Warnken, LLC Attorneys at Law, Attorneys & Lawyers, Pikesville, MD
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Litigation

Criminal and Civil Litigation

Trial and Appellate

Workers' Compensation

Helping Injured Workers

One Case at a Time

Law Enforcement

General Counsel to the Maryland Troopers’ Association

Experience against more than 35 different agencies

Appeals

Counsel on more than 250 appeals in State and Federal Courts

Multiple cases in the Supreme Court of the United States

Warnken, LLC Attorneys At Law

Warnken, LLC started more than 20 years ago.  The senior member of the firm, Byron L. Warnken, Esq., has been an attorney for more than 35 years.  He is also a full-time law professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  Warnken teaches various criminal law related classes.  In the past, he taught issues in law enforcement.  From his classes, came his practice.  In the beginning, being a scholar meant interesting specialty litigation at the appellate level.  Things grew from there.

Litigation

Warnken, LLC has handled more than 1300 criminal cases in more than 20 years of practice.   This includes all phases of criminal litigation, including trial work and post-verdict work.  Post-verdict means criminal appeals, post conviction, sentencing and other collateral review.  Professor Byron L. Warnken teaches criminal law and constitutional criminal procedure.  He is also the author of Maryland Criminal Procedure, a 1940-page three-volume treatise on the subject.

Warnken, LLC’s civil litigation practice, at this point, is primarily appeals.  However, through of-counsel relationships, we handle car accidents, negligence, contested liability cases, personal injury, medical malpractice, and other injuries or disputes.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is by far the fastest growing practice area at Warnken, LLC.  Our comp practice is likely the fastest growing in the state.  Warnken, LLC had less than 20 comp files at any given time two and a half years ago.  Today there are approximately 100.

Our comp practice grew from serving law enforcement.  Being one of the most dangerous jobs, police officers and other public safety employees often need counsel for workplace injuries.  In order to serve our existing clients, we gained the expertise.

Law Enforcement

For more than 15 years, Warnken, LLC has been general counsel to the Maryland Troopers Association.  We handle administrative discipline, trial boards, disability retirement, grievances, and generally anything else active or retired law enforcement personnel face.  We take great pride in the work.

The Latest

Raynor v. State – Court of Appeals

The Raynor argument is today, April 8.

Issues – Criminal Law

(1) Whether, under the Fourth Amendment & Art. 26 of the Md. Declaration of Rights, a citizen maintains an objectively reasonable expectation of privacy in the DNA found in genetic material involuntarily and knowingly deposited through ordinary biological processes?

(2) Whether, under the Fourth Amendment & Art. 26 of the Md. Declaration of Rights, the determination of an individual’s expectation of privacy requires consideration of the privacy interest in the information obtained, & not just the privacy interest in the place in which it was found?

(3) Was the collection and testing of Petitioner’s perspiration a limited intrusion justified by reasonable suspicion?

(4) Even if not constitutionally reasonable, does law enforcement conduct in this case not justify application of the Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule?

This case is significant.  The argument can be found live, here, on the COA website.

UPDATE:

Read The Daily Record’s full story on the Raynor case in the Court of Appeals of Maryland

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