Patrick R. SeidelMember
Mr. Seidel is a seasoned litigator with more than fifteen years of complex trial experience, developed and refined in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country. His principal areas of practice include Criminal Defense, in both State and Federal Court, General Civil Litigation, and Victim’s Rights Advocacy.
Prior to joining Silverman Thompson, Mr. Seidel served as Chief of the Major Investigations Unit for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, where he supervised a team of attorneys and law enforcement personnel, as they investigated and prosecuted organized crime, public corruption, human/labor trafficking cases, and matters involving violent, repeat offenders. As both a veteran homicide and S.V.U. prosecutor, Mr. Seidel has been called upon time and again to handle some of the highest profile cases in the State.
J.D., Ave Maria School of Law, 2008
B.A., University of Michigan, 2003
New York, 2009
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2021
Maryland State Bar Association
Bar Association for Baltimore City
Bar Association for Baltimore County
- 2014-2021 Assistant State’s Attorney Baltimore City, MD
- 2008-2014 Assistant District Attorney Bronx, NY
- 2019 Mark P. Cohen Award recipient
Some of his recent accomplishments in private practice are listed below:
- Baltimore City small business owner charged with attempted murder granted probation before judgment after a negotiated plea to second degree assault.
- Montgomery County college student employed as a security guard for a local restaurant charged with first degree assault ultimately granted probation before judgement after a negotiated plea to second degree assault.
- Baltimore County Police Officer acquitted of all charges by a jury in less than an hour.
- Supervisor with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service granted expungement of traffic offenses previously documented by Clerk’s office incorrectly.
- Successfully reached confidential settlement for the surviving families of two of the victims in the Capital Gazette newspaper mass shooting.
- False allegations of sexual assault against University of Maryland student dismissed.
- Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy restored to full working status following six-month criminal investigation in which the State declined to prosecute any of the allegations.
- Pennsylvania small business owner charged with multiple counts of attempted murder acquitted after jury trial of all but misdemeanors / minor traffic offenses.
- Daycare owner, falsely accused of child abuse, cleared of all charges after opening statements in jury trial.
- All charges dismissed against Towson University student accused of assault.
- Howard County physician granted probation before judgment following lengthy bench trial.
- Case dismissed by judge against Annapolis Police Officer after lengthy Kastigar
- Harford County small business owner acquitted of domestic violence allegations after bench trial.