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Law Enforcement

General Counsel to the Maryland Troopers’ Association

Experience against more than 35 different agencies


Criminal and Civil Litigation

Trial and Appellate

Workers' Compensation

Helping Injured Workers

One Case at a Time


Counsel on more than 250 appeals in State and Federal Courts

Multiple cases in the Supreme Court of the United States

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119,024 Web Visitors Doesn’t Mean We’re Good Lawyers

Year to date, our four most highly trafficked sites have seen 119,024 web visitors seeking information about workers’ compensation, personal injury, appellate litigation, criminal law, medical malpractice, law enforcement, and other legal topics impacting individuals.  We have not gotten 119,024 new clients, but we have gotten quite a few – enough to keep five lawyers and a number of support staff busy.

We do our best to put out quality information on the law as it intersects with real people’s lives.  This might mean a particular point of law, and it might mean information on insurance adjusters, third-party administrators, the courts, or other lawyers.  We know we’re not the right attorney for every potential client.  We want legal consumers to get to the right place.  Sometimes that means us, often it does not.  We wouldn’t even be able to handle 119,024 phone calls, much less 119,024 new clients!

The most commonly researched area on our sites is workers’ compensation.  Car accidents and other personal injury matters are next, followed by medical malpractice.

All of our attorneys and our staff contribute to our marketing – both physical and online.  However, we recognize that simply producing legal related information does not make us good lawyers.  We hone the craft of practicing law daily.  Everyday we seek to apply our knowledge and experience to the lives of our clients.  We want to better our clients’ lives.

We have a lot of clients.  That doesn’t make us good attorneys.  We have many, many people reading the information we put out.  That doesn’t make us good attorneys.  We are exceedingly busy.  That doesn’t make us good or great attorneys.

We are great because:

  • We want to be great
  • We work hard
  • We want the best for our clients
  • We have knowledge and experience that we apply to our clients’ lives
  • We don’t take cases we aren’t right for – we get people to the attorney best suited for their particular situation

Almost 120,000 web visitors doesn’t mean we’re great attorneys.  That said, we are great attorneys.  So maybe Google is on to something.

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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.


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 handles personal injury cases and workers’ compensation appeals.  However, through of-counsel relationships, we also handle truck accidents, negligence, wrongful death, catastrophic 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 a few years ago.  Today there are more than 250.

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.