Leonard R. Stamm

Leonard R. Stamm

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Greenbelt, MD

Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.
 | 6301 Ivy Ln, Suite 504
Greenbelt, MD 20770-1402
Phone: 301-345-0122
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Leonard R. Stamm is the co-founder of Goldstein & Stamm, P.A., located in Greenbelt, Maryland. Focusing his practice on criminal defense, he represents clients throughout Maryland who have been charged with driving under the influence, hit and run, murder and other criminal and vehicular offenses. A recognized authority on drunk driving defense, Mr. Stamm is the author of "Maryland DUI Law," the definitive Maryland Practice Series guide on that subject, and he has lectured extensively on this topic in Maryland and around the country.

A 1977 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, Mr. Stamm obtained his Juris Doctor from Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in 1983. Prior to forming Goldstein & Stamm, P.A., in 1991, he was a law clerk for a judge on the Circuit Court for Prince George's County before working as an associate with area law firms. Admitted to practice in Maryland, Mr. Stamm is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and District of Columbia Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Highly regarded by his peers, he has been awarded an AV-Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

In addition to his frequent lectures and seminars, Mr. Stamm shares his experience and acumen through his authorship of several articles on DUI defense and other litigation tactics for legal publications. He also stays abreast of developments in his field as the Dean of The National College for DUI Defense, Inc.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

About Leonard Stamm

Admitted 1983, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.lstamm.com/leonard-r-stamm.html

Honors and Awards:

  • First Annual Fred Bennett Zealous Advocacy Award by the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association (MCDAA), May 1, 2013
  • Highest Avvo rating - "10-Superb."
  • Martindale-Hubbell gives him its highest rating - "AV Preeminent."

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dean, National College for DUI Defense, 2015
  • Assistant Dean, National College for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Prince George's County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 1992 - 1993
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, 2001
  • Member, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 1984
  • Board of Directors, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 1991
  • First Vice-President, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 2001 - 2002
  • President-Elect, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 2002 - 2003
  • President, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, 2003 - 2004
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Secretary, National College for DUI Defense, Inc., 2013 - 2014
  • Treasurer, National College for DUI Defense, Inc., 2012 - 2013
  • Regent, National College for DUI Defense, Inc., 2005
  • Sustaining Member, National College for DUI Defense, Inc., 2004
  • General Member, National College for DUI Defense, Inc., 1999 - 2004
  • Chairman, Regent of the National College for DUI Defense, Amicus Committee
  • Secretary, Regent of the National College for DUI Defense, Executive Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1984
  • District of Columbia, 1984
  • Maryland, 1983

