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Steven Hale Levin is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. Mr. Levin's 23 years of experience include ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney, with six years in the District of Maryland, where he was Deputy Chief of the Violent Crimes Section and a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.  He also served with distinction for four years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of North Carolina.


Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Levin served on active duty for seven years in the United States Army as a defense counsel, an appellate attorney, and a trial attorney.  As a defense attorney, Mr. Levin defended clients in over 30 courts-martial as well as numerous administrative  proceedings. As a trial attorney, Mr. Levin represented the United States in complex contract litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the Government Accountability Office.  Additionally, he was the sole Army lawyer assigned to assist the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, in its successful challenge to Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of Northrop Grumman.   Mr. Levin, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, has taught trial techniques as a Professor of Criminal Law at the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2000.  He is currently serving as a Military Judge in the US Army Reserve.


Mr. Levin’s achievements include the prosecution of a former Baltimore City Police Commissioner for public corruption and the prosecution of the owners of several well-known Maryland restaurants for money laundering and tax fraud.  Working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, he also successfully prosecuted a criminal securities case involving the theft of $40 million.  In Harris v. United States, 536 U.S. 545 (2002), a case addressing a significant federal sentencing issue, Mr. Levin prevailed at both the district and circuit court levels, a result which was affirmed by the Supreme Court in a published opinion.


In addition, Mr. Levin participated for several years as an evaluator for the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Evaluation and Review Staff, the DOJ's self-evaluating body.  In that capacity, Mr. Levin gained a comprehensive understanding of the challenges that business managers may encounter during internal investigations.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
  2. White Collar Crime: 40%
    23 years
  3. Military Law: 10%
    23 years
  4. Consumer Protection: 5%
    23 years

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Steve is smart, detail-oriented, and attuned to his clients' concerns. His many years of courtroom experience, as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, are invaluable assets for his clients and his co-workers.


    Stephanie Gallagher Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Levin & Curlett LLC

201 N. Charles Street
Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD, 21201

250 West Pratt Street
Suite 1300
Baltimore, MD, 21201



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Project Exile Award for Distinguished Service and CommitmentDepartment of Justice2007
Prosecution of Public Corruption AwardDepartment of Justice2004
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Army1999
Winner-Zeliff Trial CompetitionWake Forest University1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Military JudgeU.S. Army Reserve2010 - Present
Deputy ChiefUnited States Attorney's Office2002 - 2008
Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office1999 - 2002
Trial AttorneyUnited States Army1992 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wednesday Law ClubMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Maryland chapter)Member2008 - Present
Judge Advocate Association Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Barristers Club, BaltimoreSecretary2016 - 2017
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harris v. United States, 536 U.S. 545 (2002)Mr. Levin prevailed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Baltimore SunMosby Has A Second Chance to Get Freddie Gray Charges Right2015
Baltimore SunProsecutorial Indiscretion2014
Fraud With Peril
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
United States Army War CollegeN/AMaster of Strategic Studies2016
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Salt Lake City Army OnsiteHistory of Military Law2014
Federal Bar AssociationJobs for JAGs2007
Federal Bar AssociationJobs for JAGs2006
Federal Bar AssociationJobs for JAGs2005