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Leonard R Stamm

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Leonard Stamm wrote the book on Maryland DUI Law.  He has been a
practicing drunk driving, DUI, DWI, and criminal defense lawyer in the
District, Circuit, and

appellate courts of Maryland

since 1984.  Since 1991,
after the death of his partner, Alan J.
Goldstein
, he has maintained a practice, under the name of
Goldstein & Stamm, P.A., in Greenbelt, Maryland, representing individuals
accused of crimes and traffic offenses in state and federal courts,
primarily in Montgomery (Rockville and Silver Spring), Prince George's
(Upper Marlboro and Hyattsville), Howard (Ellicott City), Anne Arundel
(Annapolis and Glen Burnie), Calvert (Prince Frederick), Charles (La
Plata), and St. Mary's (Leonardtown) counties. Stamm
also handles cases in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Caroline (Denton), Frederick, Kent
(Chestertown), Queen Anne's (Centreville), and Talbot
(Easton) counties, and has handled cases in
Dorchester, Garrett,
Harford, Washington,
Wicomico, and Worcester counties.  Stamm handles
appeals in the Maryland appellate courts, and is admitted to practice
before the United States Supreme Court.  In early 2004,
Andrea Hayduk joined the firm as
an associate attorney also focusing on drunk driving, DUI, DWI, and
criminal cases in the District, Circuit, and appellate courts of Maryland. 
In early 2008, Ms. Hayduk relocated to her home in Tennessee and was
replaced by Johanna Leshner.


Stamm is
recognized as an authority in the area of drunk driving defense and
Motor Vehicle Administration hearings in Maryland and has lectured and
written extensively in this area, in Maryland and around the country.
He has been a speaker at and has organized
numerous continuing legal education seminars since 1986.  He is
presently a Regent of the National College for DUI Defense, serving on its Amicus Committee,
and is former President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys'
Association
.  He also serves on the Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury
Instruction Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association.  He has had a
number of articles published in the Champion magazine, the magazine of the
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
He has been qualified as a practitioner and an
instructor in standardized field sobriety tests in
accordance with standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs
of Police (IACP)
and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and completed a certification class as an operator and maintenance technician
for the Intoxilyzer 5000.  He recently hosted a training seminar in the
Intox EC/IR.  Stamm holds a certificate of successful
completion for the Robert F. Borkenstein Course on "Alcohol, Drugs, and
Highway Safety: Testing, Research, and Litigation
" based out of Indiana
University at Bloomington.  He is one of the few lawyers in the country to have taken a two and a half day
overview of the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program. 
Martindale-Hubbell gives him an "AV" rating. 
He has also been listed in "Super Lawyers" and "Best Lawyers." 
In September 2008, the first edition of Stamm's book,
Maryland DUI Law, was
published by West Publishing Company.


 


Stamm's philosophy in drunk driving (DUI/DWI) defense is that unless the
State is offering a plea that is significantly better than going to trial and
losing, there is no good reason to plead guilty and not go to trial.  In
drunk driving cases, unlike many other charges in state court, more often then
not there is very little if any benefit to pleading guilty.  As a result he
prepares every DUI/DWI case for trial.  This is different from the vast
majority of other lawyers who will assume they cannot win your case and plead
you guilty.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    32 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    32 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

26 total 

  • Jeffrey B Henry

    I endorse this lawyer. The absolute best at DUI/DWI defense, literally wrote the book

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    Jeffrey Henry Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan L Katz

    This public endorsement of and thanks to Lenny is 22 years overdue. I met Lenny at the start of my criminal defense career in 1991. I quickly learned what so many lawyers already knew by then, which is that Lenny is highly skilled and very generous of his time with other lawyers. Over the years, I contacted Lenny several times seeking his unique insight into various DWI cases of mine. Each time, he was on the money. Lenny's former law partner and mento Alan Goldstein died soon before I started my criminal defense career. Lenny carries on Alan's strong belief in being available to other lawyers in their efforts to serve their clients better. I have numerous times expressed my thanks directly to Lenny. He deserves a more public thanks, here.

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    Jonathan Katz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

6301 Ivy Lane, Suite 504
Greenbelt, MD, 20770

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 198405/24/2015
MDActive198306/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Fred Bennett Zealous Advocacy AwardMaryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentGoldstein & Stamm, P.A.1991 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseAssistant Dean2014 - 2015
National College for DUI DefenseRegent1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1984 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, Defense of Drunk Driving CommitteeFormer President1984 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
West Publishing CompanyMaryland DUI Law2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Wesleyan UniversityGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National College for DUI Defense Summer SessionConfrontation from Crawford to Melendez-Diaz2009
National College for DUI Defense 2009 Winter SessionI'd Like to Introduce You to My Best Friend: Mr. Crawford2009
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI CasesIntox EC/IR2009
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI SeminarAdvanced Cross-Examination2008
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesIntox EC/IR2008
Getting the Blood Out!; Trial Tactics in Blood Cases; Legal Issues inAtlanta Blood Seminar2008
National College for DUI Defense - Summer sessionHandling the Problem Witness2007
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesMock Trial - lead defense counsel2007
National College for DUI DefenseThe Top 20 Guidelines for Bench Trials2006
NACDL and NCDD annual seminarWinning with Crawford2006
ECIR Training SeminarBeating 'em with Discovery2006
The Top 20 Myths in Breath, Blood, & Urine Testing - University of Mississippi DUI PractitionersThe Top 20 Myths in Breath, Blood, & Urine Testing2005
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesDebunking the Top 20 State Evidence Prevarications about Breath, Blood, and Urine Tests Using Case Law2004
NHTSA/IACP Student Class in Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety TestsInstructor2003
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesEssential Cases to Know in Handling Challenges to Scientific Evidence2003