Rick is very active in professional and educational activities related to criminal and traffic law. He is currently serving his third consecutive term as Commissioner on the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, an advisory body, appointed by the governor, that is responsible for the Maryland sentencing guidelines. He served as President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association, Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Criminal Law Section and has led numerous seminars on criminal and asset forfeiture law. He has testified before the Maryland State Legislature in successful support of the repeal of the Death Penalty in Maryland, Asset Forfeiture reform and on other occasions concerning legislation being considered.
Richard Finci participates as a selected Group Co- Counsel attorney with Thomas Pavlinic and the Premier Defense Group in the Federal and State courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
He also served on a panel addressing witness intimidation (alongside Professor Byron Warnken, United States Attorney Rod Rosenstein (now Deputy Attorney General of the United States), Montgomery County State Attorney John McCarthy and State Public Defender Nancy Forster) and co-presented a seminar on plea bargaining and case screening at the Prince George’s County State Attorney’s Office with the Honorable Steven Platt.
In recognition of his accomplishments as a best criminal defense lawyer in Maryland, Rick was selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list for both Maryland and the District of Columbia in 2007 – 2019.
Rick earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1981 from the University of Maryland and his law degree, cum laude, in 1984 from the University of Baltimore Law School, where he served on the law review. When not practicing law, he enjoys running and biking, golf, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Rick guided and represented my wife and I through a very stressful time in our lives. I was charged with Bank Fraud in Federal Court and we had all of our personal assets seized. We could not be happier with the outcome. Rick was able to recover our savings and I only had to do 6 months of house arrest. I highly recommend Rick and his firm.