Meet Terry Lavenstein, ESQ.

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Maryland’s Top Criminal Trial Lawyer

Terry Lavenstein, Managing Partner of Lavenstein Law LLC, has been practicing criminal defense trial law exclusively for over 40 years in all Maryland state and Federal Courts. During his tenure, he has had the pleasure of being granted “Pro Hoc Vice” status (temporary Bar Admittance) in 12 other U.S. states and 10 federal jurisdictions in criminal cases. He has tried criminal cases in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Delaware, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New York.

Terry has successfully defended 16 of 18 homicide trials and has successfully defended hundreds of criminal and DUI/DWI cases before District Courts in the state of Maryland. Terry Lavenstein is a distinguished member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

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A Proven Maryland Trial Lawyer

DUI & Criminal Law

Our primary areas of law practice are criminal, DUI/DWI, traffic, and malpractice. Lavenstein Law has successfully represented criminal defendants in over 150 jury trials in all counties throughout the state of Maryland.

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40+ Years Practicing Criminal Law

Terry Lavenstein, Managing Partner of Lavenstein Law, has been practicing Criminal Defense Law exclusively for over 40 years in all Maryland State and Federal Courts.

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Maryland State Bar Association Member

As a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Terry Lavenstein has represented criminal defendents in roughly 150 jury trials in every county in the state of Maryland.

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Federal Bar Association

During his tenure, Terry Lavenstein has had the pleasure of being granted “Pro Hoc Vice” status (temporary Bar Admittance) in 12 U.S. states and 10 other federal jurisdictions in criminal cases.

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Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association

The Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association was formed to promote study and research in the field of criminal defense law and the related areas.


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Notable Maryland Law


In addition to defending local Baltimore area residents in DUI/DWI, felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, Lavenstein Law LLC has represented 15 NFL Clients, as their attorney and or agent, including Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens), Tony Siragusa (Baltimore Ravens), Ron Dayne (New York Giants – Heisman Trophy Winner 2000), Benny Thompson (Baltimore Ravens), Jermaine Lewis (Baltimore Ravens), Bam Morris (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Kansas City) and several other notable NFL players in all legal matters.

Law Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our law clients have to say:

The Best. Hands Down
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Terry Lavenstein is a true professional in all sense of the word. Very responsive, I called him on a Saturday afternoon and he returned my call not two hours later to schedule an appointment that following Monday. Its clear after talking with him that hes about his business and knows everything there is to know about what he does. As my lawyer he was able to drop my whole DUI case for one count of negligent driving and only one point on my driving record. Seriously, Terry Lavenstein is the man! Very likable with a great sense of humor, he should be your first and only choice as an attorney.
Benny Thompson
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In 1997 I retained Terry as my attorney while playing for the Cleveland Browns; before the team moved to Baltimore. Due to the success of the minor criminal charge, I asked Terry to be my agent.
In addition to becoming my best friend, Terry protected me throughout my career. Whenever I called, he was always there to guide me.
I can’t speak highly enough about Terry’s representation of me throughout my career.

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Terry is the best lawyer to have as your advocate.. watching him in court is like watching TV lawyers in Court.. which you know that is not how it really is, but with Terry, he is brilliant, charismatic and entertaining.. Got me off my charges and made it so I could get the charges expunged from my record… definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a GREAT attorney
Tony Siragusa
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Terry is without a doubt the most brilliant Attorney/Agent. I’ve had the pleasure of virtually having him run my entire football career ever since I signed with the Ravens from the Indianapolis Colts in 1998. I couldn’t have selected a more honest and trustworthy Attorney/Agent to guide my football career.
As my Attorney, Terry was second to none when it came to legal advice. Whenever a legal issue came up, Terry was there to answer any questions I had with sound legal advice.

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Terry was great through the whole process in my DUI hearing. He prepped me perfectly and was very savvy in court. Ultimately, what could have been something that had a major negative impact for years instead was reduced to unsupervised probation, no fine, no points, no DUI. He even strongly encouraged me to stop drinking. And I did.

Law Practice Recognitions and Awards

Terry Lavenstein is a very highly respected Maryland Trial Attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland and U.S. federal courts. Lawyer Legion, Avvo, and Manta recognize Terry Lavenstein as a legal professional. Contact Terry to learn more.

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Terry S. Lavenstein has earned recognition for professional involvement by Lawyer Legionprofessional criminal trial lawyer

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