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Richard S. Gordon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Towson, MD

Gordon, Wolf & Carney, Chtd.
100 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 100
Towson, MD 21204-4509
Phone: 410-825-2300
Fax: 410-825-0066
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, State, Local & Municipal, Appellate, Consumer Law, Environmental Litigation
Attorney Profile

Richard Gordon has nearly 30 years of experience as a litigation and trial lawyer representing consumers, the poor and the underrepresented. Since the beginning of his legal career in 1989, Mr. Gordon has taken on the causes of underdogs, against the government and corporations throughout the United States. Mr. Gordon is not afraid to challenge the existing power structure if it will correct an injustice.

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Gordon has served as Lead Counsel in dozens of complex and class action cases on behalf of consumers, minorities, disabled children, migrant workers and businesses. He has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of his clients and, in all, has recovered and returned several hundred million dollars to those in society who have been wronged, harmed or taken advantage of.   The cable industry, insurance companies, car dealers, law firms, finance companies and some of the largest mortgage lenders in the country, are among the companies whose wrongful and illegal actions have been the target of Mr. Gordon's litigation. 

Mr. Gordon and Gordon, Wolf & Carney Chtd. are known and recognized nationally for their innovative and relentless approach to complex litigation that relies upon rigorous analysis, sound judgment and litigation skills. Because of its success, Mr. Gordon's law firm has received numerous national and local awards including the 2010 National Consumer Attorneys of the Year presented by the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Gordon, Wolf & Carney Chtd. is listed in U.S.News and World Reports listing of Best Law Firms in America (National and Metropolitan rankings) in the category Mass Torts/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. Mr. Gordon is also individually recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Maryland Super Lawyers for his achievements in the class action arena and twice has been chosen by Best Lawyers in America as the "Lawyer of the Year" (2016, 2018).  He was elected as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America.  He maintains an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating.  In 2017, Mr. Gordon was one of the Daily Record's "Leadership in Law" Honorees.

About Richard S. Gordon

First Admitted: 1989, Maryland

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  • AV Preeminant Peer Rated, Martindale Hubble
  • Maryland, Super Lawyers
  • Selected  for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the category of Class Actions/Mass Torts - Plaintiffs., Best Lawyers in America
  • In Novemer 2010, my law firm and I were selected as lawyers  of the Year by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the leading advocacy group for consumer attorneys in the United States., Lawyers of the Year, National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2010
  • US News & World Reports recognizes Gordon, Wolf  & Carney in its publication Best Law Firms in America in the category of Class Actions/Mass Torts, Best Lawyers in America
  • Named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Maryland, National Trial Lawyers


  • Numerous settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars over the past 25 years.

Educational Background

  • B.A. Johns Hopkins University, 1985

Industry Groups

  • MCRC
  • NACA
  • NCLC
  • Public Justice
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Office Location for Richard S. Gordon

100 W. Pennsylvania Ave
Suite 100
Towson, MD 21204-4509

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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