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Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC

United States 2024


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Established in 1989, RWL and its attorneys have an impressive record of service to the state and in the practice of law. From the outset, the Firm was built upon the practical recognition that a client’s business and legal issues can often be addressed through a comprehensive approach that may involve all or several of the branches of government.

Built upon that solid and multifaceted foundation, RWL has established itself as a “go to” Firm in the areas of business and commercial transactions, administrative law, health care law, government relations, sports franchise law, gaming law, procurement law, zoning and land use, and complex commercial litigation and white-collar proceedings.

RWL attorneys thrive on pursuing the most challenging matters, issues and cases on behalf of its clients. Often involved in matters of significant public interest and concern, RWL has represented many of Maryland’s most recognizable household names including: the Maryland Jockey Club and the Preakness® Stakes, the Baltimore Orioles, the Maryland Automobile Dealers Association, Caesars Entertainment, Curio Wellness, MileOne, the Abell Foundation, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, prominent health care and other institutions, major developers, name-brand companies such as Google, Uber, Facebook and FedEx, as well as whistleblowers in false claims act cases, plaintiffs in serious personal injury matters and consumers and others in national class action suits.

Known for its “team approach” to the practice of law and consummate dedication to its clients’ interests and objectives, RWL’s attorneys have the experience and abilities to help you and your business navigate through the maze of Maryland laws, regulations and governmental institutions.

To best achieve its clients’ objectives, RWL understands that often creative solutions should be considered. Whether in a courtroom, boardroom or hearing room, the Firm’s attorneys have the knowledge and experience to provide you and your business with sound legal and practical business advice. RWL’s team of business, litigation, contracts and government relations attorneys regularly appear before arbitration and mediation panels, state and federal courts, legislative hearings, the Board of Public Works, the Board of Contract Appeals, and the state and federal appellate courts.

With offices located in the state capital of Annapolis, Baltimore, and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL) provides an important link to principal business, commercial and governmental centers.


Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC is metro ranked in 8 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Government Relations Practice
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Government Relations Practice
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Washington, D.C.
Tier 3 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sports Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC has 8 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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