About the Firm

With a steady hand borne of years of experience handling complex criminal and civil cases, Levin & Curlett advocates for clients facing their greatest personal and business challenges.


We are trial lawyers. We possess an extraordinary wealth of experience. We put our skills to work representing:


  • Clients who are targets, subjects, or witnesses in criminal investigations
  • Clients who are facing criminal charges
  • Clients who are involved in complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels
  • Whistleblowers in qui tam and False Claims Act litigation.


The firm understands clients’ needs and prides itself on its approach, which is cost-effective, creative, and designed to meet those needs. By using cutting-edge technology and relying on a wealth of trial and litigation experience, Levin & Curlett provides the same exceptional quality of legal services provided by the largest national law firms. However, as a small boutique comprised of accomplished, experienced attorneys, Levin & Curlett provides clients with personal attention at a more predictable and reasonable cost.


Founding partners Charles N. Curlett, Jr., and Steven Levin told the story of Levin & Curlett’s formation to the Maryland Daily Record.

Prosecutorial Experience

Steve Levin was the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. He previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of North Carolina.


Chad Curlett was an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, serving under Robert M. Morgenthau. He previously served in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague, the Netherlands.

Big Law


Chad Curlett was a partner in the litigation department at Saul Ewing LLP, where he chaired the Securities Litigation practice and was vice-chair of the White-Collar and Government Enforcement Practice Group.

Judicial Insight


Our attorneys regularly appear before the federal bench in United States Circuit and District Courts in our geographic footprint. We are well known and held in high regard in those courts.


Steve Levin is an active reservist in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. As a military judge, he regularly presides over courts-martial and administrative proceedings.

Trials and the Media


We are no stranger to high-profile trials that garner significant media attention. When facing such heightened scrutiny, we provide our clients an advantage in the court of public opinion, long before trial. We also provide commentary and legal analysis for major news outlets including CNN, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, the Baltimore Sun and the Maryland Daily Record.