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Carrie Crumbaugh Love

Criminal defense Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Carroll V Crumbaugh Love

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 21 years
    Maryland - MD 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2002
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Carrie Crumbaugh Love has been in private practice since 2001 and has built a great reputation representing clients for over 22 years in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

In 2016, Carrie was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in DC for criminal defense. She was also named a Top Lawyer in DC by the Global Directory of Who's Who, an international publication that recognizes top professionals worldwide.

Carrie earned her J.D. with honors (cum laude) at American University's prestigious Washington School of Law in 2001.

Prior to starting The Law Firm of Carroll Crumbaugh Love PLLC in 2007, Carrie worked for over five years at one of the area's leading boutique law firms handling a variety of criminal and civil matters, including a number of high-profile cases.

Carrie continues to build her skills. She completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's Trial Advocacy Skills program. She is a qualified practitioner in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. She attends Continuing Legal Education courses to further her skills.

She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, District of Columbia Women’s Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association and the White Collar Woman's Defense Association.

Carrie is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC and Maryland. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Carrie regularly practices in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and in the local District and Circuit Courts of Maryland. She handles matters in counties throughout the State, including Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Worcester County.

Carrie has office locations in Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD.    

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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
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Happy Customer
Carrie's knowledge of the law and her kindness were the reasons that we retained her. My first conversation with her felt as if we had known each other for ages. She is very witty and was able to reassure me that she had everything under control and to just let her "work her magic".
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2019
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Highly recommend
Carrie, Was very caring, compassionate and devoted to helping me through my legal issue. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a good attorney.
Posted by Melissa | March 8, 2019
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Carrie Crumbaugh Love Review
Carrie represented me in two traffic cases that, together, carried significant points. She was very easy to communicate with and went out of her way to contact me when she knew I was not at work. Carrie was professional and made me feel comfortable with my case and how she planned to handle it. She has good relationships with other attorneys and judges which was very helpful. I felt I was very well represented and both of my cases had optimal results. I am incredibly grateful for all of her help and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Jasmine | January 7, 2019
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Best Defense Representation!
Carrie Crumbaugh Love is truly one of a kind! Words cannot express how genuine and sincere she really is overall as a person. When I first spoke to Carrie over the phone the first thing I observed was her patience in listening. We had called a few attorneys prior to contacting Carrie and she was the very first person who showed empathy and listened which alleviated a lot of our anxiety. I never felt rushed to complete a sentence or to help clarify a question at any given time. Throughout the trial Carrie made it a point to educate us at all times during the many different phases. We never felt left in the dark or unsure about our options. She never settles and was determined to negotiate for the best possible solution. Some of the words I would use to describe Carrie would be compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, honest, professional, confident, respectful, determined and highly driven. She is a person who is willing to work with you and will leave you feeling as though this is a team effort. When she is in the courtroom she is a great advocate speaking on your behalf and she is highly respected amongst her peers. We are forever grateful for the services she rendered on behalf of our family member. Sincerely, Ms. Jasmine Norman RN, MSN, PMP
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2018
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Carrie's Love
Carrie's legal expertise, empathy, and incredible work ethic helped me through the most traumatic experience of my life. Carrie treated me with compassion and empathy throughout my DUI case last fall. She respected the challenges I was experiencing and worked to get to know me as a human being beyond the incredible mistake I made. Still, she was consistently honest about the potential consequences I was facing and how she felt we could best navigate the situation. Carrie successfully worked for a Deferred Sentencing Agreement, which has helped me improve the quality of my life and earn a second chance after my poor choices. Carrie is an excellent lawyer in that she has a fully understanding of the law and is meticulous in advocating for her clients. I am eternally grateful to her for guiding me through the legal process and and helping me work thought the situation in my personal life. I cannot imagine a better outcome to my case.
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Posted by Darcia | October 30, 2018
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Carrie's expertise, effort and creativity resulted in my college aged daughter's traffic citation being dismissed, saving us hundreds of dollars in increased insurance premiums. She went above and beyond by studying the codes and used a specific code (that had never been presented before) to argue that the police officer "did not establish the infraction by clear and convincing testimony." I am confident that we would have lost our case if we had hired any other lawyer. In addition to her diligence and dedication, she was very caring, compassionate and reassuring during the entire process.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2018
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I used Carrie for a misdemeanor destruction of property case. I had an excellent experience working with her and would recommend her practice to anyone with a similar case. She took a more personal approach to her practice than some of the other lawyers that I contacted for my case. She really cared about her clients and it wasn't solely about money and achieving the desired outcome. Carrie was easy to contact and would go out of her way to meet me if I requested. In multiple instances she went out of her way to make sure I felt comfortable with my case and would vividly describe how the proceedings would unfold. If you want a caring, reasonably priced, and effective attorney look no further.