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) instructor course in administration of standardized field sobriety tests, Nashville, Tennessee, 2001
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) student course in administration of standardized field sobriety tests, San Francisco, California, 2001
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, Getting Tough on DWI: The Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003 - 2005
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, Getting Tough on DWI: The Defense, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2001
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, Getting Tough on DWI: The Defense, Orlando, Florida, 2002
  • Winter Seminar, New Orleans, La., 2005
  • Winter Seminar, San Diego, California, 2004
  • Winter Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, 2003
  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Seminar, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003 - 2005
  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Summer Seminar, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000 - 2001
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas, Texas, 2005
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000 - 2004
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999
  • The Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety: Testing, Research and Litigation, Indiana University, May 18 - 23, 2003
  • Intoxilyzer 5000, Operator and Maintenance Technician Training, Stuart, Florida, June 26 - 28, 2003
  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Overview, Atlanta, Georgia, May 20 - 22, 2004
  • American Chemical Society, Forensic Chromatography Course II, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 10 - 14, 2010
  • Alan Goldstein's Not Just Another Maryland DWI Seminar, 1989
  • Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL) Seminar, New Perspectives on Sentencing and Forfeiture, 1994
  • Maryland State Public Defender Training Program, Defending DUI Cases, 1995 - 2008
  • Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic, Guest lecturer, Pre - trial Motions, 1991 - 1994
  • Cops as Experts: Law and Strategy, Public Defender Spring Conference, 1998
  • Strategies in Handling DWI Cases in Maryland, Lorman Educational Services, 2004
  • Strategies in Handling DWI Cases in Maryland, Lorman Educational Services, 2003
  • Strategies in Handling DWI Cases in Maryland, Lorman Educational Services, 2000
  • Strategies in Handling DWI Cases in Maryland, Lorman Educational Services, 1999
  • MICPEL Seminar, Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings, 2006
  • MICPEL Seminar, Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings, 2001
  • MICPEL Seminar, Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings, 1999
  • MICPEL Seminar, Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings, 1997
  • MICPEL Seminar, Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings, 1994
  • MICPEL Seminar, Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings, 1992
  • MICPEL Seminar, Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings, 1989
  • MICPEL Seminar, Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings, 1986
  • MICPEL Seminar, Handling the DWI Case, 2002
  • MICPEL Seminar, Handling the DWI Case, 2000
  • MICPEL Seminar, Handling the DWI Case, 1998
  • MICPEL Seminar, Handling the DWI Case, 1996
  • MICPEL Seminar, Handling the DWI Case, 1994
  • MICPEL Seminar, Handling the DWI Case, 1991
  • Cross - examination of Drug Recognition Experts, Public Defender for Baltimore County, 2002
  • DUI Defense Secrets, MCDAA Annual Spring Meeting and Seminar, 2002
  • Hot Topics in DUI Defense, Public Defender Spring Conference, 2002
  • How to Survive an MVA Hearing, MCDAA Seminar, 2003
  • Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Police, Training, 2003
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Dublin, Oh., Mar. 9, 2007
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, 19th Annual Seminar - Las Vegas, Nev., 2004
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association - Fall Seminar Baltimore, Md., 2003
  • National College for DUI Defense - Summer session - Cambridge, Ma., 2003
  • Essential Cases to Know in Handling Challenges to Scientific Evidence, Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - Atlanta, Ga., 2003
  • Instructor - NHTSA/IACP Student Class in Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests - Baltimore, Md., Feb. 29 - Mar. 2, 2008
  • Instructor - NHTSA/IACP Student Class in Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests - Baltimore, Md., Feb. 4 - 6, 2005
  • Instructor - NHTSA/IACP Student Class in Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests - Baltimore, Md., Nov. 21 - 23, 2003
  • MICPEL Seminar, Traffic Law, 2004
  • Debunking the Top 20 State Evidence Prevarications about Breath, Blood, and Urine Tests Using Case Law and Scientific Articles - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - Atlanta, Ga., Apr. 22, 2004
  • Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DUI Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 13, 2011
  • Worcester County Bar Association, Fager's Island, Ocean City, Md., Nov. 7, 2008
  • Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar - San Antonio, Tx., Nov. 3, 2007
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Dublin, Oh., Mar. 8, 2007
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - Dallas, Tx., Apr. 28, 2005
  • Prince George's County Bar Association - Upper Marlboro, Md., 2005
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association - Balt., Md., 2005
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, 20th Annual Seminar - Las Vegas, Nev., 2005
  • The Top 20 Myths in Breath, Blood, & Urine Testing - University of Mississippi DUI Practitioners 2004 CLE Seminar - Jackson, Miss., Oct. 22, 2004
  • University of Mississippi DUI Practitioners 2007 CLE Seminar - Jackson, MS, 2007
  • The Top 20 Guidelines for Bench Trials - National College for DUI Defense, Carteret, NJ, 2006
  • The Top 20 Guidelines for Bench Trials - National College for DUI Defense, MICPEL Seminar, 2006
  • The Top 20 Guidelines for Bench Trials - National College for DUI Defense - Summer session - Cambridge, Ma., 2006
  • Winning with Crawford - NACDL and NCDD Annual Seminar - Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2006
  • Beating 'em with Discovery - ECIR Training Seminar, Alexandria, VA, Oct. 2006
  • Mock Trial - lead defense counsel - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - Dallas, Tx., Apr. 20 - 21, 2007
  • Handling the Problem Witness - National College for DUI Defense - Summer session - Cambridge, Ma., Jul. 2007
  • Intox EC/IR - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - Dallas, Tx., Mar. 28, 2008
  • Advanced Cross - Examination - Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar - San Antonio, Tx., Oct, 2008
  • Getting the Blood Out!; Trial Tactics in Blood Cases; Legal Issues in Homicide Cases; So - called Drug Recognition "Experts" - Atlanta Blood Seminar - Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4 - 7, 2008
  • Crawford 2009 - National College for DUI Defense - Winter session - Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island, The Bahamas, Jan. 15, 2009
  • Intox EC/IR - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - New Orleans, La., April 9, 2010
  • Intox EC/IR - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - New Orleans, La., Apr. 17, 2009
  • Public Defender Training, Linthicum, Md., Oct. 2009
  • Public defender Training, Salisbury, Md., Jul. 2009
  • Melendez - Diaz - National College for DUI Defense - Summer session - Cambridge, Ma., Jul. 2009
  • Making Your Appeals More Appealing - NACDL and NCDD Annual Seminar - Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2009
  • Virginia EC/IR II Seminar, Williamsburg, Va., October 1, 2010
  • The Top 10 Breath Test Defenses - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - New Orleans, La., April 9, 2010
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, Baltimore, Md., May 20, 2011
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 3, 2010
  • Closing Argument - National College for DUI Defense - Summer session - Cambridge, Ma., Jul. 2010
  • Blood Tests - The Good and Bad - NACDL and NCDD Annual Seminar - Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2010
  • Cross of the Blood Expert - NACDL and NCDD Annual Seminar - Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2010
  • Defending Auto Manslaughter and Homicide Cases - NACDL and NCDD sponsored Seminar for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Annapolis, Md., Nov. 19, 2010
  • The Top Eleven Silver Bullets for DUI Defense - National College for DUI Defense - Winter session - Mazatlan, Mexico, January 21, 2011
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - New Orleans, La., Apr. 14, 2011
  • Caught on Tape - Tips and Tools to Trip the Testa - lyer - Prince George's County Bar Association - Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar - Upper Marlboro, Maryland, March 26, 2011
  • Intox EC/IR II - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases - New Orleans, La., Apr. 14, 2011
  • A Legal and Practical Understanding of DUI/DWI - Rules of the Road - Law Day 2011 Conference - The Maryland State Bar Association Public Awareness Committee and Citizenship Law Related Education Program - Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2011
  • Closing Argument Demonstration - National College for DUI Defense - Summer session - Cambridge, Ma., Jul. 30, 2011
  • Cross - examining the Breath Expert - Virginia EC/IR II Seminar, Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 22, 2011
  • Defending Blood Test Cases - South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Reese Joye Memorial DUI Defense Seminar, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 9, 2011
  • NACDL and NCDD Annual Seminar - Las Vegas, NV, October 2010
  • NCDD Winter Seminar, Celebrity Solstice Caribbean Cruise, Jan. 2010
  • MCDAA 6th Annual Advanced DUI Defense Seminar Baltimore, MD, May 2009
  • The Top 102 Medical Defenses to DUI - Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice - Seattle, Washington, December 2011
  • Legal Defenses to Blood Test Cases - North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Greensboro, NC, Feb. 24, 2012
  • Applying SFST Science in the Courtroom - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, New Orleans, La., Mar. 23, 2012
  • Intox EC/IR II - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, New Orleans, La., Mar. 23, 2012
  • Advanced Cross - examination - Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, March 31, 2012
  • Defending Blood Test Cases - DWI on Trial - The Big Apple XII, New York, NY, May 10, 2012
  • EC/IR II - Defending Against the Test, MCDAA's 9th Annual Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, BWI Marriott, May 18, 2012
  • Traffic Law, Essentials of Maryland Practice, Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore, MD, September 12, 2012
  • Decision Making Factors of the Fact Finder: From the Street to the Courtroom (with Gareth Norris) - NACDL and NCDD Annual Seminar - Las Vegas, NV, October 2012
  • Latest Developments in DUI Defense - Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association Fall Seminar, Turf Valley, MD, November 12, 2012
  • Public Defender Training - Linthicum, MD, Dec. 3, 2012
  • The Top 20 Guidelines for Bench Trials, NCDD Winter Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ, January 17, 2013
  • Confrontation From Crawford to Williams and Beyond, Key West Seminar, Key West, FL, February 22, 2013
  • Public Defender DUI Training, Linthicum Maryland, March 11, 2013
  • Intox EC/IR II, Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and National College for DUI Defense, New Orleans, LA, March 22, 2013
  • How to Handle the Difficult Judge, Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and National College for DUI Defense, New Orleans, LA, March 22, 2013
  • Closing Argument In A DUI Case, Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, March 30, 2013
  • The Top 10 Breath Test Defenses, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Breckenridge, CO, April 4 - 5, 2013
  • MVA Hearings, Maryland State Bar Association, Annapolis, MD, April 16, 2013
  • The Top 102 Medical Defenses to DUI, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Manchester, NH, April 19, 2013
  • The Top 20 Guidelines for Bench Trials, New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Manchester, NH, April 19, 2013
  • Implied Consent and Administrative Per Se Hearings at the MVA, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, Baltimore, MD, May 17, 2013
  • SFST Training, Maryland Society for Justice, Glen Burnie, MD, Sep. 26 - 26, 2013
  • Motions to Suppress Workshop, NACDL and NCDD Annual Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, October 5, 2013
  • Missouri v. McNeely: A View from the Supreme Court, Mississippi DUI Defenders Annual Conference, Gulfport, MS, Oct. 25, 2013
  • Defending DUIs from A - Z, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, BWI Marriott, Jan. 17, 2014
  • The Top 20 Myths of Breath, Blood, and Urine Testing - Revisited, National College for DUI Defense Winter Seminar, San Diego, Ca., Jan. 24, 2014
  • Practice Manual for the Maryland Lawyer, Chapter 15, Traffic Law, MICPEL, 1996 - 2012
  • Handling Implied Consent and Administrative Per Se Hearings at the Motor Vehicle Administration, The 1994 Maryland DWI Manual, Hanford Pub. Co., 1993
  • The Application of Grady v. Corbin to DWI Cases, The 1993 Maryland DWI Manual, Hanford Publishing Company, 1992
  • Casper v. State and DWI Discovery, The 1992 Maryland DWI Manual, Hanford Publishing Company, 1991
  • The Fourth Amendment and Search and Seizure Update, Prince George's County Bar Association Alan J. Goldstein Annual Criminal Law Seminar, 1983
  • The State's Weak Link: Simulator Solutions, The Champion, April 1998
  • I May Be Crazy - But I Ain't Drunk: The Psychiatric Defense to Drunk Driving, The Champion, July 2002
  • Essential Cases to Know to Challenge Scientific Evidence, The Champion, Part Two, September/October 2003
  • Essential Cases to Know to Challenge Scientific Evidence, The Champion, Part One, August 2003
  • The Top 20 Myths of Breath, Blood, and Urine Testing, The Champion, reprinted in, Lawrence Taylor and Steven Oberman, Drunk Driving Defense (Aspen Publishers 6th ed., 2007 supplement), Part 2, September/October 2005
  • The Top 20 Myths of Breath, Blood, and Urine Testing, The Champion, Part 1, August 2005
  • Handling MVA Hearings, Maryland Bar Journal, January/February, 2006
  • Contributing Editor, The Maryland DWI Manual, Hanford Pub. Co., 1995 - 2007
  • Maryland DUI Law, Thomson - West, 2008
  • Offensive Use of Discovery by the Defense in DUI Cases, in Trends in DUI Discovery, 2012 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Developing Effective and Innovative Discovery Practices for DUI Cases (Inside the Minds), Aspatore, 2012

Representative Clients:

  • State v. Robertson, 72 Md.App. 342, 529 A.2d 847, 1987
  • Mustafa v. State, 323 Md. 65, 591 A.2d 481, 1991
  • Harris v. State, cert. denied, 330 Md. 319, 624 A.2d 490, 1993
  • Harris v. State, 94 Md.App. 266, 617 A.2d 610, 1992
  • Tyler v. State, reversing, Eiland v. State, 92 Md.App. 56, 607 A.2d 42, 1992
  • Tyler v. State, 330 Md. 261, 623 A.2d 648, 1993
  • Klingenstein v. State, cert. denied, 510 U.S. 918, 1993
  • Klingenstein v. State, 330 Md. 402, 624 A.2d 532, reversing, 92 Md.App. 325, 608 A.2d 792, 1992
  • Simmons v. State, 333 Md. 547, 636 A.2d 463, cert. denied, 513 U.S. 815, 1994
  • State v. Jones, cert. denied, 516 U.S. 1173, 1996
  • State v. Jones, 340 Md. 235, 666 A.2d 128, 1995
  • In re Michael W., aff'd, 367 Md. 181, 786 A.2d 684, 2001
  • In re Michael W., 134 Md.App.144, 759 A.2d 322, 2000
  • White v. State, 142 Md.App. 535, 790 A.2d 754, 2002
  • State v. Weisbrod, cert. denied, 384 Md. 582, 865 A.2d 589, 2005
  • State v. Weisbrod, 159 Md. App. 488, 859 A.2d 664, 2004
  • Gwin v. Motor Vehicle Admin., cert. denied, 126 S.Ct. 359, 2005
  • Gwin v. Motor Vehicle Admin., 385 Md. 440, 869 A.2d 822, 2004
  • Warne v. State, 166 Md.App. 135, 887 A.2d 657, 2005
  • Fowler v. Motor Vehicle Admin., 394 Md. 331, 906 A.2d 347, 2006
  • United States v. Atwell, 470 F.Supp.2d 554, D. Md., 2007
  • Alavez v. Motor Vehicle Admin., 402 Md. 727, 939 A.2d 139, 2008
  • United States v. Darden, 656 F.Supp.2d 560, 2009
  • Hill v. Motor Vehicle Admin., 415 Md. 231, 999 A.2d 1019, 2010
  • Headen v. Motor Vehicle Admin., 418 Md. 559, 16 A.3d 196, 2011
  • Shea v. Motor Vehicle Admin., 415 Md. 1, 997 A.2d 768, 2010(co-authored MCDAA's amicus brief)
  • Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 131 S.Ct. 2705, 2011(co-authored NACDL's and NCDD's amicus brief)
  • Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct. 1552, 2013(co-authored NACDL's and NCDD's amicus brief)
  • Commonwealth v. Yohe, 2013 WL 5826045, Pa. 2013(filed an amicus brief)
  • Motor Vehicle Admin. v. Sanner, 434 Md. 20, 73 A.3d 214, 2013(filed an amicus brief)

Educational Background:

  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1977
Office Location for Leonard R. Stamm

6301 Ivy Ln
Suite 504
Greenbelt, MD 20770-1402

 

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