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Attorney Maria Mena is a private criminal defense attorney, divorce attorney, and personal injury attorney serving Maryland and Washington D.C. Her office is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. For over 25 years she has protected the rights of her clients, and has earned a reputation for being aggressive in court, yet sensitve and caring toward her clients.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
  3. Divorce: 15%
  4. Chapter 7: 10%



Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sakhouy Lay

    Maria is very well respected in the legal community. She is incredibly knowledgeable, cares about each case, and fights hard for her clients!


    Sakhouy Lay Transportation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Maria and I have worked on several cases through the years. Every time I see her in court I recognize how she really fights for her clients. She is not afraid to try (and win) cases; and she is not afraid to challenge the other side.


    Kathleen Dolan Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Maria Mena LLC

8121 Georgia Ave Ste 800
Silver Spring, MD, 20910-4945

6323 New Hampshire Ave
Tacoma Park, MD



DCActive 199107/06/2016
PAAdministrative Suspension198904/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Elite AttorneyWomen Criminal Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of Maria Mena1993 - Present
General Practice AttorneyMeiselman & Greene1991 - 1993
General Practice AttorneyLaw Office of Jay Wingfield1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Maryland Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MarylandMember2000 - Present
Prince George's County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Circuit Court CommitteeMember1992 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1992 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Attempted Murder Charge DroppedMisdemeanor Plea
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Publication nameTitleDate
WebsiteCriminal Defense2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Howard University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
American University, Washington College of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hispanic Defense Attorney ConferenceDUI Defense2009
Martindale-Hubbell publicationMinority and Crimes2008