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Dilip Barrid Paliath

Criminal defense Attorney at Towson, MD

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 27 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 26 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1998
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Dilip

Learn Dilip’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    17 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    17 years

  3. Estate planning
    Wills/Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts

    17 years

  4. Juvenile law

    17 years

  5. Litigation

    24 years

Dilip Paliath, Esquire, is an experienced legal defense attorney, offering a full-range of services to the Baltimore metropolitan area.

In partnership with Preller, Preller & Paliath in Towson, MD, Dilip provides his clients with top-notch representation and is successful in helping them achieve their desired results.

Dilip takes the time to communicate with his clients so they fully understand their case, the options available to them, and their legal rights.

With strategic planning and preparation, Dilip is an effective and relentless defense attorney, and knows what it takes to win in the courtroom.

Working out of Towson, Maryland, Dilip handles a variety of criminal cases, including drunk driving incidents, juvenile law, and more.

Additionally, Dilip work with clients on their estate planning needs and business law transactions.



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Baltimore, MD Attorney Dilip Paliath


Dilip Barrid Paliath
Preller Preller & Paliath 307 W Pennsylvania Ave
Towson, MD, 21204

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Posted by Margaret | June 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go the extra miles!
Dilip Paliath took my grandson case in the Fall of 2015. Mr. Paliath had to drive three hours to attend the court session beginning at 9:00 am. My grandson met with Mr. Paliath before court began. Mr. Paliath ask personal questions and discussed different roles of court persons. My grandson did not understand the concepts of court and Mr. Paliath expressed this concern to the judge. It was determined by the judge that my grandson needed training about court. Mr. Paliath had to return during the winter twice and the case was not settled until June 2016. Through all of this Mr. Paliath kept in contact about each and every court corespondence. Mr. Paliath is both kind and a complete professional. I will call him again!!
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Posted by Jim | June 23, 2015
Dilip is my go to attorney for criminal referrals. He had handled cases referred to him in and effective and efficient manner. I highly recommend Dilip.
Posted by Jan | June 1, 2015
Excellent Trial and Criminal Attorney
I have worked with Dilip for many years and have had the pleasure of seeing him in action. He is an excellent trial attorney, especially when it comes to criminal matters. The clients that I have referred to him have always been extremely happy with his services. Needless to say, I recommend him.
Posted by Doug | May 26, 2015
Trusted Attorney & Friend
Dilip and I have been friends since high school. He has always been a dedicated professional and is certainly someone I felt very comfortable working with on our legal needs. Dilip is knowledgeable, reliable and patient. I have and will continue to recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Abraham | May 22, 2015
Estate Planning
Recently I had Dilip prepare our Wills, power of attorney and other related documents for both me and my wife. I was impressed with his questions and consequent drafting of the necessary documents. I have since recommended Dilip to family and friends and will not hesitate to recommend him others. I have also used Dilip in business related legal issues. His knowledge of business law was impressive. I am glad to have such strong litigator on my side.
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Posted by Kieffer | May 21, 2015
Talented Attorney
I have know Dilip for several years and he has been a great advisor for me and my family. I can trust him with my business and I know he represents my interests. I refer clients and family members to him and he treats them with respect and goes the extra mile for them.
Posted by Don'Yelle | April 24, 2015
A very strong litigator!
Attorney Dilip was referred to my family by one of his Baltimore City Attorney colleagues. We were in dire need of a strong litigator who could represent our interests in our Dad's estate. After interviewing 4 other Attorneys in Towson, we unanimously selected Dilip. Not only did Dilip immediately go to work for my family, he exceeded our expectations. Dilip understands what it takes to go above and beyond for his clients. He is an effective communicator both in the court room and out of the court room. My family and I strongly recommend Attorney Dilip because he is honest, responsive, knowledgable and a Very Strong Litigator.
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Posted by Lola | April 23, 2015
Very impressive and you
We were very impressed with his knowledge he kept us informed of what was going on he was always responsive. I would highly recommend him
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Preller, Preller, and Paliath
  • 2007 - Present
  • Chief Counsel
  • Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legislative Officer
  • Office of the Governor of Maryland, Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., Annapolis, MD
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Office Of The State's Attorney For Baltimore County
  • 1998 - 2002
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  • University of Virginia
  • J.D.
  • 1996
  • Boston College
  • Bachelors
  • 1993
  • Calvert Hall College High School
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Worsham v. Ehrlich, 957 A.2d 161
  • Motion to Dismiss was affirmed by the Court


  • Baltimore County Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Calvert Hall College
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chimes
  • Foundation Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Towson Elks
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Greengate Community Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Calvert Hall College
  • Alumni Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • Timonium Optimist Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Calvert Hall College
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Council #5687
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Teaching Instructor
  • National College of District Attorneys
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Dilip
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dilip Paliath is a highly recognized criminal defense and business attorney. I have known him for many years and gladly endorse him with a five star rating."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the good fortune to have known Dilip since law school. I have worked with him on cases and was very impressed with his diligence, intelligent and excellent work product. I often refer those charged with crimes and Dilip always does a wonderful job for them. Needless to say, I fully endorse and recommend Dilip."

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Towson Criminal defense Lawyer Dilip Barrid Paliath
Dilip Barrid Paliath
Criminal defense Attorney
Towson, MD
Licensed for 27 years
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