David Benowitz is a well-known and respected Maryland criminal defense attorney. He began his career with the prestigious Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, consistently rated as one of the best public defender offices in the country. As a Staff Attorney, he represented thousands of clients on allegations of the most serious nature, including first degree murder, armed robbery and carjacking, and first degree sexual abuse. He has tenaciously and successfully defended both juveniles and adults in complex criminal litigation before judges and juries.
Upon graduating with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, David attended the George Washington University School of Law, where he graduated near the top of his class. He was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board and participated in the D.C. Law Students in Court Program. After several years of practice, David attended Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and earned a masters of law degree in Trial Advocacy.
David has been awarded the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and enjoys a perfect 10/10 score on the highly-respected AVVO rating system. He is also currently the only Washington, DC criminal defense attorney to be certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. David has been recognized as a Super Lawyer from 2013-2015, and as a Top Attorney by Washington Post Magazine.
David is a faculty member at Harvard Law School’s renowned Trial Advocacy Workshop. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He is barred in the District of Columbia and Maryland and is admitted to the United States District Courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland.
David and the other Maryland criminal lawyers at our firm bring the same client-focused approach to each case they handle, while understanding that every client has a unique set of needs and goals and requires specific strategies tailored to their situation. He has the knowledge to understand the way to approach your case and the experience to carry it out in a way that gives you the best chance to succeed.