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Introducing The Daily Record’s 2022 Criminal Law Power List

Criminal law attorneys work in perhaps the most emotionally charged legal arena of any law practitioner.

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Thomas Baden Jr.

Their clients face outcomes that can deprive them of their freedom, perhaps for the rest of their lives.

Whether their client is charged with a crime of violence or of having committed a “white-collar” offense, these attorneys must be resourceful, exhaustively prepared and capable of operating in a pressure-cooker environment.

The 25 men and women you’ll meet in this list are at the top of the criminal law profession across Maryland.

This list was chosen by our editorial leadership team. We reached out to readers and others in the legal community for input and perspective.

In this list, we explore how these attorneys view their profession, what they would change if they could and what they might be doing if they hadn’t chosen this career. We’re hoping to offer a glimpse into the kind of people they are and how they see their accomplishments.

This list is part of a series of Power Lists throughout 2022 that will showcase the most influential figures in law, higher education, health care, business, financial services and other fields.

You can find this and all our Power Lists on our website, TheDailyRecord.com.

We hope you enjoy this publication, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions, including through this recommendation form.

Thomas Baden Jr.
Editor

See the Criminal Law Power List digital edition here.

Jennifer M. Alexander
Principal/Shareholder
McNamee Hosea

Oana Brooks
Founder & Principal Attorney
BROOKSLAW

C. Justin Brown
Founder
Brown Law

Warren A. Brown
Founder
The Law Offices of Warren A. Brown

Megan E. Coleman
Senior Associate
MarcusBonsib

David Felsen
Attorney/Partner
Felsen & Sargent

Kobie Flowers
Partner
Brown Goldstein & Levy

Catherine Flynn
Owner
The Law Office of Catherine Flynn

Nancy Forster
Partner
Forster & LeCompte

Esteban Gergely
Partner
Krum Gergely & Oates

David Harbin
Owner
Harbin Law Office

David B. Irwin
Attorney
Kramon & Graham

Andrew Jezic
Lead Partner
Jezic & Moyse

Darren Kadish
Partner
Kadish & Kadish

Steven H. Levin
Partner
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg

Timothy F. Maloney
Partner
Joseph Greenwald & Laake

Thomas J. Maronick Jr.
Managing Partner
Maronick Law

Maria Mena
Founder
Law Offices of Maria Mena

William J. Murphy
Partner
Zuckerman & Spaeder

Joseph Murtha
Partner
Rice Murtha Psoras

Isabelle Raquin
Attorney/Partner
RaquinMercer

Malcolm P. Ruff
Associate
Murphy Falcon Murphy

Steven D. Silverman
Managing Partner
Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White

Erica J. Suter
Director of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law
Assistant Public Defender, Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Arnold Weiner
Lawyer
Rifkin Weiner Livingston

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