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Firm Profile

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP is one of the most seasoned law offices in nonstop practice in the United States. Originally founded in 1838 it is the oldest continuing law partnership in Maryland. That rich tradition informs the depth and knowledge Niles Barton attorneys bring to bear when they counsel their clients.

At Niles Barton, the trust of our clients is our greatest asset. In fact, the history of our firm has been built on it. We’ve earned and kept that trust by finding the right, most practical answers to clients’ problems and legal issues, providing candid advice, keeping them informed every step of the way and being responsive to their needs.

Trusted for our Experience

Throughout our firm’s history, “experienced” is one of the most common words used by clients to describe us. Our approach to client service is to seek to go above and beyond our client expectations. We offer a senior partnership with broad and deep experience across a variety of practices, and our attorneys’ experience is also gained and maintained through our best practices, hiring and training programs. Our supervised, hands-on approach to training incorporates real cases and real responsibility from the start. This immediate experience translates into extremely seasoned, knowledgeable attorneys who are familiar with both the courtroom and the boardroom, able to jump in and handle clients’ matters quickly and effectively

Trusted for our Character

Doing something that’s right as opposed to doing something because you can is becoming a lost art—but its practice is alive and well at Niles Barton. Our clients never have to worry about professionalism or ethics when we represent them. In fact, more than half of our clients come to us because of the reputation of our firm and attorneys. Our attorneys conduct themselves in court and in meetings consistently in the utmost professional manner, having established credibility in the legal community, which is another reason why many of our attorneys are rated in Chambers, A.M. Best, Best Lawyers©, and AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review rating that indicates preeminent legal ability and ethical standards.

Trusted for our Commitment

Our client commitment stems from our roots as one of Baltimore’s most established law firms. Client service is a part of our culture at every firm level. From our legal secretaries to our paralegals to our attorneys, you will know that you are a valued client. Our partners stay closely involved and in contact throughout the entire legal process. It’s why 99% of our clients rate the availability and accessibility of the firm’s attorneys as excellent.