Nathans & Ripke LLP is a Top-Tier Firm Devoted to Federal & White Collar Criminal Defense

Baltimore Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

Advocating for Clients in Baltimore and Federal Courts Throughout the Country

Nathans & Ripke LLP​ is a litigation firm composed of elite trial and appellate lawyers devoted to criminal defense. Founded by Larry Allen Nathans, who was recognized by Best Lawyers® as Baltimore's Lawyer of the Year for White Collar Criminal Defense (2021) and Criminal Defense - General (2015), our team has nearly 100 years of combined trial experience. The attorneys at our firm provide skilled, uncompromising representation in all phases of federal and state white-collar grand jury investigations, felony and misdemeanor trials, federal sentencing, criminal appeals, post-conviction litigation, federal forfeiture and asset recovery, and administrative or regulatory proceedings, including defense of lawyers regarding allegations of professional wrongdoing.

The diversity of our clientele reflects the breadth and quality of our attorneys' experience. We regularly represent corporations, senior executives, politicians, attorneys, physicians, and other professionals in white-collar and federal investigations. Driven by a sense of commitment and loyalty to our clients, we often excel at achieving early victories outside the public eye.

Our Baltimore federal criminal defense attorneys are ready to help you.
Call us at (410) 783-0272 or contact us online today to get started.

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for the last Seventeen Years

Our Baltimore attorneys have a legacy of positive results and are leaders in the legal community. To benefit from our service, call a lawyer at Nathans & Ripke LLP, and schedule a confidential consultation.

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Real Results

View some of the victories the attorneys at Nathans & Ripke LLP have achieved for our clients.

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  • Federal Court Orders New Trial for State Homicide Defendant

  • Reduced Sentence To Time Served

    Life Sentence Reduced To Time Served

  • Reduced Sentence To Time Served

    Client Serving Life Sentence has Sentence Reduced and is Freed

  • Granted New Trial

    Motion to Reopen Granted

  • Granted

    Petition for Writ of Certiorari Granted In Innocence Case

  • Probation

    Dismissal of Hobbs Act Federal Criminal Indictment

  • No Criminal Charges Filed

    Chief Of Staff Avoids Criminal Charges In Corruption Case

  • Avoided Prosecution

    Attorney General Declines Bribery Prosecutions

  • Probation Before Judgment

    Two Counts Of Attempted Felony Extortion Reduced to Misdemeanor

  • Dismissed

    School Bribery Case Dismissed

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  • Accolades
    Nathans & Ripke, LLP Honored By U.S. News

    Nathans & Ripke LLP has received a Top Tier 1 rating by U.S. News (2008-2024) as one of the premier White Collar Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense law firms in Maryland.

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    Larry Nathans Selected By Best Lawyers As Maryland Lawyer Of The Year In Criminal Defense

    Larry Nathans was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for 2008-2024.

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    All Nathans & Ripke LLP Partners Chosen By Maryland Super Lawyers

    Larry Nathans was chosen for inclusion in the Maryland Super Lawyers for 2008-2024 in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. Booth Ripke was selected in the area of Criminal Defense from 2016-2018 and 2020-2024.

  • Accolades
    Larry Allen Nathans & Robert W. Biddle Awarded Martindale-Hubbell Highest AV Rating*

    For over 25 years in a row, Martindale Hubbell has given Larry Nathans and Robert Biddle its highest AV rating.

  • Accolades
    The Daily Record Recognized Larry Nathans With Leadership In Law Award

    Maryland legal publication the Daily Record presented Larry Nathans with the 2002 Leadership in Law Award.

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    Larry Nathans And Booth Ripke Elected As Fellows Of The Maryland Bar

    Larry Nathans (2003) and Booth Ripke (2007) received the honor of being elected as Fellows of the Maryland Bar Foundation, which is reserved for only 1% of the members of the state bar association.