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Leon A Geller

Criminal defense Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   63 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 19 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 34 years
    Massachusetts - MA 35 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Leon

Learn Leon’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Whether you made a one-time mistake, or you are innocent of the charges, you deserve a second chance. We will make sure you get it.

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

  5. Violent crime
    10%

Attorney Leon A. Geller has over 25 years experience defending people accused of misdemeanors, felonies, and traffic violations, including DWI and DUI. As an experienced Rockville criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Geller cares deeply about his clients and their right to have their side of the story told in court.

As a solo practitioner, he will be handling every aspect of your case, from interviews to investigations to court appearances.

If you have been charged with a crime in the Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, or Wheaton, Maryland area, please contact the Law Office of Leon A. Geller

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Leon A. Geller, LLC
200-A Monroe Street
Rockville, MD, 20850

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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding!
Mr. Geller did an amazing job with my case. i was facing some serious time and some very serious charges. Geller showed so much compassion for my life and my story this man cared about me and he genuinely wanted nothing but the best for me i was going through a lot at the time of the crime and we utilized these things in my defense yes i was guilty but i am not a bad person and without Mr. Geller on my side i don't think i would have been able to tell my story i wouldnt have had a chance to show people i have a heart and i am human and i made a mistake i would not have had the same outcome had he not been in my corner fighting for me. he was also constantly in contact with my family keeping them in the loop checking up on them making sure everyone was doing ok and keeping my family calm. he would also come to see me personally while i was detained in our county facility he hand delivered all paperwork pertaining to my case and he went through everything with me to ensure i was 100% informed on everything so i was aware of all possibilities good and bad he relieved a lot of the stress i had once i knew what was going on because in that situation the period of time when you dont really know what will happen is painful there are so many things running through your head at that time it drives you crazy and he put all that at ease i highly recommend acquiring his services god bless you sir and thank you for all of your help this case was a win in my books!
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Posted by Roger | July 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and Responsive Attorney
I would highly recommend Mr. Gellar. He is very knowledgeable of the Law and was very informative. I had many questions and he was very responsive to to all requests via Zoom, Facetime, Text, phone calls, and emails. He prepared a vigorous defense which resulted in a very favorable outcome that was beyond my expectations.
Posted by Danielle | April 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing!!!
I had a bench warrant that was ongoing for quite sometime. Upon doing my research, I kept coming across Mr. Geller as one of the best lawyers for my situation. I made the call and I’m so glad I did. He took care of everything for me and expeditiously. He wrote a letter to the state’s prosecutors to have it thrown out. Two days later, he called with great news, they decided on dropping the charges!!!! I was extremely happy due to this weight finally coming off my shoulders and I have Mr.Geller to thank for that. Do not hesitate to have him on your side because he not only gets the job done, he cares!
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Geller is the best
Mr Geller's professionalism was beyond expectation. He's very experienced, knowledgeable and nonjudgmental. My case was a complicated one, a traffic and criminal charges. I had never been in trouble with the law before so I was very nervous of the potential consequences, but Mr Geller calmed me down and gave me confidence and obtain a favorable outcome of which charges were dropped. He was with me every step of the way, explaining every detail making sure i understand what was going on and was very responsive to all my questions and concerns. The best attorney in Montgomery county and i highly recommend his service. You'll never regret it. Thank you Mr Geller! Such selfless and down to earth person like you are hard to find these days. May God richly reward you for all that you do!
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Posted by Evan | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended Mr. Geller
Mr Geller was highly recommended and did not disappoint. He was able to expunge previous cases for me in a very short period of time. He was exceptional in court and accomplished everything I asked him to do for me. I would highly recommended his services.
Posted by Neeraj | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Leon Geller is excellent!
