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Phillip Evan Chalker

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 3 years
    Maryland - MD 9 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Phillip

Learn Phillip’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    40%
    Are you hurt and unable to work? Does your child have an impairment that interferes with his or her ability to function? Were you expecting to rely on a deceased spouse’s disability benefits? You may be eligible for SS disability benefits.

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Were you or a loved one in a car accident? Then you should be compensated. Your compensation could include damages to your car, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let Attorney Chalker help. Give him a call.

  3. Consumer protection
    20%
    Often, consumer protection laws subject the person and/or business that violated the law to civil and criminal penalties. Sometimes, the law may entitle the consumer to monetary damages beyond what the consumer suffered. Get information. Call today.

  4. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    When you have a landlord-tenant dispute, hiring a lawyer may be the best way to ensure that you get the results that you want. While there are various reasons one may need an attorney for landlord-tenant issues, the laws are complicated.

Phillip Chalker graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. After law school, Mr. Chalker worked for the Social Security Administration (SSA), where he drafted hundreds of decisions related to disability benefits and mentored new attorneys. He left the SSA to participate in the Law Entrepreneurs for Access Program, a program designed to encourage the growth of small law firms and provide legal assistance to under-served communities. Since then, Phillip Chalker has become a Professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, a board member at both the Baltimore Jewish Counsel (BJC) and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, and a vice-chair of the BJC’s leadership development program. Prior to law school, Mr. Chalker advocated on behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at both the State and Federal level.

In law school, he volunteered to improve access to justice for criminal indigents. Additionally, he interned at various influential firms and a federal administrative agency. He also earned an Environmental Law Certificate and founded the law school's Environmental Law Newsletter. He has been published numerous times and has a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

Location

Phillip Evan Chalker
Law Ofc of Phillip E Chalker FL 2, Ste 3 217 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD, 21201

