About Our Team

Our firm has a wealth of experience helping clients through a broad range of legal situations with skill and compassion.

Ballenger & Roche, LLC

Ballenger & Roche, LLC has a skilled team with over 100 years of combined experience in the industry. We prepare every case with a superior attention to detail and unparalleled dedication to our clients. Our team works hard to prepare each case with care, so we are ready to go to trial if necessary. 

Our Philosophy


The Law Comes First

We firmly believe that the law is the foundation of our society, and it must be respected and followed at all times. It is important to remember that the law is designed to protect the rights and freedoms of all individuals, and it is our duty to ensure that it is upheld to the best of our abilities.


open Communication

We strongly believe in the importance of honest communication with clients, opposing counsel, and the courts, as it is essential to building trust and ensuring the fair and just resolution of legal matters.


Committed to Excellence

We are committed to providing the highest level of legal representation and service to our clients, through dedication, skill, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. By striving for excellence in all aspects of our work, we can help ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients

Our Lawyers

Matt R Ballenger, Partner

Mr. Ballenger served in the Army for three years as a Medevac Medic. Following his honorable discharge in 1982, he pursued a degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. During his engineering studies, Mr. Ballenger also obtained his private pilot license. In 1987 he began his law studies at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore. He graduated in 1991 with a Juris Doctorate degree.

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John Roche, Partner

Mr. Roche graduated from the University of Delaware with honors and double majored in Political Science and History. After college, Mr. Roche attended University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where he served as an Articles Editor for the University of Maryland Journal of Business and Technology Law, worked as a research assistant, and clerked for a reputable Baltimore litigation firm.

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 Allan Rabineau, Of Counsel

 Allan Rabineau has been practicing law for 52 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 1963 and subsequently attended law school at the University of Maryland School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1967. From 1965 to 1967 he was a Law Clerk for The Honorable Shirley B. Jones in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1967 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1987. He is licensed to practice law in all Maryland Courts and the Federal Courts in Maryland. He is also licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C. Mr. Rabineau is also admitted to practice before The United States Supreme Court.

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Aarron N. Johnson, Associate

Aarron N. Johnson graduated from Georgia State University in January 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to graduating from Georgia State University, Mr. Johnson worked as a supervisor at FedEx Ground until 2010. Mr. Johnson continued his career in logistics at CEVA until the fall of 2012.

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From Our Clients

Our clients are the reasons why we do what we do. Here are a few words from some of them.

I met John a few years ago when he was a new attorney. We have worked together on my difficult case for several months, and I am happy with the results. John is polite and communicates well with his clients. He has an excellent understanding of the law and its limitations. Fees are appropriate and fair. I would ask John to represent me again if the need arises.


John always made me feel comfortable. He explained the process and possible results from the beginning. Without his help, I don’t know how I would have gotten through the case.


After being in 4 car accidents, John has assisted me mentally and emotionally since I lost my livelihood! He fought till the end to get me compensated for my loss, maxing out all 4 policies since I was not at fault for any of them! He’s still taking care of me by checking on my well-being! I LOVE HIM! Thank God for him!


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