Louis M. Leibowitz is a trial attorney with nearly two decades of litigation experience.
He has tried countless cases and represented thousands of clients in civil, criminal and family matters. Mr. Leibowitz has been named to Super Lawyers Magazine for Maryland and the District of Columbia each year since 2012. He has achieved fantastic results for his clients using a combination of creative problem solving, courtroom-tested mettle and tireless preparation. Mr. Leibowitz focuses his practice on civil litigation, family law and criminal defense in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Before founding the Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, Mr. Leibowitz was a Public Defender in Montgomery County where he tried hundreds of bench and jury trials often winning cases others believed were unwinnable. His remarkable record earned him recognition as the Public Defender of the Year in 2007 and Outstanding Assistant Public Defender in 2003. During his time as a Public Defender, Mr. Leibowitz handled nearly every type of criminal matter including minor traffic tickets, DUI/DWIs, drug cases and major felonies. While in private practice, in 2017, Mr. Leibowitz won a first-degree murder trial. It was the first total acquittal on first-degree murder charges in Montgomery County in over a decade.
Following his tenure as a Public Defender, Mr. Leibowitz was a Senior Litigation Attorney in one of the largest law firms in Montgomery County where he represented individuals, businesses, community associations and municipalities in a variety of litigation matters including land use litigation, complex business disputes, employment cases and collections matters.
Mr. Leibowitz was an adjunct professor of Trial Practice at American University, Washington College of Law. He began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald I. Fisher in the District of Columbia Superior Court.
As an active member in his community, Mr. Leibowitz is on the Board of Directors of his synagogue. He also served on the Board of Directors of Kid Power, a nonprofit organization that provides academic, artistic, nutritional and service-learning opportunities for youth in underserved communities in Washington, D.C. Mr. Leibowitz also is a past volunteer, tutor and mentor for disadvantaged youth at LINK: Linking Communities for Educational Success. He was also a long-time member of LINK’s Board of Directors. In 2003, Mr. Leibowitz received the Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding service to the organization.
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude
Tufts University, B.A., cum laude
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
District of Columbia
United States District Court of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Maryland State Bar Association
The District of Columbia Bar
Montgomery County Bar Association
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
What Our Clients Are Saying
Mr. Leibowitz represented me when I was being wrongly sued. He listened to and understood my problem. When we got to court he didn’t back down. Ultimately, he forced the Plaintiff to dismiss my case.
Mr. Leibowitz has helped our non-profit organization deal with a wide array of legal issues, and I am always impressed with his speed and conscientiousness. I am confident that we are always protected and ready for any contingency.
Mr. Leibowitz is very thorough and communicates in a language that non-attorneys understand. He is very responsive, communicates well and in a timely manner. I have seen the respect given him by his peers and I recommend Mr. Leibowitz without any reservation.