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Reviews

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Posted by Hawi | December 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reachable Profession Lawyer
I had a problematic tenant and Phillip was very helpful with helping me know what I could legally do or not do. He was very reachable and professional. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer, especially for landlord issues!
Posted by Justin | December 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Worked with Phillip with great results
Phillip is an amazing attorney. I have worked with him on many occasions. He is knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and fights hard for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Kaci | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best at what is he does
During the years I needed Mr. Phillip Chalker expertise on three separate occasions. First, with a tenant that refused to leave the property. Secondly, was with a contract release of a shady management company. Finally, a mutual lease break with multi-tenants. Mr. Chalker's knowledge and quick action was everything I would hope for in a lawyer. All three occasions ended in my favor thanks to him. He's definitely my go to lawyer because I know I will receive focused attention and great results.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2020
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Great Legal Representation
Phillip is a great attorney, that I have had the pleasure working together on several occasions. He is always candid with you, and always has your best interest at heart. I highly recommend Phillip Chalker if you are looking for legal council or representation.
Posted by Michael | August 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional and knowledgeable
I have hired Phillip two times. In each Phillip was able to sort each problem I had from our first meeting. Both issue were 100% success and ruled to my faves. I would recommend and hire him again and again. Thank You Phillip.
Posted by Devonte | August 17, 2020
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Business Development Officer
Phillip was very professional from day one and we did not even need to take action despite me paying for a retainer. He is very knowledgeable and responsive. I would consider him for your future matters.
Posted by Nii | June 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend you get him as your Attorney
Mr. Chalker is indeed a legal guru. I don't know how he does it but he indeed knows the law and how to work his work around. I worked with Phillip Chalker on a case that I had initially lost all hope for specifically with trying to work on it myself. I almost gave up until I consulted him. During our conversation, he was very honest with me on outcomes and options to resolve the issue. I took his word for it and let him be the lead. In the end, he proved to be very honest with what he said; He knew the Laws of Maryland far more than any other attorney I had consulted, and his intention was not on the money but rather winning the case and meeting his clients needs according to the Laws of the land, unlike other attorneys that I had consulted with before him who seem to be money driven. His fees was very reasonable compared to others. I have worked with a few attorneys from different states in the past and I would say Mr. Phillip is my to go to person Law matters for Maryland. Oh and one thing to add is that he is very organized with documentation, prioritizes cases in their order of urgency and definitely gets on then as needed. He has not only helped me in one or two cases but in multiple cases and they have all had successful outcomes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs legal help in Baltimore. Once again thank you to The Law Office of Phillip E. Chalker for the teamwork and effort you put into winning cases.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2018
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Professional and excellent
I found Mr. Chalker to be very professional, trusty, knowledgeable, responded in a timely manner, navigated the process very easy, and case won despite the obstacles. I recommend him very highly and definitely hire him again. Thank you for your time, effort and understanding throughout the trial process.
Posted by James | November 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Lead Abatement, Divorce, and Property Matters
When I found I needed an attorney, I searched on line finding three that had no interest in helping me. Mr. Chalker met with me right away. I had no clue how to proceed with my legal matters. He quickly settled my legal affairs, even as complication after complication came up. He actually closed three outstanding matters for me and at a very reasonable rate. For any one looking for a friendly, very professional, down to earth attorney, he’s your man. I am very thankful for all his services and highly recommend
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Posted by Margaret | June 5, 2017
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Professional, Knowledgeable + Honest Attorney
Phillip worked with me in a landlord-tenant dispute. Phillip took the time to review and analyze extensive material to build a strong case for me, and was completely upfront and honest every step of the way regarding how the case might go. He is very thorough, totally knowledgeable, and truly a pleasure to work with. The outcome of the case was positive, and if I were ever to need legal assistance again, he would be the first one to call. I recommend every aspect of his work ethic and professionalism.
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Posted by Jake | April 30, 2017
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Excellent legal representation
After interviewing and contacting several lawyers, I hired Phillip Chalker because he seemed sincere and ready to represent my daughter, and eventually my wife as well, in a legal matter in Baltimore. We met with him, provided documentation, talked over the legal issues involved and he outlined several options. Over the course of several months (because of court delays) he communicated clearly and quickly with us. He always was willing to pursue whatever course of action we wanted, and did not push us to what he thought best. The case headed to trial and he prepared an extensive file of exhibits and documentation, advised my daughter carefully on how to conduct herself in court and communicated several times with the opposing attorney. In the end, we reached a mutually agreeable settlement. Throughout, he was professional, helpful and thoroughly enjoyable to work with. We'd hire him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Patty | February 13, 2017
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Professional and polite
I wrote to 24 attorneys working in Baltimore County asking for legal assistance on a criminal matter. Mr Chalker was one of only three who even responded to my request, and the only one who sounded sincere, offered to represent me, and responded in a timely manner to my follow-on questions. He told me what his fee would be, and never asked for additional payment even when my case became more complicated and involved a court appearance. Mr. Chalker is kind, a true professional, and I highly recommend him for your legal needs.
