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MarylandCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in Maryland

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in Maryland may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in Maryland charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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David E. Kindermann

David E. Kindermann
Potomac Legal, LLC
10122 River Road Suite 203
Avenel, MD 20854
Licensed for 31 years, David E. Kindermann is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY-SAINT LOUIS... read more >

James Ernest Crawford Jr.

James Ernest Crawford Jr.
James E Crawford Jr & Associates, LLC
1435 Sulphur Spring Road
Arbutus, MD 21227
Licensed for 27 years, James Ernest Crawford Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Baltimore School of... read more >

Beau August Noonan

Beau August Noonan
Noonan & Noonan, LLC
61 Greene St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Licensed for 11 years, Beau August Noonan is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Capital University Law School... read more >

Lynndolyn Tippins Mitchell

Lynndolyn Tippins Mitchell
Law Offices of Lynndolyn T. Mitchell PC
401 East Jefferson Street Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20850
Licensed for 13 years, Lynndolyn Tippins Mitchell is a Family Law and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended Antioch School of Law... read more >

Mirriam Seddiq

Mirriam Seddiq
Seddiq Law
14452 Old Mill Rd. Suite 201
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Licensed for 14 years, Mirriam Seddiq is a Appellate Law and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended University of Washington School of Law... read more >

Michael A Noonan

Michael A Noonan
Noonan & Noonan, LLC
61 Greene St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Licensed for 35 years, Michael A Noonan is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Vanderbuilt University... read more >

Randolph Rice, Jr

Randolph Rice, Jr
Law Offices of Randolph Rice
6914 Holabird Avenue Suite A
Baltimore, MD 21222
Licensed for 13 years, Randolph Rice, Jr is a Criminal Defense and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended Loyola University New Orleans... read more >

Terry S. Lavenstein

Terry S. Lavenstein
Lavenstein Law, LLC
401 Washington Avenue Suite 801
Towson, MD 21204
Terry S. Lavenstein is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

David Daniel Nowak

David Daniel Nowak
The Law Office of David D. Nowak, LLC
300 East Joppa Road Suite 305
Towson, MD 21286
Licensed for 11 years, David Daniel Nowak is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of Baltimore School of... read more >

William Cooke

William Cooke
The Law Office of William Cooke, LLC
150 South Street Suite 101
Annapolis, MD 21401
Licensed for 17 years, William Cooke is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Baltimore School of Law... read more >

Dawn Veltman

Dawn Veltman
Law Offices of Dawn S. Veltman, LLC
9 W. Courtland St., Suite 102
Bel Air, MD 21014
Licensed for 13 years, Dawn Veltman is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Georgetown University... read more >

Thomas E. Pyles

Thomas E. Pyles
The Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A.
2670 Crain Hwy Suite 106
Waldorf, MD 20601
Licensed for 28 years, Thomas E. Pyles is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended American University Washington College... read more >

Drew Cochran

Drew Cochran
Drew Cochran, Attorney at Law
77 Franklin Street Suite 201
Annapolis, MD 21401
Licensed for 21 years, Drew Cochran is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Chinwe Kpaduwa

Chinwe Kpaduwa
Omena Law Firm, LLC
9701 Apollo Drive Suite 301
Largo, MD 20774
Licensed for 12 years, Chinwe Kpaduwa is a Criminal Defense and Pedestrian Accidents lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas... read more >

Nicole M. Whitaker

Nicole M. Whitaker
Whitaker Legal LLC
102 W. Pennsylvania Ave Suite 208
Towson, MD 21204
Licensed for 5 years, Nicole M. Whitaker is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Oleg Fastovsky

Oleg Fastovsky
Criminal Defense Group
168 West St 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
Licensed for 11 years, Oleg Fastovsky is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Rebecca Nitkin

Rebecca Nitkin
The Law Offices of Rebecca A. Nitkin, P.C.
77 South Washington Street, Suite 307
Rockville, MD 20850
Rebecca Nitkin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph Ashley

Joseph Ashley
Law Office of Joseph E. Ashley
926 N. Houcksville Rd.
Hampstead, MD 21074
Licensed for 20 years, Joseph Ashley is a Criminal Defense and Divorce lawyer who attended Catholic University - Columbus School of Law... read more >

Sabrina Thompson

Sabrina Thompson
Francois thompson Legal Group, LLC
9701 Apollo Dr Suite 301
Largo, MD 20774
Sabrina Thompson is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended Howard University School of Law... read more >

Andrew David Alpert

Andrew David Alpert
Alpert Schreyer
16901 Melford Blvd Suite 325
Bowie, MD 20715
Licensed for 30 years, Andrew David Alpert is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Alice Pare

Alice Pare
Law Office Of Alice Pare
19737 Executive Park Cir
Germantown, MD 20874
Licensed for 28 years, Alice Pare is a Criminal Defense and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

Joel DuBoff

Joel DuBoff
DuBoff & Associates, Chartered
1231 N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Joel DuBoff is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Mark Scheuerman

Mark Scheuerman
The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC
106 N Marlyn Ave
Essex, MD 21221
Licensed for 10 years, Mark Scheuerman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Seth Russell Okin

