Steven H. Levin
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP
Steven H. Levin brings a unique perspective to his legal practice as a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney.
A Wake Forest University School of Law graduate, Levin is retired from the U.S. Army serving on active duty as well as a reservist. His military career included working as a prosecutor, criminal law professor, military defense counsel and military judge.
Levin served as deputy chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland for six years and an assistant U.S. attorney for nearly a decade. He was a founding member of Levin & Gallagher LLC as well as Levin & Curlett LLC.
What’s the most important thing you do in your job?
Communication is the most important part of my job. That means returning phone calls and responding to texts and emails in a timely fashion. It also means being a good speaker, a good writer, and a good listener. Whether I am speaking to a client, writing to a judge, or listening to a witness, I have to be able to communicate clearly, convincingly and concisely.
What is one aspect of your profession you would like to change?
If I were king for a day, I would change the length of a day. I would also encourage would-be prosecutors to practice criminal defense before becoming prosecutors. Prosecutors investigate innocent people. Prosecutors charge innocent people. Too often, prosecutors exercise their discretion with little regard for the collateral consequences those decisions entail (loss of career, reputation, family), because they lack the perspective and judgment they might otherwise have with relevant experience.