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Mr. Farmer received a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his undergraduate program, he studied abroad at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Mr. Farmer graduated law school a semester early and, as part of his legal education, excelled in the Comparative Law program at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

He has also completed a comprehensive training course in mediation training and earned a mediation certificate. In 2014, he was named to Maryland's Outstanding Young Lawyers, and he was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers in 2012 through 2014. In 2013, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) honored Mr. Farmer as a Nationally Ranked Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney under the age of 40. He was selected to the 2014 and 2015 “Maryland Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers Magazine, which comes as a result of an intensive selection process requiring third-party validation of accomplishments and trail results.

He has also headlined “Southern Maryland Women's Magazine.” The Charles County Bar Association honored Mr. Farmer in December 2013 with an award for his service to the legal community, recognizing his “Exemplification of the Values of Personal Integrity, Competence and Civility.” The award was based on his legal work and specifically his pro-bono volunteer work with multiple organizations, to include the Family Recovery Court Program.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 37%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 27%
    8 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 27%
    8 years
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%
  5. Other: 4%
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  • Erick Pierre Gracia Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. I have handled cases against Mr. Farmer and he is an aggressive lawyer that knows when to attack and when to negotiate a favorable outcome for his clients.


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  • Jody R. Pollara

    I endorse this lawyer. James and I have worked as opposing counsel on several cases and I find him to be competent and cooperative. While aggressively representing his clients, he is also easy to work with.


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Contact info

Ste 200
3475 Leonardtown Rd
Waldorf, MD, 20601

James F. Farmer, P.A.

3475 Leonardtown Rd., Suite 200
Waldorf, MD, 20601



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
RecognitionWorldwide Registry2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
RecognitionWorldwide Registry2014
Service AwardCharles County Bar Association2013
Top 10 Lawyers Under 40National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyJames F. Farmer, P.A.2008 - Present
InternState's Attorney's Office for St. Mary's County2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Charles County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jaime Stange v. Gantt & MAIFJury Trial Judgement of $331,413.33
Douty Gardner v. J.D.W. AssociatesSettlement of $275,000.
State of Maryland v. Byron WestbrookAcquittal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington PostWestbrook Acquitted of DUI2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of AberdeenN/AComparative Law Program2006
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
University of CambridgeN/AInternational Summer School2004