Matthew Esworthy

Matthew Esworthy

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Maryland
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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.

Practice Areas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler
- Current
Dickinson School of Law
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Skidmore College
B.A. | Political Science
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St. Paul's School
High School
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2011 Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Maryland Super Lawyers®
AV Peer-Review Rated
Professional Associations
Civic Works
Member of Board of Directors
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Clarence H. "Du" Burns Memorial Fund
Member of Board of Directors
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Maryland State Bar
- Current
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Contact & Map
36 S Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: (410) 385-4222
Fax: (410) 539-7611
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