M. Dean Jenkins has been in the private practice of Criminal Law for over 48 years. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the top 1% of the lawyers in the State. He has been listed in Maryland Super Lawyers for 10 years in the area of Criminal Defense.
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M. Dean Jenkins graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1970. Mr. Jenkins also graduated in 1967 with high honors from the University of Maryland in College Park and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Society honorary fraternity. He has been in private practice of criminal law since 1970. He is now in his 48th year of criminal defense law. Mr. Jenkins has been selected to Maryland SuperLawyers for 10 years, in 2008-2013, 2016-2019, in the area of criminal defense. Less than 5% of Maryland lawyers are selected to SuperLawyers.
Mr. Jenkins is rated AV by the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The "A" signifies the highest level of legal ability. The "V" signifies very high adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. Mr. Jenkins is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.
Our laws are ever changing, Mr Jenkins has proven his legal prowess yet again. I cannot thank Mr. Jenkins enough for his honest and ardent efforts to help me stay out of jail and sleep well. What a relief to have a legal issue dealt with such adept skill. I had a problem caused by our legal system not changing as fast as our laws have. Mr. Jenkins was able to effectively argue using legal knowledge, research and application of existing case law. Furthermore, he know what questions to ask to get the desired answers.
Mr. Jenkins has had an excellent reputation for many years in the Ocean City, Maryland area. I didn't think such a tenured attorney would be affordable. I was afraid I was on my way back to jail. I scheduled an appointment for a consultation in any event. Mr. Jenkins was more than interested - He was prepared, and affordable. What a relief, although he gave no guarantees - he know how to speak the language of a the law in such a way that not only did I get to remain on probation without violation, I can continue to legally use cannabis to treat my back pain. I was facing 18 month of incarceration.
With less effective counsel - I may have served that time with debilitating back pain to boot! My only regret is that I didn't seek Mr. Jenkins counsel a few years ago - I may not have been on probation in the first place. If you want a job well done, do it right the first time. If the need every arises, hire Mr. Jenkins. He may not be able to control every outcome but he will provide a superb legal defense.
William M., 2019
Mr. Jenkins was incredible. It was my second DUI in just over a year. I was looking at jail time and was very concerned about my business and other important thing that could be effected if I went to jail. Mr. Jenkins was very honest with me and let me know everything we were up against. He was able to keep my completely out of jail and had most of my charges dropped. I was beyond satisfied! I highly recommend Mr. Jenkins.
Luke B., 2019
I cannot thank you enough for helping me get through my court case. From my first meeting with you back in December until my court date last week you made me feel at ease and didn't hold anything back from me. Your honesty, you compassion and most of all your professionalism I will never forget. This was a huge life event for me, one I never thought I would face to tell you the truth. With you by my side gave me the strength I needed. You are one class act and I am forever grateful for your kindness towards me and the handling of a very important day in my life.
I just want to thank you for all you did for me. Your representation of my case was first rate. You are an example of a true caring attorney.
Again, thank you for a great job and in my opinion a total win. I appreciate our candid and honest conversations and applaud your work. Dean, I do not anticipate ever needing your service again. However I believe it is important for you to know that given the opportunity I would strongly recommend you to anyone I come in contact with who may need superior representation in the future.
With Warm Regard. DE, 2018
If it weren't for the support and constant determination that came from Dean Jenkins, I don't know if I would be in the best possible situation I am in now that came from my mistake. My case was nothing minor that could have had a regretful mark on my record if I didn't have the right lawyer for it. I was scared about my future and couldn't take my mistake back. Mr. Jenkins was an answer to my prayers. He tackled every possible situation that came my way and wouldn't settle for anything less than the best possible result. Not only did Mr. Jenkins get me excused from attending court, but my case has been officially expunged and I can continue on with my life, never having to look back on this mistake that I never thought would go away. I missed up and Mr. Jenkins' diligence, preparation and attention fixed it all. All i can say is Mr. Jenkins is the best lawyer out there and anyone would be more than lucky to have him on their side. "Thank you", doesn't feel enough for how much he has helped me.
Just a quick note to say thank you to Mr. Jenkins and all the staff that contributed to my case. It's a relief to put it behind me and I must say, Mr. Jenkins put me at ease in a situation I have never been in before (and hope to never be in again). I was truly a fish out of water and he made me feel confident and comfortable that all would turn out well -- and it did.
I made a mistake and found myself in trouble with the law and was in search of a criminal lawyer. A friend of mine recommended Dean Jenkins, so I looked up Mr. Jenkins website and was impressed by all of his credentials and experience with criminal law. Upon my first meeting with Mr. Jenkins I was further impressed by his professionalism and how thorough he was in covering the details of my case as well as his vast knowledge of all of the judges that could have potentially handled my case. Mr. Jenkins was also very thorough at explaining all possible outcomes of my case and I appreciated that he was straight forward about these details as to properly prepare me for all the potential outcomes. Mr. Jenkins knew exactly what to do to prepare me for my case to give me the best possible deal he could get and with the instructions he gave me to follow prior and leading up to my court date the outcome was far better than I could have possibly imagined! Also after the case was heard and ruled by the judge Mr. Jenkins sat with me until
I received all of my paper work to thoroughly explain all the instructions set forth by the court and found a mistake in the paper work made by the courts that could have caused major issues further down the road regarding the terms of the verdict and was able to immediately correct the matter. If you are in need of an attorney I highly recommend Dean Jenkins. He did a phenomenal job for me!
Dean Jenkins took time to explain things thoroughly and responded quickly and accurately when questions arose. At the Court House, an employee leaned over and said "You're lucky that Dean is your lawyer. He's the best." This respect for Mr. Jenkins was present throughout the whole process. He was always prompt and meticulously prepared. Most important, Dean seems to have a genuine concern for helping people.
Mother of A.B., 2015