Attorney Mark Rollins

About Attorney Mark Rollins


  • Born February 1970 – New York
  • Lived in New York until 1984
  • Attended DC Public Schools, Banneker High School
  • Finished High School – Montgomery, Alabama
  • College at West Virginia State University
  • Law School at David Clarke, DC
  • Father of 5 children
  • Mentor with Judge Rigsby Law Camp


After graduating law school, I was selected as a Covington and Burling Westwood Fellow with Neighborhood Legal Services.  Immediately after my fellowship ended I pursued my passion as a criminal defense lawyer.  I have been a criminal defense lawyer since January 1997. I understands how to effectively defend serious charges. I serve clients throughout the District of Columbia , Federal court of District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.  I have tried over 32 jury trials and thousands of bench trials.   I have been on the Criminal Justice Act Panel since 1997.  I have both the legal knowledge to understand the complexities of any type of criminal case and trial experience to aggressively defend the rights of the accused.  I love advocating for the under dog which is why I am probably love being a criminal defense lawyer.   ncdd

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Lawyer

    Partnership with Attorney Ada Chan

Level Of Practice Devoted to Criminal Law
95 % Level of Practice devoted to Criminal
General Practice
5% level of practice to general practice
Misdemeanor/Traffic/DUI Cases
50% percent to Misdemeanors
Felony Cases
45% level of practice devoted to felony cases
District of Columbia Practice
75 percent of the cases in DC Superior Court
Maryland Practice
25% of the cases in Maryland State Court

Licensed to Practice

Bar Admissions
State of Maryland, 1996

United States District Court for Maryland

United States District Court District of Columbia

District of Columbia, 1997


Formal Education:

David Clark school of Law, Washington, DC J.D.

Law Review: 1993 – 1994

West Virginia State University, Institute , West Virginia

B.A. – 1992

Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha honor society

Major: Political Science

Fraternity: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc


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Attorney at Law at Rollins and Chan Law Firm 2007–present
Attorney at Law Office Mark Rollins 1996–2007
Covington and Burling Westwood Fellow at Neighborhoood Legal Services 1995–1996
Law Student Intern at United States Attorneys for DC 1994–1995

NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing DUI/DWI Defense Certificate of Training 2013
D.C. Criminal Law Steering Committee, Elected Member District of Columbia Bar 2016–present
Member of Criminal Panel of Attorneys in DC Superior Court DC Superior Court Panel Member 2014-2017 2014–present
Member National College of DUI Defense 2014–present
Member American Bar Association 2012–present
Member Criminal Defense Lawyers Group Members 2012–present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2012–present
Member Superior Court Drug Intervention Team 2012–present
Member West Virginia State College/University Graduates Group 2012–present
Member U.S. Panel for District of Columbia for Criminal Justice Act 2000–present
Member District of Columbia Bar 1997–present
Member District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association 1997–present
Member Maryland State Bar Association 1996–present
Member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 1988–present
Member Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor society