Louis Leibowitz

Of Counsel

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lleibowitz@compass-law.com
301-503-5305


Louis has tried countless cases and represented thousands of clients in civil, criminal, and family matters. Mr. Leibowitz has been named to Super Lawyers Magazine for Maryland and the District of Columbia each year since 2012. He has achieved fantastic results for his clients using a combination of creative problem solving, courtroom-tested mettle and tireless preparation. Mr. Leibowitz focuses his practice on civil litigation, family law and criminal defense in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Before founding the Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, Mr. Leibowitz was a Public Defender in Montgomery County where he tried hundreds of bench and jury trials often winning cases others believed were unwinnable. His remarkable record earned him recognition as the Public Defender of the Year in 2007 and Outstanding Assistant Public Defender in 2003. During his time as a Public Defender, Mr. Leibowitz handled nearly every type of criminal matter including minor traffic tickets, DUI/DWIs, drug cases and major felonies.  While in private practice, in 2017, Mr. Leibowitz won a first-degree murder trial.  It was the first total acquittal on first-degree murder charges in Montgomery County in over a decade. 


Following his tenure as a Public Defender, Mr. Leibowitz was a Senior Litigation Attorney in one of the largest law firms in Montgomery County where he represented individuals, businesses, community associations and municipalities in a variety of litigation matters including land use litigation, complex business disputes, employment cases and collections matters.


Mr. Leibowitz was an adjunct professor of Trial Practice at American University, Washington College of Law.  He began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald I. Fisher in the District of Columbia Superior Court.


As an active member in his community, Mr. Leibowitz is on the Board of Directors of his synagogue. He also served on the Board of Directors of Kid Power, a nonprofit organization that provides academic, artistic, nutritional and service-learning opportunities for youth in underserved communities in Washington, D.C. Mr. Leibowitz also is a past volunteer, tutor and mentor for disadvantaged youth at LINK: Linking Communities for Educational Success. He was also a long-time member of LINK’s Board of Directors.  In 2003, Mr. Leibowitz received the Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding service to the organization.


Practice Areas
Civil Litigation
Criminal
Domestic

Serious Traffic

Education
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. 

Tufts University, B.A.


Licensed to Practice
Maryland
District of Columbia
Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit