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Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer

We Wrote the Book on Defense

At Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, our legal team is led by Attorney James E. Crawford Jr., a dedicated lawyer and insightful author. When you or your loved one is dealing with an arrest or a criminal accusation, it can be a stressful and confusing time. Our legal team can provide you with knowledgeable and experienced counsel to help guide you through the legal process. With accomplished and passionate litigators on your side, we have extensive experience in the courtroom defending the rights of the accused.

We Serve the Accused in Baltimore, Annapolis, Bel Air & Throughout Maryland

Whether you have been accused of a sex crime, drug crime, domestic violence, DWI/DUI, or even a federal offense, our team at Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates provides detailed representation designed to protect your best interests. We in-depth experience in both state and federal courts, which Attorney James E. Crawford Jr. has put to use for countless clients. In fact, his book, “There is Only an Opportunity for Justice,” has served as a go-to guide for helping those dealing with the criminal justice system.

Call (443) 720-7419 anytime, 24/7 to request your consultation with our Baltimore criminal defense attorneys.

Having a respected and experienced criminal defense attorney who understands cases at the state and federal level can make a difference.

  • Super Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent

What Our Actual Clients Have to Say

  • “There is nobody I would trust with my liberty and reputation more than James Crawford Jr.”


  • “They not only got it done but the result was fantastic! ”


  • “He walked me in the court room, and he walked me out!”


  • “He is a great lawyer and his office staff is great also!”


  • “The Most Professional and Caring Lawyer!”


  • “If I ever need another attorney- he would be the first one that I would call. ”


  • “A Great attorney!”

    Former Client

  • “They are caring and serve their clients with a high end approach. ”


  • “I was pleased with the outcome. Thank you J. Crawford for your services.”


  • “What a professional, caring, and easy to speak to man.”


  • “I feel that this lawyer takes a personal interest in his clients and definitely is a Superlawyer.”


  • “You can call his office anytime and someone is always there.”

    Former Client

  • “Best Lawyer in Maryland”

    Sandy & Bil

Aggressive & Compassionate Representation

For Those Accused of Crimes
  • Decades of Experience

    Led by our attorney who has represented thousands of clients since 1992, we know the court system.

  • Handles Sex Crimes Cases

    We are one of the few law firms in Maryland who will represent clients who have been accused of sex crimes.

  • Contact the Firm 24/7

    We are here for the accused when they need us. Contact the firm 24 hours a day for a free consultation.

  • Highly-Rated Attorneys

    We offer esteemed legal representation, backed by Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.

Meet the Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates Team

  • James E. Crawford, Jr.
    James E. Crawford, Jr. Founder & Managing Partner
  • Zack Groves
    Zack Groves Senior Associate &
    Head of Domestic Department
  • Mark Sobel
    Mark Sobel Attorney
  • Lauren Kamenas
    Lauren Kamenas Attorney
  • Jeffrey Griffith
    Jeffrey Griffith Attorney
  • David Z. Lomke
    David Z. Lomke Attorney
  • James E. Crawford, Jr. Founder & Managing Partner
    James E. Crawford, Jr.

    As an accomplished Baltimore criminal defense attorney and public servant, James E. Crawford, Jr. has dedicated his profession to serving others. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1992, he has represented thousands of clients in notable cases at the state and federal levels. With extensive experience in the courtroom, attorney James E. Crawford, Jr. can provide you with skilled legal representation. Read More

  • Zack Groves Senior Associate &
    Head of Domestic Department
    Zack Groves

    With the unique experience of having been in every courtroom in the State of Maryland, attorney Zack Groves strictly handles all matters of domestic relations. Having graduated from Widener University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for law school, attorney Groves has dedicated himself to honing his litigation skillset to better represent clients. Read More

  • Mark Sobel Attorney
    Mark Sobel

    With a dedication to protecting the rights of clients, attorney Mark Sobel is an understanding defense lawyer who has spent practically everyday of his career in the courtroom. Whether it is a criminal or civil matter, he is focused on providing vigorous representation. Read More

  • Lauren Kamenas Attorney
    Lauren Kamenas

    Attorney Lauren Kamenas is focused on providing aggressive representation and litigation for clients involved in domestic cases. By offering compassionate and sensitive legal services, she can provide you with the understanding legal counsel that can make a difference. Read More

  • Jeffrey Griffith Attorney
    Jeffrey Griffith

    Wither personal, educational, and professional experience in Maryland and the Washington DC area, attorney Jeffrey Griffith uses his skills and knowledge to offer quality representation. Read More

  • David Z. Lomke Attorney
    David Z. Lomke

    With an emphasis on maintaining strong client relationships, attorney David Z. Lomke is focused on using his abilities and skills to aid our clients. Read More

Stay Updated

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