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Baltimore lawyer’s sex offense trial postponed

The trial for a Baltimore lawyer accused of inappropriately touching a member of the catering staff at his law firm’s holiday party has been postponed to July.

Isaac M. Neuberger was scheduled to appear in Baltimore City Circuit Court for a jury trial Monday. The trial has been moved to July 16 at 9:30 a.m., according to court records.

Neuberger pleaded not guilty in March to a fourth-degree sex offense. The incident allegedly took place Dec. 12 at the Baltimore office of Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber P.A. The accuser, a 25-year-old male, filed a handwritten statement of charges in District Court in the hours after the incident.

According to that statement of charges, Neuberger struck up a conversation while the men were using urinals and, as they finished, told the accuser about “exercises to keep my abdomen in shape” and touched him inappropriately.

The man did not know who Neuberger was at the time, but filed his statement of charges after his own employer told him, according to the statement of charges.

A fourth-degree sex offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine of $1,000 or both.

A second-degree assault charge initially filed against Neuberger was dropped.

Neuberger has practiced law in Maryland for almost 45 years. His practice focuses on business transactions and he is an adviser to senior management and boards of directors for a number of companies, according to his profile on Neuberger Quinn’s website.

Neuberger is represented by Joshua Treem, a partner at Brown Goldstein Levy LLP in Baltimore.