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Debra A Saltz

Criminal defense Attorney at Annapolis, MD

5.0   14 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 18 years
    Massachusetts - MA 20 years
    Maryland - MD 28 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Debra

Learn Debra’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All misdemeanor and felony cases

    28 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    28 years

  3. Personal injury
    Automobile accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death

    28 years

Debra Saltz understands the seriousness of your situation and wants to obtain the best possible outcome for you. With over 25 years of experience, she is dedicated to providing clients with aggressive legal representation in criminal and traffic cases, and personal injury matters. She offers clients responsive, efficient and result oriented outcomes. She responds to each client's individual needs, promptly and efficiently, keeping the client fully informed at all stages of the case.

Whether your case involves mediation, litigation, or settlement, Debra Saltz brings a broad range of experience and knowledge, as well as personal attention, to each case. As a former Assistant State's Attorney and former Assistant Public Defender, she has spent many years in private practice focusing on criminal and traffic defense, and personal injury. Debra Saltz has successfully represented clients for many years in courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz, LLC
918 Chesapeake Avenue
Suite 3R
Annapolis, MD, 21403


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  14 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expungement of record
Debra Saltz was very quick to have something taken off of my criminal history for a background investigation. Thanks to her I have a nice clean background history for my upcoming business.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Protected me from an aggressive neighbor
Ms Saltz was outstanding and successful in my bid to obtain a peace order from an aggressive neighbor. This man assaulted me in a restaurant, tried to intimidate me with guns, and flew a drone into my window while spying on me. She thoroughly prepared me for the hearing and skillfully deflected his lies in court. The case she presented made it clear this was guy was a menace to me and my neighbors.
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Posted by James | December 7, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Consult via phone
I needed consultation via phone as I was out of state, Attorney Saltz accommodated me and spent extra time going through my case details. As a college student I really appreciated her going the extra mile.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Debra Saltz
Debra Saltz was a pleasure to work with. She helped us walk through the entire process and made it simple to understand.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Continued to fight
Very pleased with her services for the 7+ years my case was ongoing. Continued to be responsive to calls and emails long after I had paid. Did an excellent job on the case despite unprincipled tactics and behavior from the State.
Posted by Yonnie | November 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
she's the lawyer's lawyer!
I've known Ms. Saltz for over 20 years. I've had to opportunity to watch her in action on several occasions. She is a fierce advocate and extremely well composed in court. I also know that she is well regarded by her peers. I recently retained Ms. Saltz for a contract matter. She was able to get me a more than fair settlement for my claim. I was thrilled with the result. She remained professional despite the unprofessional actions by opposing counsel. Hiring Ms. Saltz for any legal needs is a no brainer.
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Posted by Manuel | November 30, 2016
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Great Partner
Ms Saltz was a great partner in 3 separate cases for us. She was successful in all 3 cases. Her careful work throughout the process in my opinion made the difference in obtaining the maximum award in our cases. I appreciated the consistent communication during the entire process, keeping us well informed so we could make decisions in a timely manner.
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Posted by Jill | June 22, 2015
A+ attorney who fights for the truth!
I could not have asked for a better advocate than Debra Saltz. She tool charge of my case with a passion that I never expected. I could not have found a more knowledgeable, unflappable attorney. I am ever so glad I had her on my side, and I owe her everything.
Posted by Kim | June 10, 2015
Excellent experience
I highly recommend Debra Saltz for legal consultation, negotiation and representation. She is very knowledgeable, assertive and direct. She maintained good communication, provided advice and consult, and drove the process forward in a timely and effective manner.
Posted by Dan | June 9, 2015
Friendly service with solid performance
Debra Saltz took my case on as a referral. From the beginning she kept me informed of what my rights were so I wouldn't be walked over. She went above and beyond what I payed for by providing counsel in regards to the civil aspect of my case as well. She also offered a great perspective to help me out on a personal level. Aside from all the pleasantries, it was clear she knew what she was doing in a court room. I would absolutely use her again.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2015
Knowledgeable, Experienced and Clever
A very sharp and assertive defense attorney who eloquently presents the best possible defense for her clients... Thanks to her hard work and legal acumen, I can pursue the career of my choice instead of having a criminal record.
Posted by S. Abdelrahman | January 23, 2010
The Best Kept Secret in the Greater Metropolitan Area
