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Matt Lavine

Matt Lavine

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

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About Me

Having grown up in a family of lawyers and judges, I have always viewed the practice of law as a calling, similar to that of the practice of medicine. 


Even after more than 25 years, mostly dedicated to trial work, my principles remain in place. I provide my clients with great effort, strategic planning, and the judgment that I have been fortunate to attain.


Traditionally, lawyers with degrees from Johns Hopkins and Duke Law do not devote their time to folks facing criminal or drunk driving charges. My view, particularly in the area of DUI and drug possession, is that, when a law does not produce a positive result, then fighting the law is the only way to preserve the larger interests of society.


Therefore,  I generally find that the lawyers who rush their clients through plea deals are serving neither their clients nor the broader society. In fact, it is this very action of lawyers that has insured my committment to criminal defense and DUI defense.      


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    28 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    28 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Matt P. Lavine

8601 Maple Lawn Blvd
Suite 200
Fulton, MD, 20759



DCSuspended - Non-Payment of Dues199305/24/2015

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CopyrightU.S. Copyright Office2002
PatentU.S. Patent Office1976

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FacultyUniversity Of Maryland University College2005 - 2010
CounselACLU of Maryland1988 - 1997
AttorneyLaw Offices of Matt P. Lavine1988 - Present
CounselPublic Defender Office1986 - 1988
Judicial ClerkCourt Of Special Appeals Of Maryland1985 - 1986


Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember1996 - Present
U.S. District Court of MarylandMember1990 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Phillips v. StateWon
State v. HenesseyW

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke UniversityConstitutional StudiesMA - Masters1985
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Johns Hopkins UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1981