Philip H. Armstrong



Admitted: 1973, Maryland; 1979, U.S District Court, District of Maryland; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: Georgetown University, J.D., 1973

College: Yale University, B.A., 1968

Member: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1984-; Vice-President, 1988-1990; President-Elect, 1990-1991; President, 1991).

Biography: Guest Speaker, Maryland State Bar Assocation Mid-Winter Meeting (Costa Rica), "Maryland Criminal Law", 2013.  Guest Speaker--"Witness Cross Examination"--Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Association, Criminal Defense section meeting:  2010--2013.  Named as one of "Top Lawyers," Criminal Defense, Washingtonian Magazine, Dec. 2004 to present. Listed: "Super Lawyers,"  District of Columbia and Maryland Editions, 2007 to present; The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense, 2007 to present. Editor, Georgetown Law Journal, 1972-1973. Law Clerk to the Honorable John F. McAuliffe, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, 1973-1974. Senior Assistant State's Attorney, Montgomery County, Maryland, 1974-1978.    Rated AV pre-eminent lawyer, Martindale Hubbell legal publication for over 20 years.

Reported Cases: William Fagan v. State of MD (trial counsel), 110 MD App. 228, 676 A2d 1009 (1996); Darone Derricott v. State of Maryland, 327 MD 582, 611 A2d 592 (1992); Donald Lewis v. State of Maryland, 71 MD App. 402, 526 A. 2d 66 (1987); Greg Williams v. State, (2011).