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David McFadden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Westminster, MD

The McFadden Law Offices, LLC
16 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-871-0003
Fax: 410-871-0123
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Attorney David M. McFadden is the founder and managing member of McFadden Law Offices in Westminster, Maryland. A top-rated, award-winning and highly versatile attorney with more than eight years of total legal experience, Mr. McFadden provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the greater Baltimore metro area, Carroll County and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Criminal defense

·       DUI defense

·       Traffic defense

·       Shielding of records and expungements

·       Family law and divorce

·       Peace and protective orders

·       Motor vehicle accident and personal injury claims

·       Wills and estates

A compassionate and personable attorney, Mr. McFadden has gained a reputation for carefully listening to his clients' concerns and offering them the honest, straightforward advice they need to make the best-informed decisions on the matters that affect their cases. Devoted to his clients' success, he devises customized solutions and strategies based on his clients' specific needs and tailors his services to help them achieve their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his impeccable professionalism and unwavering commitment to those he serves, Mr. McFadden has earned a Top 40 Under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers along with a ranking from the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys as a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney. Moreover, he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers, including a listing in Covington's Who's Who, as well as "Excellent" client reviews on Avvo.

A 2007 graduate of the University of Baltimore, Mr. McFadden returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2012. He also received his certificate of completion in litigation and advocacy.

An active member of his legal community, Mr. McFadden is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association and the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. He is also a member of the Maryland Association for Justice and the Maryland State Bar Association, as well as the Carroll County and Baltimore County Bar Associations.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Family Law
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Traffic Violations, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About David McFadden

First Admitted: 2012, Maryland

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Educational Background

  • I graduated from UB School of Law in 2012., 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, 2015
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, 2015
  • Carroll County Bar Association, 2015
  • Maryland Association for Justice, 2014
  • The National College of DUI Defense, 2016
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • The Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Successfully completed a 3 day DWI Seminar, the same one taken by police officers., 2018


  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense, 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff, 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff, 2019
  • "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers 2020 and 2021
  • Top 100 Defense Attorney for 2020, 2018
  • Avvo Client’s Choice in Criminal Defense for 2016 and 2020
  • Lawyer of Distinction in Criminal Defense, 2018


  • Client charged with Assault 1st degree, Burglary 2nd degree, Malicious Destruction of Property and Kidnapping after they allegedly broke into their partner's house, threatened them at knifepoint, took alleged victim and baby, and crashed car, at which time Client jumped out of car and ran away.  After our own thorough investigation, we discovered video surveillance providing Client with an alibi and all charges were dismissed., 2019
  • Client was charged with Assault 2nd degree, Malicious Destruction of Property, and referred to the Sexual Assault Unit for allegations of rape.  After we did a thorough investigation, able to show that alleged victim was not being truthful, so all charges were dismissed., 2019
  • In 2017, just defended a Client charged with a 13 Count Indictment, including firearm for which Client was prohibited from possessing and had he been found guilty of the charge, they could have received up to 15 years incarceration, the first 5 are a mandatory minimum and drug charges, 11 charges he was acquitted, and 2 charges led to a hung jury, so a mistrial was granted. In 2016, defended a Client who was charged with a 5 Count Indictment, including 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of the crime of violence, which is a 5-year mandatory minimum, false imprisonment, and failure to obey a lawful order, 4 charges he was found not guilty, and the only guilty count was false imprisonment.  Also able to secure several favorable settlements for personal injury clients, 2016
  • Client charged with Assault 1st degree, Assault 2nd degree, Use of a Handgun in the Commission of a Crime of Violence and False Imprisonment.  After 3 day jury trial, Client acquitted of most serious charges, Assault 1st, 2nd and Use of Handgun, and only found guilty on False Imprisonment, which was least serious crime and carried least penalty possible., 2015
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Office Location for David McFadden

16 North Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: 410-871-0003

Fax: 410-871-0123

Last Updated: 7/6/2021

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