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David B. Irwin

Attorney, of Counsel
Kramon & Graham P.A.

When David B. Irwin joined Kramon & Graham P.A. in 2020 as of counsel, he brought more than four decades of experience handling high stakes criminal and civil litigation.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law graduate began his legal career as an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore city and later in Baltimore County. He would later serve as the county’s chief of the Felony Trial Division. Irwin was named an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland in 1980 and three years later appointed coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the President’s Organized Crime Drug Task Force. He joined Venable in 1985 and later founded his own law firm in 1988.

In civil and criminal matters, he also serves as an expert witness including in the post-conviction defense of an individual featured on the podcast “Serial.”

What’s the most important thing you do in your job?

Helping others, especially young people, to navigate serious legal problems which could impact the rest of their lives.

What is one aspect of your profession you would like to change?

Overincarceration. We need to find alternatives for punishment and rehabilitation for many who are simply being warehoused.

If you weren’t in this industry, what would you be doing?

I would have loved to play professional basketball, but clearly my talent didn’t allow that option!