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Robert C. Bonsib

Robert C. Bonsib

  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

Recognized as a Top 10 Maryland Lawyers (#3) by Super Lawyers; A Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Mag. since 2002; ranked by "Best Lawyers In America" in fields of white-collar defense and general criminal defense. I am a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. I am a criminal defense attorney with over 45 years of trial experience having served for 15 years as Deputy States Attorney (supervising 50 prosecutors) and Assistant States Attorney in Prince George's County and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorneys Office in Maryland (1974-1990). For the last 30 years I have concentrated my practice in the representation of individuals and organizations facing charges or investigations for violations of federal and state criminal laws. I tried over 300 jury trials and handle appeals in the Maryland and District of Columbia local and federal courts.

In 2009 I was award the Heeney Award by the Maryland State Bar Association for lifetime excellence in the field of criminal law.

I serve on the Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee; I was appointed by the Governor to the Prince George's County Trial Courts Nominating Commission (which reviews the qualifications of applicants for judicial positions on the Prince George's County Circuit and District Courts). I have presented continuing legal education programs for the Maryland Judicial Institute, the Maryland State Bar Association, various prosecutors offices, defense attorney associations and police agencies. I co-author a monthly article on legal issues for the Prince George's County Bar Newsletter.

I am a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and regularly serve on the United State Magistrate Judge selection panel.,

Please review additional information regarding my legal experience by going to my website. www.robertbonsib.com

Education
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (1974) | Law
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. (1971) | History
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Professional Experience
Partner
MarcusBonsib LLC
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I am a founding partner of MarcusBonsib, LLC. This six-attorney litigation law firm in Greenbelt, Maryland was established in 1990.
Deputy States Attorney
Office of the States Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland
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I served for three years in the No. 2 position of the States Attorneys Office and was responsible for the supervision of 50 prosecutors and 6 criminal investigators
Assistant United States Attorney
Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland
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Assistant States Attorney
Office of the States Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland
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Speaking Engagements
60 Cases in 60 Minutes - A Review of State and Federal Appellate Cases During Covid-19 , Prince George's County Bar Association , Zoom CLE
Prince George's County Bar Association
A discussion appellate opinions issued by State and Federal Appellate Court during the Covid-19 shut down
Opening Statements & Closing Arguments , Maryland State Bar Association - Criminal Law Section , Zoom CLE
Maryland State Bar Association
A discussion of tactics and the law regarding opening statements and closing arguments. Available on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMaIWWWysZI
Criminal Law From The Point of View of Criminal Defense Attorney , University of Maryland Police Department -Cadet Class , College Park, Maryland
University of Maryland Police Department
Half day presentation to University of Maryland Police Cadet Class on the role of a criminal defense attorney, the rules of evidence and how to testify in a courtroom
Creating Trial Exhibits That Wow Jurors , Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar , Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Prince George's County Bar Association
Presentation to the Prince George's County Bar Association's annual criminal law seminar discussing the use of trial practice software to create persuasive trial exhibits
Trial Tips-Rules of Evidence- and Other , St. Mary's County Bar Association , Leonardtown, Maryland
Presentation to the St. Mary's County Bar Association o trial tactics and tips, rules of evidence and other reflections from 40 years of practice as a criminal lawyer
The Rules of Evidence , Presentation to the Anne Arundel County States Attorney's Office , Annapolis Maryland
The Role of A Criminal Defense Attorney , Prince Georges County Police Basic Investigators Class
Certifications
Admitted to Practice - Superior Ct - DC
Superior Court for the District of Columbia
Admitted to Practice - Court of Appeals - DC
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Admitted to Practice - USCOA - DC
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Admitted to Practice - Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the United States
Admitted to Practice - USDC
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Admitted to Practice - US Court of Appeals
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Admitted to Practice - Court of Appeals of Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
Awards
Best Lawyers Recognition - White-Collar Criminal Defense and General Defense
Best Lawyers in America
Top 10 Maryland Lawyers - 2019 and 2020
SuperLawyers
Best Lawyer - Criminal Defense - 2019
Best Lawyers In America
President's Award
Prince Georges County Bar Associate
Award presented by the Prince George's County Bar Association for a continuing series of legal articles published in the Prince George's County Bar Association Newsletter.
Robert Heeney Award For Lifetime Achievement In Criminal Law
Maryland State Bar Association
An award given once a year by the Maryland State Bar Association to an attorney who has demonstrated the high degree of professionalism and excellence throughout a career in the criminal law.
John Adams Award
Criminal Justice Act Panel - United State District Court of Maryland
Professional Associations
Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee
Member
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Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
Board of Directors
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Trial Courts Nominating Commission
Member
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Prince George's County Bar Association
Member
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Maryland State Bar Association, Inc
Member
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Federal Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
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4th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sex Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • RICO Act
  • Felonies
  • Drug Violations
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Homicide-Murder-Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide - Automobile Manslaughter
  • Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Firearms and weapons offenses
  • Child Pornography and Internet Crimes
  • Fraud - Theft - False Statements Offenses
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyer
Blog
Washington DC Criminal Defense Blog
Contact & Map
MarcusBonsib LLC
6411 Ivy Lane
Suite 116
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Telephone: (301) 509-5100
Cell: (301) 509-5100