Matthew Esworthy

Matthew Esworthy

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

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
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Professional Experience
Partner
Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler
- Current
Education
Dickinson School of Law
J.D.
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Skidmore College
B.A. / Political Science
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St. Paul's School
High School
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Awards
2011 Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Maryland Super Lawyers®
AV Peer-Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Member of Board of Directors
Civic Works
Current
Member of Board of Directors
Clarence H. "Du" Burns Memorial Fund
Current
Member
Maryland State Bar
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
36 S Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
USA
Telephone: (410) 385-4222
Fax: (410) 539-7611