Firm Overview

Our Attorneys

Attorney Papirmeister, located in Silver Spring and Suitland, Maryland, specializes in the area of criminal defense, having handled thousands of criminal cases over 34 years.

Sometimes, criminal cases can lead to domestic violence cases and even lawsuits for police misconduct, which Mr. Papirmeister also handles. Additionally, Paolo A. Gnocchi serves “of counsel“ to Mr. Papirmeister, which includes his serving as a second attorney in a criminal matter with Mr. Papirmeister, or sometimes, Mr. Papirmeister will refer the entire case to Mr. Gnocchi depending on the circumstances.

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The Firm’s Clients

The firm represents a wide variety of people, including doctors, lawyers, contractors, musicians and students, as well as other adults and juveniles. They are dedicated to serving our clients’ legal defense needs.

They proudly serve the LGBTQ community as well as people of many different nationalities, religions, races and creeds. They are able to serve the hearing-impaired community as well as those with any mental or physical disabilities.

Serving of counsel with the firm is experienced criminal defense attorney Paolo Alessandro Gnocchi, Esq., who is fully bilingual and completely fluent in Spanish.

One should not go through the criminal justice system without the aid of a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney. For more information about your case, contact the firm to schedule a free initial consultation. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular business hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.

The Firm’s Reputation

Over the years, Mr. Papirmeister has earned the reputation of being a highly skilled attorney who fights hard to protect his clients’ rights. He is AV Preeminent peer review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell and has made presentations about the criminal justice system and criminal procedure to attorney groups, college and university criminal justice classes, high school assemblies and police academy classes. Judges, lawyers and clients alike have all commented on his ability to investigate and thoroughly argue his clients’ cases.

Major newspapers and magazines have also recognized our firm’s reputation and experience. Please visit our “In the News” page to learn more.

To discuss your criminal law matter, please contact the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Our firm represents people throughout Prince George’s, Montgomery, Charles, Anne Arundel, Howard and Frederick counties. For more information about fees, please review our legal fees page.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.