Joseph P. Suntum

Joseph P. Suntum: Attorney with Miller, Miller & Canby Chartered
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  • 200-B Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850
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  • Joe Suntum joined Miller, Miller & Canby in 1988, has been a principal in the firm since 1994 and is currently the firm's Litigation practice leader. Mr. Suntum handles a wide variety of substantive areas of litigation including eminent domain and condemnation, complex business litigation, and appellate advocacy. Mr. Suntum is a rare trial lawyer who has successfully tried both murder cases and multi-million dollar civil actions. He has also successfully argued numerous appeals before the Maryland courts of appeal.
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Law Clerk to Hon. Elsbeth Levy Bothe, Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore, 1982-1983. Assistant Public Defender, Montgomery County, Maryland, 1983-1987.

American Inns of Court (Barrister, LXI, 1988-1992); Alan J. Goldstein Inn of Court (Member, 1995-2000; Treasurer, 1997-1998; Secretary, 1998-1999).

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Eminent Domain
  • Condemnation
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
301-761-4139  Phone
301-762-5212  Phone
301-762-6044  Fax
University Attended:
University of Maryland, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Maryland, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1983, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1982, Maryland
Montgomery County (Secretary, 1995-1996; Executive Committee, 1997-1999; Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2006—); Member, Federal Practice Section), Maryland State and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations.
Birth Information:
Denver, Colorado, July 1, 1957
Reported Cases:
Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Rockville Pike Joint Venture Ltd. Partnership, 376 Md 331 (2003) (Commercial lease surrender, finality of judgement); Buxton v. Buxton, 363 Md. 634 (2001) (laches, damages, breach of Fiduciary duty); Golub v. Cohen, 138 Md. App 508 (2001) (enforcement of settlement agreement, bifurcation of proceedings); Schochet v. State, 320 Md. 714, 580 A2d. 176 (1990) (constitutional right to privacy); State v. Calhoun, 306 Md. 692, 511 A2d. 461 (1986); State v. Tichnell, 306 Md. 428, 509 A2d. 1179 (1986) (death penalty post-conviction litigation).
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    • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/05/12 in Civil Litigation

      Mr. Suntum exhibits the highest level of integrity, legal skill and experience of any lawyer that I know. He is deserving of the highest rating from Martindale-Hubell.

      Mr. Suntum exhibits the highest level of integrity, legal skill and experience of any lawyer that I know. He is deserving of the highest rating from Martindale-Hubell. Read less

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