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Extensive experience in litigation in both federal and state courts.  Clerked for an Associate Judge on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and for the Chief Judge, Surpreme Bench of Balto. City.  Clerked or interned for Maryland Cong. Gladys Spellman and Maryland House Speaker Ben Cardin.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
    31 years, 500 cases
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    31 years, 400 cases
  3. Health Care: 30%
    31 years, 600 cases

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  • Michael A Taylor

    I endorse this lawyer. Charles Chester is a highly regarded long time member of the bar. He has handled nearly every type of case during his very successful career. Charles obtains great results for his clients utilizing his legal acumen and experience.


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Contact info

51 Monroe St
Suite 707
Rockville, MD, 20850-2421


DCActive 198507/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Charles Chester1989 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorMontgomery College1981 - 1994
Judicial Law ClerkCircuit Court Of Maryland (Baltimore City)1980 - 1980
Of CounselMontgomery County Delegation, Maryland State Senate1980 - 1986
Judicial Law ClerkMaryland Court of Special Appeals1979 - 1979
Judicial Law ClerkMaryland House Of Delegates1978 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Federal Practice SectionChairN/A
Governor's Public Defender Advisory CommitteeChair1986 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Katz v. Florida Elections Canvassing BoardThe Florida Supreme Court denied a revote.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Baltimore SunHas Florida Come to Maryland2006
The Journal on Long Term Care AdministrationStandards of Care and Sanctions for Breaches: The Survey Process of Long Term Care1989
Journal of Long Term Car AdministrationUnions Strikes, Patient Abuse and Legal Protection for the Nursing HomeN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of Maryland, College ParkGovernmentBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Panel of Federal and State JudgesMotions Practice2012
Panel of Federal JudgesChanges Of Federal Rules of Procedure2011