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The Signature of Excellence in criminal defense. Over 30 years defending the most serious cases, in State and Federal Court. Over 150 jury trials. Over 200 homicide cases.

Samuel Delgado has been teaching students and lawyers how to win criminal trials ever since he graduated from Georgetown Law. He earned an L.L.M. in trial advocacy through the prestigious E. Barret Prettyman Fellowship in 1985. From that point on, he has taught trial advocacy at several law schools, including Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown. 

Samuel is an internationally acclaimed teacher in the art of criminal trial advocacy. He has taught at Harvard's renowned Trial Advocacy Workshop for the past 12 consecutive years. 

Fluent in Spanish, Samuel now teaches regularly throughout Latin America. He is on the forefront of reforms in Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, and many other countries that are undergoing total reform of their criminal justice systems. Samuel is proud to share this momentous time in history, as these countries transition from their continental law systems, based on the Roman civil law tradition, to the oral advocacy system that we have in the United States.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    34 years, 6 thousand cases



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Law Office of Samuel Delgado, LLC

226 North Adams Street
Rockville, MD, 20850


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Prettyman FellowshipGeorgetown University Law Center1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Samuel Delgado, LLC2010 - Present
AttorneyMontgomery County Office Of The Public Defender2002 - 2010
AttorneyFederal Public Defender of Maryland1999 - 2002
AttorneyPrivate Practice1990 - 1999
AttorneyPublic Defender Service For District Of Columbia1983 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
Georgetown University Law Center, Immigration Law QuarterlyBurning the House to Roast the Pig: INS Factory RaidsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterAdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws1983
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
La Academia de Destrezas en LitigaciónOpening Statements2013
Harvard Trial Advocacy WorkshopTrial Advocacy2013
I Simposio Internacional de Derecho Procesal PenalOpening Statements2012
Academia de Destrezas en LitigaciónDirect Examination2012