Judge Louis M. Leibowitz

In 2022, the Governor appointed Judge Louis M. Leibowitz to be an Associate Judge of Montgomery County Circuit Court. Before his appointment, He was vetted by more than a dozen bar associations from Montgomery County and around Maryland. Since taking the bench, he has presided over custody and divorce cases, guardianship matters, civil trials, including medical malpractice, landlord-tenant, and contract disputes, and a variety of criminal cases.

Before taking the bench, he was a solo practitioner in Rockville for nearly 11 years where he handled a wide variety of matters. He represented fathers and mothers in custody, divorce, and child support cases. He assisted individuals, small businesses, community organizations, and homeowners’ associations in a range of civil matters including contract disputes, partnership disputes, easements, and other land use issues. He helped landlords and tenants in both residential and commercial settings. He represented businesses and individuals collecting debts and businesses and individuals that owed debts. He also assisted persons charged with crimes and traffic citations, and witnesses and victims in criminal cases.

He also worked for a large Montgomery County law firm where he handled a variety of civil matters including land use litigation, complex business disputes, employment cases, and collections matters. His clients included municipalities in the County and police officers charged with crimes and/or facing administrative sanctions from the police department.

He began his career as a public defender in Montgomery County where he tried hundreds of bench and jury trials. He handled nearly every type of criminal matter from minor traffic tickets to first-degree murder. He was humbled to be recognized as the Public Defender of the Year in 2007 and Outstanding Assistant Public Defender in 2003.

He also was honored to be named to Super Lawyers Magazine for Maryland and the District of Columbia every year from 2012-2021. In 2016, He was named a “Bar Leader” by the Montgomery County Bar Association of Montgomery County.

He also serves our community outside of work by organizing the distribution of holiday food baskets to people in need and as a Director on the Board of his synagogue. He has served on the board of his children’s school’s PTA, as volunteer and Board Member for LINK: Linking Communities for Educational Success (1999-2005) and Kid Power (2006-2013), organizations dedicated to mentoring and empowerment of at-risk youth in Washington, DC.


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