Seth Okin Attorney at Law

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 in Baltimore, Maryland, where he graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Sociology and Anthropology. He began his Master’s Degree in Negotiation, Mediation, and Conflict Management and completed his Juris Doctorate at the University of Baltimore.

Mr. Okin is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, the Prince George’s County Bar Association, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, and the American Bar Association. He has experience in family law, both in general mediation and child access mediation. Additionally, Mr. Okin has done extensive work in the field of personal injury, medical malpractice and landlord/tenant matters.

When Mr. Okin is not at his Washington D.C., Rockville or Baltimore Law Offices, he devotes much of his free time to supporting the American Cancer Society, specifically in the area of funding-raising for Breast Cancer, Leukemia/Lymphoma and Lung Cancer research, as well as the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital for Children. Additionally, Mr. Okin takes pride in his annual sponsorship of the Howard County Bar Association’s Bowling for Badges, Salvation Army Angel Tree Program and in pet rescues where he is an active participant in the local community.

Awards/ Achievements
  • Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine 2014-2020
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyer By Both the National Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2013-2020
  • Named as one of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for 2015
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers in 2013-2016
  • Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers Association in 2013-2016
Case Results
  • Successfully defended Teacher charged and indicted with Assault of a student
  • Successfully defended client charged with Assault 1st Degree (felony), Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment – [alleged victim was in coma for 6 months – State offer of 20yrs]
  • 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
  • Successfully defended Local Pastor charged with both procuring a prostitute and DUI/DWI
  • Obtained dismissal of all charges for Unites States Secret Service Member to the Vice President charged with procuring a prostitute 
  • Obtained dismissal of all charges for Local County Teacher charged with procuring a prostitute 
  • Successfully defended and obtained dismissals in numerous Backpages, Craig’s List and other law enforcement “personal service” targeted websites  
  • 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
  • Successfully defended client charged with Fleeing & Eluding Police – 53 total charges 
  • Successfully defended client charged with Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon (5yr mandatory minimum) – [2 separate trials]
  • Successfully defended client charged with Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana  
  • 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 motions to suppress evidence for multiple clients 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 with Intent to Distribute Marijuana – [30 pounds] – $1000.00 fine and no jail 
  • 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
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