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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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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
  • Collections
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation - small & large claims
  • 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 Court of Appeals
ID Number: 201406170089
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University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Providence College
B.S. (2009) | Business
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Maryland
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Legal Answers
20 Questions Answered

Q. How long can a landlord drag out a dispute over replacement costs? Only sporadic responses from them.
A: That would really depend on the situation. Have you moved out already and this is in regards to the security deposit or are you still living there? If you have moved out, then generally the Landlord has 45 days from the date you vacate to either return the security deposit or send you a security deposit disposition letter.
Q. I was evicted from a MD property in December 2015. The property owner is now trying to sue me in 2020 for unpaid rent
A: Yes, there is a statute of limitations. However, that only applies to time to file, not overall. For instance, if they filed suit against you in 2017, but only just now got you served, they would still be able to move forward. You will need to check whether or not the suit was filed within that 3 year limit. Good luck!
Q. How can a landlord send me to collections, for repairs to property after I have moved out, after living there over 8 yer
A: It would depend on what the damages he claimed were. If they were ordinary wear and tear, which it sounds like it might be given the length of the tenancy, then no, he cannot hold you accountable for it. If it was for damages beyond ordinary wear and tear (ie. put your fist through the drywall, etc.), then yes, he could withhold it. Regarding the security deposit, he had to send you an itemized letter explaining why he withheld it. If he didn't, you can attempt to make use of MD Real Property Art. 8-203. Hope that helps!
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Leonard A. Englander, Esq.
210 Legion Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: (410) 236-5265
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed