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  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    30 years, 12 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 8%
    30 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Family: 1%
    3 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 1%
    3 years, 3 thousand cases



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  • Marc H Baer

    I endorse Dave Portney. As a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee, Dave has appeared before me on numerous occasions. Dave is a highly competent lawyer who provides quality representation to his clients.


    Marc Baer Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known David since `1957. He worked in my office for 10 years. He is very knowledgeable and competent and diligent. I highly recommend him as a lawyer in our community.


    William Cooper Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Grossbart, Portney Rosenberg, PA

Blaustein Building, Suite 1214
One North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Firm of the YearMaryland Volunteer Legal Service2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGrossbart, Portney and Rosenberg, PA1997 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Maryland School Of Law2016 - 2016
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Buettner and Cooper, P.A.1986 - 1997
Criminal AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender for Baltimore County1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of MarylandMember2005 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar AssociationExecutive Council2011 - 2013
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Raskin Case No.: 11-27484Mr. Raskin is able to avoid the Susquehanna Lien on his undivided interest in the marital home.
In re: Griffin 12-19863The Court found that the "Reverse Mortgage" could be modified under the chapter 13 plan and allowed Mr. Griffing to modify the mortgage and pay it off through the chapter 13 plan.
Thomas v. Litton Loan Servicing, LP AW-10-373Judge Williams of the U.S. District Court reversed the bankruptcy Judge's ruling. The bankruptcy Judge subsequently approved the Motion to Avoid the Second Mortgage and turn it into unsecured debt.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dundalk EagleDebt Worries Not Just A Financial But An Emotional Issue2013
Dundalk Eagle"Underwater" Mortgages Remain An Issue2013
Dundalk EagleOptions, Limits In Addressing Student Loan Debt2013
Dundalk EagleMortgage Companies Suing Homeowners2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
George Washington University National Law CenterSpecial EducationMA - Masters1978
University of Maryland, College ParkSecondary EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Spring ForumRecent Consumer Cases2016
Consumer Bankruptcy Bar-Brown Bag LunchAvoid Judgment Using Homestead Exemption2014
Bankruptcy & Foreclosure in Maryland TrainingHow to Prepare Means Test-Chapter 13 & 72014
Annual Spring ForumConflicts When Representing Married Couple In Bankruptcy2014
Annual Spring ForumEthical Issues Regarding Retainer Fees2014
Professional SeminarChapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop2013
Bankruptcy Bar Association Spring ForumEthical Considerations in Marketing a Bankruptcy Practice2012
Judicial ForumWhat Judges and Trustees Want You To Know2010