James N. Papirmeister Esq.
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James N. Papirmeister

  • Attorney & Counselor at Law

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Crimes of Violence
  • 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
  • DUI/DWI

Biography

I am a Criminal Defense attorney concentrating my practice exclusively in the area of Criminal Defense. 

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admission

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

Honors

  • Recognized for 2020 as a “Top Lawyer” in Criminal Defense by Washingtonian Magazine
  • Selected in 2021 Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, and for last 25 years
  • Rated as “A-V”, highest rating obtainable, for legal ability and ethical standards, for 25 straight years. Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 1996-2021
  • Described in Washington Post as “Among criminal defense lawyers who are widely respected for their work”, Washington Post newspaper, January 5, 2000
  • Declared in Washington Post as “A Highly Regarded Criminal Defense Lawyer,” June 2, 1999
  • Rated as "Superb" earning a "10 out of 10" Top Rating A.V.V.O., January 2021
  • Profiled in December 2017 as a “Top Lawyer” in Criminal Defense by Washingtonian Magazine. Washingtonian Magazine, December, 2017
  • Recognized in 2021 Edition of “SuperLawyers” in Maryland and the District of Columbia as tops in Criminal Defense. Maryland & DC SuperLawyers, 2014-2021

Professional Associations

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

Past Positions

  • Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Prosecutor

Languages

  • French
  • English