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Focusing exclusively on DUI and traffic defense, Scott is the author of the groundbreaking book entitled "How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Maryland". In the book, Scott provides the 11 questions you must ask any lawyer before hiring them AND explains 20 ways the average lawyer can lose a winnable case.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    21 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
    21 years



Fixed (always)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin Weaver Glass III

    If you have been arrested for DUI in Maryland you should contact Scott and at least request a free copy of his book on Maryland DUI from him. Written for the consumer, Scott walks you step by step through the legal process and a really cool methodology for choosing the right lawyer for you. You don't want to hire a "dump truck" lawyer. (Scott explains that term in his book!)


    Benjamin Glass Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Joseph Muffoletto

    There are few attorneys as dedicated to continuing legal education in the area of DUI and serious traffic defense which translates into exceptional representation for his clients. He is unselfish with the knowledge and his advocacy is matched by very few. Without equivocation Scott is at the forefront of the DUI/DWI defense community.


    Mark Muffoletto Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Scott C. Athen, PC

10451 Mill Run Cir Ste 400
Owings Mills, MD, 21117

Law Offices of Scott C. Athen, PC

10440 Little Patuxent Pkwy Ste 900
Columbia, MD, 21117

Law Offices of Scott C. Athen, PC

1910 Town Centre Blvd Ste 250
Annapolis, MD, 21401



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Superior DUI AttorneyNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Marketer of the Year Runner-upGreat Legal Marketing2013
A Thousand Points of LightPresident George H.W. Bush1992
Pi Alpha SocietyPi Kappa Phi Fraternity1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, PresidentLaw Offices of Scott C. Athen, PC2012 - Present
Panel AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender2001 - 2003
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Scott C. Athen1995 - 2012
Law ClerkReese & Carney, LLC1994 - 1995
InternWishart, Norris, Henninger & Pittman1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationRecognition Committee2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationState Ambassador2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationTechnology Committee2014 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Harford County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Baltimore County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
Royal Order of ScotlandLifetime Member2011 - Present
Maryland Therapeutic Horsemanship AssociationVolunteer2006 - 2012
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MarylandAdmitted to Practice1996 - Present
Maryland Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice1995 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Sigma Delta Kappa Law FraternityPresident1994 - 1995
Sigma Delta Kappa Law FraternityMember1993 - Present
Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USALifetime Member - 32nd Degree K.C.C.H1992 - Present
Pi Kappa Phi FraternityPUSH America Team Rider1992 - 1992
Benjamin B. French Lodge No.15 Free And Accepted MasonsLifetime Member1992 - Present
Pi Kappa Phi FraternityPhilanthropy Chairman1989 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI with AccidentNot Guilty on all counts
Texting while driving with several open bottles of wine in the carNot Guilty on all counts
Too much to drink at a football partyFinally, the State dropped all charges.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Baltimore Jewish TimesAnti Gun Laws = Anti Self Defense2013
How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Maryland for Your CaseHow to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Maryland for Your Case2013
Maryland State Bar AssociationReview - Amicus Attorney1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney AssociationAdvanced DUI Defense SeminarCertificate of Completion2014
Forensic Sobriety AssessmentForensic Sobriety AssessmentCertification2014
NHTSA/IACP DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing ProgramSFST QualificationCertificate of Completion2013
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney AssociationAdvanced DUI Defense SeminarCertificate of Completion2011
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney AssociationAdvanced DUI Defense SeminarCertificate of Completion2002
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Elon CollegeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1992
The McDonogh SchoolN/AN/A1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GLM National SummitLegal Marketing and Technology2013
Maryland State Bar Association Mid-Year ConferenceLaw Office Technology1996