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Zachary Benninga

Senior Associate

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Police Brutality
  • Real Estate & Commercial Law


Zachary Benninga is a professional, no-nonsense criminal defense trial attorney. Having successfully handled hundreds of complex felony and misdemeanor jury and bench trials as both a former prosecutor and now defense attorney, he has the experience to guide clients through their unique legal processes. Clients across the State of Maryland are reaping the benefit of his knowledge, experience, and personal commitment to his cases. Mr. Benninga is tough, yet approachable. With his personal involvement, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of the law, he earns the trust of his clients. And with his professional courtroom presence, he earns the respect of judges and colleagues. He is a formidable advocate for his clients.

As a former prosecutor in the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City, Mr. Benninga handled cases involving felony drug crimes, assaults and robberies, sex offenses, gun charges, and serious traffic violations. As an attorney for the defense, he now specializes in these areas on behalf of his clients. He works equally well with juveniles and adults. Mr. Benninga has been in private practice since 2010 with Offices is Queen Anne and Talbot Counties. He is ready to serve you!


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Witkin Award winner for expertise in Criminal Law
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Goucher College
    • B.S. - 1999
    • Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

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