Matthew Esworthy

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler
Contact: 410.385.4222
Law School: Dickinson School of Law - Pennsylvania State University
Jurisdiction: Maryland


About Matthew Esworthy
Matthew A.S. Esworthy is a partner in the Firmâs litigation department. He concentrates on general civil and criminal litigation, including white collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, partnership disputes, employment law, and appeals. In recognition of his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Esworthy its AV Peer-Review Rating, the highest rating available.

Mr. Esworthy has achieved favorable results in a number of high profile cases. In recent years, he has successfully defended a Baltimore law firm in a multi-million dollar defamation/invasion of privacy lawsuit brought by a public official; successfully represented minority shareholders of a Fortune 500 company in a complex shareholder dispute; and achieved favorable results in a civil conspiracy/intentional tort lawsuit involving internationally-renowned recording artists, producers and record labels.

Mr. Esworthy has defended individuals targeted for criminal prosecution by federal and state authorities involving a wide variety of criminal charges. These cases have resolved in favorable plea deals for the defendants or defense verdicts when the matter went to trial.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Esworthy served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., former Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, who was elevated to the Court of Appeals of Maryland. An active member of bar associations, Mr. Esworthy also serves on the board of Baltimore nonprofit Civic Works, Inc. and of the Clarence H. âDuâ Burns Memorial Fund, Inc., to which he is also general counsel.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Partner, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler
Dickinson School of Law - Pennsylvania State UniversityJ.D.
Skidmore CollegeB.A.Political Science
St. Paul's SchoolHigh School
Professional Activities
Member of Board of Directors Civic Works
Member of Board of Directors Clarence H. "Du" Burns Memorial Fund
2011 Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Maryland Super Lawyers®
AV Peer-Review Rated , Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Member, Maryland State Bar


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Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410.385.4222
Fax: 410.539.7611