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Posted by Debra H.J. | January 27, 2017
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Hired attorney
My fiance retained Mr.Chalker on an old legal matter. He was always to the point and communicating every aspect of the case. My fiance and I were very happy with the results. We would rate him a 10 out of 10. We would highly recommend Mr. Chalker with any legal issue.
Posted by glenn | January 24, 2017
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Mr Glenn.H
I had 2 very serious open warrants for charges I received over 30 years ago, it was from my youth and I have since turned my life around. Mr Chalker and I discussed my case via email then on the phone and I realized that he truly cared about my situation and I retained him as counsel. He first got the warrants squashed allowing me to travel to MD without worry, I live in Texas and have family there. We then arranged a time for me to fly in and actually go to court for these charges. Mr Chalker got the charges dropped. I never thought I would be able to put this behind me. Thanks to his hard work and knowledge of the law it is no longer an issue in my life. Mr Chalker was very professional, and kept me updated with any news on my case as soon as he received them. I would highly recommend Mr Chalker with any legal issue.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2017
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Phillip Chalker
Mr. Chalker was very professional and helped me resolve my legal matter quickly, and with a great outcome. Very pleased I hired him.
Posted by John | December 30, 2016
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Landlord/Tenant Complaint
Phillip is a tremendous lawyer because he possesses (in my opinion) the essential skills needed. He is a very hard worker, knowledgeable, efficient, and most importantly, honest. He will tell you the truth, which may not be something you want to hear, but he will not mislead you. He is not accompanied by any of the frequently seen traits of lesser professionals, such as pretentiousness, predatory behavior, aloof, goofy, disorganized, or dramatic. Phillip handled my case in the most precise manner, and took such care as to examine every facet of it. He is always available and genuinely cares about those whom he represents. One gets the sense that he truly wants to help people and has a good heart. He actually gives lawyers a good name, so to speak. My result was favorable, but even if it wasn't I would be happy knowing we tried our best. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal advice. He is a rare breed and we in Baltimore are lucky to have him!
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2016
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Excellent - for anyone starting their own business in Maryland
Mr. Chalker provided excellent advice as I struggled navigating the incorporation process of my business in Maryland. His level of attention to detail was impressive and he never made me feel like I was asking a stupid question. Because I will be co-owning my business with a foreign national, Mr. Chalker was able to pick up on issues that didn't have anything to do with the creation of my business, but rather corollary issues that saved me money in the long run. A genuinely kind and transparent individual. Mr. Chalker has vast knowledge when it comes to the right type of business that will fit your partner's wishes, so as to protect you from unnecessary headaches in the future. Highly recommend Mr. Chalker!
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Posted by Lauren | June 29, 2016
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Professional, Helpful Attorney
After trying to solve my case for almost a year (even with the assistance of the Attorney General of MD), I contacted Mr. Chalker for legal help. Originally, I contacted other attorneys as well, many of whom would not take my case, didn't return calls, or had extremely high rates. After speaking to Mr. Chalker on the phone, we met in person and he took my case. Mr. Chalker was always very professional and kept me "in the loop" about any negotiations via email and phone. He took my opinion into consideration when negotiating and got a settlement without having to appear in court. The settlement amount was substantially higher than what I would've gotten if I had been representing myself. Hopefully, I won't need an attorney again, but if I do, I know where to go! Thanks for all of the help, Mr. Chalker.
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Posted by Brenton | June 22, 2016
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Professional and Personable!
I am the owner of pedaltire.com and I hired Phil to assist me in creating my Terms and Conditions and Dealer Service Agreement. Phil had conducted our meetings with professionalism and proficiently. He was able to provide me with two quality documents in a timely fashion as we were on the verge of going live. I really appreciate his assistance and would highly recommend his legal services!
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Posted by Deborah | June 21, 2016
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A Review of Attorney Phillip Chalker
Mr. Phillip Chalker was my attorney for a disability/insurance case; he was professional, efficient, organized and he cared about me, which was very respectful. He was willing to meet with me at the office, at a time that was convenient for me. I was impressed with his ability to represent me in court. The decision was an successful one and now I am able to have a better quality of life. In my opinion Mr. Phillip Chalker, is an exceptional attorney who is able to provide excellent representation. I am glad I selected him as my attorney. He is the best!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Solo Practitioner
  • The Law Office of Phillip E. Chalker
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney Advisor
  • Social Security Administration
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Rich & Henderson, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Enhesa
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA - Masters
  • 2014
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chesapeake Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Education Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Education Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - 2017
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020

Publications

  • Maryland Bar Journal
  • Protecting Disabled Individuals in Private Sector Housing
  • 2016
  • American Bar Association Journal
  • Media Alerts - Hoschar v. Appalachian Power Companies and Industrial Contractors, Inc. - Fourth Circuit
  • 2014

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Baltimore Social Security & Disability Lawyer Phillip Evan Chalker
Phillip Evan Chalker
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 9 years