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Natalie Ann Mckeown Finegar

Criminal defense Attorney at Baltimore, MD

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    With over 25 years of practice, including as the Deputy District Public Defender for Baltimore City, Natalie Finegar knows how every part of the system works. She has tried hundreds of cases and brings her knowledge and experience to every matter.

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Appeals

  4. Expungement

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket

  6. Violent crime

Natalie Finegar has more than 25 years of criminal defense. She can handle any kind of matter, and has been invoved in many of the highest profile cases in Baltimore City in recent years, including the release of over 100 people wrongly arrested during the Baltimore uprising. She brings her passion, energy, and experience to her representation of every client.

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Law Offices of Natalie A. Finegar, LLC
217 North Charles Street
Third Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21201


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Posted by Tyronica | March 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Baddest Lady in the Courtroom!!!
My "SHERO" has struck again. Once her presence was known, it was "GAME OVER!!!" What I appreciate about Natalie is that she's so modest but will get the job, all while making her clients feel at ease. She advised me on every step to take throughout my case; which worked out in my favor. She doesn't have to Brag & Boost about her success rate. She has her work that speaks volumes. I'm quite sure she will set precedence in the highest court of the land that others will refer to in case law for years to come. Supreme Court here she comes!!!!!! Thank You Natalie!
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Posted by Tyronica | February 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Forever Grateful!!!!!!
Hello, I hired Natalie specifically because I know her work. She has always proven to be a bull dog in the courtroom and will not settle for nothing less than what's in the very best interest of her clients. She has single handedly taken on the bullies of the court and shown them she is a force to be reckoned with. She has restored my faith in the Justice system and I'm sure earned the Respect of her colleagues. She was instrumental in helping me to return back into Law Enforcement so that I could flourish. She not only defended me but help me get my record expunged. 18 yrs later, I was able to find her again and she is just as fierce and determine to seek justice for me once again. When they see her strut in that courtroom, they better WATCH OUT!!!!!!!! My Guardian Angel Natalie Ann McKeown Finegar
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Finegar was very knowledgeable and not only got me the outcome I was hoping for but also had my record expunged quickly afterwards!!!
Posted by Lawaka Martin | April 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Complete Disgrace
This Attorney throw my son. With only three days before trial and without having all evidence Natalie Finegar took my son case took my money and left my son with a life sentence. The Pulbic Defender before did better. She Didn't even ask for a postponement which she should have done with only three (3) days for a Conspiracy and Murder trial. You should be ashamed of yourself Natalie Finegar.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Natalie A. Finegar, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Dep Public Defender - Baltimore
  • Office Of The Public Defender Maryland
  • 1995 - 2017
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Elsbeth Levy Bothe
  • Baltimore City Circuit Court
  • 1993 - 1994


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (JD)
  • 1993
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland
  • Bachelor's degree,
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • State v Tonya Hayes
  • Acquittal of Murder, convicted misdemeanor handgun possession.
  • State of Maryland v. Keith Davis
  • Hung jury
  • State of Maryland v. John Earl Williams
  • Lower sentence
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  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys in Maryland
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • 2016
  • Public Interest Lawyer of the Year
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Hoffberger Clinical Law Prize
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • The Bar Association of Baltimore City Criminal Law Committee
  • CLE - The Justice Reinvestment Act: What Every Attorney Should Know
  • 2018
  • Cross Examination Training
  • Cross Examination
  • 2018
  • Baltimore Yearly Meeting Annual Session 2017
  • Racial Justice in the Maryland Legal System
  • 2017
  • MCDAA Monthly Meeting
  • Justice Reinvestment Act
  • 2017
  • Lake Erie Yearly Meeting Annual Session
  • Responding to the Baltimore Uprising
  • 2016
  • Panel on Indigent Defense
  • Panel on Indigent Defense
  • 2009
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Finegar handles many high profile cases and is well respected by other lawyers and the bench."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Natalie will work harder than everyone to achieve the results that you want. She is a great attorney and advocates well for her clients' rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Natalie is a hard working attorney who is always well prepared and gives 100% for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Natalie for approximately 10 years. She is a tireless and zealous advocate who cares deeply for every single client. She is also incredibly knowledgeable on the law and has extensive experience dealing with all criminal defense matters from complex murders to petty misdemeanors. I highly recommend Natalie."
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