Andrew V. Jezic

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Silver Spring, Maryland

Jezic & Moyse, LLC
Andrew V. Jezic
Jezic & Moyse, LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1995

Education: The University of Maryland School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

Jezic & Moyse, LLC

2730 University Blvd. West
Suite 604
Silver Spring, MD 20902 Visit website


In 2022, 2023, and 2024, Superlawyers magazine voted Mr. Jezic as one the Top 10 Best Lawyers in all of Maryland (among 40,000 lawyers). From 2016-2021, Superlawyers voted Mr. Jezic to the exclusive group of the very best 100 lawyers in Maryland. From 2011 to 2023, Mr. Andrew Jezic was selected to the very exclusive list of best criminal lawyers by Washingtonian magazine.

Mr. Jezic’s primary focus is winning - a Not Guilty verdict or a dismissal. Otherwise, his goal is to get a result that most would consider to be beyond expectations. To this end, Mr. Jezic has built an astonishing record of success in winning jury trials for his clients: 87% of all his jury trials as a defense attorney have resulted in some type of win for the client - a Not Guilty verdict, a dismissal in front of the jury, a hung jury, a mistrial, a windfall deal in the middle of trial, or a New Trial granted by the judge or appellate court.  As an example, Mr. Jezic has not lost a child abuse jury trial in Montgomery County in 15 years (15 jury trials).

Mr. Jezic’s wins in high-profile criminal cases have been featured in many news articles and on national TV shows, including Dateline NBCDr. Oz, and the Tucker Carlson show. Mr. Jezic has received nearly 100 percent of very positive reviews from scores of clients.

Maryland criminal defense lawyer Andrew V. Jezic served as a Maryland prosecutor for nearly eight years, prosecuting some of the most serious felony cases in Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties. Mr. Jezic is a past president of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association. In 2017 Mr. Jezic was honored as one of the "Most Influential Marylanders" by the Daily Record, Maryland's preeminent legal and business newspaper.

As a Maryland criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Jezic aggressively represents defendants around the state and in Washington, D.C. facing such serious charges as murder, rape and armed robbery. In his 27 years as a litigator, Mr. Jezic has handled over 140 jury trials and 100 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 a streamlined list 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 at the end of a criminal trial.

Three other achievements highlight Mr. Jezic’s status as the “go-to” criminal defense attorney in the state for the highest profile and most challenging cases.  First, Mr Jezic is a co-author of the widely respected book, Maryland Law of Confessions, first published in 2003 by Thompson/West and now in its nineteenth edition. Mr. Jezic’s 1700-page book has been cited or quoted in twelve reported opinions by Maryland’s highest and intermediate appellate courts. Judge Charles E. Moylan, Jr., a scholar on Maryland criminal law, wrote in a published opinion: “The leading academic authority on confession law in Maryland is Jezic, Molony, Nolan and Woodward, Maryland Law of Confessions.” Second, Mr. Jezic frequently lectures to lawyers and judges on confession law around the state, including two lectures to judges only at their “Judicial College”.  Third, Mr. Jezic is often called upon as an expert in criminal law to testify in court and in front of the Legislature in Annapolis.  Most recently, he was hired as the criminal law expert by the Attorney Grievance Commission for the disciplinary proceedings against a formerly elected county prosecutor who was accused of multiple ethical violations.

Our greatest successes:

Practice areas

Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 100% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1995, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Criminal Law Treatise, (Co-Author) Maryland Law of Confessions, now in its thirteenth edition
  • Speaker, Alan Goldstein Lecture, 2010-2014
Educational Background:
  • Georgetown University, B.A.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 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
  • Maryland
Industry Groups:
  • Legal Representation

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Andy is passionate about his craft and an exceptionally talented litigator. He works hard for his clients and is truly dedicated to the profession.”

“Mr. Jezic is a fabulous criminal defense attorney. He is renowned among the Bar for his skills and breadth of criminal law practice, as well as his advocacy for reforms in the law and continuing education for attorneys.”

Office location for Andrew V. Jezic

2730 University Blvd. West
Suite 604
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Phone: 240-687-2986

Attorney resources for Andrew V. Jezic

Page Generated: 0.22794103622437 sec