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Legal Speaks - Trial Attorney, Former Prosecutor, Speaker and Legal Analyst


LegalSpeaks is a progressive blog covering legal justice, legal-political issues, local and national trials and Supreme Court cases. It is founded by “AV” rated Attorney Debbie Hines, a Washington, DC based trial lawyer and former Baltimore prosecutor who has tried  over 100 cases in state and federal courts across the country. For  over 20 years, Debbie Hines has consistently been awarded and honored with an “AV” rating, the highest peer review legal rating by Martindale-Hubbell for her preeminent legal ability and highest ethics. Reportedly, less than 10% of all attorneys and less than 5% women attorneys in the U.S. are recognized with the coveted “AV” rating of their peers.

Debbie Hines is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Maryland and the District of Columbia courts, including federal court. Hines practices law from her downtown office in Washington, DC and is also often seen on air covering  various legal topics. Her trial practice areas are criminal law,  family law and personal injury. She often appears as a legal analyst or host on Al Jazeera, BET, CBS News, CCTV, C-Span, Fox 5  DC, MSNBC, PBS, Sky News and TV One, among others. In print, her opinion articles have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Afro, Huffington Post and Washington Post.

The opinions expressed on this site are not meant to be construed as legal advice.


See Hines’ video reel of analysis of  recent legal developments:


TV Clip- Freddie Gray Case-1st Officer Trial Ends in Mistrial

  • Trial lawyer, legal analyst, Supreme Court bar member and former prosecutor appears on television, radio broadcasts, and in published  Op Ed’s in national newspapers commenting on legal and political issues often related to crime, gender and race.

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