Mr. Geller puts in a lot of effort to understand your case. He took a lot of notes ( comes in handy to have this information to make objections on your behalf during court). During the trial, he makes sure that the prosecutor does not present opinions expressed or use hearsay (Mr. Geller quickly objects!). He is in complete control of the trial by making clear, convincing and logical arguments on your behalf. Mr Geller is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney!!
My situation was unique as I am a VA resident but the incident occurred in Rockville, MD. I was involved in a motor vehicle incident where I hit 2 parked cars and a pole . I had serious charges against me (6 charges to be exact). Mr Geller provided me with a very thorough 1 hour free consultation and I decided to hire him on the spot. He was always responsive by telephone and email. When the discovery came we were able to meet on a Sunday which was very accommodating given my schedule. He found small details in the discovery...he is very knowledgeable. We went to court in late November and I received a very favorable outcome. In December we went to the MVA hearing and Mr Geller convinced the judge to keep my driving privileges on a restricted basis which works for me! I had never been in trouble with the law before this, and I was very nervous of the potential consequences, but I know with Mr. Geller on my side he would deliver favorable results. If your looking to hire an attorney in MD look no further.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Geller is highly recommended
Leon Geller was my attorney on a driving while impaired charge,and, over a year's time did and excellent job for me in first minimizing the impact of suspension/restriction of my driver's license with the DMV, in two hearings with them, and then ultimately achieving a probation before judgement on the DUI charge itself in Montgomery County Circuit Court. He guided and counseled me to first get involved with the Right Turn Impact Program and Maryland Counseling Service before going to trial, and then to remain positive in my personal testimony at the trial itself which, resulted in no jail time, fine, community service or interlock restriction, despite the fact that this was not my first offense; a followup hearing from his motion for modification of sentence then, months later, garnered the PBJ. His skill in not only negotiating with prosecutors, but also in effectively sequencing these hearings and trial events and getting in front of the best judge in the right court significantly impacted on these positive results in my view, as our initial appearance in District Court first indicated to him that a harsher penalty would be the result there on our trial date, before he chose instead to move our trial over to Circuit Court before a more sympathetic judge. I would, as a result, strongly recommend Mr. Geller to any individual in a similar situation, his impressive credentials precede him, and he certainly delivered well for me in what he achieved for my case.
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Posted by AE | April 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney/ Highly recommend
I had some legal issues. I googled and contacted Mr Geller. We met the next day.He was very nice and courteous. He explained to me what he was going to do for me in detail. He also told me about his fee. Let me tell you when it comes to courts nothing is guaranteed, but Mr Geller did exactly what he promised he would do. I would highly recommend Mr Geller. He is my lawyer from now on. His assistant MR Mihdi was also very professional. Thank You
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and Affordable Rockville Lawyer
Experienced, competent, thorough, accommodating, communicative, and professional, at less than half the fee quoted by many other nearby legal services. Almost too good to be true, cannot recommend enough! I sought help from several lawyers in the Rockville, MD area after encountering some legal problems. I called Mr. Geller's office and his wonderful assistant Jocelyn took some details and quickly put me in touch with Mr. Geller. Despite not being in the office, Mr. Geller called me back on the phone within hours the same day, while he was still on the road. Already going out of his way for a brand-new client, who might not even choose his legal services; a very reassuring sign. He scheduled a free in-person consultation, during which he further reviewed my case and explained my options in extreme detail. And I really do mean extreeeme detail. Every single possible scenario and outcome was meticulously explained several times to help me make the most well thought-out and well-informed decision possible. He quoted me a surprisingly low fee; literally one-half to one-third the price of several other nearby legal services I explored. His payment plan was very accommodating as well; half to officially take my case and the remainder after my court date when my case was resolved. I took a few days to think it over before choosing Mr. Geller's services. He immediately sprung into action and sent off multiple forms and documents that he had already prepared for my case, before I had even paid him. Jocelyn kept me constantly updated via phone and email, making sure I always knew what was going on and that no decisions were made without my informed consent. There were no surprises though; Mr. Geller's analyses and predictions for my case were always spot on. On my court date, Mr. Geller accompanied me and resolved my case exactly as planned, in the best possible manner. He worked with the prosecutor to get a "nolle prosequi" for all of my charges and eventually have them expunged altogether. Could not be happier with the end result. A clean record is priceless! In addition to his legal prowess and expertise, Mr. Geller is an all-around wonderful person. Respectful, patient, careful, respectful, hard-working, approachable, pragmatic, and intelligent. At first he may come across as soft-spoken and unassuming (far from the loud, brash lawyers depicted in Hollywood), but he is the real deal. He's been working as a lawyer in the Rockville area for over 25 years and knows the judges and prosecutors well. Your legal situation may seem like the end of the world, but it's well within the capabilities of Mr. Geller, who has successfully handled thousands of cases just like it over his career. Highly, highly recommended! Thank you Leon and Jocelyn!
