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Leonard A Englander

Leonard A Englander

Law Office of Leonard A. Englander, Esq., LLC
  • Traffic Tickets, Collections, Landlord Tenant ...
  • Maryland
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Biography

Everyone should be able to afford justice. As a teacher for disadvantaged teens in Baltimore, it was clear to me that the lack of affordable legal representation is a problem for so many who seek a fair outcome in court. Making sure that everyone’s rights are honored, regardless of income, has always been my goal as an attorney. Starting with my work as a law student with University of Maryland’s JustAdvice Clinic, to volunteering with Legal Aid, to fighting for the rights of victims as an attorney for the nonprofit, SALI (Sexual Assault Legal Institute), I have represented clients in a variety of legal matters. Divorce, custody, peace/protective orders, immigration, housing, crime victim representation, employment law, and Title IX cases, are just some of the areas where I have successfully stood for my clients in court.

Over the years, it became obvious to me that non-profits cannot possibly fill the growing need for attorneys for those whose income is above the income and case-type thresholds for “free” help. If you need a qualified, Maryland barred lawyer who will represent you at a price that the fancy, high-overhead firms can’t match, you are the person that I had in mind when I built this practice. Click here to set up a free consultation.

You don’t have to fight the system alone.

Practice Areas
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Collections
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation - small & large claims
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I provide a free legal consultation to all potential clients, regardless of whether they choose to retain me. The average consultation will go through your basic legal options and make recommendations regarding your case. No fee will EVER be charged to a potential client. A consultation will on average take about 30-45 minutes.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept all major credit cards (ie. visa, mastercard, etc.)
  • Contingent Fees
    On certain cases, I will accept a contingency fee structure wherein I only get paid if I collect money for you. In such cases, in exchange for my services, I get a percentage of the judgment collected. The fee varies from approximately 25-35%. To put that in perspective, for every $100 I collect, I receive between $25-$35.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
ID Number: 1406170089
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Professional Experience
Lead Attorney/Principal
Law Office of Leonard A. Englander, Esq., LLC
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Law office centered around providing quality legal services at an affordable rate.
Staff Attorney
Sexual Assault Legal Institute
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Representing sexual assault survivors in a variety of legal issues.
Volunteer Attorney
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
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Representing and assisting indigent clients in a variety of court proceedings and issues.
Education
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Providence College
B.S. (2009) | Business
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Maryland
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
72 Questions Answered
Q. My lease ended. I wanted to know if they could just come one day randomly and get me out or will I need to get a notice
A: You are on a month-to-month lease as of this time (automatically reverts to month-to-month if not renewed). So, the Landlord (LL) is free to give you notice. However, it's illegal to simply boot your stuff to the curb (not that it doesn't happen, just that it's relatively rare because of the hefty consequences). So, if the LL wants you out, they are either going to have to give you a 60 day notice or, if you are behind on your rent, they can give notice of their intention to file a Failure to Pay rent (FTPR) action and then file it. If you still haven't paid, they can move to evict you.
Q. How much notice do I need to give a former tenant to remove personal items in Maryland?
A: That would depend. Did you evict the tenant through the Courts? If yes, then you don't have any notice requirements. I would be wondering how it came to be that the Tenant left but their stuff is still there. I suggest contacting an attorney to discuss the particulars.
Q. Our tenant is requesting environmental testing of the house he is renting from us. He said he started getting sick.
A: As a CYA measure, I would seriously consider getting some form of testing out there. They may be blowing smoke, but if there is a real issue out there, you are going to want to know about it and get it checked ASAP. If you don't, you could be accused of being negligent and that is the point where expensive lawsuits are formed.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Leonard A. Englander, Esq.
210 Legion Ave.
#6813
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: (410) 236-5265
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed