M. Dean Jenkins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Ocean City, MD

Ayres Jenkins Gordy & Almand, PA
 | 6200 Coastal Highway, Suite 200
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: 410-723-1400
Fax: 410-723-4730
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2013, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

A principal with the law firm of Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy, & Almand, P.A., M. Dean Jenkins has over 48 years of experience defending his clients in Ocean City, Maryland. Mr. Jenkins' legal practice is entirely focused in the area of criminal defense, and he represents his clients in matters ranging from minor offenses to serious felony cases. He has represented a number of clients in cases involving administrative hearings for driver licensing issues as well as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Mr. Jenkins completed his undergraduate studies in 1967, graduating with high honors from the University of Maryland, College Park. While he was in undergraduate school, he was also admitted to The Phi Beta Kappa Society. Mr. Jenkins then went on to pursue his legal education at the Georgetown University Law Center, graduating in 1970. He was then licensed to practice law that same year.

Over the years, Mr. Jenkins has earned the respect of his peers. He is rated as AV Preeminent* by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. In 1999, he was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is an honor reserved for the lawyers considered to be among the top 1 percent of lawyers in their states. He is additionally a fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation.

Mr. Jenkins has taken more than 45 cases to jury trial and has successfully negotiated favorable outcomes for many other clients. He is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%)

Administrative Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Law


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2013, 2016 - 2019

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About Dean Jenkins

Admitted: 1970, Maryland

Professional Webpage: http://www.ajgalaw.com/attorneys/jenkins.cfm


  • Maryland SuperLawyers, 2008-2013, 2016-2019
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1999
  • AV, Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Maryland  Criminal Defense  Attorneys  Association
  • American College Of Trial Lawyers, 1999
  • Member, National  Association of Criminal  Defense  Lawyers
  • State Courts on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland in College Park, High Honors, 1967
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1970
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Website - www.ajgalaw.com
Office Location for M. Dean Jenkins

6200 Coastal Highway
Suite 200
Ocean City, MD 21842

Phone: 410-723-1400

Fax: 410-723-4730

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Last Updated: 4/19/2019

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