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  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    30 years, 12 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 8%
    30 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Family: 1%
    3 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 1%
    3 years, 3 thousand cases



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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known David since `1957. He worked in my office for 10 years. He is very knowledgeable and competent and diligent. I highly recommend him as a lawyer in our community.


    William Cooper Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • James Robert Logan

    I have know David for over 15 years and have always found him to be thoroughly prepared to represent his clients. He has a deep knowledge of bankruptcy laws, but also cares about his clients.


    James Logan Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Grossbart, Portney Rosenberg, PA

Blaustein Building, Suite 1214
One North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Firm of the YearMaryland Volunteer Legal Service2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGrossbart, Portney and Rosenberg, PA1997 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Buettner and Cooper, P.A.1986 - 1997
Criminal AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender for Baltimore County1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Raskin Case No.: 11-27484Mr. Raskin is able to avoid the Susquehanna Lien on his undivided interest in the marital home.
In re: Griffin 12-19863The Court found that the "Reverse Mortgage" could be modified under the chapter 13 plan and allowed Mr. Griffing to modify the mortgage and pay it off through the chapter 13 plan.
Thomas v. Litton Loan Servicing, LP AW-10-373Judge Williams of the U.S. District Court reversed the bankruptcy Judge's ruling. The bankruptcy Judge subsequently approved the Motion to Avoid the Second Mortgage and turn it into unsecured debt.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dundalk EagleDebt Worries Not Just A Financial But An Emotional Issue2013
Dundalk Eagle"Underwater" Mortgages Remain An Issue2013
Dundalk EagleOptions, Limits In Addressing Student Loan Debt2013
Dundalk EagleMortgage Companies Suing Homeowners2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
George Washington University National Law CenterSpecial EducationMA - Masters1978
University of Maryland, College ParkSecondary EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Bankruptcy Bar-Brown Bag LunchAvoid Judgment Using Homestead Exemption2014
Bankruptcy & Foreclosure in Maryland TrainingHow to Prepare Means Test-Chapter 13 & 72014
Annual Spring Break WeekendConflicts When Representing Married Couple In Bankruptcy2014
Annual Spring Break WeekendEthical Issues Regarding Retainer Fees2014
Professional SeminarChapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop2013
Bankruptcy Bar Association Spring ForumEthical Considerations in Marketing a Bankruptcy Practice2012
Judicial ForumWhat Judges and Trustees Want You To Know2010