Robert L. Lombardo focuses his practice on criminal defense, intellectual property, and civil litigation. He has broad litigation experience representing clients in both state and federal courts for the past two decades.

Robert began his legal career by devoting himself almost exclusively to criminal defense work - including death penalty defense. He has also provided in-house counsel for an adult entertainment corporation in Maryland and litigated intellectual property disputes.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Robert was a petroleum engineer at Halliburton Services, in New Orleans, LA.


J.D., Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1995

B.S., Civil Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1982

Admitted to Practice

State of Maryland
District of Columbia
State of Rhode Island
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States of America

Cases of Note

Successful defense in Capital Murder / Death Penalty case:
State of Maryland v. Michael Pratt, CT99-0215A

RICO Complaint based upon Trademark and Copyright Infringement:
ALS Scan, Inc. v. Global Innovations, Inc. et al.

Recording Industry of America v. Verizon Internet Services, Inc.
Declaration of Robert L. Lombardo in Support of RIAA’s Brief in Opposition to Verizon’s Motion to Quash the February 4, 2003 Subpoena

Personal Jurisdiction on the Internet:
ALS Scan, Inc. v. Digital Service Consultants, Inc., 293 F.3d 707 (4th Cir. 2002) (cert denied 2003)

Safe Harbor provided by Title II of the DMCA:
ALS Scan, Inc. v. RemarQ Communities, Inc., 239 F.3d 619 (4th Cir. 2001)

Seizure based on “Reasonable, Articulable Suspicion”:
United States of America v. Ricky Darden, 149 F.3d 1171(4th Cir. 1998)

Violations of Fourth and Sixth Amendment:
United States of America v. Anthony Ayeni Jones, 215 F.3d 1322 (4th Cir. 2000)

USA v. Grace Kim, District of Columbia 98-210 (TFH)

Complaint under the Maryland Public Information Act:
Office of Attorney General v. Paul Gallagher, 359 Md. 341, 753 A.2d 1036 (2000)