Attorney Profile

Former Maryland Criminal Prosecutor on Your Side

At the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., located in Silver Spring and Maryland, we practice exclusively in the area of criminal defense. Attorney James N. Papirmeister has 30 years of criminal law experience, the first nine of which were spent as a prosecutor for the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County. Our firm defends people charged with all types of misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile offenses, including violent crimes, murder, child abuse and pornography, sexual assault, drug crimes, robbery, burglary, assaults, theft, and DWI/DUI.

Based on our extensive jury trial experience, we know what it takes to successfully defend people against serious criminal charges. Our client representation spans all stages of criminal defense, from the initial investigation to arrest, preliminary hearings and motions, sentencings, probation violations, expungements, appeals and post-conviction relief. To speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, contact the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., to schedule a free initial consultation. We defend people throughout Montgomery County, Wheaton, Hyattsville, and Forestville. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.

James N. Papirmeister Esq.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Attorney & Counselor at Law
phone (301) 589-2100,
phone (301) 367-6500 (After Hours)
fax (301) 588-8848
email Email Me

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law
  • Crimes of Viloence
  • Homicide
  • Robbery, Burglary, Assault
  • White Collar Crime, Corruption, Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud
  • Traffic Violations
  • Embezzlement, Grand Larceny
  • Mis-appropriation, Employee Theft
  • Sex Crimes
  • Child Abuse, Child Pornography
  • Rape
  • Motor Vehicle Offenses
  • DUI Vehicular Homicide
  • Traffic Offenses, Driving Suspended, Revoked, or Uninsured
  • Property Crimes
  • Forgery
  • Uttering
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Arson
  • Narcotics
  • Possession
  • Distribution
  • Prescription Fraud

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • Maryland, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1993
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1998


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1985
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 1981
    Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


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