Andrew V. Jezic
Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Silver Spring, MD
From 2011 to 2018, Mr Andrew Jezic was selected to the very exclusive list of best criminal lawyers by Washingtonian magazine. For four years in a row, from 2016-2019 Super Lawyers magazine recognized Mr. Jezic as one of the best 100 lawyers in all of Maryland. In 2017 Mr. Jezic was honored as one of the “Most Influential Marylanders” by the Daily Record, Maryland’s preeminent legal and business newspaper. Mr. Jezic is President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association.
Prior to entering private practice in 2003, Maryland criminal attorney Andrew V. Jezic served as a Maryland prosecutor for nearly eight years. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Jezic prosecuted some of the most serious felony cases in Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties. Now as a Maryland criminal defense attorney, Mr. Jezic aggressively represents defendants around the state and in Washington, D.C. facing such serious charges as murder, rape and armed robbery. He has handled approximatly 100 jury trials in his career and over 50 homicide cases.
Mr. Jezic has been selected to three of the most prestigious organizations for any trial lawyer, reflecting his reputation as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in Maryland. First, Mr. Jezic is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only group of the leading one percent of trial lawyers in each state. Second, he is a member of the Trial Court Nominating Commission for Montgomery County, which is the final vetting organization for judicial candidates, passing the streamlined list of candidates on to the Governor. Third, Mr. Jezic is a member of the Maryland State Bar’s Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, which drafts the final language of the official jury instructions given to juries at the end of a criminal trial.
He is a co-author of the widely respected book, Maryland Law of Confessions , first published in 2003 by Thompson/West and now in its fourteenth edition. Mr. Jezic's book has been cited or quoted in eleven reported opinions by Maryland's highest and intermediate appellate courts.
Mr. Jezic has won many acquittals and dismissals in high-profile and serious felony cases. In 2018 in a murder case in Washington County, Mr. Jezic achieved an acquittal on all murder and attempted murder charges. (See article)
Mr. Jezic also won a Not Guilty verdict on all charges in a murder case in Prince George’s County, after a three-week trial, in November, 2018. (See Washington Post article).
In 2018 Mr. Jezic represented one of the most critical witnesses in the FBI’s investigation of the Supreme Court nominee, and now Justice, Brett Kavanaugh.
In 2017 Mr. Jezic achieved success for a client in one of the highest profile cases in Montgomery County in decades - in the "Rockville High School Rape" case - guiding his client through a maelstrom of national media attention, including pejorative comments about his client from White House spokesman, Sean Spicer. Contrary to all expectations and hype, all rape and sex offense charges against Mr. Jezic's client were completely dismissed (See article).
In 2010, prosecutors in two separate jurisdictions dismissed the cases against Mr. Jezic's clients, after the jury in each case had heard Mr. Jezic's winning cross-examination of the complaining witnesses. Remarkably, yet again in 2012, prosecutors dismissed all murder charges on the third day of a jury trial in Prince Georges County, after the Jezic team's vigorous investigation and opening defense.
Mr. Jezic's most well known case is the successful defense of Gary James Smith, in the "Army-Ranger murder case" - another of the most high-profile cases in Montgomery County in the past several decades. Mr. Smith was a Sergeant in the Army Rangers, having served in five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was accused of murdering his fellow Army Ranger, a close friend and roommate in Gaithersburg. After two lengthy trials, and two appellate reversals, Mr. Smith successfully ended his case with time served and unsupervised probation, eight years after the original arrest. Mr. Smith now is a law clerk in the law offices of Jezic & Moyse, working on Mr. Jezic's various murder cases. (See many articles from 2006 to 2015, and see hour-long show about Gary Smith on Dr. Oz.).
n 2018 Mr. Jezic argued a significant criminal case before the State’s highest court. In 2010 and 2011, Maryland criminal attorney Andrew V. Jezic convinced judges in two separate cases to vacate his clients' guilty pleas entered with another lawyer, whereby both clients would have been deported after serving lengthy prison sentences. In both cases, Mr. Jezic's clients were eventually exonerated after jury trials and are now free of any threat of jail or deportation. In one of those cases in 2011, State v. Cuque, the jury acquitted Mr. Jezic's client of all charges despite having viewed a videotaped confession by the client.
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Andrew Jezic of the Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC, explains the importance of experience when seeking a criminal defense attorney. He leverages his experience to build strong cases for his clients; contact him at 240-292-7200 or www.jezicfirm.com
About Andrew V. Jezic
First Admitted: 1995, Maryland
Professional Webpage: https://www.jezicfirm.com/maryland-criminal-attorneys/andrew...
- Criminal Law Treatise, (Co-Author) Maryland Law of Confessions, now in its thirteenth edition
- Speaker, Alan Goldstein Lecture, 2010-2014
- Georgetown University, B.A.
- Former Co-Chair, Montgomery County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
- Member, Prince Georges Bar Association
- Maryland Hispanic Bar Association
- United States Supreme Court
- Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
- President-elect, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
- District of Columbia
- Member, Maryland State Bar Association
- Member, Anne Arundel Bar Association
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Last Updated: 5/15/2022