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Elisabeth Herndon

Criminal defense Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Elisabeth Herndon

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Elisabeth

Learn Elisabeth’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Drug Crime, Cannabis Law, DUI & DWI, Expungement, Federal Crime, Juvenile, Speeding and Traffic Ticket, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, Domestic Violence, Theft, Burglary, and more.

    11 years, 100 cases

  2. Family
    40%
    Divorce and Separation, Adoption, Alimony, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Marriage and Prenuptials, Uncontested Divorce.

Elisabeth is a Maryland admitted attorney focusing on criminal defense among other practice areas. She is in charge of the criminal defense and traffic departments at Bowers Law. 

Elisabeth has had jury trials in multiple counties in Maryland. She is not afraid to take a challenging case to trial and present innovative arguments to a jury. Additionally, Elisabeth has some experience in personal injury and family law matters. 

Elisabeth is a graduate of New England Law | Boston, at which she received a CALI award in School Governance and Teacher's Rights and participated in the Lawyering Process clinic with a focus on family law. She attended Towson University and received a bachelors degree in Law and American Civilization with minors in Political Science and American Studies. 

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Location

Bowers Law
339 East 25th Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Bowers Law, LLC
229 E. Main St
Elkton, MD, 21921
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Reviews

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Posted by Erin | January 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful, professional, and goes out of the way
Elisabeth represented me in a traffic court matter where I was wrongly given a parking ticket in MD (a state I do not live in and have never visited). From every step of the process, she was professional and made sure I was informed of every step she was taking. Even when the state of MD made it difficult to track down the trial information, her and her staff bent over backwards to try to find the information. She ultimately got the ticket dismissed, saving me $$!
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Posted by Lukas shaanon | September 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional, Honest, & great staff.
Very professional, Honest, & great staff. Very knowledgeable, and will help you with no limit.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
prompt, attentive and comprehensive
I can't recommend Elisabeth enough. She has been a tremendous relief to have as legal advisor, and powerful as representation. Elisabeth has been of service to me in cases involving both family law and criminal law, and proven herself to be invaluable. She is knowledgeable, efficient and tenacious. In the sea of lawyers one must sort through to find the right fit, I consider her and her partner Chris O'Meara to be my lifetime go to for all legal issues current and future.
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Posted by Stanley | June 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Helped me with the MVA
I hired Elisabeth after reading her reviews. She helped me get my license back after over 4 years of them being revoked. She took care of the MVA and Driver wellness division and handled all the hard work for me. I couldn't have gotten them back without her! I Highly recommend Elisabeth!
Posted by Shane | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
I've had a some experiences with lawyers in the past (not necessarily a good thing), and some have not gone so well, but I had absolutely no issues with Elisabeth. She worked with me and made things as easy as possible for me. She helped me with a VOP as well as getting transferred to Maryland for some thing that happened put of state. She put my mind at ease by communicating not only with me but with the people directly involved in my situation. She was thorough and honest and helped me get through one of the more trying situations that I have experienced. 10/10 would go to her again with any trouble and would quickly recommend her to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by Brian | February 22, 2018
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The best lawyer!
Elisabeth is one of the most Passionate and Caring lawyer that I have had the pleasure to deal with. She kept me well inform at all times!!! She did what she said she could do. I am very Happy to had her for a lawer!!!!!
Posted by Tanya | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't underestimate her!
My husband was facing a criminal assault charge in Cecil county MD that Elisabeth defended. She did a superb job!! The jury came back with a not guilty verdict in less then 30 minutes and we owe it to her. She is an amazing trial lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone of friends family or strangers.
Posted by Brandon | August 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Keeps you in the loop.
Elisabeth did a great job for me. She was thorough and kept me in the know every step of the way. Although nothing is certain she gives you a good idea of what to expect so your not caught off gaurd.
Posted by Brian | December 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Ms. Hellwig recently handled a case for me in the Cecil County District Court in which I was being prosecuted for multiple traffic offenses. From my initial contact through the end of the trial, she was quick to respond to my questions via both phone and e-mail. Ms. Hellwig quoted her price during our first phone conversation, and there were no additional charges or hidden fees. As I sat in court, I watched others utilizing the services of the public defender and some who represented themselves. Without any doubt, the outcome of my case would have been much worse for me if I had tried either of those options instead of hiring Ms. Hellwig. Prior to the trial, she was able to negotiate a deal with the prosecutor that kept me out of jail and saved me thousands of dollars in fines. It was a far better result than I had imagined.
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Posted by James | November 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney experience
From start to finish, she handled all aspects of the case in a timely and professional manner. She kept me informed throughout the process, and prepared all details for the court date, assuring that everything would go according to her plan. She even helped me with rescheduling the court date after a long delay. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any of my friends. Excellent work, and very easy to work with.
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Posted by David | November 15, 2016
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Smooth Process
After consulting with Elisabeth, she made me feel comfortable moving forward with my case. She helped the process to move smoothly and kept me informed the entire way. This was a first time offense for me and I was nervous about the outcome. She made me feel comfortable and guided me through the entire process. I would recommend her to anyone in need of advocacy - she will make you comfortable and pursue your case diligently.
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Posted by Shaina | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Peace of Mind is Priceless.
For Criminal cases in Cecil County, the same attorneys' names are thrown around and referred and there's endless red tape with most of them; you have to work around their schedule, your case is too small, cancellations, etc. I had a Violation of Probation case that was straight forward but I've seen friends get serious jail time for VOPs that were mismanaged or taken too lightly. I didn't have to wait weeks, or schedule a consultation down the road. I called in a sudden panic after finding out I had a warrant and needed to turn myself in. No other attorneys thought it was important enough to make time for it, but Elisabeth invited me directly to her office and patiently listened to the situation. I admittedly did the Probation requirements but not very promptly. By the time I arrived to the Hearing, she had already spoken with the Prosecutor and my Probation Officer. She was extremely thorough and straight-forward and I cannot believe how succinctly she handled my particular situation and had all parties agree on reinstating my probation. I was certain I'd have further stipulations to my probation or even more likely jail time as I've seen friends sent directly to jail for less violations. I am so grateful to have that dreadful feeling of imminent doom over with. Everything was smooth, thorough and calm for me. I actually felt bad for the other people in the Court because the Prosecutor was a shark. I really lucked out with Elisabeth Hellwig. Definitely exceeded my expectations. If you have a pending VOP Hearing or warrant, seriously do yourself a favor and meet with Elisabeth.
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Posted by Trish | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast response...Fantastic Lawyer
Elisabeth Hellwig defended my son in a criminal case. She was very clear on what could happen at each court hearing. My son and I asked a ton of questions via email and she was extremely responsive. Often returning answers within minutes. My son and I are extremely appreciative for her expertise and her understanding for my sons unfortunate circumstance. She was able to get the states attorney to make a fantastic deal for my son which benefited my grandson tremendously. No jail time. We can't say enough how grateful we are for all of her time and effort with his case. Highly recommend her for all services.
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Posted by Amber | December 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elisabeth Hellwig
Great Lawer! She was very proactive, and took time to listen and fully understand our situation in order to process every piece of information. I was able to reach her when I needed and she replies to my email when needed in an orderly fashion. Overall she has made all of our court dwellings a great experience, as to add light to dark situations. Thank you!
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Posted by Jamal | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Elisabeth was wonderful
Elisabeth really took the time to learn not only all about the case, but about me as well. It was refreshing for a lawyer to genuinely care about me and not only my case. With that said, she handled my case swiftly and always kept me in the loop and in the end, got the result that I was looking for.
Posted by Mary | November 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
These attorneys will fight for you until the end.
First of all I was treated with respect and kindness at all times. I was listened to and advised through the whole process. I always knew what was or was not going to happen. I was confident, because i was told the truth. Go to these attorneys first. They will fight and take care of you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Head of Criminal Department
  • Bowers Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Paralegal
  • Law Office of Alexandra Miller
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • The Goldman Law Firm, PC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Carmen Durso
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Towson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Successful resolution of interpleader in client's favor
  • Successful award for our client just under $60,000
  • Probation Before Judgment- Theft under $1,000
  • Probation before Judgment
  • vehicle Theft- All charges dropped
  • All Charges Dropped
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Associations

