Robert W. Lazzaro, Esq.

M: (410) 925-3389

Robert W. Lazzaro attended Washington College where he earned a B.A. degree with honors in Political Science. He attended the University of Baltimore School Of Law and graduated first in his class (evening division). He was admitted to the Bar in Maryland in 1978 and began his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County where he successfully prosecuted thousands of cases. Robert W. Lazzaro is an experienced litigator having been a trial lawyer for thirty-five years. He was Chief of the Sexual Offense and Child Abuse Unit for five years before embarking in the private practice of law. As a prosecutor, Mr. Lazzaro tried numerous murder, rape, child abuse, armed robbery, burglary cases as well as countless serious criminal matters.

In the private practice of law Mr. Lazzaro has concentrated on the family law area which includes serious divorce and custody cases. He has continued to successfully represent clients charged with serious felonies as well as misdemeanors and many traffic charges. He has also represented numerous clients who have suffered bodily injuries in automobiles and other types of accidents.

Mr. Lazzaro was President of the Baltimore County Bar Association for the years 2012-2013 and served as the Executive Counsel for ten years. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Mr. Lazzaro is a member of the American, Maryland State and Baltimore County Bar Association as well as Maryland Association for Justice and Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. He is admitted to all Maryland Trial and Appellant Courts, the United States District Court, Tax Court and United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Lazzaro has the highest rating AV5.0 by Martindale Hubble and was named Super Lawyer by Baltimore Magazine in the years 2008 through 2012. He is recognized in the publication Who’s Who in American Law. (1975 – Present).

Mr. Lazzaro has served on and chaired numerous committees of the Baltimore County Bar Association. He has served as faculty member of the MICPEL Nine Day Trial Advocacy Course from 2000 through 2004. He has given numerous lectures on family law related topics as well as criminal law matters.


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2/1/88 – Present Partner, Heisler, Williams & Lazzaro, L.L.C.
  • 11/29/85 – 1/31/88 Associate, Bregel, Kerr and Heisler
  • 5/1/81 – 11/29/85 Head of Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit, Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office Court House, Towson, Maryland 21204
  • 8/78 – 11/29/85 Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County Court House, Towson, Maryland 21204
  • 3/76 – 8/78 Law Clerk to Albert J. Sklar, Associate Judge, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
  • 2/75 – 3/76 Law Clerk to Harry M. Sachs, Jr., General Equity Master Supreme Bench of Baltimore City Baltimore, Maryland 21202
  • 6/74 – 2/75 Deputy Clerk, Criminal Court of Baltimore City, Room 200, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 
  • Admitted to Practice on June 21, 1978 – Admitted to:
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States District Court (Maryland)
    • Maryland Court of Appeals
    • Circuit Court for Baltimore City
    • Circuit Court for Baltimore County
    • United States Tax Court


Current Member:

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Maryland Trial Lawyers Association American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association


  • Who’s Who in American Law, 1979 – present, 1st and 2nd Editions
  • Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 2nd Edition, 1988
  • Named “Super Lawyer” by Baltimore Magazine, 2008 – 2012


  • Member, Justinian Society
  • Member, St. Thomas More Society
  • Director, Continuing Legal Education for Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association, 1983-1985
  • Member, Governor’s Task Force for Child Abuse and Neglect, 1984-1985 Committee to Elect Sitting Judges of Baltimore County, 1986-1987
  • Committee to Elect Charles Ruppersberger to Baltimore County Council, 1986
  • Committee to Elect Joseph Curran Maryland Attorney General, 1986
  • Member, Attorney Grievance Commission, Panel for Baltimore County 1990 to present
  • Vice Chairman, Family Law Committee, Baltimore County Bar Association 1996- 1997
  • Chairman, Family Law Committee, Baltimore County Bar Association 1997- 1998
  • Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for Family Division for Baltimore County 1997- 1998
  • Trustee for MICPEL 1998-1999
  • Lecturer, MICPEL Hot Tips in Family Law February 26, 27, 1998
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Sub-Committee Member, Establishing criteria for and subsequent list of attorneys from whom the Court selects counsel for minor children. 1998 – 2002
  • Lecturer, Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Spring Forum, May 19, 1999
  • Baltimore County Bar Association Sub-Committee, Family Law MentalHealth Practitioners 2001-2002
  • Faculty Member, MICPEL Nine Day Trial Advocacy Course 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2003-2004
  • Lecturer, Custody Seminar at Sheppard Pratt, January 16, 2002 (Representing Minor Children)
  • Lecturer, Baltimore County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Winter Forum, January 19, 2005
  • Lecturer, Family Law Committee, Court Appointed Counsel for the Minor Child, 2006
  • Completed MICPEL Program, “Representing Children in Contested, Custody Cases in Maryland”, March 20, 2008
  • Executive Council Member, Baltimore County Bar Association
    • (Treasurer – June 2009)
    • (Secretary – June 2010)
    • (President-Elect, June 2011)
    • (President, June 2012 – June 2013)
  • Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association, 2013-2015


  • Member, Board of Directors of the Fallston Club, 1998-2004
  • President, Fallston Club, 2003 and 2004
  • Volunteered for various activities and Fundraisers for Carroll Manor Recreation Council and Jacksonville Elementary School



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