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Brian Garrett Thompson

Criminal defense Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   42 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Previously prosecuted thousands of cases in both the district and Circuit courts, handling everything from garden variety misdemeanors to complex narcotics cases and violent felonies including Armed Robbery, Assault and Murder.

    28 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    As a prosecutor I prosecuted in excess of 4,000 DUI/DWI cases. In private practice I have handled approximately 2,500 more including cases involving repeat offenders and accidents causing serious injury or death.

    28 years, 3,000 cases

  3. White collar crime
    20%
    As a prosecutor and in private practice, I have handled all types of white collar crimes ranging from simple credit card misuse and employee theft cases all the way through to complex embezzlement cases and sophisticated fraud schemes.

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Administrative law
    5%

  5. Sex crime
    5%

CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENSE? IF SO, YOU NEED AN AGGRESSIVE, EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL ATTORNEY.

Brian G. Thompson, former Baltimore County Assistant State’s Attorney, manages the firm's state court criminal practice, which is one of the most qualified and accomplished in Maryland. Mr. Thompson is a perennial Maryland Super Lawyer in the area of criminal defense and appears in criminal court on a daily basis. Mr. Thompson devotes his time to litigating criminal cases and related civil and administrative . Thompson is also a United States Army veteran and handles many cases on behalf of other veterans of the Armed Forces. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2016

