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Edwin H. Staples, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Annapolis, MD

Staples Law Group LLC
116 Cathedral Street, Suite D
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-353-4682
Fax: 443-569-4137
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

As the managing member of Staples Law Group LLC, Edwin H. Staples, II focuses on helping people with serious personal injury cases and justly defending those who have been accused of crimes. He serves clients throughout Maryland and has offices in Annapolis, Waugh Chapel, and Waldorf. Mr. Staples brings nearly 30 years of legal experience to the table and dedicates himself to getting the best possible results for his clients. He has successfully litigated countless cases in the courtroom, but also has a talent for getting cases resolved outside the court through mediation or arbitration, resulting in less expense and stress for many clients.

In addition to defending the rights of injured people, Mr. Staples has experience with all areas of criminal defense law, from minor traffic offenses to DUI and felony cases. His integrity and professionalism have resulted in his frequently being sought after as a lecturer on civil and criminal law at seminars around Maryland.

Mr. Staples received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1980, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1990. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and before the United States District Courts for the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Recognizing Mr. Staples' leadership abilities, his peers have elected him to serve on the boards of various legal associations. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Anne Arundel Bar Association for over 10 years, and was the association's president from 2005 to 2006. He has also held various positions of leadership with the Maryland State Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About Edwin H. Staples, II

First Admitted: 1990, Maryland

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, 2007 - 2008
  • Maryland, 1990
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • U.S. District Courts District of Columbia, 1993
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Judicial Appointments Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Calvert County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Calvert County Bar Association, 2006 - 2008
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Board of Trustees, Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 1999 - 2010
  • Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar Association, 2006 - 2008
  • U.S. District Courts for Maryland, 1993
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Long Range Planning Committee, 2007 - 2012
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • The Calverton School, Board of Trustees and General Counsel, 2009 - Present
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • President, Anne Arundel County Bar Association, 2005 - 2006
  • Board Member, Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation, 2005 - 2010
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • Co-Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Program Committee, 2006 - 2011
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association, Maryland Chapter
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Defense Council, Inc.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Founding Board Member, Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County
  • Board of Directors, Chrysalis House, General Counsel


  • Fellow, National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Life Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation

Educational Background

  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1980
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Office Location for Edwin H. Staples, II

116 Cathedral Street
Suite D
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-353-4682

Fax: 443-569-4137

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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