|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2014 Top Contributor||Avvo||2014|
|Managing Member||The Law Office of Paul C. Balassa, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Special Counsel||ATL International, Inc.||2008 - 2009|
|Staff Attorney||Tech USA, LLC||2008 - 2009|
|Rule 16 Student Attorney - Community Development Clinic||Universtiy of Baltimore||2006 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Tech Usa, Inc.||2004 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Shrink Wrapping Professionals||Counsel||2010 - 2012|
|Fishburne Military School Board of Visitors||Founding Member||2009 - 2013|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2014|
|Bar Association of Baltimore City||Member||2008 - 2014|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - 2014|
|Colabucci et al. v. Cassidy et al.||3-day Jury trial - Gave clients their day in court|
|Dissolution of Business Partnership||Favorable without litigation|
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|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Virginia Military Institute||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7||Participant - Bankruptcy Seminar||2014|
|Maryland Civics and Law Academy: The Law and You||Law and Justice||2014|
|Representing Non-Profit Organizations||Participant - Non-Profit Seminar||2012|
|Cutting Edge Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers||Participant - Negotiation Seminar||2008|
Posted by Steve
I live out of state, and I needed to find and trust an attorney without being able to meet in person. Paul was that lawyer. I am a completely satisfied client. Paul did exactly what he said he would do and on time. He was confident in his abilities to handle my case throughout and was pleasant and earnest in his efforts. He would respond to my communications quickly, sometimes in the evenings, sometimes within the hour! He took the initiative to do some background research on my case before I had even hired him, and it was very valuable information. That effort showed me his true intentions. He also let me know of potential risks of my case and what to expect from the court. He represented me there exceedingly well, and the judge agreed with his presentation. I have no reservations recommending his services as an attorney.
Posted by Iggy
Paul was referred to me by a close family friend who stated "This is THE GUY to see if you need legal advice"......
That was the best recommendation I've ever received! Paul took on my legal matter with only four days prep time before I needed to submit legal paperwork concerning a sensitive matter. His fees were great and services rendered were excellent! I do not know if I won or lost the case against me yet, but I will be retaining Paul Balassa as my lawyer for all future matters because his customer service skills are amazing!
Posted by Mark S. of Baltimore
Paul is the most professional, well-spoken, caring, honest, energetic attorney I have ever known. I hired Paul for a misdemeanor offense in Baltimore City, and he helped me get the most lenient outcome I could expect. He understood all of the ramifications this criminal offense had to my Top Secret Security Clearance and my career due to his security officer background in the military. He was even able to explain matters to my company's security officer.
I have worked with other attorneys over the years who were either nickel-and-diming me, dishonest, lazy, unprofessional, crooked, or any of the other things you think of when making jokes about attorneys. Paul is definitely none of those. He has the type of character I would want in a close friend, especially if I was in a pickle.
He is tough, too. He helped me (free of charge after my case was over) to play hard-ball with another law firm to get my retainer refunded after they had screwed me over.
Another great thing about Paul is his communication style and ability. He explains everything with patience and in great detail. And if you don't get it the first time, he will be happy to go over it again until you understand it.
I am so pleased with Paul, I am considering hiring him to help me set up a business. I know I can trust him 100%.
Allan Hillman, Intellectual property Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer.Paul is an outstanding young man, a careful, intelligent and efficient lawyer, an imaginative advocate,and a pleasure to work with. He is a particularly honorable man and I endorse him unreservedly.
James Driggs, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Paul and I worked together on a landlord/tenant issue which was heavily dependent on Maryland code interpretation and contract enforcement. Paul was "switched on" from the very beginning. As soon as he agreed to take the case, I received almost daily phone calls, not just emails but actual phone calls, from Paul himself regarding the progress he had made on the case. Never once did I feel in the dark and I was certain that Paul understood the facts at issue, the case law, and the applicable statutes. His preparation paid off in court as he confidently articulated our position and why the court should ultimately side with our purpose. I happily endorse Paul Balassa in any area of law he chooses to practice. From my experience, his clients are lucky to have him on their side.
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