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Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Rockville, MD

Ronald S. Canter
The Law Office of Ronald S. Canter LLC
200 A Monroe Street, Suite 104
Rockville, MD 20850
T:Work 301-424-7490
F: Fax301-424-7470
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1979
Education: The University of Maryland School of Law
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense (50%), General Litigation (10%)
Industry Groups: Collection Agencies And Collection Law Firms, Creditors, Financial Institutions


Mr. Canter is an AV rated attorney and is the founding member of The Law Offices of Ronald S. Canter, LLC of Rockville, Maryland. He is a member of the Bars of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Florida and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice in federal courts through the United States, including the Supreme Court and several courts of appeal.  Mr. Canter is a recognized authority on creditor’s rights and the regulation of collection practices. He has represented creditors, attorneys and collection agencies in complex litigation in both Federal and state courts and has successfully prosecuted appeals before state and federal courts on a number of significant issues affecting the credit and collection industry. He appeared, as counsel of record for the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA) in Heintz v. Jenkins, the only Fair Debt Collection Practices case to reach the Supreme Court. Mr. Canter is a well known speaker on creditor’s rights issues and has presented many seminars and continuing education programs to trade groups and Bar Associations. Mr. Canter has been an invited lecturer to the Maryland Judicial Institute on consumer credit and debt collection issues. He also participated in the FTC's August, 2009 Debt Collection Workshop on Litigation and Arbitration as a member of a distinguished  authorties on credait and colelction laws and regulation. Mr. Canter is a recognized leader in state and local bar activities. In 2009, Mr. Canter received the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland’s 20th Annual Professionalism Award for outstanding service to the Legal profession. He has also been awarded that Association’s President’s Citation for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. He served on the Litigation Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association from 2004-2006. He also chaired the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland for a period of six years.  Mr. Canter is a member of the Board of Directors of NARCA and was named as one of the Top 50 Collection Professionals at the CollectTech ’07 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also served on the Legislative Committee of the American Collectors Association and received that organization’s Beacon Award for outstanding achievement on two occasions.  Mr. Canter has published articles in Law Reviews and trade publications on creditor’s rights issues. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and also is a lecturer on Business Law at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. 

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2016

About Ronald Canter

Admitted: 1979, Maryland

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Honors and Awards:

  • This award is given to 1 member of a 3000 member County bar assoication each year for "outstanding professional conduct, legal ability and continued long-standing service to the profession", Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Maontgomery County, Maryland , 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Recived pro bono award from Bar Assoication for Motngomery County, Maryland, 2007

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Law review article exploring common law immunity doctrine for statements in pleadings in light of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act's regulation of collection attonreys, Author , Common Law Immunity for Litigation Activities Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Consumer Law Finance Quarterly , 2007
Last Updated: 9/10/2015
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