Rignal W. Baldwin Sr.

Rignal W. Baldwin Sr.




  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice


  • Products Liablity
  • Professional Liability


Rig Baldwin is a trial lawyer with a focus on business litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, professional liability and mediation/arbitration. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. Peer designations include: Best Lawyers of America including Lawyer of the Year on two occasions (Litigation and ADR); included in the Super Lawyers publication of top attorneys since its inception; ""AV"" rated for over thirty years; and is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.TM

Mr. Baldwin has tried cases in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, Colorado, Pennsylvania, California, Delaware and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is engaged by national and international law firms in matters involving litigation in Maryland, as well as attorneys seeking assistance in federal court matters.

Mr. Baldwin has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Law Schools. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and the Maryland Bar Foundation and is a recipient of the Maryland Bar Foundation Professional Legal Excellence Award for the Advancement of Professional Competence.

Background & Education

  • Partner, Brassel & Baldwin and Brassel, Baldwin, Kagan, & May, 1978-2014
  • Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, 1976-1978
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude,
  • Editor-in-Chief, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1975
  • United States Marine Corps, 1969-1972
  • Dickinson College, B.A., English Literature/Spanish, 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland Court of Appeals, 1976
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1977
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977

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