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Posted by Regan | February 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney, 100% Recommend
After getting a DUI, I researched different attorney’s based in my area, ultimately deciding on Leon Geller—and I am so grateful I did. I talked to a few other attorney’s but Leon is the most knowledgable, helpful, and thorough attorney anyone could ask for. He has has awards from accredited classes that give him specific insight into the DUI process, and he is very well respected within the legal community. My DUI case was even a little trickier than average because of my out-of-state license. Despite the irregular circumstances, Leon was on top of everything, and a consistent source of stability, composure, and reassurance throughout the entire process as my attorney. I’m very grateful to have him through what would normally be a very arduous and stressful process, and I recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent DUI attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Experienced and Polite Attorney- Positive Outcome
Attorney Geller represented me and we had positive outcomes. He was very thorough and timely. It was very satisfactory to engage him as he is extremely knowledgeable, very experienced and most importantly very polite. He is well respected for his great work. He is very thorough in his approach and ensures the best and positive outcomes. He is very willing to help in providing consultations and follow-ups. I would highly recommend him for his great work and kind nature.
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
I recently worked with Mr. Geller on a case and he was fair and able to prepare me well prior to the judgment. He also recommended the Maryland counseling center, which was very helpful and broke down the issues in a clear and concise manner. The case concluded on a somewhat of a positive note and I was able to see the "whole process" from the start to the end, so it was an educational case for me. I do recommend Mr. Geller to represent you when you need help facing a system that is largely aggressive and has the very potential to hurt you, your career and your family.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Rockville Lawyer
Our family is grateful to have found Mr. Geller to help with my son's legal issue. A lawyer conveniently located in Rockville, Mr. Geller was sincerely ready to help right from the moment we contacted him. He and his staff were always friendly and prepared to answer all of our questions. I appreciated being able to speak directly with Mr. Geller when I called and always knew that he would be appearing in court with my son, rather than a different person each time. Mr. Geller's advice, guidance and personal attention to my son's case has allowed us to focus on what was important and we could not have been more pleased with the outcome of his case! Thank you! -
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Posted by J. Hamilton | March 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Knowledgeable Attorney
I've worked with top level attorneys for 20 years in my profession but reached out to Mr. Geller for a personal matter. He is very experienced and knowledgeable attorney that I can tell puts the needs of his clients first. Very accessible and approachable in asking questions and I would recommend his services to others in need of a top-notch criminal attorney in Maryland.
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Response from Leon Geller March 11, 2018
Ms. Hamilton, Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. I am glad that I was able to assist with the legal issue you raised. Leon Geller
Posted by Ryan | February 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality representation at an affordable rate
Attorney Leon Geller is a quality attorney. His competence is evidenced by his many satisfied clients - I am one - and can attest to his tenacity and prudent aggression in and out of the courtroom. I was charged with possession of CDS here in Montgomery County, MD. During discovery, the Rockville police provided the body camera footage - two hours worth - of the encounter and subsequent arrest. It was fortunate that they included this footage, because it proved they failed to ask for consent to search me, which was contrary to their written statement if facts. Attorney Geller siezed upon this inconsistency and brought this to the prosecution, which realized they had a choice between standing behind a flawed police report and/or asking a peace officer to perjure himself on the stand. The case was nolle prosequi on all charges before I even set foot in District Court. Beside his attention to detail, he was genuinely concerned with my health, following closely my progress in treatment, conferring with pretrial and probation officers, even came in to his office on a Sunday after recent invasive knee surgery to discuss an imminent court date. He stuck with the case for months as the state asked for postponement after postponement... His fee for the services rendered was so far below some of his colleagues, I was truly astounded. If you're in a bind in Montgomery County, MD this is who you want by your side as you stand tall before The Man.
