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Admitted to the Bar in 1975.  I am a 1975 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law where I was the Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review.  I served a one year year clerkship after law school, 1975 - 1976, at the  Maryland Court of Appeals, our state's highest appellate court.  I served for five and a half years as an Assitant United States Attorney in Maryland from April 1980 to October 1985.  During that time I was an instructor on litigation topics at the Department of Justice's Advocacy Traiuning Program.  My practice consists of commercial and general litigation and white collar criminal defense.  I am a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  I am also a Fellow of the Marylkand Bar Foundation.   I am listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense and non-white collar criminal defense.  I am also listed in Maryland Superlawyers in general litigatiand and was listed by Maryland Superlawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Maryland in 2012 .I have an AV rating from Marindale Hubbell. I have been an instructor in legal writing at the University of Baltimore School of Law and have given presentations on various litigation issues to practicing attorneys, including through the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers.  I am a regular commenter on legal issues of current interest for WBFF-TV, Fox 45 in Baltimore.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 65%
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%



Hourly ($350-400/hour)

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Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

901 Dulaney Valley Rd
Ste 400
Towson, MD, 21204


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2015
Local Litigation Star - General Commercial, White Collar CrimeBenchmark Litigation2015
Top 100 Lawyers in MarylandSuperLawyers2012
Commercial Litigation and Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2005
FellowMaryland Bar Foundation2005
AV RaytedMartindale-Hubbell1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney - Head of General Litigation Dept.Pessin Katz Law, P.A.1997 - Present
Part-time Instructor: University Of Baltimore School Of Law1995 - 2000
Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office Maryland1980 - 1985
Law ClerkMaryland Court Of Appeals1975 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Barristers Law ClubMember2009 - Present
J. Dudley Digges American Inn of CourtMember1990 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember1985 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation of MarylandBoard of Directors1990 - 2000
National Criminal Defense Attorneys AssnMember1985 - 2012
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of MarylandBoard of Directors1985 - 1993
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central MarylandBoard of Directors1985 - 1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Drew UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Various ProgramsLitigation IssuesN/A
Variopus DatesTelevision Legal CommentaryN/A