazing and very on the ball. Mr Ortega's assistant was on point and very timely on all questions I needed answered. I would highly recommend them to anyone that need legal services.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    First and foremost, 5 stars across the board for Josh, Windy, and their staff. They are very professional and extremely knowledgeable, and were extremely caring and supportive throughout the whole process. If you need an attorney that knows the AA County system, the “Fighting Ortega’s” will fight for you.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I have worked with many attorneys in my line of work, one of which is now a judge, but Josh is truly the best of the best. To find someone that can work a courtroom like he can AND genuinely care about his client is like finding a needle in a haystack.

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