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Richard Winelander

1005 North Calvert Street
Baltimore MD 21202
(410) 576-7980

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The Winelander Law Group

Call: 410.576.7980

Richard Winelander has dedicated himself to the vigorous protection of his clients' rights. His emphasis is to practice law the old-fashioned way--putting his clients first.

In addition to aggressively defending citizens accused of a crime, Mr. Winelander also represents individuals and companies ensnarled in complex business litigation. His trial experience includes Copyright infringement, Trademark infringement, Cyber-piracy claims, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability and wrongful death claims. If you seek the highest compensation through settlement or trial, he will fight for you. If you or a loved one have been injured or lost property due to another’s negligence, he would like to talk with you. If you or your business is the target of a lawsuit he can help.

If you have been accused of a crime, the decisions you make about your case can literally change your life. Whether it's a trial, a plea bargain or an appeal, it is your life and liberty that are at stake.

Richard Winelander has been helping people, accused of a crime, make these crucial decisions for over 30 years. He has successfully assisted thousands of people like you resolve their criminal cases in a satisfactory manner. Often, he has been able to persuade prosecutors to seek no jail time or to offer favorable pleas. He has been successful in having some cases dismissed. In many cases, he has convinced juries that his clients were "Not Guilty" of the charges leveled against them.

A typical client of Mr. Winelander has had minimal or no prior contact with the Courts, and is an adult or juvenile facing the most serious situation he has ever encountered. Mr. Winelander prides himself on giving each of his clients his personal attention, and limits his caseload to meet this goal. Moreover, he is able to employ skilled investigators and experts to ensure that the client receives the very best defense. If a conviction on some of the charges is inevitable, Mr. Winelander presents creative sentencing proposals to the Court, emphasizing treatment, not incarceration.

When an individual is accused of a crime, his or her freedom, reputation, and career are at stake. It makes no difference if the crime charged involves a street crime, a white collar crime or a cyber crime. The single most important factor in determining the outcome is often the expertise of the lawyer who represents him or her. Richard Winelander will provide the very best defense.

Richard Winelander is a trial lawyer and appellate advocate who practices in the State and Federal Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He developed and teaches a course in Cyber Law at Towson University. Over the years he has been sought out for TV and radio commentaries. Mr. Winelander is also a Captain in the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) providing volunteer legal services to the Maryland Military Department (MMD) and the Maryland National Guard (MDNG).He is also listed in the current edition of Who’s Who in American Law.

Richard Winelander has also received nationwide exposure for his representation of Super Psychic
Uri Geller. In a recent interview Mr. Geller had this to say about Mr. Winelander:

"I have known Richard both professionally and as a friend for many years. At the lowest point in one of my legal affairs Richard came into my life with his brilliant strategy and pulled me through a difficult legal dilemma. In all these years he has handled my cases brilliantly. I can not think of anyone else in the legal field who is as intuitive, perceptive and open minded. These qualities give him the talent and ability to handle any case with astounding results..."

Uri Geller
London, England
August 4, 2000

Mr. Winelander has substantial experience in defending state and federal criminal cases.  He is skilled in all aspects of criminal defense, including pre-indictment investigations, bail hearings, motions practice, plea bargain negotiations, jury trials, sentencing hearings, and appeals.  He has handled hundreds of cases in the District, Circuit, and Federal Courts. 

Mr. Winelander has represented numerous individuals and companies; including attorneys, doctors, entertainers, police officers, law students, psychics, employees, college students and juveniles.


  • Court of Appeals of Maryland 5/24/79
  • U.S. Customs Court 5/30/79
  • Baltimore City Bar 6/12/79
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Bar #00045)  8/8/79
  • U.S. Court of International Trade  5/1/81
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 7/20/81
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America  8/20/82
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals (Bar #420697)  10/17/89
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit  4/9/90
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 3/1/93
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit 8/10/93
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 4/14/94

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