Rignal Baldwin

Mr. Baldwin practices in the area of commercial litigation, personal injury (auto tort, medical malpractice and products liability) and professional liability. Since 1996 he has successfully mediated settlements in over two hundred cases and has served as an arbitrator in the out-of-court resolution of litigation. In 2011 he was selected as Best Lawyers Lawyer of The Year for mediation/arbitration in the D.C./Baltimore metro area. 

He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law with Honors  (1975), where he was the Editor in Chief of the Law Review. Prior to law school Mr. Baldwin served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps, and was honorably discharged in 1972 at the rank of Captain.

Mr. Baldwin is a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers (peer selection  of the top 1%  of trial lawyers in the country). He is  a member of The Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation. His skill as a trial lawyer is reflected  by induction into the American Board of Trial Advocates, peer designation in the Best Lawyers in America publications, peer designation in Super Lawyers, and inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent  Lawyers. He was selected on a second occasion by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of The Year in the area of litigation.  He is a recipient of the Maryland Bar Foundation Professional Legal Excellence Award for The Advancement of Professional Competence and has been recognized for his leadership in pro bono activities  by the Equal Justice Council.

Mr. Baldwin is past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Judicial Appointments  Committee, past Chair of the Professionalism Committee, past Chair of the Committee on Laws, a former member of the Maryland Court of Appeals Commission on Professionalism and former member of the Maryland  Volunteer Legal Services Board of Directors.  He has served an adjunct professor of law at the University of Baltimore and University of Maryland Law Schools, as well as a faculty member in continuing legal education programs.


University of Baltimore School of Law with Honors
(J.D. 1975), Editor-in-Chief Law Review

Dickinson College (B.A. 1969)


Maryland Court of Appeals, 1976

United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1976

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1982


American Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association



Baldwin Law, LLC
111 S. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

112 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-2802

E-mail: RbaldwinSr@BaldwinLawllc.com
Phone: 410-385-5697
Fax: 844-385-5690
Website: www.BaldwinLawllc.com

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