Chaz R. Ball - Member

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Baltimore, Maryland
410-497-8433 (Local)
877-736-1845 (Toll free)
410-543-5398 (Local)

Chaz R. Ball joined SBW Law in 2012 as an associate. Recently recognized for the sixth straight year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, his practice focuses on complex civil litigation of personal injury and civil rights matters and criminal defense, in the circuit and district courts throughout the State of Maryland and the United States District Court for the State of Maryland. Mr. Ball’s practice also includes peace and protective order proceedings.  In his career, Mr. Ball has tried in nearly ninety bench trials and over forty jury trials, and argued before Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals.  In addition to his law practice, Mr. Ball has served as an Adjunct Professor at Towson University in the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies. Mr. Ball has also served on the Editorial Board for the Trial Reporter, a publication of the Maryland Association for Justice, as the Young Lawyers’ Division Public Education Chair and on the Nominating Committee for the Bar Association of Baltimore City, as a Member-at Large and Tech Committee Co-Chair for the Monumental Bar Association, and as an Associate Editor for the American Bar Association’s The Young Lawyer publication.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Disciplinary Matters
  • Peace and Protective Orders

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland


  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award
    • Honors: Highest Pro Bono Distinction
    • Honors: Elected Convocation Speaker
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. - May, 2008
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Government and Politics
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. - May, 2008
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: African American Studies - Public Policy Concentration

Published Works

  • Numbers Never* Lie, American Bar Association -TYL Blog , April 17, 2014
  • Civil Voir Dire in Maryland: 12 Tips for Selection of Those Six Jurors, Trial Reporter Magazine, Spring, 2014
  • Warr, et al. v. JMGM Group, LLC: Is Dram Shop Liability Coming to Maryland?, Trial Reporter Magazine, Special Issue, 2013
  • For the Lackadaisical Networker, American Bar Association -TYL Blog , 2013
  • Ethics: Representing Municipalities and Municipal Employees, TYL in Focus, 2015
  • Lead, Listen, Learn: Following through on supervisory responsibilities, Student Lawyer, 2015
  • Police Officers in Civil Litigation: A Defense Perspective, Trial Reporter, 2015
  • Sentencing in Arizona: Recommendations to Reduce Cost and Crime, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Public Policy Incubator Program, December, 2010
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility: Resources for Young Lawyers, The Advocate, January, 2016
  • A Distinction with a Difference: Maryland’s Inconsistency between Marijuana Law and Paraphernalia Law, Trial Reporter Magazine, Special Issue, 2016
  • Various Articles, The Daily Record Generation J.D. Blog, 2016 - Present
  • Post-Trial Motions: A Second Chance at a First-Rate Result, American Bar Association -TYL, Spring, 2017
  • The Future of Legal Advertising, American Bar Association -TYL, Spring, 2016
  • Three Tips for New Lawyers in Supervisory Roles, Student Lawyer, April, 2015


  • Police Liability Claims from Start to Finish - Instructor, National Business Institute
  • Trial Advocacy - Guest Instructor, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Advocacy and Argument - Adjunct Professor, Towson University, 2015 - 2017
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication - Adjunct Professor, Towson University, 2014 - 2016
  • Manzana Institute - Instructor, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
  • Mock Trial Academy - Instructor, Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
  • Sun Devil Mock Trial Team - Assistant Coach, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 2009 - 2010
  • Policing the Police - Panelist, University of Baltimore Law Review Criminal Law Symposium
  • Advocacy at the ADR Table: What Does it Look Like? - Panelist, Bar Association for Baltimore City
  • Law Enforcement Officer Civil Litigation - Presenter, Circuit Court of Baltimore City Bench Education Presentation
  • The Ultimate Guide to Police Liability - Presenter, National Business Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, 2014 - 2019
  • Superb 10.0 AVVO Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association, The Advocate Assistant Editor
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City, Served as Young Lawyers’ Division (“YLD”) Public Education Co-Chair and Chair, on the YLD Nominating Committee, on the BABC Nominating Committee, as YLD Awards Chair and as YLD Member-at-Large
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Served as Editor on Trial Reporter Editorial Board
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • American Bar Association, Served as Associate Editor on TYL Editorial Board
  • Monumental City Bar Association, Served as Tech Committee Chair and Member-at-Large