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As a criminal defense attorney with over 22 years of experience, Rachel Marblestone Kamins represents defendants at every stage of the criminal defense process in both state and federal courts. Her practice areas include state and federal appeals, state and federal post conviction proceedings, federal habeas corpus actions, sentence modifications and correction of illegal sentences. Additionally, she handles drug and alcohol treatment proceedings, probation violation, parole matters, misdemeanor and felony trials, and grand jury investigations.


Ms. Kamins’ career as a criminal defense attorney consists of a nearly two decade, diverse criminal practice. After law school, Ms. Kamins spent a year as a judicial law clerk overseeing a criminal trial docket. In 1993, Ms. Kamins joined the Office of the Attorney General's Criminal Appeals Division, where she represented the State in all types of criminal appeals in the Court of Special Appeals, the Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She also handled federal habeas corpus cases in the United States District Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.


In 2004, Ms. Kamins went into private practice where she represented criminal defendants in a number of different and state and federal criminal appeals. She has also handled post conviction and coram nobis cases, sentence modifications, a wide variety of post-trial and post-sentencing motions, federal habeas corpus cases, probation and parole matters, and some district and circuit court trials in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Languages spoken: English, Hebrew

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    23 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Zwanetz

    I proudly endorse this lawyer. I have known Rachel personally and professionally for many years. She is a savvy and suburb Appellate and Post Conviction litigator. Rachel has made a name for herself in this niche and is my go to for all things appeal. She is a zealous and aggressive advocate for her clients throughout Maryland. Anyone looking for an Appellate wizard should look no further than Rachel Kamins.


    David Zwanetz Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard A Finci

    I endorse this lawyer. Rachel is a superb attorney with particular expertise in Appellate and Post Conviction matters. She is an excellent researcher and writer, able to find that one legal issue needed to succeed in appellate and post conviction litigation.


    Richard Finci Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Offit Kurman

8171 Maple Lawn Blvd
Suite 200
Fulton, MD, 20759


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal, Criminal Defense Litigation And AppealOffit Kurman, P.A.2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association Criminal Law and Practice Section CouncilPast ChairN/A
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMemberN/A
University of Maryland School of LawAlumni Board MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Baltimore County Bar AssociationPractice Tips/How Not To Be Post Convicted/Post Conviction & Coram Nobis updates2016
Judiciary Institute of Maryland"How Not To Be Post Convicted" and "Post Conviction, & Coram Nobis"2015
Roxbury Correctional InstitutionLegal Awareness Seminar2010
Roxbury Correctional InstitutionLegal Awareness Seminar2009
Maryland Correctional Institution—HagerstownLegal Awareness Seminar2009
Jessup Correctional InstitutionLegal Awareness Seminar2009
Jessup Correctional InstitutionLegal Awareness Seminar2009