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Posted by Jared | October 22, 2018
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Exceptional work!
Carrie Crumbaugh Love has a natural talent for understanding people and conveying their stories before a judge. She is very meticulous with the information she receives. She has helped me understand legal terminology with her adept knowledge and teaching instinct. I was most impressed by how much she cared for me in my time of need. I highly suggest hiring Carrie Love for your legal matters.
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Posted by Shauna | November 14, 2017
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Just Call Her
Carrie got me out of my horrible situation with as little pain as possible. She is super easy to talk to, won't make you feel like an idiot, completely jumps on your side, is very responsive, and bottom-line- knows her stuff and works to get you the best outcome. Within a few minutes of meeting her she had me feeling as much at ease as possible. I was lucky enough to not have gotten myself into an even worse situation and came out of it having met a kick-ass lawyer who I now call a friend.
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Posted by Joseph | October 1, 2017
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Tireless Advocate
Carrie was an incredible attorney who went beyond the call of duty to represent me in my DUI case in Washington DC. Carrie was proactive and knowledgeable about what steps I could take to put my best foot forward in making a good impression to the court. Further, she made sure that she understood my goals, and devised a game plan to obtain the results that I was looking for which would allow me to continue in school and not have my arrest negatively impact my career. Most importantly, Carrie was able to strike a deal with the prosecutors that helped me avoid having to go to trial and which well exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2017
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Helped me out of a bind.
I was referred to Carrie through a family connection. She handled my case with haste and was easy to work with. It is good to have a lawyer that talks to you like a normal person.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2017
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Excellent personal attention
We were referred to Carrie by a friend of ours when we desperately needed an attorney in D.C. Carrie, was amazing!!! She took unbelievable care of our daughter. She spent countless hours helping us with this very complicated and serious case. We felt like she was part of our family. She truly cares for her clients and goes above and beyond the call of duty. We highly recommend Carrie!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2017
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Carrie Love
Carrie is a most professional, attentive lawyer. She has a genuine concern and love for people that shines through all of her actions. I would recommend her to anyone requiring legal services
Posted by CJ Zisa | September 15, 2017
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Above and beyond!
Ms. Crumbaugh contacted me immediately after acquiring on a website. This was the first time I ever needed an attorney and she very patiently explained everything clearly. She took care of my case and made me feel like I was her only client. Never felt rushed or brushed off. Our case went well in our favor. Carrie always went over and above everything she could to get the best outcome, and it did! I cannot say enough on her professionalism and total care she took in handling my case. She also made me feel at ease with and during the entire process.
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Posted by Michael | September 30, 2015
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Best in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
If you find yourself in need of outstanding legal assistance in Washington, DC or Maryland, you would be smart to contact Carrie Crumbaugh Love. I found myself in need of legal assistance on a serious matter that could have been devastating to my reputation and future. Contacting Carrie was the smartest thing I have ever done. Although the outcome of the case was far from certain Carrie Crumbaugh Love was supportive, understanding and realistically honest as to the possible outcomes and secured in my case an outcome that was more than I could have hoped for. Carrie Crumbaugh Love’s impressive knowledge of the DC court system and its officers was directly attributable to the amazing and beyond hope outcome to my case. Her legal skill and expertise along with her impressive connections in the legal profession in Washington, DC were in great part responsible for the eventual dismissal of the charges that had been filed against me. Carrie was outstanding, keeping me informed every step of the way as to the progress of my case. She was always reassuring and supportive. Carrie was always available to address any concerns or questions and promptly returned my calls. Although being involved with the DC legal system was difficult, after securing the representation of Carrie Crumbaugh Love, at no point did I feel alone or without hope. At moments of great uncertainty her cheerful, perky and reassuring voice always made me secure in the knowledge that I had the best legal representation in Washington, DC! Carrie Crumbaugh Love is an experienced attorney that can help you if you are charged with a criminal offense, DUI, traffic offense or domestic violence. You can breathe easier knowing Carrie is on your case.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Schertler & Onorato LLP
  • 2002 - 2007


  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor; Honors: cum laude
  • 2001
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts; Honors: Dean's List
  • 1996


  • Women's White Collar Defense Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2002 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carrie works tirelessly and zealously represents for her clients. She gets terrific results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Carrie is an intelligent, tenacious, and resourceful advocate for her clients. When I refer cases to her I know that she will show compassion for her client while demonstrating a mastery of every aspect of the case. That combination of qualities has won her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and clients alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carrie is an excellent and diligent defense attorney. I don't know an attorney more dedicated to her clients and their cases. I do not hesitate to refer cases to Carrie as I know the clients will be in good hands."
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Washington Criminal defense Lawyer Carrie Crumbaugh Love
Carrie Crumbaugh Love
Criminal defense Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 22 years