We used Debra for several different cases ranging from traffic court to assault. Why do we keep coming back to her? It's simple, Debra is extremely knowledgeable about the law. She is very aggressive in the courtroom and takes a prosecutors argument and rips it apart. Not to mention, she is very involved in many Professional Organizations thus she is up to date w/ current regulations in DC, MD, and VA. She responds quickly to any requests sent to her. In addition, her legal assistant Irene is superb! She is a one woman powerhouse who ACTUALLY works and not sits around staring at the wall. Debra is the best kept secret in the Greater Metropolitan Area. You cannot go wrong w/ her because she is a great lifetime investment. We have already recommended her to our friends and family. Believe us, she is that good because she delivers results and is very honest.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2009
On the ball, professional, and fearless.
Hi Debra, I hope all is well. Yesterday was a whirlwind and it seemed like I didn't have a second to breathe. I wanted to take moment now to thank you for everything yesterday. You were on the ball, professional, and fearless. Thank you for standing up for me and my rights. I could not have asked for more.
Posted by Hector | September 29, 2009
Great knowledge, experience and personal attention.
Debra is an excellent listener as well as attentive with her clients. She is extremely trustworthy and honest. Capable of helping you or sending you to the right individual for help. I actually always go to her first when in need of legal advice.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Private practice
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Howard County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Law Clerk to Judge Joseph F. Murphy, Jr.
  • Court of Special Appeals
  • 1994 - 1995
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  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Simmons College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Criminal Defense
  • Hung jury - mistrial
  • Peace Order
  • Peace Order denied
  • Defamation
  • Defense Verdict
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • The James McGill Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • First Vice President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Second Vice President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2013
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • President's Award
  • Howard County Bar Association
  • 2010
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  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association Newsletter
  • Editor
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
Endorse Debra
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deb is an excellent advocate for her clients, and is always willing to help her fellow attorneys work out tough issues. I have worked with Deb when I worked in the State's Attorney's Office and now as a defense attorney, she is highly regarded by both sides."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Debra is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Debra is a gifted and talented trial attorney and legal advocate. She is highly skilled, compassionate and determined in the representation of her clients. Whether she is fighting a DUI or a murder case, her commitment and professionalism are bar none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on a case with Debra and I am a fellow member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association (MCDAA) with Debra. I have also attended advanced DUI seminars with Debra. Debra is extremely knowledgeable and she is a superb communicator. For all of these reasons, I endorse Debra."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Debra Saltz. I have known her for more than 20 years and can honestly say that there are very few attorneys in Maryland as well-prepared and intelligent. She is an excellent attorney, so if you are searching for a quality criminal defense attorney, call her today."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Debra is a fierce and zealous advocate for her clients, and also an example to be followed for civility in the profession. She is generous with her time in mentoring newer attorneys, as well. I highly recommend her for any personal injury, divorce, traffic, or criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend her for serious criminal cases, in addition to your run-of-the-mill DUI/DWI/traffic cases. She recently obtained a hung jury for a client charged with murder, on a very difficult set of facts. When the case was retried with another defense lawyer, that same defendant was found guilty and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Other
"A knowledgeable and tough trial attorney who does the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and her clients proud. Whether a traffic case or a serious criminal matter, Debra will give her clients more than a fighting chance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Debra Saltz, Esquire is smart, efficient, detailed oriented and always prepared. Debra is well versed in the law - has years of trial experience and works tirelesses for her clients. Debra Saltz gets results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I need to refer a co-defendant or other criminal defendant whom I am conflicted out from representing, I always keep Debra in mind. I value being able to brainstorm with my colleagues, in both directions, and know that Debra will do the same. I appreciate Debra's work in helping other lawyers rise as she rises, including her several years editing the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association's newsletter. I think that Debra shares my view that our colleagues are not competitors, but are people we can call on for ideas and assistance, so that none of us are ever alone as we fight for our clients. In short, I very much endorse Debra."
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