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Ian Thomas Valkenet

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense, Real Estate, DUI & DWI

About Me

 


In 2014, Ian was honored by The National Trial Lawyers Association, and named to its “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for his accomplishments in the courtroom.  He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and criminal defense.  He is admitted to practice by the Maryland Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for Maryland, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Maryland, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.


 


Recently, Ian was featured in an article on Law360.com regarding his victory over the IRS in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Ian's success secured his client's $1,000,000 lien, and changed the legal landscape of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


 


Ian was born and raised in Baltimore.  He attended Calvert Hall, and is a graduate of Boston College, and the University of Baltimore School of Law.  Before he joined Young & Valkenet, Ian worked at the Office of the Public Defender for Baltimore City, in both the felony trial division, and at the district court for the Northwestern precinct.  He also clerked for Judge Clayton Greene, Jr., in Maryland’s highest court.


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

33 total 

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    Ian is able to articulate complex legal issues in a concise and effective manner. His tireless commitment to his clients is laudable. These qualities, among many other, make Ian a top-notch attorney.

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    Imran Shaukat Business Attorney
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  • Kenneth Lee LaBore

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Valkenet is a very knowledgeable attorney.

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    Kenneth LaBore Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
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Contact Info

Young & Valkenet
600 Wyndhurst Avenue, Suite 230
Baltimore, MD, 21210

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 201408/19/2014
MDActive201205/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's ChoiceAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Certification for Advanced Legal ResearchWestLaw2010
Intramural Soccer ChampionBoston College2009
Sr. Thea Bowman Honor RollBoston College2007
Varsity Baseball "A" Conference ChampionMaryland Interscholastic Athletic Association2005
McMullen ScholarCalvert Hall College High School2005
Varsity Soccer "A" Conference ChampionMaryland Interscholastic Athletic Association2004
Merit Academic ScholarshipCalvert Hall College High School2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyYoung & Valkenet2012 - Present
Law ClerkThe Law Office of Matthew E. Bennett2011 - 2012
Rule 16 AttorneyMaryland Office Of The Public Defender2011 - 2011
Law Clerk to Hon. Clayton Green, Jr.Court Of Appeals Of Maryland2010 - 2011
Law Clerk, Felony Trial DivisionMaryland Office Of The Public Defender2010 - 2010
Law ClerkYoung & Valkenet2009 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wranglers Law ClubMember2015 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaAttorney Member2014 - Present
St. Gerard's Young Men's Association of HighlandtownMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsBar Member2014 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of MarylandBar Member2013 - Present
U.S. District Court for the District of MarylandBar Member2013 - Present
Baltimore County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityAttorney Member2012 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers ServiceVolunteer Attorney2012 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Maryland Association for JusticeAttorney Member2012 - 2014
University of Baltimore Criminal Law AssociationMember2010 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In the Matter of Timira Curtis-NewObtained legal guardianship for mother over her disabled adult child to ensure continued care for child
State v. GironObtained dismissal of 5 of 6 charges for client accused of serious traffic offenses; negotiated unsupervised probation in lieu of jail time for 6th charge
State v. GironObtained dismissal of 7 of 8 charges for client accused of serious traffic offenses. Negotiated a $200 fine in lieu of jailtime or probation for 8th charge

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsSusquehanna Bank v. IRS2014
Portfolio Media (Law360)Susquehanna Bank Beats IRS In Fourth Circuit Lien Ruling2014
Young & Valkenet legal blogMaryland v. King: Your DNA on trial.2013
Young & Valkenet legal blogShould I refuse a breathalyzer or field sobriety test?2013
Young & Valkenet legal blogHandguns, self-defense, and Maryland's interpretation of the Second Amendment2013
Young & Valkenet legal blogExpungement in Maryland2013
Young & Valkenet legal blogMaryland's New Distracted Driving Laws2013
Young & Valkenet legal blogWhere's Waldo? Nevermind, we found him.2013
Young & Valkenet legal blogTale of the Tape: filming the police2013

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Boston CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
Calvert Hall College High SchoolN/AUnknown2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCDAA Handling Complex DUI Defense from A to ZParticipant- Advanced DUI Defense2014
Litigating a Traffic Stop in the District CourtParticipant- Advanced Evidence Issues2014
University of Baltimore School of Law Practice Area Fair and ReceptionSpeaker: Real Estate Litigation2013
MCDAA Advanced DUI SeminarParticipant- Advanced DUI Defense2013