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David Norman Portney

David Norman Portney

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

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



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • 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

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Grossbart, Portney Rosenberg, PA

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




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


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.

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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 UniversitySpecial 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