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Richard Alan Finci

Richard Alan Finci

Houlon, Berman, Bergman, Finci, Levenstein & Skok, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Insurance Claims...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

I am a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and practice Criminal Defense law in the Federal and State Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. I am a very proud graduate of the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Law School. I have been honored in 2009 to serve as Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Criminal Law Section Council and to previously have served as President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association. I am also serving my second 4 year term as the Criminal Defense representative on the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy appointed by Governor O'Malley. (www.msccsp.org). In nearly 25 years of practice now, I have handled a wide range of different types of cases including approximately 50 homicides cases, complex Federal drug and white collar type cases, and nearly every other type of criminal and traffic case. I am also widely known as an expert in asset forfeiture matters.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payment plans can be discussed during initial consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
Maryland
4th Circuit
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Houlon, Berman, Bergman, Finci, Levenstein & Skok, LLC
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Managing Partner
Houlon, Berman, Bergman, Finci & Levenstein, LLC
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Partner
Houlon, Berman, Bergman, Cerullo, Finci & Levenstein, LLC
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Associate
Pickett, Houlon & Berman
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Law Clerk
Pickett, Houlon & Berman
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Felony Team Law Clerk
Maryland Office of Public Defender
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Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Criminal Practice Clinic
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude, Member of Law Review Staff
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
B.A. | U.S. History and Psychology
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Honors: 8 Semesters Honor Roll
Professional Associations
Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy
Commisioner
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Activities: Presently serving a 2nd 4 year term as a Commissioner on Maryland's Sentencing Commission. Appointed first by Gov. Ehrlich and then reappointed by Gov. O'Malley. The principle role of the Sentencing Commission is to promulgate discretionary sentencing guidelines for all criminal offenses. The Commission also reviews statewide sentencing practices in order to more effectively address disparities and inconsistencies in those practices.
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorney's (NACDL)
Member
- Current
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association
Member and Officer
- Current
Activities: As a member, officer and past president, chaired multiple committees including the Asset Forfeiture, Ethics, and Nominating Committees. Participated as Amicus on behalf of the Association in Asset Forfeiture cases of Constitutional importance before the Maryland Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. Also, participated as Co-chair in successful efforts of the Association to amend Maryland's Attorney Disciplinary Rules concerning ethically appropriate retainer agreements to provide the client with appropriate protection and the lawyer with clear guidelines.
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Maryland State Bar Association
Member and Criminal Law Section Chair
- Current
Maryland State Bar Association
Chair, Criminal Law Section
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Activities: Led the Criminal Law Section's and Maryland State Bar's campaign supporting the repeal of the Death Penalty in Maryland. In the end, the statutory pre-conditions for seeking the Death Penalty were sharply restricted. Also, supported the Maryland Office of Public Defender in their efforts to reinstate funding for the appointment of private counsel in cases where the Public Defender would labor under a conflict of interest.
Maryland State Bar Association
Officer and Member of Criminal Law Section
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Maryland State Bar Association
Member
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Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association
President
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Prince George's County Office:
7850 Walker Drive
Suite 160
Greenbelt, MD 20770
USA
Telephone: (301) 459-8200
Fax: (301) 459-5425
Voice-Mail: (301) 459-8209 Ext. 108