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Lewis C. Metzner has over 40 years of experience in serving the legal needs of Washington County, Maryland.  

We are a general practice firm focusing on personal injury, family law, criminal defense, civil litigation and trusts and estates. We recognize that being charged with a crime, going through a divorce, determining how to structure a will, facing a civil dispute, or fighting for custody of your child can be a difficult experience. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge in each of these areas and want to help you achieve the best possible results.

We recognize that you are an individual with your unique needs, concerns, and objectives. That is why from the moment you retain us, we commit to being by your side, listening to your input, answering your questions thoroughly, and advocating for you.

Lewis Metzner


Lifelong Hagerstown resident and 1970 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. Mr. Metzner holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore in 1977. Mr. Metzner holds a licence to practice law in the State of Maryland.

BA, University of Maryland, 1974
Juris Doctor,University of Baltimore School of Law, 1977


Hagerstown city councilman from Nov. 1994 to Nov. 2020

Washington County Criminal Justice Committee

Past member of the Sunrise Rotary,

Past vice president of Community Rescue Service Inc.,

Past president of his synagogue

Former board member of the Community Free Clinic.
Founding member and past president of the Washington County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.

Former member board of directors for the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys and was the state liaison to the national organization.

Thomas C. Houpt


Mr. Houpt has lived in the region for the majority of his life graduating from James Buchanan High School. After a brief tenure in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologist Mr. Houpt received his bachelors degree from the University of Shippensburg. While involved in several successful business ventures Mr. Houpt completed his MBA from Frostburg University. Mr. Houpt received his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore in 2015. 
Mr. Houpt holds a licence to practice law in the State of Maryland.

BA, Shippensburg University, 1998

MBA, Frostburg University, 2007
Juris Doctor,University of Baltimore School of Law, 2015



American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Washington County Bar Association
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association

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