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Mark W. Oakley

Criminal defense Attorney at Rockville, MD

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Mark William Oakley, Mark Oakley


Licensed for 34 years

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Mr. Oakley provides diligent and experienced representation from initial police investigation through indictment, trial and, when applicable, sentencing and appeal. This includes all misdemeanors, felonies and serious traffic offenses, juvenile and adult, in both state and federal court. Cases are generally handled on a flat fee basis.

    34 years

  2. Litigation
    35%

    34 years

  3. Personal injury
    30%
    Mr. Oakley represents persons injured as the result of negligent or intentional acts in a wide variety of tort actions, including automobile, product liability, construction site injury, wrongful death, and airline accidents. He negotiates and settles damage claims to maximize recovery for his clients, tries cases before judges and juries, and manages medical insurance claims. Cases are handled on a contingency basis, with no fee charged if there is no recovery.

    34 years

Mark W. Oakley is an established litigation attorney concentrating on personal injury, construction law, and criminal and traffic defense.  He also advises business clients, negotiates and drafts contracts, and handles a variety of civil litigation matters at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Mr Oakley is also trained in the Collaborative Practice of law, a new approach to alternative dispute resolution that is designed to bring parties together to solve their differences and retain control over the final outcome rather than resort to litigation.   

Oakley & Eckstein, LLC, is a premier general practice law firm located in Montgomery County, Maryland, representing clients throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.  The Firm is dedicated to providing the most competent representation and delivering the highest quality legal services at small law firm rates.  We believe that our advice should help our clients solve their problems and achieve their personal and business goals.  Personal attention, efficient service, an honest and forthright evaluation of our client's needs, and sound advice founded on years of experience, are all hallmarks of the Firm's commitment to our clients.

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Licensed for 34 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 07/12/2022

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

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Oakley & Eckstein, LLC
1803 Research Boulevard, Suite 401
Rockville, MD, 20850

Reviews

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Posted by John | December 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's really good!
Top caliber lawyer. I had a home improvement contract I was struggling to get out of after the contractor kept delaying the work and tried to bait and switch me with the materials they were going to use. He was thorough in going through the details of the contract and pragmatic about what my legal options were. Drafted a very well written letter to the contractors requesting a cancellation of the agreement which they promptly obliged to. Saved me a lot of headache. I'd recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Iman | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Consultant and Attorney
I have had a complicated case that needed to be defended. I have searched and talked to many attorneys in this area of practice. I found Mark in Avvo due to his high rate of great answers to people's questions. Then, I had the privilege to set up a time with him to have a consultation him. I found him a very knowledgeable and resourceful person. I would name him a researcher rather than solely an attorney, who knows exactly where to get the legal basis, what to do next, and how to act with clients and the court employees. It has been a great journey working with him and I am very much satisfied with his detail-oriented personality and answering all of my questions.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very detailed.
Mr mark was really helpful in a solution of our criminal charge , got us out with his experience in this field .
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
Very experienced lawyer. He resolved my issue and put a lot of effort into it.
Posted by Nelson | November 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appreciaton of Mark Oakley's help
Mr. Oakley was familiar with the issue and explained the legalities of the situation to the best of his ability.
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
took time and effort
I asked him about the legal the process of evicting an ex from our home, and I got a thorough answer! Thank you for taking the time and effort in responding to my inquiries. Gladly, I did not have to pursue legal proceedings.
Posted by Anita | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Lawsuit with Financing Company
I first asked a question on AVO. Mr. Oakley was the first to respond with advice and an alternative solution. So, I used his advice to independently resolve the issue. Just when I was close to an agreement, the VP of the company, who falsly acquired financing on my behalf, tried to bully me, I called Mr. Oakley immediately. He again gave sound advice and continued to provide alternative solutions. When the financing company decided to file a lawsuit, Mr. Oakley was swift to respond, negotiate, and resolve my case and all surrounding issues, resulting in my favor. His due diligence and attention to detail saved me so much time and money. I can only say his services where worth it.
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Posted by Gary | August 30, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Consultation
Mr. Oakley helped me sort through what could have been a horrible situation. The advice he gave was accurate and useful to the highest degree. It saved my life, hopefully it can save the life of my unborn child.
Posted by Mark Serinis | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better Than Best
I engaged Mr. Oakley about a serious legal issue and received such a complete and superb counsel. He reviewed and analyzed the facts of the matter in record time. More than worth the money for what I got in return. In addition to being very amiable, Mr. Oakley is an excellent attorney who really knows his business. When other 5 year old kids were playing with their toys, Mark must have been reading law books. Take my advice and you can't possibly go wrong with this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advisor -
Mr. Oakley is very precise and compassionate while giving the legal advice. He understand the legal matters very well and gives out all the legal information which may have direct or indirect legal connection to the matter.
Posted by HARVEY PINKNEY | February 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best at what he does.. No?
Walked me thru my whole child support issues, without even step foot in his office.. Keep pushing MARK!!! GOD BLESS
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
The answer was very precise. I would look forward to working with Mark.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Detailed and Satisfactory reply
Mark is one of my favorite attorney in the sate of Maryland. Even though I did not get a chance to meet him in person due to the the status of my small claim, he gave me detailed and accurate advise on AVVO in two occations. I strongly recommend Mark. Thank you a lot
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good advice
My question was answered very thoroughly and thoughtfully - much appreciated!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight to the point yet very caring
Mr. Oakley is very straight to the point, he explained my options, the situation and the outcome of every single step of my process. He went above and beyond to have all my questions answered and he did not mind going over something he had previously explained to me. He never made me feel uncomfortable.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great!!
He is the only lawyer gave me great advices on my theft case. Other lawyers i spoke , they only care about money but Mr.Oakley took his time to anser all my questions!! I can trust him and i believe you will get best resuilt if you retain him.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2015
Mr Oakley had solid advise
Mr Oakley responded quickly with good advise when things felt confusing and and l honestly couldn't trust the lawyer l had to give me a fair answer. Thank you!
Posted by eajesmith | June 19, 2015
Very knowledgeable and quick to respond!
I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Oakley this evening regarding a concern I had over bailing out a relative. He was very prompt and so unbelievably helpful. He kept the conversation going, despite my many questions. Very impressed with him! Thanks again Mr. Oakley for all your help tonight.
Posted by serinismd00 | May 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dental Neglience
Recently I had received inferior work from a dentist claiming he was a specialist in a particular field of dentistry. In addition to paying an exorbitant fee for his service, I was extremely dissatisfied to say the least. I sought education on the topic of medical malpractice and found proficiency in the matter with Mr. Oakley. I suggest a person seek out Mr. Oakley for any of their legal needs.
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Posted by Mark | May 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Banking Issue
Superb legal counsel is only one of Mr. Oakley's talents. I had a concern with withdrawing a large sum of money from one of my checking accounts and was seeking information on banking regulations. As usual, Mr. Oakley's knowledge in this area proved extremely valuable. A person couldn't ask for a better attorney. If you want a pro, you know where to go.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-395 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Oakley & Eckstein, LLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Judicial Asper Fellowship
  • United States District Court, Maryland
  • 1985 - 1985

