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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, Supreme Court cases at the intersection of race and gender. It is founded by “AV” rated Attorney Debbie Hines, a Washington, DC based trial lawyer and former Baltimore, Maryland prosecutor who has tried  hundreds of 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. Her excellent legal analysis skills are present regularly in the court room and frequently on air in TV and radio interviews. She 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, she has appeared in Essence Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Afro, Huffington Post and Washington Post. In addition to her boutique law practice and on air legal analysis, she speaks before community groups, colleges and churches.

Please  see the Contact tab to contact Attorney Debbie Hines  to arrange for a media interview or to schedule a client appointment.

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

What’s New In The News

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



  • 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.
  • TV Clip- Freddie Gray 1st Officer Trial in Mistrial

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