Robert C. Bonsib Esq.

Robert C. Bonsib Esq.

Location:
Greenbelt, Maryland
Phone:
301-441-3000
Fax:
301-441-3003
Email:

Robert C. Bonsib has been recognized five times by the Washingtonian Magazine as One of the Top Attorneys in the Area, first in 2002 again in each of its Top Lawyer editions since 2002.  In 2017 SuperLawyers named him as one of the top 100 lawyers in Maryland and also as one of the top 100 lawyers in the District of Columbia. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Attorneys and has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers In America in the practice areas of White Collar Criminal Defense and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense (2006-present).

Robert C. Bonsib has over 40 years of experience in criminal practice in the local and federal trial and appellate courts in Maryland and in the District of Columbia. He has served as a state and federal prosecutor and has been in private practice as a criminal defense attorney since 1990.

Robert C. Bonsib is a past chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and past co-chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Prince George's County Bar Association. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and is co-chair of the Federal Practice Committee of the Prince George's County Bar Association. He also serves on the Prince George's County Judicial Nominating Commission and the Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee.

Robert C. Bonsib has been appointed on numerous occasions by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland to serve on its United States Magistrate Court Selection Committee. He was appointed by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to serve on the selection committee for the current Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. He has been appointed to a number of federal and local court and bar association committees and he regularly writes articles on criminal law issues for local bar newsletters.

Robert C. Bonsib lectures on criminal law to judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers and police officers.In 2009, he was invited, for the third time as the only defense lawyer to serve as an instructor at the Maryland Judicial Institute where he participated in presenting a day-long course - "Conducting the Criminal Trial" - for forty Maryland Circuit and District Court Judges.He recently presented a lecture on "Conducting Effective Cross-Examination" at the Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar and is scheduled to participate in 2009 at a Federal Bar Association training program on grand jury practice.

Robert C. Bonsib is experienced in handling criminal matters from the investigative stage and through the trial and appellate stages in the local and federal trial or appellate courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

For More Information about Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. please go to www.robertbonsib.com

About MarcusBonsib, LLC

MarcusBonsib, LLC is a litigation law firm with over 100 years of litigation experience. Founded in 1990 by partners, Bruce L. Marcus, Esq. and Robert C. Bonsib, Esq., its attorneys have extensive trial and appellate experience gained as federal and state prosecutors, public defenders and as counsel to local government. They are seasoned litigators with experience in handling both complex and routine civil and criminal matters. Bruce L. Marcus, Esq. and Robert C. Bonsib, Esq. are both Fellows of the American College of Trial Attorneys and are both AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Firm's attorneys are active in local and federal court and bar association activities and have been appointed by local and federal courts and by bar associations to serve on a variety of court and bar committees.

For More Information About MarcusBonsib, LLC please go to www.marcusbonsib.com


Criminal Law
White Collar & Financial Crimes
Violent Crimes
Investigations and Grand Jury Matters
Narcotics and Drug Offenses
Sex Crimes
Internet and Computer Crimes
DUI and Vehicular Homicide
Misdemeanor Crimes and Traffic Offenses
Appeals & Post Conviction Relief

From Greenbelt, MD, Robert C. Bonsib Esq., serves clients in Washington DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Greenbelt, Bethesda, Rockville, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, Ft Washington, Hyattsville, Silver Spring, La Plata, Prince Frederick, Ellicott City, Prince Georges County (PG County), Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County (AA County), Calvert County, Charles County, and Frederick County, Maryland.

Areas of Practice

  • White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Violations
  • Felonies
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • RICO Act
  • Sex Offenses
  • Traffic Violations

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1974
  • District of Columbia, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1983
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1971

Published Works

  • The Other White Hat - Role of Criminal Defense Attorney, Prince Georges County Bar Newsletter, May, 2006
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines - Part I, Prince George's County Bar Newsletter, May, 2002
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines - Part II, Prince Georges County Bar Newsletter, September, 2002
  • Yours, Mine or Ours - The Law of Constructive Possession, Prince Georges County Bar Newsletter, August, 2002
  • Federal Proffer Letter Agreements, Prince George's County Bar Association Newsletter, December, 2004
  • Statements Against Penal Interest, Prince George's County Bar Newsletter, May, 2003
  • Exposing the "Field Interview", Prince George's County Bar Newsletter, October, 2002
  • Speedy Trial Under Rule 4-271, Prince George's County Bar Newsletter, January, 2004
  • Maryland v. Pringle - What It Says and What It Doesn't, Prince George's County Bar Newsletter, February, 2004

Classes/Seminars

  • Trial of a Criminal Case, Maryland Judicial Institute, 2006 - 2009
  • Maryland Professionalism Course, Maryland State Bar Association, 2004 - 2006
  • Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar, Prince Georges County Bar Association, 2009
  • Criminal Law Section Council CLE - Maryland State Bar Conference, Maryland State Bar Association, 2002
  • Bankruptcy Fraud, Prince Georges' County Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, 2004
  • Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Judge, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 2004
  • Conducting Effective Cross-Examination, Alan Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar, 2009
  • Grand Jury Practice Seminar, Federal Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Instructor, The Conduct of a Criminal Trial, Maryland Judicial Institute, 2005
  • Instructor, The Conduct of a Criminal Trial, Maryland Judicial Institute, 2007
  • Instructor, The Conduct of a Criminal Trial, Maryland Judicial Institute, 2009
  • Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney, Basic Criminal Investigators School - Prince George's County Police Department
  • Proffer Agreements - Tips and Pitfalls, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

Honors and Awards

  • Robert C. Heeney Award for Career Achievement in Criminal Law - Maryland State Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Top Criminal Attorneys in Area (Washingtonian Magazine), 2002 - 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Non-White Collar Criminal Defense, 2005 - 2017
  • The Best Lawyers In America - White Collar Criminal Defense, 2005 - 2017
  • Top 100 D.C. Lawyers - SuperLawyers Magazine
  • Top 100 Maryland Lawyers - SuperLawyers Magazine
  • Presidents Special Achievement Award - Prince George's County Bar Association, 2004
  • John Adams Award - CJA Panel - U.S. District Court for District of Maryland, 2002
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2007 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1995 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Board of Directors, 1990 - Present
  • Marlboro Inn of Court, Member, 1988 - 1994
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 1989 - 2004
  • Prince George County Bar Association, 1987 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1990 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Trial Courts Nominating Commission, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., Member, 1985 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Past Chair
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Past Chair
  • Prince George's County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Federal Practice Committee
  • ABA Search Warrant Project, Member
  • Citizens' Complaint Oversight Panel, Legal Counsel, 1990 - 1995
  • Federal Magistrate Selection Committee, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, 1983 - 1987
  • Office of the States Attorney for Prince Georges County, Maryland, Deputy States Attorney for Prince Georges County, Maryland, 1987 - 1990
  • Office of the States Attorney for Prince Georges County, Maryland, Assistant State's Attorney for Prince Georges County, Maryland, 1974 - 1983