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I am a veteran, who believes in dedication and hard work.  I believe that my clients have the right to expect excellence in legal representation.


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  1. Business: 30%
    7 years
  2. Employment: 30%
    7 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    7 years
  4. Education: 10%
    7 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($250-300/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Fred Luedde Coover III

    I have known and worked with David Burkhouse for many years. He is a leader in our legal community and served as President of the Howard County Bar Association. Dave's knowledge, integrity and professionalism are unmatched. I highly recommend David Burkhouse, Esquire.


    Fred Coover Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brandy Ann Peeples

    I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with David in the Maryland State Bar Association's Leadership Academy. He was also my colleague at my former firm. David is an incredibly intelligent and hardworking attorney. He is willing to go the extra mile, whether in a public service project, or for his clients.


    Brandy Peeples Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

10500 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 650
Columbia, MD, 21044

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 500
Towson, MD, 21204

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

139 N Main St
Suite 100
Bel Air, MD, 21014



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardHoward County Bar Association2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
President's AwardHoward County Bar Association2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Army Achievement MedalUnited States Army1998
Army Comendation MedalUnited States Army1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPessin Katz law2008 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkCircuit Court for Howard County, Maryland2007 - 2008
Law ClerkForensics Division Maryland Office of the Public Defender2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2014 - Present
Howard County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Howard County Chamber of CommerceYoung Professionals Network2011 - Present
Maryland Bar Assoc. Comm. Veteran's LawMember2010 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Howard County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Howard County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - 2013
Howard County Bar AssociationTreasurer2011 - 2012
Howard County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - 2011
Maryland Bar Association Membership Comm.Member2010 - 2011
Maryland State Bar AssociationFellow Maryland State Bar Assoc. Leadership Academy2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bldg. Materials Corp. of Am. v. Bd. of Educ. of Baltimore Cnty., 428 Md. 572 (2012)Baltimore County Board of Education successfully defended right to use intergovernmental cooperative purchasing for roofing projects
Boreland v. Portchester Teachers Federal Credit UnionSucessfully defended suit.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Business MonthlyMany Federal Contractors Are Now Required to E-Verify Eligibility of All Employees2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Saint Mary's CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E. Officer Training ProgramLaw Enforcement Issues Arising in Schools2011