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Stephen Kleeman

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  • Sole Practitioner


Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody


In the several decades I have practiced, I have handled many different types of cases, including personal injury, land use, zoning, criminal, Wills and Estates, real estate contracts and debt resolution.

I have appeared before the Circuit and District Courts, Administrative Law Judges, Orphans Courts (Wills and Estates), Workmen's Compensation Commissions, and other administrative bodies.

I believe my diverse background has greatly aided me in many ways because of the interaction of these areas of law.

I am constantly evolving, furthering my knowledge, writing skills and refining how I practice law.

I have forged many relationships with the Courts and other agencies I practice in. Both my academic skills and practical experience are brought to bear in every case in which I am involved, all to the benefit of my clients.

In addition to extensive trial work in most jurisdictions, Circuit Court and District Court, I have extensive experience with appeal litigation. I have a number of reported decisions (a reported decision is usually done when an unclear point of law needs to be clarified or resolved). I have personally been before the Court of Appeals (the highest court in the State) on the following:

  • Koshko v. Haining, 398 Md. 404 (2007) (Establishing parameters for grandparent visitation)
  • Shanks v. Lowe, 364 Md. 538 (2001) (Establishing that food servers can be garnished)
  • Bank of America v. Schultz, 413 Md. 15 (2010) (Establishing the need for expert testimony in lawsuits with Banks)

I have also been involved in numerous cases before the Court of Special Appeals, Intermediate Appellate Courts and other cases before the United States Court of Appeals (4th Circuit ) in Richmond, Virginia.


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1987

Professional Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member
  • Baltimore City Bar Association, Member
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Member

Representative Cases

  • Koshko v. Haining, 398 Md. 404, 2007
  • Shanks v. Lowe, 364 Md. 538, 2001
  • Bank of America v. Schultz, 413 Md. 15, 2010


  • Maryland Senate Scholar, 1969
  • Nomination for Rhodes Scholarship, 1973

Past Positions

  • Irwin Sussman P.A., Associate Attorney, 1979 to 1982