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Seth Okin Attorney at Law

Seth R. Okin is a Maryland criminal lawyer with experience representing clients on a variety of matters in 22 of the state’s 24 counties. For Mr. Okin, practicing law is more than a job, it’s a calling. His clients are more than a caseload, they are his top priority and focus as he strives to build a personal and individualized experience with every person he meets who is in need of legal representation. Mr. Okin also prides himself on his tenacious approach to each and every one of his cases and his ability to craft a strong defense, always fighting for the best outcome possible, no matter the severity or complexity of the charge.

The New York native made his way to Maryland via American University in Washington, DC and Towson University, where he graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Sociology and Anthropology. He earned both his Master’s Degree in Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Management and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Baltimore.

The married father of two is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Okin is also certified in the concentration of family law, both in general mediation and child access mediation. His work in family law has seen him take on many pro bono cases, most often dealing with protective order and protective custody cases where the health and happiness of the children involved are his utmost concern.

When Mr. Okin is not at his Baltimore Law Office, or at home with his wife and their kids, he devotes much of his free time to supporting the American Cancer Society, specifically in the area of funding-raising for lung cancer research for the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital; and animal rights issues, where he is a strong advocate for the unfairly maligned and often misunderstood pit bull breed. Additionally, Mr. Okin takes pride in his support of the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program and in pet rescues where he is an active participant.

Awards/ Achievements

  • Named 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Named to as one of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for 2015
  • Named a 2014 Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers in 2014
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers Association in 2014
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 in 2013 by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 in 2013 by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyer By Both the National Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2013

Representative Matters

DUI/DWI

  • Successfully defended client, a member of the Department of Defense, charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol involving multi-vehicle accident
  • Successfully defended client charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – Ambien
  • Successfully defended client, a member of the United States Army Military Police, charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Obtained dismissal of all charges for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs for Student at the University of Maryland
  • Obtained dismissal of all charges for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol for Student at Towson University
  • Successfully defended Student at the University of Maryland, charged with Hit & Run, Leaving the Scene of an Accident – 21 total charges
  • Successfully defended CEO of global corporation charged with Hit & Run, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Failure to Exchange Insurance Information
  • Successfully defended client charged with Hit & Run, Leaving the Scene of an Accident – 17 total charges

Drug Charges/Weapons Offenses

  • Obtained dismissal of all charged against client charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
  • Successfully defended client charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin – [600 gel caps of heroin]
  • Successfully defended client charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana – [70 grams]
  • Successfully litigated motion to suppress evidence for client facing multiple gun and marijuana possession charges
  • Obtained dismissal of all charges against client charged with possession of multiple guns in vehicle and ammunition in vehicle
  • Obtained significant sentencing departure for client charged with possession of multiple illegal and modified automatic weapons and illegal ammunition
  • Obtained significant sentencing departure for EMT charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Morphine – no jail time

Fraud Charges

  • Successfully defended Union Treasurer charged with Fraud, Theft and False Report
  • Represented Washington D.C. police officer in Fraud, Theft and Conspiracy Investigation
  • Obtained significant sentencing departure for client charged with Arson, Malicious Burning and Insurance Fraud – including no jail
  • Obtained significant sentencing departure for client charged with Arson, Malicious Burning, Insurance Fraud and Kidnapping – including no jail and unsupervised probation
  • Obtained dismissal of Federal Larceny charges for former White House employee

Seth Okin in His Own Words

Mr. Okin believes in aggressively fighting for his clients best interests. Here is more on his views of criminal defense work:

Looking for The Best Lawyer For Your Case

When looking for the best criminal lawyer for your case, keep in mind that your comfort, confidence, and trust are very important factors. There are many excellent lawyers in Maryland, and no one “best Maryland criminal lawyer.” However, by looking at reviews by former clients, articles written online, and (most importantly) by speaking to the attorneys themselves in a consultation, you can get a sense for which lawyer you feel is right for you and your case.