Joseph E. Carey, our principal attorney, is a lifelong resident of Maryland. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, College Park (‘78) and is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (‘80). He is a highly experienced trial attorney, admitted to practice and having defended thousands of clients before all Maryland Trial Courts, Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
In keeping with the firm's philosophy of continuing professional education, Joe is a member of many professional associations, including but not limited to: the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, ABA, MSBA, the American Association for Justice, the Maryland Association for Justice, as well as the Bar Associations of both Calvert and Prince George’s Counties.
Joe’s excellent reputation has not gone unnoticed. The National Trial Lawyers has recognized him as one of the Best 100 Lawyers in the Country for 2013 and 2014. Further, the popular attorney rating website Avvo has awarded him the Superb rating. Additionally, he has received the highest ethical and professional rating: an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble, the country's oldest lawyer evaluation organization.