Seth Russell Okin
Seth Okin Attorney at Law
5850 Waterloo Road, #140
Columbia, MD 21045
Licensed for 7 years, Seth Russell Okin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Shapiro

David Shapiro
The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro
1101 Saint Paul Street Suite 405
Baltimore, MD 21202
David Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

William Trevillian

William Trevillian
Law Offices of William Trevillian
7865 Quarterfield Road
Severn, MD 21144
Licensed for 39 years, William Trevillian is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Yuvora Nong

Yuvora Nong
Tucker, Nong & Associates PLLC
199 E. Montgomery Rd.
Rockville, MD 20850
Licensed for 18 years, Yuvora Nong is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >

Prince Williams

Prince Williams
Avid Law Firm
11140 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Licensed for 7 years, Prince Williams is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Thomas Maronick

Thomas Maronick
The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick, Jr. LLC
201 North Charles Street suite # 2000
Baltimore, MD 21201
Thomas Maronick is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Barry J Diamond

Barry J Diamond
Barry J. Diamond P.A.
1017 North Calvert ST
Baltimore, MD 21202
Licensed for 39 years, Barry J Diamond is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Jack Hyatt

Jack Hyatt
Hyatt Legal Services
1866 Autumn Frost Lane
Baltimore, MD 21209
Licensed for 46 years, Jack Hyatt is a Motor Vehicle Accidents and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Stephen P Shepard

Stephen P Shepard
The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC
303 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Stephen P Shepard is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Patrick Donahue

Patrick Donahue
Wise & Donahue, PLC
18 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Licensed for 28 years, Patrick Donahue is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Tyler Cumbo

Tyler Cumbo
Andrews, Bongar, Gormley & Clagett
11705 Berry Road Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Licensed for 4 years, Tyler Cumbo is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Zack Groves

Zack Groves
James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates
802 Ingleside Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
Licensed for 14 years, Zack Groves is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin Joseph McDevitt

Kevin Joseph McDevitt
Law Offices of Kevin J. McDevitt L.L.C.
22835 Washington Street P.O. Box 952
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Licensed for 15 years, Kevin Joseph McDevitt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Sobel

Mark Sobel
James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates
1435 Sulphur Spring Rd
Arbutus, MD 21227
Licensed for 4 years, Mark Sobel is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Lee Tuchman

Lee Tuchman
Hassan Hassan & Tuchman
1111 Park Avenue Suite L150
Baltimore, MD 21201
Licensed for 40 years, Lee Tuchman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Rene Esteban Bliss Tywang

Rene Esteban Bliss Tywang
Towson Town Center 300 E Joppa Rd
Towson, MD 21286
Licensed for 11 years, Rene Esteban Bliss Tywang is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charles B. Bailey

Charles B. Bailey
CHARLES BAILEY ATTY AT LAW LLC
111 W WASHINGTON ST
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Licensed for 23 years, Charles B. Bailey is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Douglas Carter Lauenstein

Douglas Carter Lauenstein
Douglas C. Lauenstein, P.A.
8900 Belair Road
Nottingham, MD 21236
Licensed for 32 years, Douglas Carter Lauenstein is a Estate and Probate Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Baltimor... read more >

Andrew Vladimir Jezic

Andrew Vladimir Jezic
Law Offices Jezic, Krum & Moyse, LLC
2730 Universtiy Boulevard, West Suite 910
Wheaton, MD 20902
Licensed for 24 years, Andrew Vladimir Jezic is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Stephen Rothman

Michael Stephen Rothman
Law Office of Michael S. Rothman
401 East Jefferson Street Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20850
Licensed for 20 years, Michael Stephen Rothman is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Ralph Powers Jr

Ralph Powers Jr
Ralph W. Powers Jr., P.C.
5415 Water Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Licensed for 45 years, Ralph Powers Jr is a Criminal Defense and Construction Law lawyer... read more >

H. MICHAEL RANKIN

H. MICHAEL RANKIN
LAW OFFICE OF A H MICHAEL RANKIN, PA
14418 OLD MILL ROAD SUITE 201
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Licensed for 47 years, H. MICHAEL RANKIN is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Thomas C Morrow

Thomas C Morrow
Shaw & Morrow P.A.
11350 McCormick Road Suite 1200
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Licensed for 44 years, Thomas C Morrow is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph H LaMore Jr.

Joseph H LaMore Jr.
Law Offices of Joseph H. LaMore, Jr., PA
1415 Madison Park Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Joseph H LaMore Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended University of Maryland School of Law - Graduated w... read more >

Edward J Ehlers

Edward J Ehlers
Law Offices of Edward J. Ehlers
11350 McCormick Road Suite 504, Executive Plaz
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Edward J Ehlers is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Douglas T Sachse

Douglas T Sachse
The Law Offices of Douglas T. Sachse
2021 Pulaski Hwy Suite #D
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Douglas T Sachse is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Paul T Stein

Paul T Stein
Law Offices Stein, Sperling, Bennett, Dejong, Driscoll, &
25 West Middle Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
Licensed for 47 years, Paul T Stein is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

MCDAA promotes the study of criminal defense law, provides information and networking opportunities to assist its members, and promotes the fair administration of criminal justice.



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