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Steven R. Freeman


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Mr. Freeman has over thirty years of experience representing businesses and individuals in complex civil and criminal litigation. Mr. Freeman has litigated cases, jury and non-jury, in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and has argued numerous appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Maryland Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.

In addition to assisting clients in a wide range of business, commercial and personal matters, Mr. Freeman focuses on the defense of automobile, recreational vehicle and motorcycle/motorsports manufacturers, dealers and automobile finance companies directly, and on behalf of insurance carriers, in class actions, products liability, warranty, employment litigation and administrative matters. He regularly advises manufacturers, dealers and distributors in regulatory, franchise and EEOC matters, including all aspects of dealer operations, MVA investigations, and state and federal regulations.

Before going into private practice, Mr. Freeman was a prosecutor and a law clerk to Court of Special Appeals Judge Alan M. Wilner. Mr. Freeman is certified in civil trial advocacy and civil pre-trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is included in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, having achieved an AV rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethics, more than twenty years ago. Mr. Freeman has been an adjunct law professor. He has been named to Maryland Super Lawyers since 2008.

Admission Details

  • Admitted in 1982, Maryland
  • 2007, Texas
  • 1985, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • 2002, District of Columbia, 2003, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Law School Attended

  • University of Maryland
    Class of 1982
    J.D. with honors

University Attended

  • University of Massachusetts
    Class of 1979
    summa cum laude

Representative Cases

Crickenberger v. Hyundai Motor America, 404 Md. 37 (2008); North American Specialty Insurance Co. v. Boston Medical Group, 170 Md.App. 128 (2006); Tate v. Tate, 152 Md.App. 525 (2003); U.S. v. Schecter, 251 F.3d 490 (4th Cir. 2001); Batson v. Shiflett, 325 Md. 684 (1992); Batson v. Shiflett, 86 Md.App. 340 (1991); U.S. v. Skelton, 901 F.2d 1204 (4th Cir. 1990).