S. Robert Sutton

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S. Robert Sutton has been engaged in the practice of law since his graduation from the Stanford Law School in 1980, specializing in general civil and white collar criminal litigation. Immediately following his graduation from law school, he went to work at Jenner & Block in Chicago, Illinois, where he obtained his first experience as a litigator, and honed his legal research and writing skills. He worked at Jenner & Block for two years before returning to live in Montgomery County, where he was born and raised. Mr. Sutton graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 1973, before obtaining his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1977. In September of 1982, he went to work at Steptoe & Johnson, in Washington, D.C., where he continued to develop his research, writing, and litigation skills.

In 1985, Mr. Sutton joined Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler, a white collar criminal defense and civil litigation "boutique," where he was able quickly to assume significant responsibility over a variety of matters. During his twenty-six years with Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler, Mr. Sutton represented hundreds of clients in a variety of matters primarily involving civil and white collar criminal litigation. On the civil side, he has been involved in litigation involving personal injury, allegations of medical malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, business disputes, and disputes involving employment related matters. In white collar criminal matters, he has participated in internal investigations, and the representation of targets, subjects, and witnesses in grand jury investigations.

From the onset of his association with Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler, Mr. Sutton was afforded the level of increased responsibility that he had sought, and he continued to develop professionally. He was admitted to the partnership in 1989. Mr. Sutton's professional development and competency also is reflected by the fact that he has consistently maintained an "AV Preeminent" rating: the highest possible rating of General Ethical Standards and Professional Ability, based upon evaluation by other attorneys and members of the judiciary, and the fact that he recently was named one of the "Top Lawyers in Maryland" by Lawyer Media publications. The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. The evaluation of Professional Ability includes an assessment of legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

Mr. Sutton left Janis, Schuelke & Wechsler, and established the Law Office of S. Robert Sutton, so that he might provide his clients with his legal services at more reasonable rates. Mr. Sutton always has prided himself upon his personalized, professional service, attention to detail, and his ability as an effective advocate

Areas of Practice (114)

  • Administrative Adjudications
  • Administrative Agency Practice
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Federal Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Business Crimes
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Torts
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Consumer Collections
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Federal Practice
  • Defense Contract Fraud
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Accident Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance Coverage
  • Automobile Liability
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Mediation
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Civil Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Long-Arm Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical Legal Law
  • Mental Health Professionals Malpractice
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Physicians Professional Liability
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Negligent Security
  • Professional Negligence
  • Civil Liability
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
301-960-3342  Phone
240-418-7250  Cell Phone
301-762-4740  Fax
University Attended:
Northwestern University, B.A., 1977
Law School Attended:
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1984, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1993, Maryland; 1980, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1980, Illinois; 1982, District of Columbia; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 2001, U.S. Supreme Court
Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; Montgomery County, and American Bar Associations
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., February 1, 1955
Hobbies & interests:
Hiking, jogging, photography, cross country skiing, bicycling, homeowners' association (President, Board of Directors)
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Rockville, Maryland

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