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Response from Leon Geller March 11, 2018
Ryan, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed, favorable review. I enjoyed working with you and wish you the best as you move forward. Leon Geller
Posted by Carolyn | December 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Attorney Geller represented a family member facing a serious charge in Montgomery County district court. The state filed multiple charges that could have resulted in over 5 year of confinement and the possibility of more time due to a parole violation. Prior to the case going to trial Attorney Geller worked with our family to explain the charges, the evidence and possible outcomes if the case were to go to trial. He reviewed the case files and prepare for trial while on vacation. Attorney Geller went above and beyond in assisting our family navigate the criminal justice system and mental health programs in Montgomery County, by speaking with mental health professionals and explaining the circumstances leading to the criminal charges and advocating for the case to be adjudicated in the mental health court. While the case was not transferred to the mental health court, Attorney Geller negotiate with the prosecution for a lesser charge in a favorable plea agreement .
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Posted by Naomi | November 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Follows Through
I was surprised by how invested Mr. Geller was in my case, simply because it's hard to find that type of service these days. Even after my case had closed, he personally followed up with me to let me know further good news about my case that I would have been unaware of otherwise. He took many notes during our first meeting of all possible outcomes and followed through on all of them to get me the best possible outcome!
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer wish i could give more starss
I would highly recommend Mr. Leon Geller and his services to anyone that is going through a legal matter. I was charged with two misdemeanors in Montgomery County and was able to get the charges dropped and also my community service reduced. Him and his staff were extremely nice and professional and paid attention to details with regard to my case and his fees were very reasonable and will work with you. I would highly highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
Mr. Geller is very knowledgeable. Knew exactly what to do about my case and get me a favorable judgement.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Office of Leon A. Geller, LLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury Attorney
  • Solo Law Practice
  • 1988 - 2002
  • Social Worker
  • Massachusetts Department of Social Services
  • 1980 - 1984

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Boston University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1975
  • Northeastern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leon is very detail oriented. He is meticulous in his representation of criminal defendants. I was opposing counsel with Leon on many matters for many years and he always went above and beyond expectations when it came to putting together a comprehensive picture of who his client was to support his recommendation at sentencing. I highly recommend Leon for representation in this practice area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leon is an excellent attorney with a breadth of knowledge about criminal defense. He works diligently with his clients to get the best possible result for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Geller is an asset to the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leon is a hard-working and ethical smart lawyer. He is conscientious and cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse this attorney. He is knowledgeable and well-versed in his practice areas, especially in DUI-related matters. In developing a professional relationship with Mr. Geller, he has provided me with useful advice which I am grateful for."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable in this subject. Friendly yet aggressive. His experience is an asset for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very respectful and knowledgable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leon Geller is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. We have worked together on many cases and he always puts forth his best effort. Leon cares about his clients and will always go the extra mile to make sure that his clients receive excellent service. Leon handles complicated matters and is able to find creative ways to get good results. Leon is an excellent trial attorney. He is able to obtain post-conviction relief when clients have been deprived of their constitutional rights."
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Rockville Criminal defense Lawyer Leon A Geller
Leon A Geller
Criminal defense Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 35 years
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