  • Legal Aid Society
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New England Law Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • Associate
  • 2013 - 2014
  • New England Law Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • Editor
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association
  • OUTlaw Representative
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Boardroom Elite
  • Corporate America
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Spotlight Award DUI/DWI
  • Thumbtack
  • 2016
  • Group Leader
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Spotlight Award-Criminal Defense
  • Thumbtack
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for Maryland
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Associate: 2015
  • Bowers Law
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Female Lawyers in Maryland
  • Legal Network
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for Maryland
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Spotlight Award-Criminal Defense
  • Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • Highest Grade in School Governance and Teachers Rights
  • CALI Award
  • 2014
  • Dean's List
  • New England Law
  • 2014
  • Dean's List
  • New England Law
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • New England Law
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • WISH Program
  • Maryland Expungements
  • 2016
  • Meeting Ground-Pro Bono Expungement Clinic
  • Expungements in Maryland
  • 2016
  • Learning the Law
  • How to act during a traffic stop
  • 2016
  • Maryland organizations (state)
  • Distracted Driving
  • 2015
  • Maryland Legal Benefits
  • Protective/Peace orders in Maryland
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (21)
Endorse Elisabeth
Unknown Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Elisabeth is a highly committed attorney who gives 100% to each of her clients. She is tenacious in getting a good result for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Liz is a tremendously capable criminal defense attorney, and her passion for representing her clients shines through in every case she works."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Elisabeth is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elisabeth Hellwig is one of the most talented attorneys I have ever worked with. She always gives her full attention to each case she handles, and gets the best results for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elisabeth is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Ms. Hellwig. She is a top-notch personal injury attorney and a zealous advocate for her clients. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elizabeth is a person of high integrity and professional skill."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I stongly endorse this Ms. Hellwig, She is very knowledgeable and a great contributor to the AVVO community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hellwig really knows her stuff and her knowledge directly benefits those who call her their lawyer. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Elisabeth puts her everything into her practice. She tells her clients how it is, and is not afraid to fight for them in court. I highly recommend Elisabeth to anyone seeking legal counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Elisabeth is one of the hardest-working attorneys I have ever worked with. She always does the best for her clients, and her clients seem to always leave happy. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking Criminal Lawl counsel in MD."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elisabeth is an asset to the AVVO community. Her 5-star rating from her clients speaks for itself."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Elisabeth isn't afraid to take the tough cases. She's detail oriented and hard working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a credit to the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Elisabeth is a fantastic attorney who understands the needs of her clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic advocate for her clients. Takes the extra time to get the important details that in some instances will make or break a case."
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