Location

Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White LLC
201 North Charles Street
Suite 2600
Baltimore, MD, 21201
Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White LLC
1 W Pennsylvania Ave
#905
Towson, MD, 21204
Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White LLC (By Appointment)
1629 K St NW
#300
Washington, DC, 20006
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
jfrazer
brian is very experienced and knowledgeable. he had handled other cases just like mine. he constantly reassured me that i would not be going to jail. he scheduled a meeting with me a week before the trial date, and then called me on the friday before the trial date to inform me of the settlement. i was very confident and comfortable with him representing me. i would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding All Around
Brian was unbelievably helpful from the onset of my case. He not only walked me through the process to come, but he also played a huge part in helping me personally calm down and straighten my mind to prepare for my case. He was available almost whenever I needed him and was very willing to explain each step in the process. He handles the case very well and ended up securing me a very favorable conclusion to the case. I will hire Brian if I ever get in any legal trouble again and HIGHLY advise anybody out there to do the same. Once again, OUTSTANDING.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
Mr. Thompson met with my father and I immediately after we contacted him for help. We could not believe how fast Mr. Thompson was able to get us in the office and start the process of helping my case. He immediately gave helpful legal but more importantly assured me that everything would be ok. Mr. Thompson consistently took time out of his busy schedule to walk me through my case, levels below his pay grade. It was like hiring a brain surgeon to take out an appendix. Mr. Thompson fought for my case and ultimately got 75% of my charges dropped and the one incredibly as probation before judgment. If you need a lawyer that is not only the top of their field but a kind and helpful person than Mr. Thompson is your guy. I can’t image going through this process without him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Experience
Brian was compassionate, reassuring and professional. He put us at ease and made a terrible situation completely go away for our daughter. His knowledge of the law and willingness to set us at ease was comforting and he was great with communication. I hope to never need the help of a criminal defense lawyer again however, if I do, I would not hesitate to call Brian or refer him to family/friends.
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Posted by Daisy | March 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable, Trustworthy and Responsive
I don't write reviews for my experiences, however, I want to share with anyone who may read this, Mr. Thompson is a one of the most down to earth and trustworthy people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with for legal representation.
Posted by Claude | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TRUST ME YOU WANT HIM!
This man literally saved my freedom and my state of mind. His personality, his ethics, methods, and help is the best. He made the entire process a peace of mind and took care of everything for me that I would never have been able to understand on my own. If you have to get anyone to represent you get Brian Thompson the man is a savior and I mean that literally. Thankyou Brian and his amazing office that works with him. Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!!!! If I could give 10 stars I would!
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Posted by Lillian | June 25, 2018
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The best of the best!
Brian worked with my grandson and me on charges and did the very best. The charges could have been a lot worse and given much more time than my grandson received, but we are thankful for his diligence, his hard work and his caring regarding our situation. Thank you Brian
Posted by Peter | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian the beast!
Brian Thompson is a top notch attorney with class, respect, integrity, and strength. Everything he promised and assured, he delivered on. I recommend Brian to anyone. He’s a boss! No matter your situation, Brian has the skills and knowledge to help you to the maximum. He helped me out of a very scary and overwhelming situation I was in. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed and worked his way diligently to get me the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Trish | June 7, 2018
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THE BEST YOU'LL FIND IN A LAWYER
My family had a very unfortunate situation that led us to look for a "good" lawyer. We were scared and did not know what to do. I was referred to Brian Thompson. What we found in Brian Thompson was not good, it was superior. He saved my family member in what could have been devastating to our family, jail time and other hurtful circumstances, to leaving the court room with none of the above. I will be forever in his debt and am grateful to have met him. He cared about our situation, not just represented us. I highly recommend Brian if you ever find yourself in the need for a great attorney. Words cannot thank him enough, but thank you Brian.
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Posted by Brian | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best represetation you can find for a DUI/DWI charge!!
Brian did an incredible job in explaining and understanding the situation. He is familiar with the judges and state's attorneys in the greater Baltimore area. He was able to get an acquittal on my case despite communication difficulties with the state's attorney on discovery issues. He knows when and which buttons to press. I cannot say enough about his competency and service. He is flat out the best.
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Posted by Josh | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Facing very serious charges, I knew I needed a good lawyer. After reading about the outcomes of his other cases, as well as his online reviews, I consulted with and then hired Mr. Thompson. His confidence helped ease the minds of my wife and I as we awaited our day in court. What he accomplished was better than we imagined. Facing 20 years, I walked away with 2 years of unsupervised probation. He even got the judge to agree to later doing a modification, so my record would be able to be cleared. My wifes charges were put on stet, also able to later be expunged. What was potentially our worst nightmare come to life, Brian turned into a bad dream that fades away. Brian is not just a great lawyer, he's someone you can be very comfortable with talking to. Often talking about our kids and family, he was very down to earth and personable. He never made us feel ashamed, less than, or embarrassed. We highly recommend him to everyone. I hope we never need the services of a lawyer in out future, but if we did, he is the first one we will be calling.
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Posted by Jonathan | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beat Attorney in Baltimore!
Brian is an amazing attorney, he is passionate about his clients and winning his cases. He stays on top of everything always answers his phone or calls back immediately. We had a good outcome of a Very Serious case.
Posted by Marvan and family | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer and much more than tha
Mr. Brian Thompson was more than a lawyer, he became a family friend. When I was going through the hardest time in my life mr.thompson gave me and my parents personal care and compassion and did everything in his power including working after hours to console and comfort our family through our hardest times. Not only did he give us personal, compassionate attention but his work skills were above and beyond our expectations and professional, wise and experienced. He always knew what to do and always had a plan, a back up plan, and always followed through with precise attention to detail to our specific situation. I can't stress enough how much he helped us. Personal attention, and brilliant, precise execution of our defense. He knows the system inside and our and as previously having worked as the states defense attorney for over 20 years- he knows the all the in's and outs and inner workings of the system from top to bottom, and having so much experience in the field for at least 30 years he is not only well versed and familiar with the judicial system but also acquainted And respected amongst many of the staff who he used to previously work along side with as a the states DA, so not only do his clients respect him but all sides of the court room. Even when I've brought his name up I've heard people referring to him as the best of the best, his reputation precedes him and rightfully so. I've literally trusted him with the well being of my life and wouldn't hesitate to do so again. An amazing, compassionate and incredibly wise human being, and the best lawyer I've ever met. After going from lawyers to lawyers trying to find the best- with our first consultation Mr.brian Thompson, the whole family immediately knew he was the best one and and one we felt most confident and comfortable with. 11 out of 10!
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Posted by Rashad | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Job
I was found not guilty for a domestic violence crime thanks to Mr. Thompson. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian gets it done
I had some major traffic violations and felt that it would be best to have representation. I called Brian who talked me off the ledge and said that he would take care of everything. He met me at the courthouse and after a few minutes negotiation with the lawyer for the state, a settlement was reached and all charges were dropped. What a relief! He was easy to reach, helpful, and his charges were very fair. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Julia | January 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very good Attorney
Awesome job!
Posted by Dan | November 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Total Vindication
When hiring a defense attorney, it is normal to have doubts and uncertainty. From the moment I met Brian Thompson, I could not have felt more confident in my attorney. Brian's experience as a trial lawyer is unmatched. His confidence and performance in the courtroom was unrivaled. Brian is highly respected by his colleagues and has a proven record of winning. The last words Brian said to me as I exited the courthouse acquitted of all charges was, "it was an honor to represent you." Even after the trial, Brian has stayed in contact and continued to fight for what is right. I promise, there is no better feeling then having him on your side. Thank you Brian
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Posted by Jeremy | November 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Mr.Thompsan is by far the best attorney I've ever had.He is efficient reliable and will fight for you all the way.Honest great experience and did and got done exactly what he said he would do.He goes above and beyond and really cares about the people who hire him it's not just about the $
Posted by jeremy | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Thompson
Best criminal defense lawyer in Maryland. I hired Brian for both a traffic and a criminal case, in both instances I was facing jail time. Brian was able to get one case thrown out and I received probation on the other. I wouldn't walk into a court room as a defendant without having Brian by my side.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Baltimore County
Brian was extremely aggressive in my case, I was in a sticky situation being out of state. I was facing felony charges, and other serious charges. Mr. Thompson got the felony dropped, as I was innocent, and reduced the other serious charges. I would recommend Brian over any attorney in Maryland, by far the best in the business.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Towson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Attorney
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 5%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Maryland Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense
  • Law and Politics
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Maryland Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is widely acknowledged as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the Baltimore area. His work ethic, intelligence and experience combine to make him a formidable lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Thompson has proven himself in Court, time and time again, to be one of the best Attorneys in Maryland. He is the lawyer that other lawyers hire when they get in trouble."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Brian for many years. He is a top flight attorney who is a skilled advocate and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A strong advocate for his clients with an excellent trial knowledge and experience to boot. I have worked on cases alongside Brian and would recommend him."
Debt settlement Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known of Brian for some years and have had the pleasure of knowing him personally for the last two years. I listened to Brian in a sentencing mitigation, about a year ago. Simply said it was one of the most compelling, human moments I have witnessed in a court room; Brian defended his client and showed reverence and compassion for the victim and the victim's family, while explaining that the law was not written for the crime committed. In so doing Brian swayed the Judge and saved his client a lot of jail time. I was so compelled I called Brian to tell him how amazing his effort was."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is an excellent and accomplished criminal defense attorney. He aggressively advocates for his clients and gets great results. He is always professional and is highly respected throughout the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian Thompson aggressively represents his clients, gets great results, and is a natural in the courtroom. Brian Thompson is also generous when it comes to sharing his knowledge and expertise and has always been willing to take the time to teach younger associates."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Thompson is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is very knowledgeable and very experienced. He is a highly skilled advocate for his clients. He will take on their cause and get the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Thompson is an exceptional criminal defense lawyer in Maryland. I have had cases with Brian when I was an Assistant State's Attorney and seen him in Court as a private attorney and I believe that he does top notch work for his clients. His track record speaks for itself and I know he fights for each of his clients in resolving their criminal charges. He is well respected in the legal community in Maryland and is known by the Judges and State's Attorneys, which is extremely helpful when trying to resolve a criminal case. I would strongly endorse this lawyer when facing criminal charges in Maryland."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If I was ever in need of a criminal defense attorney, I would call Brian ! I passionately endorse him. He is the cream of the crop."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is one of my biggest competitors and I have the utmost respect for him and his work product."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brain is an excellent attorney - he is smart, practical, hard-working, responsive, efficient and effective. With Brian, a client can expect an attorney who calls it as he sees it, has excellent relationships & connections and knows the ins and outs of the law and how to utilize the same in the best interests of his client(s)."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a very accomplished attorney who will handle any criminal defense matter with the professionaism and expertise necessary to obtain the best results possible."
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Baltimore Criminal defense Lawyer Brian Garrett Thompson
Brian Garrett Thompson
Criminal defense Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 28 years
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