Creston Smith is a seasoned trial attorney who has represented thousands of clients in state and federal court. 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 practice is concentrated in criminal defense law and civil forfeiture. 

Notably, Mr. Smith has gained acquittals in over 10 first-degree murder cases and successfully suppressed illegally obtained evidence in over 100 cases.  

Mr. Smith is widely regarded amongst his peers as a top criminal defense attorney in Maryland, recognized for almost 10 years as a Maryland Super Lawyer. Before he joined Silverman Thompson, Mr. Smith was an assistant public defender in Baltimore City on the felony trial team.

Sheila Englehart

  • University of Baltimore School of Law - J.D. - 1994
  • Boston University - B.S. - 1988

    Cum Laude

Practice Areas
  • Appellate / Civil Appeals
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense-White Collar
  • DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2023
  • Maryland Super Lawyers: 2011-2013, 2015-2021
Government Service
Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore City, 1994-2002
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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