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Robert Lorenzo Kline III

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Hagerstown, MD

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 7 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 24 years
    Virginia - VA 30 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 36 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Former Member Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2007
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    Handling both debtor and creditor work in bankruptcy court.

    37 years, 400 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Capital, Felony and Misdemeanor matters in State and Federal Courts. Recently tried cases involving sexual molestation, and child abuse, 1st and 2nd degree assault, CDS possession and intent to distribute, grand theft and handgun violations.

    37 years, 150 cases

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    15%
    Have successfully handled Chapter 11 cases in Bankruptcy Court. Including the negotiation and filing of Cash Collateral Orders, Motion to Assume/Reject Executory Contracts and preparation and filed Plans of Reorganization and Disclosure Statements.

    37 years, 45 cases

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%
    Handled hundreds of these cases.

    37 years, 250 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Contract and Commercial Litigation. Franchise and Merger documentation.

    37 years, 750 cases

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Have successfully filed paperwork for multi-state corporate entities. Have handled and continue to handle franchising for a local company. Familiar with use of corporate structures for asset protection as well.

    37 years, 100 cases

  7. Debt collection
    10%
    Commercial and Retail collection. Providing flat fee and contingency fee arrangements for both retail and commercial clients.

    37 years, 12,500 cases

Large Firm Experience . Small Town Personal Attention.

Robert Kline has opened his second office in Hagerstown, Maryland. He has substantial experience in commercial litigation, and creditors' rights, having served on the Board of Assoc. of Commercial Financial Attys and having written on these subjects on numerous occasions.

He has been a member of numerous bar associations, including National Assoc. of Retail Collection Attys, and has previously served as Board Member in the Assoc. of Comm. Finance Attorneys. He was the University of Baltimore Law Forum Editor and has been published in the Equipment Financing Journal, Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, Commercial Aviation Report and Commercial Law Bulletin.

I continue to focus on customer service while providing unsurpassed professionalism at a cost effective rate. Recent success in obtaining an acquittal in a Court Martial trial at Andrews AFB, dismissals of grand theft and possession with intent charges, and obtaining a $529,000 award in Bankruptcy Court. 

 

Location

Kline Law Group LLC
5 Public Square
Suite 200
Hagerstown, MD, 21740

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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Mr. Kline exceeded all of my expectations. He handled my Chapter 11 bankruptcy. My company was $3 Million in debt and he was able to relieve me of every penny. He turned a disaster into a pleasant outcome. I would recommend him for any type of civil litigation.
Posted by Maryanne | August 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very attentive, excellent results
He handled my criminal matter. Not only did he stay in touch with me during the complete process, but also was able to have my charges dismissed. A great result. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Disbarment by Consent issued in MD, 2008
updated on 05/20/2019

This means the attorney agreed to the charge of disbarment in order to avoid a formal hearing. "Disbarment" is the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

Robert's comment: “Reinstated 2017”

Reciprocal - Disbarment issued in DC, 2008
updated on 05/06/2015

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in District of Columbia Bar.

Reciprocal - Disbarment issued in PA, 2008
updated on 05/06/2015

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Pennsylvania.

Revocation Following Hearing issued in VA, 2007
updated on 01/28/2013

This means the attorney license is revoked by the State Bar. A license “Revocation Following Hearing" is the most serious penalty for a lawyer.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kline Law Group LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Robert L Kline, III
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Managing Partner
  • Friedman & Kline
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Attorney , Business and Banking Group
  • Weinberg & Green
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Attorney , Business and Banking Group
  • Wright, Constable & Skeen, LLP
  • 1987 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Delaware
  • MA - Masters
  • 1983
  • Western Maryland College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • US Air Force v. Dutton
  • Acquittal all charges

Associations

  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Commercial Law Bulletin, Vol 10, No 4
  • “Attempting to Anticipate Bankruptcy Issues in Limited Liability Companies”
  • 1995
  • Commercial Law Bulletin Vol 8, No. 1
  • “Pre-Petition Agreement: Will They Stand Up to Bankruptcy Scrutiny”
  • 1993
  • Equipment Financing Journal
  • “Aircraft Financing: Protection of a Lender’s Interest in Bankruptcy”
  • 1990
  • The Independent (Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors)
  • “Maryland Retail Sales Act Held Inapplicable to Closed End Leases "
  • 1990
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Hagerstown Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Robert Lorenzo Kline III
Robert Lorenzo Kline III
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Hagerstown, MD
Licensed for 36 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details