Randolph Rice

  • University of Maryland School of Law (Third Year of Law School)
  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2006
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2001
Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice Law
  • State of Maryland, 2006
  • Maryland District Courts
  • United States District Court, Maryland, 2010
Professional And Bar Association Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association for Baltimore County
Honors and Awards
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star in Maryland Criminal Defense / DUI /DWI
  • Ranked by CitySpur as a Baltimore’s Top Ten Best Lawyers (2009)
  • Ranked by CitySpur as Baltimore’s Best Lawyer (2010)
  • Baltimore CitySpur’s – Baltimore’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyer (2011)
  • The CitySpur’s – Baltimore’s Best DUI / DWI Defense Attorney (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 2012 CitySpur’s – Baltimore’s Best Lawyer (2012)
  • DUI CitySpur’s – Best Baltimore DUI – DWI Defense Attorney
  • 2009 CitySpur’s – Best Baltimore Criminal Defense Law Firm (2009-present)
  • Lead Counsel Rated

Randolph Rice, Partner

Mr. Rice earned his law degree from the Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, including a year of instruction at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Mr. Rice’s hybrid legal education reflects his resourcefulness and diversification of skills. As Mr. Rice entered his final year of law school at Loyola, hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the Gulf Coast. Katrina’s widespread flooding and storm damage made the law school and Mr. Rice’s home in New Orleans uninhabitable.

Mr. Rice tapped into his love of Maryland and ties to the state and focused on completing his legal education at the University of Maryland School of Law.

In a matter of days, Mr. Rice packed up his life in New Orleans and relocated to Baltimore. Upon matriculating at the University of Maryland School of Law, he earned an internship with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Rice worked with the gang unit within the State’s Attorney’s Office and learned the intricacies of criminal prosecution


Soon after passing the Maryland Bar Examination, Mr. Rice secured a position with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s office as an Assistant State’s Attorney. During his tenure with the State’s Attorney’s Office he tried thousands of cases in front of juries and judges.

Mr. Rice handled matters ranging from misdemeanors to felonies, gaining invaluable trial experience and knowledge of the law as he navigated the District and Circuit Courts of Baltimore County.

In 2009, Mr. Rice established Rice, Murtha & Psoras . Mr. Rice’s private practice specializes in criminal defense, as well as driving under the influence (DUI), driving while impaired (DWI), traffic tickets, administrative law, personal injury, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, wills and estate administration.

Private Practice

Mr. Rice has developed a private practice that focuses on providing the best legal advice and counsel to his clients. He understands that the prospect of dealing with the legal system can be overwhelming, intimidating or confusing for individuals.

Mr. Rice ensures that every client understands each step of the legal process and is positioned to make informed decisions about the best course of action.

He appreciates the legal nuances that make every case unique and require an individually tailored approach for each client. Mr. Rice is keenly aware that each case can have lifelong implications for his clients’ personal lives, prospects and careers. He is adept at maneuvering to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Trial Attorney

Mr. Rice traverses the state of Maryland advocating for his clients and trying cases. Mr. Rice regularly argues cases before judges and juries in local District and Circuit courts.

He also regularly handles cases on the federal level. Mr. Rice is skilled at advising clients on matters that range from misdemeanors to felonies. Mr. Rice is adept at determining which legal matters can be resolved advantageously in lieu of trial and understanding when the client’s best interests are served by going to court.

Mr. Rice has handled so many driving while impaired (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) cases, he possesses an extensive knowledge to assist his clients in defending and mitigating the effects of a DUI or DWI arrest. Part of a successful DUI/DWI defense is understanding the administrative penalties and working ensuring that his client’s privilege to drive is not affected.

As a result honing his trial skills and knowledge of injury law, Mr. Rice has expertly handled hundreds of personal injury cases. These cases include car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, medical malpractice and pedestrian accidents.

Mr. Rice is expert at advising clients on how to seek and document any medical needs that arise as the result of an accident or someone else’s negligence. His advice on how to navigate the aftermath of an accident or injury is often critical in determining the damages a client can recover.

Traffic violations are a natural offshoot of Mr. Rice’s criminal defense experience. Many drivers are unaware that certain traffic citations can entail steep fines, insurance hikes and even license suspension. Mr. Rice is experienced at DUI & DWI defense and he is routinely retained to represent Maryland drivers in Maryland facing a range of citations and tickets.