Rick M. Grams is a litigator who has represented clients in all aspects of legal matters throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania in state and federal courts involving residential and commercial landlord/tenant matters, contracts, automobile accidents, real estate, fair housing, employment and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law.

In his real estate practice, Rick represents property management companies and property owners in landlord/tenant matters including breach of lease, rent escrow, tenant holding over, bankruptcy and fair housing. He also represents condominium associations and homeowner associations, and drafts leases, opinion letters and other documents on behalf of clients.

Rick’s practice additionally includes the defense of individuals accused of serious traffic violations and minor criminal violations; representation of claimants who have either been injured on the job or suffer from occupational disease; and management of estate administration matters.

Before joining McNees, Rick was a member at Sagal, Filbert, Quasney & Betten, P.A., a Towson-based boutique real estate law firm.


  • 2005 – “Walking the Line of Admissibility: Why Maryland Courts Should Reexamine the Admissibility of Field Sobriety Tests,” 34 U. BALT. L. REV. 365


  • 2023 – Instructor, Property Partner Power Hour, Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership
  • 2016 — Instructor, Nuts & Bolts of Landlord-Tenant Law, The Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • 2016 — Panelist, Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, Homeless Persons Representation Project


McDaniel College, B.A. in History, Cum Laude

University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s Scholar


  • Maryland Multi-Housing Association: Executive Board Member and Legislative Committee Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Inc.: Real Property, State, Local Laws & Zoning Committee and Negligence & Workers Compensation Committee
  • Baltimore City Rent Escrow Committee and Rent Court Work Group
  • Greater Brunswick Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Pikesville Recreation Council, Inc. Basketball: Board of Directors Member, League Commissioner & Basketball Coach (2016-present)
  • Colonial Road Runners
  • Towson United Soccer, Board of Directors Member (2011-2012)
  • Lutherville Timonium Recreation Council, Basketball Coach (2015-2016)
  • Greater Pikesville Recreation Council, Softball Coach (2016), Soccer Coach (2014-2015)


  • ABA/BNA, Inc. Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, 2005


  • Supreme Court of Maryland
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

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