G. Randolph Rice, Jr.
Attorney Randolph Rice
is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Randolph Rice. A Baltimore, Maryland, based criminal defense
, 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 as one of Baltimore’s Best Lawyers
, let his experience go to work for you in the Courtroom.
As Mr. Rice was entering his third year of law school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the gulf coast. Once the storm had passed, residents were unable to return and the Law School decided to cancel the fall semester of the year. Needing to complete his studies, Mr. Rice, along with all other students in New Orleans, were forced to find another Law School to complete their studies. With ties to Maryland, Mr. Rice contacted The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
. They immediately welcomed him with open arms and he was able to continue his studies.
During his third year of Law School at the University of Maryland
, Mr. Rice was offered an internship with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office
. He was placed in the gang unit within the State’s Attorney’s Office and was immediately exposed to the intricacies of criminal prosecution
. Upon completion of his third year at the University of Maryland School of Law, he returned to New Orleans to receive his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He immediately returned to Maryland to prepare for the bar exam.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Law
Professional and Bar Association Memberships
Soon after the passage of the bar exam, Mr. Rice was offered a position with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s office
as an Assistant State’s Attorney. He spent three years with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, handling cases in both the District and Circuit Courts for Baltimore County
. During his tenure with the State’s Attorney’s Office he tried thousands of cases in front of both juries and Judges gaining invaluable trial experience and knowledge of the law.
In 2009, Mr. Rice decided to enter private practice, concentrating on representing clients in criminal defense
, driving under the influence (DUI),
driving while impaired (DWI
), traffic tickets
, administrative law, personal injury
, car accidents
, truck accidents
, motorcycle accidents
, medical malpractice
and estate administration
Mr. Rice has developed a private practice that focuses on providing the best legal advice and counseling to his clients. He understands that individuals dealing with the legal system can become confused with the law. He also understands that clients are unsure about the future for their case and that is why they have retained him for their matter.
Mr. Rice ensures each client understands each step of the legal process, place his clients in the best possible position for a positive outcome, and ensure that they have all the facts before they make their important decisions. He is keenly aware that each case can have a lifelong affect on his clients’ lives, and he ensures that each decision is thoroughly thought through and decisions are made looking to the future and the beneficial and adverse affect it may have on their life.
His days are spent in Court before Judges and juries throughout the State of Maryland and the United States District Court for Maryland. His cases range from misdemeanors
in the District Courts of Maryland to complex felonies
in the Circuit Courts of Maryland.
Having 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.
Since he has honed his trial skills and knowledge of injury law he handles hundreds of personal injury
cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, bus accident, medical malpractice and pedestrian accidents.
go hand in hand with criminal defense and DUI, DWI defense and everyday he is retained to represent motorists in Maryland that have received tickets, from minor speeding violations to driving while their license is suspended, revoked of cancelled.
Mr. Rice also offers the residents of Maryland assistance in estate planning
with the drafting ofLast Wills and Testaments
, Advanced Healthcare Directives, as well as handling estate administration.
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyers – Rising Star in Maryland Criminal Defense / DUI /DWI (2013)(2014)(2015)(2016)
- Ranked by CitySpur as a Baltimore’s Top Ten Best Lawyers (2009)
- Ranked by CitySpur as Baltimore’s Best Lawyer (2010)
- Baltimore CitySpur’s – Baltimore’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyer (2011)
- The CitySpur’s – Baltimore’s Best DUI / DWI Defense Attorney (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- 2012 CitySpur’s – Baltimore’s Best Lawyer (2012)
- DUI CitySpur’s – Best Baltimore DUI – DWI Defense Attorney
- 2009 CitySpur’s – Best Baltimore Criminal Defense Law Firm (2009-present)
- Lead Counsel Rated
Q&A with attorney Randolph Rice
1. How long have you practiced law?
I have been practicing 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 work there for 3 years and then started my own law practice.
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 has to go to Court then I would be the lawyer that would handle that type of case. 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 would help that client recover money for their 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 that is facing a criminal charge or traffic ticket or have been injured and need a lawyer to fight for their case.
4. How many cases have handled that are similar to my case?
I handle about 300-400 cases a year and have and they vary from serious criminal charges to minor misdemeanors. I 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. For wills I charge a flat fee 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. So I prepare for the case as if we are going to trial. I also think 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, a personal injury claim, we may be able to settle 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 usually get in the ballpark as to some potential outcomes and I advise my clients as to the probability of each outcome for their case.