Barry Helfand has over forty-four years of experience as a litigator and is among the premier trial attorneys in the metropolitan area. Mr. Helfand is a founder of The Law Office of Barry H. Helfand and David Martella, where he has made a career out of representing the “famous and infamous.” His victories include exonerations from murder charges, and million dollar civil awards. However, he also can be found in a Maryland or Federal courtroom just about every day of the week representing good people from all walks of life who have found themselves in difficult circumstances. Although licensed in Maryland, the Federal Courts, the Supreme Court and the District of Columbia, Barry Helfand’s skills in the art of trial advocacy and cross-examination often make him a valued attorney in many other jurisdictions across the country.
Barry Helfand has been rated as one of the Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Maryland by the American Trial Lawyers Association in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The Washingtonian Magazine named him as one of Washington’s Best Legal Minds for criminal defense in 2013. Also in 2013, the AV Preeminent organization gave Mr. Helfand the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Helfand also teaches criminal and civil trial advocacy at American University’s Washington College of Law.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from the University of Maryland.