David W. Lease

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Rockville, MD

Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC
 | 11 N. Washington Street, Suite 520
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-838-8950
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David W. Lease is the co-founding member of the firm Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC, in Rockville, Maryland. A recipient of numerous professional awards, including the 2009 Committee Chair of the Year presented by the Bar Association of Montgomery County, he represents individuals and businesses in diverse criminal and civil matters throughout the region with his practice focused in the areas of criminal law, residential and commercial landlord-tenant matters, appellate practice and commercial litigation, including business, real estate and construction law.

Mr. Lease has lectured extensively in the areas of trial practice, landlord-tenant and commercial real estate matters, including seminars for Lorman Education Services, National Business Institute and Sterling Education Services. He also serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. In 2010 Mr. Lease was elected as a Fellow to the Maryland State Bar Foundation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (50%)

Criminal Defense (30%)

Appellate (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

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About David Lease

Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.slglaw.com/david_w_lease.html

Honors and Awards:

  • "10" Superb rating, avvo.com, 2010
  • Committee Chair of the Year, Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2009
  • Outstanding Section Chair Award, Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2003
  • "AV" Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2001
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Baltimore School of Law , 1991

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Committee on Laws -- Maryland State Bar Association, 2014
  • Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association, 2012
  • Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1992
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1991
  • Chair, Criminal Law Section, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Co-Chair Membership Benefits Committee, Bar Assocaition of Montgomery County
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • District Court Bench Bar Committee, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Co-Chair, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Co-Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member, Bar Association of Montgomery County

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President of the Board of Directors, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Montgomery County , 2008
  • Board of Directors, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Montgomery County, 2001

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Everything You Don't Know About E-Discovery (But Wish You Did), National Business Institute, 2015
  • Applying the Rules of Evidence, What Every Attorney Needs to Know, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Applying the Rules of Evidence, What Every Attorney Needs to Know, National Business Institute, 2012
  • Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law and Creditor Rights Issues for Landlords in Maryland , Lorman Educational Services, 2008
  • Boundary Disputes: Resolving Client Conflicts , National Business Institute, 2007
  • Commercial & Residential Evictions, Sterling Educational Services, 2003
  • Lecturer, Landlord/Tenant and Commercial Real Estate Matters

Representative Clients:

  • Jackson v. State, 216 Md. App. 347, 86 A.3d 97 (2014)
  • Saint Annes Dev. Co., LLC v. Trabich, 737 F.Supp.2d 517 (D.Md 2010)
  • Sweetney v. State, 423 Md. 610, 33 A.2d 435 (2011)
  • United States v. Thorne, 153 F.3d 130 (4th Cir 1998)
  • BDC Capital Properties v. Trinh, 307 F.Supp.2d 12 (D.D.C. 2004)
  • Azat v. Farruggio, 162 Md. App. 539, 875 A.2d 778 (2005)
  • Frasch v. Peguese, 414 F.3d 518 (4th Cir. 2005)
  • In re Vetal, 433 B.R. 534 (Bankr. D.Md 2010)
  • Ahmad v. Eastpines Terrance Apts., 200 Md. App. 362, 28 A.2d 1 (2011)

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland, B.A.
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Office Location for David W. Lease

11 N. Washington Street
Suite 520
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-838-8950

 

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Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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