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Leonard A Englander

Leonard A Englander

Law Office of Leonard A. Englander, Esq., LLC
  • Traffic Tickets, Collections, Landlord Tenant ...
  • Maryland
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Biography

Everyone should be able to afford justice. As a teacher for disadvantaged teens in Baltimore, it was clear to me that the lack of affordable legal representation is a problem for so many who seek a fair outcome in court. Making sure that everyone’s rights are honored, regardless of income, has always been my goal as an attorney. Starting with my work as a law student with University of Maryland’s JustAdvice Clinic, to volunteering with Legal Aid, to fighting for the rights of victims as an attorney for the nonprofit, SALI (Sexual Assault Legal Institute), I have represented clients in a variety of legal matters. Divorce, custody, peace/protective orders, immigration, housing, crime victim representation, employment law, and Title IX cases, are just some of the areas where I have successfully stood for my clients in court.

Over the years, it became obvious to me that non-profits cannot possibly fill the growing need for attorneys for those whose income is above the income and case-type thresholds for “free” help. If you need a qualified, Maryland barred lawyer who will represent you at a price that the fancy, high-overhead firms can’t match, you are the person that I had in mind when I built this practice. Click here to set up a free consultation.

You don’t have to fight the system alone.

Practice Areas
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Collections
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation - small & large claims
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I provide a free legal consultation to all potential clients, regardless of whether they choose to retain me. The average consultation will go through your basic legal options and make recommendations regarding your case. No fee will EVER be charged to a potential client. A consultation will on average take about 30-45 minutes.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept all major credit cards (ie. visa, mastercard, etc.)
  • Contingent Fees
    On certain cases, I will accept a contingency fee structure wherein I only get paid if I collect money for you. In such cases, in exchange for my services, I get a percentage of the judgment collected. The fee varies from approximately 25-35%. To put that in perspective, for every $100 I collect, I receive between $25-$35.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
ID Number: 1406170089
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Professional Experience
Lead Attorney/Principal
Law Office of Leonard A. Englander, Esq., LLC
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Law office centered around providing quality legal services at an affordable rate.
Staff Attorney
Sexual Assault Legal Institute
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Representing sexual assault survivors in a variety of legal issues.
Volunteer Attorney
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
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Representing and assisting indigent clients in a variety of court proceedings and issues.
Education
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Providence College
B.S. (2009) | Business
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Maryland
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
57 Questions Answered
Q. What do you do when a tenant moves and damages cost more than security deposit?
A: You would need to make sure to send out a security disposition letter within 45 days so that you don't run afoul of MD Real Property Art. 8-203. The letter should be an itemized list of why you are withholding the security deposit and should be sent to the Tenants last known address. Make sure the damages claimed are beyond "ordinary wear and tear". Then, you should figure out your damages fully (get a professional estimate) and you will likely need to file suit if you want to recover. Good luck!
Q. I need help our landlord from our apartment is trying to say we cannot renew our lease after 6 years here no official
A: So, the answer is yes and no. All Landlord's generally have a right to not renew leases and to retake possession at the end of a lease term, with a few exceptions. That being said, the Landlord does have to follow some set rules. Specifically, the Landlord is required to give written notice (usually 30 unless in Baltimore City or MoCo) and if you fail to leave, the Landlord will need to file with the Court to start the process (filing a Tenant Holding Over action). So, Landlord has the right to not renew, but still has to do it properly. Hope that helps.
Q. After 5 yrs, our landlord told us we have a month to move out bc he is putting house for sale. Do we have any rights ?
A: The answer is, unfortunately, not really. Landlord's have the right to give notice to a tenant at the end of a lease term. It sounds like you were on a month-to-month lease (correct me if I'm wrong as it would change the case entirely). However, it's not like they can just throw your stuff out if you don't leave within the 30 day period. They would need to go to Court on a Tenant Holding Over action. Still, it's only a matter of time. I would suggest finding a new place ASAP, as a Tenant Holding Over action on your record will make it harder to find rentals in the future. Good luck!
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Leonard A. Englander, Esq.
210 Legion Ave.
#6813
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: (410) 236-5265
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed