Matthew Baum is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He handles matters throughout the Baltimore – Washington Metro Area and in the counties of central Maryland. He is a creative problem solver and strong advocate for his clients and their interests. Above all, he is committed to putting his clients at the center of his law practice.
Matthew Baum is a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, and the Baltimore County Bar Association. Matthew Baum regularly updates this website with posts on changes to the law, litigation strategies, and other matters of interest. His newest law blog posts can be found here.
Prior to starting his private practice, Matthew Baum worked as an attorney with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland. As an Assistant Public Defender he spent thousands of hours in court defending cases involving drugs, theft, assault, weapons, and serious traffic violations. There he gained a solid knowledge of Maryland criminal laws, evidence rules, and the U.S. and Maryland Constitutions. As a Public Defender Matthew Baum learned how to work with prosecutors and law enforcement members as adversaries. He learned how to scrutinize law enforcement techniques and gained a working knowledge of proper police procedures. Unlike many of his peers in private practice who began their legal careers as prosecutors, Matthew Baum has never known a criminal case where his client’s personal freedom or property was not at stake. Since the very beginning of his legal career he has been committed to defense work. He is proud of the fact that he has never let politics, popular opinion, or statistics such as conviction rates motivate his work. Ultimately, Matthew Baum’s career has been driven by a strong belief that zealously defending each one of his clients is the only way to preserve every citizens’ basic civil liberties.
Attorney Matthew Baum is a Juris Doctor graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where he was a Chair of the 2005 Moot Court Board. He was named a Prize Arguer by Maine Law in 2004. While a student at Maine, Matthew Baum served President of the Business Law Association and President of the Law and Technology Association. Drawing on his experience in computer and Internet technology, he contributed work in the areas of patents and e-commerce patents to Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, a project involving leading law schools and the Electronic Frontier Foundation aimed at protecting lawful online activity from corporate legal threats. While in Portland, Maine Matthew Baum worked as a student practitioner at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.
Nearly a decade before entering law school, Matthew Baum earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he completed the school’s four-year Great Books Program. This course of study uses only primary sources. His majors there were Philosophy and the History of Math. Prior to earning his law license, Matthew Baum worked as a technology consultant to the advertising industry in San Francisco, California. In the late 1990′s Matthew Baum lived and worked in Thailand, where he was an English teacher at the Rajabhat University, Surin. Matthew Baum has touristed in more than 30 countries and enjoys surfing, snowboarding, bicycle repair, and running around with his two children, ages 2 and 8.
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