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Barry H Helfand

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  1. Barry Helfand - criminal lawyering at its FINEST.

    Posted by a DUI client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
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    Responsive
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    • I recommend Barry Helfand.
    • I hired Barry 1-3 years ago.
    • Barry handled my DUI / DWI matter.

    Mr. Helfand is one of the, if not THE, best criminal defense lawyer in the state of Maryland. His comprehensive knowledge of the law, criminal law in particular, is unparalleled. Barry has been defending alleged criminals so long now that police officers and people at the State's attorney's office get nervous simply hearing his name. He has certain aura to him that I've never seen in any other lawyer. People are silent when he speaks, they do not want to miss a single word he says... chances are it will be either the funniest or most profound thing they've heard all day.

    The lawyers I consulted with prior to Barry seemed like they had more important matters to deal with and made minimal efforts to retain me as a client or show any concern for my case whatsoever. Mr. Helfand, on the other hand, made an effort to carefully and diligently prepare a defense for my relatively trivial DUI case while simultaneously preparing for 2 other murder cases.

    Barry's work over the years has not gone unnoticed; the name Helfand carries much weight in the judicial system. We all know how slow and long it takes to get any administrative thing done in any court. Not only do things get done when "Helfand" is mentioned, they get expedited. I've seen it happen before my very eyes.

    In sum, Barry Helfand is worth every single penny. If you want the best chances of obtaining a judgement in your favor (or getting your case thrown out completely) the Law Office's of Barry Helfand should be your first stop. If you don't believe me, take one step into his office and you will immediate notice the flood of awards Barry has been blessed with over the years... Top Maryland Lawyers, Top Washington Lawyers, Washington's Best Legal Minds, the list goes on. I promise you, you will not be upset when you hire Barry Helfand as your lawyer.

  2. Too Big for Britches

    Posted by a client,
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    • I do not recommend Barry Helfand.

    This lawyer has gotten way too big for his britches. Not only did I pay to retain his services, but he was a no show when the case was rescheduled twice. He all of a sudden was supposedly sick, and was not able to show when the case was ultimately heard. Instead I got his partner who did his best to assist me. He is a pathetic excuse for a lawyer. I am a fair individual but I did not pay to be represented by his counterpart. I paid for him, which was more expensive, and he never did one ounce of work for me. Never again!!!

  3. Best Lawyer that money can buy!!! A legend!!!

    Posted by a client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Barry Helfand.
    • I hired Barry more than 3 years ago.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Barry Helfand represented me for a traffic issue years ago. The end result involved no points on my record; no conviction. It was a perfect result. I would recommend him to anybody. My case was a small case. I have seen him all over the news, and I was thrilled that I could have such a high-profile lawyer handling my small traffic cases.

    I have read about him in the newspaper.... seen him on the news. He is a legend. Walking into the courtroom with him... everybody knew him. It was like walking around with the mayor.

    I heard and read in news articles that he was the "best money can buy".... what many people think of as "one of the best criminal lawyers in Maryland". I have read about cases that the news reports about him being part of a "dream team" of the best criminal lawyers. It felt great to know that he also would handle my little case.

    I would recommend Barry Helfand for any criminal case in Maryland or Washington, D.C. I know that he also is a personal injury lawyer and does car accident cases. I would recommend him for that also. I have total respect and confidence in him.

  4. Barry Helfand Is The Ultimate Criminal Defense Lawyer.

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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     Excellent
    Responsive
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Barry Helfand.
    • I hired Barry more than 3 years ago.
    • Barry handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I hired Barry Helfand in 2008, to help me appeal two drug related charges.

    Mr. Helfand spent time with me and my family- going over details of the case. He listened to everything I said, asked questions, and helped me strategize a solid legal defense and we went to trial.

    Barry skillfully cross examined both arresting Officers and ultimately discredited their testimony-- using the transcript from the original case, pointing out multiple contradictions. Essentially, Mr. Helfand used the arresting Officer's own sworn testimony to help me. Talk about justice!

    Mr. Helfand’s closing argument was powerful and thorough.

    Ultimately, I was found “NOT GUILTY” on both charges- by the presiding Judge.

    The Judge even went out of his way, in his closing statement, to say that the Officers seemed ‘less than credible’.

    He didn’t miss one detail during the trial, and knew how to use the law to my advantage.

    Further, Mr. Helfand’s Office Manager, Kristin, was a true pleasure to work with- and extremely professional.

    I was able to carry on with my demanding job & this actually helped me sleep better at night.

    If you’re in a real jam & need someone that cares & can truly help you--call Barry Helfand!!

  5. Barry Helfand Is The BEST Lawyer In Maryland- PERIOD.

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend Barry Helfand.
    • I hired Barry more than 3 years ago.
    • Barry handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I hired Barry Helfand in 2008, to help me appeal two drug related charges.

    Mr. Helfand spent time with me and my family- going over details of the case. He listened to everything I said, asked questions, and helped me strategize a solid legal defense and we went to trial.

    Barry skillfully cross examined both arresting Officers and ultimately discredited their testimony-- using the transcript from the original case, pointing out multiple contradictions. Essentially, Mr. Helfand used the arresting Officer's own sworn testimony to help me. Talk about justice!

    Mr. Helfand’s closing argument was powerful and thorough.

    Ultimately, I was found “NOT GUILTY” on both charges- by the presiding Judge.

    The Judge even went out of his way, in his closing statement, to say that the Officers seemed ‘less than credible’.

    He didn’t miss one detail during the trial, and knew how to use the law to my advantage.

    Further, Mr. Helfand’s Office Manager, Kristin, was a true pleasure to work with- and extremely professional.

    I was able to carry on with my demanding job & this actually helped me sleep better at night.

    If you’re in a real jam & need someone that cares & can truly help you--call Barry Helfand!!

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