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Top Lawyers: Criminal Defenders

From DUIs to murder to financial fraud, if you’re in big trouble, you can rely on these elite criminal defenders to help dig you out.

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Philip Armstrong, Armstrong & Cheris; Rockville

E. Lawrence Barcella Jr., Paul Hastings

Richard Beizer, Crowell & Moring

Robert Bennett, Hogan & Hartson

Richard Ben-Veniste, Mayer Brown

Bradford Berenson, Sidley Austin

Anthony Bisceglie, Bisceglie & Walsh

K. Lee Blalack II, O’Melveny & Myers

Barry Boss, Cozen O’Connor

Stanley Brand, Brand Law Group

Pleasant Brodnax III

Michael Bromwich, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (in subsequent references called Fried Frank)

Carol Elder Bruce, Bracewell & Giuliani

Preston Burton, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Ralph Caccia, Akerman Senterfitt

Plato Cacheris, Trout Cacheris

Francis Carter, Zuckerman Spaeder

Robert Cary, Williams & Connolly

Ty Cobb, Hogan & Hartson

Barry Coburn, Coburn & Coffman

James Cole, Bryan Cave

Thomas Connolly, Wiltshire & Grannis

Frederick Cooke Jr., Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke

John Dowd, Akin Gump

Kevin Downey, Williams & Connolly

W. Neil Eggleston, Debevoise & Plimpton

Mitchell Ettinger, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (in subsequent references called Skadden)

Thomas Green, Sidley Austin

Bernie Grimm, Cozen O’Connor

Julia Guttman, Baker Botts

James Hamilton, Bingham McCutchen

Brian Heberlig, Steptoe & Johnson

Richard Hibey, Miller & Chevalier

Adam Hoffinger, Morrison & Foerster

Mark Hopson, Sidley Austin

Roscoe Howard Jr., Troutman Sanders

Mark Hulkower, Steptoe & Johnson

Philip Inglima, Crowell & Moring

Amy Berman Jackson, Trout Cacheris

William Jeffress Jr., Baker Botts

Margaret Keeley, Williams & Connolly

Paul Kemp, Venable; Rockville

David Kendall, Williams & Connolly

David Krakoff, Mayer Brown

Barry Wm. Levine, Dickstein Shapiro

Michael Levy, Bingham McCutchen

Abbe Lowell, McDermott Will & Emery

Terence Lynam, Akin Gump

Mark MacDougall, Akin Gump

Michael Madigan, Orrick

Billy Martin, Howrey

William McDaniels, Williams & Connolly

Christopher Mead, London & Mead

Laura Ariane Miller, Nixon Peabody 

Andrea Moseley, Zwerling, Leibig & Moseley; Alexandria

John Nassikas, Arent Fox

John Nields, Howrey

Gregory Poe

Barry Pollack, Miller & Chevalier

Carl Rauh, Hogan & Hartson

Stanley Reed, Lerch, Early & Brewer; Bethesda

Laura Kelsey Rhodes, Albright & Rhodes; Rockville

Lawrence Robbins, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber

Michele Roberts, Akin Gump

Mark Rochon, Miller & Chevalier

Peter Romatowski, Jones Day

Rene Sandler, Sandler Law; Rockville

Richard Sauber, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber

Henry Schuelke III, Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler

James Sharp

Earl Silbert, DLA Piper

Barry Simon, Williams & Connolly

Mary Spearing, Baker Botts

Brendan Sullivan Jr., Williams & Connolly

William Taylor III, Zuckerman Spaeder

George J. Terwilliger III, White and Case LLP

Robert Trout, Trout Cacheris

Mark Tuohey, Vinson & Elkins

Randall Turk, Baker Botts

Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder,Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Reid Weingarten, Steptoe & Johnson

Baruch Weiss, Arent Fox

Peter White, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Andrew Wise, Miller & Chevalier

Roger Zuckerman, Zuckerman Spaeder

John Kenneth Zwerling, Zwerling, Leibig & Moseley; Alexandria

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