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25+ Years Experience

The Law Offices of Stephen F. Allen, P.C. has been providing quality legal representation at affordable prices for over 25 years throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia in such areas as criminal/traffic defense, automobile/personal injury accidents and many other matters.

The importance of selecting an experienced attorney in any case cannot be overstated. Your future may depend on your defense. The Law Offices of Stephen F. Allen, P.C. will provide a strong defense designed to protect your rights, preserve your freedom, and safeguard your future.


Aggressive Criminal Representation

The Law Offices of Stephen F. Allen, P.C. believes in aggressive representation for clients facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. We realize that your case is of the utmost importance to you. We will seek to resolve it in the most timely, cost-effective, and favorable way.


Trial Victories, Negotiated Settlements

Our lawyers have achieved numerous trial victories, negotiated settlements securing reduced charges, mitigated penalties, and alternatives to conviction or incarceration. Notwithstanding, we prepare each case for trial and are always prepared to take your case before a judge or jury to defend your rights for a favorable resolution of your case. A good defense begins with a good offense.


Free Initial Consultation, Payment Plans

The firm provides free consultations, reasonable fees, and payment plans for most legal matters. It is our desire to provide exemplary legal representation to our clients. Our desire is to become your lawyer for life.

For a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, contact us at (301)987-2002. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. Do not wait as certain legal rights may be waived. Call us now.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    29 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    29 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    29 years
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
    29 years
  5. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    29 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Philip J Santa Maria

    Steve has an admirable record of success resolving difficult cases by settlement or in front of a judge or jury. With honesty and integrity, he works hard to solve his client's problems in a fair and equitable way. I endorse him without reservation.


    Philip Maria Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Jonathan Chiang

    I highly recommend Mr. Allen. He is an experienced, savvy and talented attorney. Knows the courts very well and works hard to get clients the best possible result.


    Andrew Chiang Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

301 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD, 20877-2328


DCActive 198805/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Contracts IIAmerican Jurisprudence Book Award1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Stephen F. Allen, P.C.1994 - Present
PartnerAllen & Banjavic, Attorneys at Law1990 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Simon E. Sobeloff Law SocietyMember2015 - Present
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Frederick County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Prince Georges County, Office of the SheriffCavalier1996 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember1992 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Automobile Accident Recovery$100,000.00 Settlement
Automobile Accident Recovery$100,000.00 Settlement
Automobile Accident Recovery$261,000.00 Recovery
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawSenior Associate Editor1986
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Fordham UniversityPolitical Science and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983