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Attorney Randolph Rice

Phone: 410.288.2900
Fax: 410.288.2988
Email: rr@ricelawmd.com

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Biography

Attorney Randolph Rice is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, a Baltimore, Maryland, based criminal defense, DUI, DWI, drunk driving defense, traffic tickets, personal injury, car accident, truck accident, and medical malpractice law firm.  If you have an important legal matter, you need the best lawyer. CitySpur ranked us among Baltimore’s Best Lawyers.  Let Mr. Rice put his experience to work for you in the courtroom.

Education

Mr. Rice earned his law degree from the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, including a year of instruction at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Mr. Rice’s hybrid legal education reflects his resourcefulness and diversification of skills. As Mr. Rice entered his final year of law school at Loyola, hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the Gulf Coast. Katrina’s widespread flooding and storm damage made the law school and Mr. Rice’s home in New Orleans uninhabitable.

Mr. Rice tapped into his love of Maryland and ties to the state and focused on completing his legal education at the University of Maryland School of Law.

In a matter of days, Mr. Rice packed up his life in New Orleans and relocated to Baltimore. Upon matriculating at the University of Maryland School of Law, he earned an internship with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Rice worked with the gang unit within the State’s Attorney’s Office and learned the intricacies of criminal prosecution

Experience

Soon after passing the Maryland Bar Examination, Mr. Rice secured a position with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s office as an Assistant State’s Attorney. During his tenure with the State’s Attorney’s Office he tried thousands of cases in front of juries and judges.

Mr. Rice handled matters ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, gaining invaluable trial experience and knowledge of the law as he navigated the District and Circuit Courts of Baltimore County.

In 2009, Mr. Rice established The Law Offices of Randolph Rice. Mr. Rice’s private practice specializes in criminal defense, as well as driving under the influence (DUI), driving while impaired (DWI), traffic tickets, administrative law, personal injury, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidentsmedical malpractice, wills and estate administration.

Private Practice

Mr. Rice has developed a private practice that focuses on providing the best legal advice and counsel to his clients. He understands that the prospect of dealing with the legal system can be overwhelming, intimidating or confusing for individuals. 

Mr. Rice ensures that every client understands each step of the legal process and is positioned to make informed decisions about the best course of action.

He appreciates the legal nuances that make every case unique and require an individually tailored approach for each client. Mr. Rice is keenly aware that each case can have lifelong implications for his clients’ personal lives, prospects and careers. He is adept at maneuvering to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. 

Trial Attorney

Mr. Rice traverses the state of Maryland advocating for his clients and trying cases. Mr. Rice regularly argues cases  before judges and juries in local District and Circuit courts.

He also regularly handles cases on the federal level. Mr. Rice is skilled at advising clients on matters that range from misdemeanors to felonies. Mr. Rice is adept at determining which legal matters can be resolved advantageously in lieu of trial and understanding when the client’s best interests are served by going to court.

Mr. Rice has handled so many driving while impaired (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) cases, he possesses an extensive knowledge to assist his clients in defending and mitigating the effects of a DUI or DWI arrest. Part of a successful DUI/DWI defense is understanding the administrative penalties and working ensuring that his client’s privilege to drive is not affected.

As a result honing his trial skills and knowledge of injury law, Mr. Rice has expertly handled hundreds of personal injury cases. These cases include car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, medical malpractice and pedestrian accidents.

Mr. Rice is expert at advising clients on how to seek and document any medical needs that arise as the result of an accident or someone else’s negligence. His advice on how to navigate the aftermath of an accident or injury is often critical in determining the damages a client can recover.

Traffic violations are a natural offshoot of Mr. Rice’s criminal defense experience. Many drivers are unaware that certain traffic citations can entail steep fines, insurance hikes and even license suspension. Mr. Rice is experienced at DUI & DWI defense and he is routinely retained to represent Maryland drivers in Maryland facing a range of citations and tickets.

Mr. Rice also offers Maryland residents assistance with estate planning. This includes, but it not limited to, drafting Last Wills and Testaments, Advanced Healthcare Directives, and handling estate administration.

Honors and Awards

2017 Client Choice Award - Personal Injury Lawyer - Randolph Rice

 Q&A with attorney Randolph Rice

1. How long have you practiced law?

I have practicied law since 2006.  I was admitted to the Maryland bar on December 13, 2006. When I was admitted to practice law, I was working for the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. As soon as I was admitted, I was sworn in as an Assistant State’s Attorney.  I worked there for 3 years and then started my own law practice in 2009.

2. What types of cases of you generally handle?

I generally handle cases that involve going to court or trial work.  That means if a client needs to appear in court, I am by their side to handle their case. I also do all of the advance work that precedes a court appearance, including paperwork, interviews and correspondence with police, insurance companies or opposing parties. That includes criminal cases, where people are charged with a crime or DUI/DWI or a traffic ticket.

I also handle cases that involve personal injury or accidents. That means if you have been hurt because someone else was negligent, then I help you recover money for your injuries.  This includes seeking and documenting the appropriate treatment for your injuries. I also handle family law, medical malpractice, will drafting and estate administration.

3. Who is your typical client?

I represent all types of clients, from blue collar workers to professionals. Anyone who is facing a criminal charge, a traffic ticket or has been injured and needs a lawyer to fight for their case.

4. How many cases have you handled that are similar to my case?

I handle about 300-400 cases every year. This includes my decade of private practice, in addition to the thousands of cases I handled during my tenure as a prosecutor with the Baltimore County States Attorneys Office. The matters I handle vary from serious criminal charges to minor misdemeanors. I have also represented hundreds of clients hurt in car and truck accidents as well as medical malpractice cases.

5. What are the attorney fees and costs and how are they billed?

Fees and costs are based on the type of case you have. For criminal and traffic cases, including DUI and DWI cases, I charge a flat fee. That means the price you are quoted is the total cost of legal representation. For personal injury cases, I charge based on a contingency. That means the fee is based on a percentage of the final settlement or verdict in the case. Family law cases, including divorce and child support are charged on an hourly rate. Clients make an initial deposit that we draw from as the case progresses.  I charge a flat fee for wills and for estates, that fee is set by statute.

6. What is your approach to winning or representing a case?

I start every case with one question; How do we win in court? That is the end of the line and most of my cases are decided in court by a judge or jury. I prepare for each case as if we are going to trial. I also strategize and prepare for each step in the case and try to find loopholes to reduce the charges or increase the chance of winning at trial.

7. Are there other ways to resolve my legal case?

Sometimes there are other ways to reduce or resolve the case without going to court. For example, personal injury claim may be settled out of court with the insurance company.

8. How will you let me know what’s going on with my legal case?

I am available by email or phone. I advise my clients to always call me if they have a question or concern about my case. Once you hire me, you can call me at any time to discuss your case and meet with me in person to discuss the next steps.

9. What is the likely outcome in my case?

That all depends on what type of case you have. I can typically give you a good estimate of potential outcomes and  advise you about the probability of each outcome.

Contact

Phone: 410.288.2900
Fax: 410.288.2988
Toll-Free: 1.800.470.RICE
Email: Click here to Email

Office Locations:

Main Office

Law Office of Randolph Rice

6914 Holabird Avenue, Suite A
Baltimore, Maryland
21222-1747

Phone: (410) 288-2900
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Lutherville / Towson office (By Appointment Only)
1301 York Road, Suite 200
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093

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Featured Testimonial

“He is the BEST lawyer in Baltimore! I have never met an attorney as kind, understanding and helpful as Randolph Rice. He has handled a few legal matters for me, my family and friends and each time he is wonderful. He gave us his full attention and did what he said he would do. Randolph always returned my phone calls and was helpful at every stage of the process. I tell everyone if they need a lawyer they can trust, call Mr. Rice.”

Review by: MARY A.
Reviewing: Maryland Lawyer
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rating: ★★★★★ 5 / 5 stars