Let me be clear, the Maryland rules of professional conduct prohibit me from making the claim that I am the best expungement lawyer in Maryland. I just thought that this would be a fun topic to explain how expungement works in Maryland and why it’s impossible to determine the best.
Assuming there was a criteria to determine the best expungement lawyer in Maryland, perhaps what it would look something like this:
This criteria seems pretty logical. It’s basically a combination of both the amount of petitions the attorney has processed (quantity) and the difficulty of certain jobs (quality).
So, this brings me to my next point which illustrates the beauty of expungement in Maryland. Once a record is expunged, it is destroyed forever as if it never happened. This completely renders my criteria above ineffective. I could have filed the most expungement petitions in Maryland. I could have successfully argued before the court more than any other attorney in Maryland why there is good cause for an early expungement for my clients. (Neither of which is true I’ve only been processing expungements for about 7 years, I’m sure there is a 30+ year vet who won’t retire that has done a lot more than I have). But even if it were true, you would never know!
While I will never be able to claim that I am the best expungement lawyer in Maryland, I can claim the next best thing. My record is invisible. Go ahead and look for the cases that I’ve worked on. You won’t find them. 🙂
If you would like to join the invisible army, my secret group of clients whose criminal records have vanished into think air, do not hesitate to contact me for a free assessment as to whether or not your case qualifies!