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Criminal Defense Law Firm for Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC

The attorneys in the Criminal Defense Practice Group at Shulman Rogers understand that sometimes individuals find themselves in situations which may adversely impact them and their families.  If you are under investigation for criminal activity or have been charged with a crime or violation of traffic laws, then you need an attorney with extensive experience in handling these matters who can provide you or your loved ones with highly skilled and discreet representation.   

Understanding how law enforcement and prosecutors investigate, evaluate and try cases is paramount in successfully defending you against criminal allegations. The attorneys in the Shulman Rogers Criminal Law Practice Group have over 75 years of combined experience in handling criminal matters in state and federal courts.

We represent adults and juveniles who have been charged with simple misdemeanors to serious felonies in state and federal courts in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  Our recent engagements have included representation of individuals charged with or under investigation for:       

  • Driving under the influence
  • Traffic offenses
  • Theft
  • Underage possession of alcohol·       
  • Possession of controlled dangerous substances
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery   
  • Homicide/manslaughter by motor vehicle  
  • Sex offenses
  • Student disciplinary matters

Some of the attorneys in the Shulman Rogers Criminal Law Practice Group are former federal and state prosecutors who are familiar with the prosecutor’s offices in the jurisdictions we serve, along with former public defenders and Department of Justice attorneys. Because of our reputation in the legal community, we have retained a significant amount of credibility with the area prosecutor’s offices.   

In addition to representation before the state and federal courts, we also represent clients before administrative agencies.  For example, if your driving privileges are subject to suspension or revocation, we also provide you with effective representation before the Motor Vehicle Administration. 

The decision to hire an attorney is not an easy one, but it is a necessity.  The attorneys at Shulman Rogers will provide effective representation at every stage of the proceedings to ensure that you fully understand the process, know your options and rights and have all questions about your case answered completely and thoroughly. Because there is so much at stake, we will work with you through each stage of the process. 

The attorneys at Shulman Rogers are also available to represent you or your entity in criminal investigations related to your business.  To learn more about our Government Investigations practice, click here.

Practice Chair

Student Disciplinary Defense

  • Convinced prosecutors to drop unfounded criminal trespass charges and seal arrest records
  • Resolved a fake ID charge via court diversion, with no criminal conviction
  • Persuaded government to drop felony assault charges, and student resumed education after a one-semester suspension
  • Resolved Title IX sex assault and harassment allegations through college probation, and student continued education
  • Avoided prosecution for student accused of armed robbery
  • Negotiated terms of honor code dismissal to enhance graduate student’s transfer opportunities
  • Resolved multiple offenses through college probation/deferred suspension, allowing student to continue education
  • Avoided felony assault charges and negotiated terms of withdrawal from secondary school instead of expulsion

Paul Chung

  • Executive Committee, BAMC (2016-Present)
  • Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission District 11 – Montgomery County (2010-2015)
  • Co-Chair, Personal Injury Section, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (2007-2016)
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Bar Leader

Andrew Friedman

  • Burton Award for Outstanding Legal Writing
  • Washington Lawyers’ Committee Outstanding Achievement Award

Courtney Schaefer

  • Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2014
  • Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer Award for Special Promise in Civil Trial Advocacy, 2007
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Member

Allison Baker Shealy

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Member