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Marc Richard Emden

also known as of EMDENLAW

About me

Fusing blistering cross examination with pin- point attacks on the prosecution, Emdenlaw was created in 1987 as a unique idea in the legal community. This concept was borne out of Marc Emden’s recognition that people in our community facing criminal charges expected and deserved high quality legal representation. 


At Emdenlaw, we also realized that going through a criminal prosecution is indeed very stressful and difficult. To assist our clients during the course of their representation, we often advise of them of the best ways to cope with the difficulty of their legal challenges. This advice has consisted of our recommending an effective therapist, drug counselor, alcohol program, family counseling, and defensive driving program, among many others.


As a result of this two-prong approach, our clients’ chances of a successful outcome in court substantially improve. 


We have been employing this approach for over 30 years, with great success. 



Since our beginnings, we have grown from a sole practitioner firm to two attorneys and a bilingual translator.  We have represented over 1000 clients in Washington DC and in almost every county in the entire State of Maryland.


In 2013, the President of the Maryland State Bar Association again reappointed Mr. Emden to the Maryland State Bar Association Committee on Ethics. This represents his seventh year on the committee.


He continues in his second year as a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Executive Committee


He was elected co-chair of  Walter Johnson High School’s Committee on Health and Safety and has been actively involved in presenting programs to promote student respect for the rule of law and to educate students and parents about ways to cope with stress during their child’s high school years.


He is also a member of the Simon Sobeloff Jewish Law Society which, this year ,will honor former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel for his outstanding contributions to the legal and Jewish communities.


He was the former co-chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Criminal Law Section from 2008-2012.



In his spare time, Marc enjoys performing improvisational comedy and has performed at the DC Improv and at the Washington Improv Theater in Washington DC.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    33 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
    33 years, 200 cases
  5. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    33 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($325/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Patricia M Weaver

    I endorse Marc Emden. Marc is a good attorney and very ethical. I have served on the Maryland Ethics Committee with Marc for a number of years. He is very dligent and smart. Marc is also a nice guy.


    Patricia Weaver Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Lawrence Cochran

    I have worked for and with Marc for several years. He is an excellent attorney - he prepares all his cases thoroughly and plays to win. You can't go wrong with hiring Marc.


    Michael Cochran Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

200-A Monroe St
Ste 200
Rockville, MD, 20850


DCActive 198305/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMarc R. Emden P.A.1987 - Present
Prosecuting Attorney, Ethics MatterMontgomery County Maryland Government2011 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Walter Johnson High SchoolCo-chair, Health and Safety Committee2013 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2011 - 2013
Montgomery County Bar AssociationCo-chair2008 - 2012
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember- Committee on Ethics2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Driving on a Revoked License Charged DroppedCharge Dropped
Leaving the scene of an accident/vehicular manslaughterFelony charged dismissed; remaining charge PBJ
6 Serious Traffic Charges Droppedall charges dropped
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Publication nameTitleDate
Committee on Ethics- Attorney Ethics OpinionsMaryland State Bar Association2013
Legal Times MagazineThe Admissibility of Photographs in Low Impact Collisions2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of MarylandGovernment and PoliticsN/A1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maryland State Bar Association 2013 ConferenceCan Similar Conduct Lead to Different Sanctions2013