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Creston P. Smith


Mr. Smith is a seasoned trial attorney who has represented thousands of clients in state and federal court. Prior to his association with Silverman Thompson, Mr. Smith served as an Assistant Public Defender, Baltimore City, on the felony trial team.

Mr. Smith has tried hundreds of cases to verdict before a Judge or Jury. He is a "legal encyclopedia" who is widely respected and sought out by his peers. His present practice is concentrated in the field of criminal defense law and civil forfeiture.


J.D., University of Baltimore, 1994

B.S., Boston University, 1988
Cum Laude Honors

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Maryland, 1994
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2002
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association

Maryland State Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Professional History

1994-2002 Office of the Public Defender, State of Maryland, Baltimore City
2002-2005 Associate, Schulman, Treem, Kaminkow, Gilden & Ravenell, P.A.
2005-Present Associate, Silverman Thompson

  • 2023 The Best Lawyers in America - Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Maryland Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2021