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Law Office of Colleen M. Kirby, Esq.
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6011 University Blvd #100 Ellicott City, MD 21043
6011 University Boulevard #100USMarylandEllicott City21043
(410) 917-8803colleenkirbylaw.com
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I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware, where I majored in Criminal Justice and participated in the Honors Program. I later attended the University of Baltimore School of Law where my concentration was litigation and advocacy. I studied under Professor Byron Warnken, who was my instructor for Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure I and II. 

Graduating cum laude and winning an award for academic excellence, I earned my JD while ranking in the top 20% of my class. After participating in the University’s Clinical Program, I became licensed to practice law, serving as a public defender in Baltimore City. While working for the Office of the Public Defender, I also worked in the private sector for Towson attorney Richard Karceski, handling criminal matters. I was admitted to the Maryland Bar in December of 2007.

Following law school, I served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. When I began my clerkship, Judge Murphy was the Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. During the course of my clerkship, Judge Murphy was appointed to Maryland's highest Court, the Maryland Court of Appeals. While working on both courts, I was responsible for conducting legal research and drafting appellate opinions, some of which have been published and now serve as Maryland law. 

Before entering private practice, I spent over two years working as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Howard County. I became a skilled trial lawyer by handling a variety of criminal and traffic cases for the State of Maryland. I have successfully handled countless DUIs, driving while suspended, assaults, drug possession, theft charges, domestic violence and many other cases involving possible incarceration. 

In November of 2008, I successfully completed the Trial Advocacy Program sponsored by the Maryland State’s Attorneys Association and now apply those skills to defend individuals charged. In 2013 I was nominated as one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association and in 2014 I was nominated as one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  

Please call me today at (410) 917-9908 for a free consultation.
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"She successfully reduced a litany of offenses to zero."
"I was found not guilty and that says a lot."
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D Perez
5 months ago
Coleen was exceptionally great with my case, VERY honest, accurate, handling all within timely manner and professionalism. She walked me through every step of the process with honesty and care. She would call me back soon after if couldn't answer my call at the moment. Coleen saw the level of nervousness and anxiety I was in and she made sure I got my peace/sunshine after the heavy storm. She's very family oriented (which is one of the things I appreciated most) like me and understood my needs as a parent to be at ease during the ordeal. She would carefully listen and addressed my concerns. I would definitely recommend her as an attorney anytime! You won't be disappointed!!!
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Andy Ham
6 months ago
Very thorough and didn't leave out a single detail. She did everything she had to do to get ready for the court date and was fully prepared for every scenario. When the judge called us up, she talked with super confidence and smoothly and had the judge really trusting everything Colleen was saying. She also knows everyone in this business in this area which definitly is an advantage compared to other lawyers. I couldn't be happier with the results and she saved my behind and I owe Colleen a lot. She is simply the best lawyer around.
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Jonathan Morales
2 years ago
Colleen has provided exceptional services and was able to get be out of a monumental speeding ticket screw up. She successfully reduced a litany of offenses to zero. Well worth the price. Colleen is also very modern in that you can contact her easily via email, txt, phone, which makes communications dramatically easier for busy people. Highly recommended!
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Joseph Alvini
a year ago
Awesome person amd an even better lawyer. Colleen is one of the best lawyers in the Howard county area.
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Ellen Heiden
4 months ago
Colleen got my charges completely dropped! She was on top of everything and there were absolutely no surprises at any point throughout the process. I am so happy we did our research and chose to have her represent me. If you want someone who will put in all the time and effort necessary to get you the best possible outcome, Colleen is trustworthy for that.
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MrHarmonicC
8 months ago
Hello all, Colleen Kirby has won two traffic cases for me already, and paid a fine (that day) since I was unable to be there. Furthermore, with her special skills as a lawyer she quashed all points from my CDL driving record > I would definitely recommend speaking with Colleen for representation. Sincerely, Points Free
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Robyn Amati
2 years ago
I previously had an attorney for a criminal case who gave me very unrealistic expectations of what I could expect in court. I was potentially looking at five years in jail. When my previous attorney dropped the ball, I found Colleen Kirby and Price Benowitz LLP online and left a message. Colleen called me back and went out of her way to help me out right off the bat. She came off as very professional and level headed. I was scheduled to have a jury trial and had a meeting with Colleen face to face beforehand. I felt very comfortable with Colleen and her decision making. She gave me a realistic expectation of what was going on with my case. Colleen understood how frustrated I was and never backed down. Colleen made the state’s attorney’s office open their eyes and was able to get most of the charges dismissed. I’ll hopefully never have a need to, call Colleen again, but if I ever need to she’s my number one choice. It’s because of Colleen’s work that I am not in jail. I have the utmost respect for her.
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pat stewart
3 years ago
If you are reading this you have the right attorney! Colleen Kirby is no halfhearted attorney and not only in the field for the money. This woman knows how to get the facts out that the judge wants to hear. I was fare from being guilty of a second degree assault of a security guard who turned out to be a Howard county police officer. I was looking at prison and fines both in large numbers. I spoke with attorney after attorney. Attorney Kirby cost was more than most I spoke with, but worth more than I could have ever paid. She was spot on in court with all the right words. We call attorney’s mouth pieces and this woman will tie them up and feed them back their own words. I was worried the entire time about what was going to happen. I’m from out of state and it’s going to be election year. Attorney Kirby had a lot going on and I was worried if she had the time, is she going to be focused on my case, I even questioned if a woman was going to be the right person for me in this case. Well, let me tell you without any doubt Colleen Kirby was hired by her firm because she has the smarts and the guts to stand up for you. She has the respect of the court and her colleges. You hire Colleen Kirby and I believe you will have hired one of Ellicott City finest attorney’s. I was found not guilty and that says a lot. I would just like to take a minute here and thank Colleen for being a truly wonderful person. I have a great deal of respect for you. I wish you all the best in everything you do. You have achieved amazing goals and doubt you will exceed in many more. You are the perfect, roll model for any young person and even more so young women. Thanks again Colleen you give Maryland someone to be proud of. Sincerely Patti Jean Stewart July 29, 2012
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