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Robert Trout and Noah Cherry Secure Jury Acquittal in High-Profile Prosecution of Maryland Defense Attorney


DECEMBER 2021

On December 28, 2021, after a three-week trial, a federal jury in Baltimore acquitted prominent defense attorney Joshua Treem of obstruction of justice and other charges.  Bob Trout was lead counsel for Mr. Treem and worked alongside co-counsel Dan Goldstein and SOM&S associate Noah Cherry.  The unprecedented prosecution alleged that actions undertaken by Mr. Treem and his defense investigator in the course of Mr. Treem’s representation of a client, Kenneth Ravenell, constituted criminal conduct.  With its acquittal of Mr. Treem and his investigator, the jury unanimously rejected the government’s claims.  The prosecution of Mr. Treem was criticized as a threat to the independence of defense attorneys and their obligation to represent clients zealously.  After the jury verdict, Mr. Trout commented that the prosecution was “an utter failure of judgment.”

Recent News
  • DECEMBER 2021
  • Robert Trout and Noah Cherry Secure Jury Acquittal in High-Profile Prosecution of Maryland Defense Attorney
  • NOVEMBER 2021
  • SOM&S Receives Tier 1 Metropolitan Rankings In Four Practice Areas In The 2022 Edition Of “Best Law Firms”
  • OCTOBER 2021
  • David Schertler and Robert Trout Address Current White-Collar Defense Issues at Annual NACDL Seminar
  • AUGUST 2021
  • Six SOM&S Partners Are Named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America® List
  • JUNE 2021
  • David Schertler And Stuart Sears Obtain Probationary Sentence In Biopharmaceutical Trade Secrets Case In The Eastern District Of Pennsylvania
  • MAY 2021
  • Chambers USA Again Names SOM&S a Leading D.C. White-Collar Criminal Defense Firm, With Commentary that SOM&S “Always Punches Above Its Weight”

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