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • 1986 Mecedes Benz v. State of Maryland, 334 Md. 264, 638 A.2d 1164 (1994)
  • Reversed trial court and restored client's property.

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Law Section, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Criminal Law Section, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Personal Injury Litigation Section, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (8)
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mark for a few years now and he has handled a couple of personal injury cases I referred to him. He is great at what he does. He is a smart, friendly, and well rounded attorney. It is apparent that he works very hard to get the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely smart and provides excellent, well thought out legal advice. Our firm has referred clients to both him and his law partner in the past and would not hesitate to do so again in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Oakley is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need. He is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am delighted to endorse Mark Oakley as a legal colleague in Maryland. From an AVVO question to which we both responded today, I noticed that he not only answered the question the person posted, but he also told her that were several other ways to accomplish what she wanted to accomplish even better than the way she wanted to do it. Giving that kind of advice on AVVO and other "free advice" sites take much more time, effort, energy, emotion, and intellect and indicates Mr. Oakley is a lawyer worth listening to and following his advice."
Litigation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His contributions are always well-considered, insightful and technically astute."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fellow attorney in the community, very knowledgeable and experienced in transactional law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. What I like most about Mark's work attitude is that he gets straight to the point with his clients. Whenever he gets a question that he knows the answer to, he doesn't try to fluff it with legalese. He just tells people how it is. I strongly recommend this lawyer to anyone in the area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"Top-notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been reading and appreciating Attorney Oakley's in-depth explanations here on AVVO for years. His comments reveal a broad and highly advanced knowledge of the law and experience which can only be gained by working hard for clients. I am convinced Attorney Oakley will provide you with excellent representation if you choose him as your attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer due to his legal knowledge and dedication to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a highly skilled attorney. His regular and detailed contributions on Avvo showcase is extensive knowledge and experience. Mark's clients are luck to have him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Oakley is knowledgeable and experienced in his areas of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Other
"Mark is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. Great source of help with your Accident or Injury concerns!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer"
Litigation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on one fabulous answer I have just reviewed, it is clear that Mr. Oakley is a highly intelligent and analytic litigation attorney who can express himself in a way customized to the Avvo asker. These qualities are exactly what every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
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