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Thomas Edward Pyles

Car accident Attorney at Waldorf, MD

5.0   172 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%

  2. Criminal defense
    20%

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

    31 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%

    31 years, 2,000 cases

  5. Personal injury
    20%

    31 years, 5,000 cases

Thomas E. Pyles is an accomplished personal injury and criminal defense trial attorney with over 28 years of legal experience. He has a tremendous background in personal injury and criminal defense cases. He has tried over 200 jury trials and over 1000 bench trials. Attorney Pyles has handled complex civil and criminal litigation with outstanding client satisfaction and great professionalism. His reputation, both inside the courtroom and out, has allowed him to be one of the top litigators in the state of Maryland.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Mr. Pyles received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Washington College of Law at the American University in 1991. Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of Baltimore, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

One of Mr. Pyles’ first legal jobs was working as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Felony I Division (murders, rapes and robberies). During the summer after his first year of law school, he worked with U.S. Attorneys who handled murder trials. Mr. Pyles was aligned with one of the top prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s office and helped respond and formulate both pre-trial and trial motions during the prosecution of these murder cases. Upon graduation, Mr. Pyles went to work for Richard A. Brown, senior and founding partner at Brown & McCormick and devoted his initial career to representing victims of personal injury cases as well as clients that found themselves facing the state in criminal prosecutions. During this time period, Mr. Pyles sharpened his litigation skills and began developing his reputation among judges, lawyers and clients as a top litigator. From there, Mr. Pyles started working at a Southern Maryland law firm where he continued to focus on personal injury and criminal defense. He also began to handle domestic relations and bankruptcy cases.

EXPERTISE AND PASSION
In 2010, Mr. Pyles decided to open his own firm that primarily focused on personal injury and criminal defense cases. Today, Mr. Pyles has a sound general practice law firm with a strong emphasis on personal injury litigation, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Mr. Pyles continues to handle serious felony and misdemeanor cases in the state of Maryland.

Mr. Pyles founded his law firm on four principles: honesty, integrity, passion, and experience. He believes in an honest, straight-forward approach, giving you the straight talk and not candy-coating what the possible outcomes will be. He both thoroughly explains the process as well as what you will face given certain situations that may arise during the trial process. He believes in doing the right thing, at the right time, in the right manner. There is no substitute or short cut for doing things the right way. Past and present clients will tell you that he is very passionate about representing them and about the process that clients have to go through. His ultimate focus is taking care of his clients and making sure that the clients have a positive experience, which can only be accomplished through a positive outcome. Mr. Pyles is one of the few attorneys in the state that has over 200 jury trials under his belt. The number one factor in hiring an attorney would be how successful they have been in trying cases. Mr. Pyles firmly believes that, particularly when dealing with insurance companies and states attorney’s offices, if you are well known for trying cases, you have the upper hand in representing your clients. With that said, Mr. Pyles has few equals when it comes to personal injury or criminal defense trial experience.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Mr. Pyles has enjoyed the various accolades that come with his outstanding performance, among them include being named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys and being nationally ranked in the Top 10 of The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers.

American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best in Client Satisfaction, 2015-2017

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – 10 Best in Client Satisfaction, 2016-2017

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 10 Best in Client Satisfaction, 2016-2018

The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013-2018

American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in State of Maryland, 2016

Top 100 DUI Attorneys in the State of Maryland, 2016

National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) – Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney, 2016, 2017

American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best in Maryland, 2016, 2017

Super Lawyers - 2018-2019

Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member, Best Attorney

Top 10 Trucking Lawyers: 2017

Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers: 2017

America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys: 2018

The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers: 2013-2018

Lawyers of Distinction – Personal Injury Law – 2019

Trucking Top 10 Trial Lawyers - 2018

Licensed for 30 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 07/12/2022

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

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Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  172 customer reviews
Posted by Brittany | November 26, 2022
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Recommend
Highly recommend him, he helps you understand the whole process and make sure you go the right route.
Posted by Angie | October 24, 2022
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Top notch attorney and staff
I hired Mr. Pyles for representation in an auto accident. Mr. Plyes and his staff were very professional and easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend Mr. Plyes and his team to anyone seeking a top notch attorney and staff that will work hard for you.
Posted by Alejandro | October 11, 2022
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Lawyer
Excellent, very thankful for everything they did for me. Took a long time but they got it done,
Posted by Sara S. | September 6, 2022
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Lawyer Review
Best law team in the area by far. I dealt firecrly with Mr. Williams at Thomas E Pyles law office. Direct, great communication, worked hard on my case and I am happy with the outcome.
Posted by Pencila | August 3, 2022
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Best Attorney & Staff in the State of Maryland
Attorney Pyles and his staff is the best by far. I was able to call and email at any given time for an update. Michelle, his paralegal is very knowledgeable and sweet. I have recommended a few people and will definitely seek assistance if ever needed. By, the way my settlement far exceeded my expectation and I was very pleased and thankful.
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Posted by Russell | July 21, 2022
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Highly recommend
Mr pyles is bar far the best man for the job. Almost immediately as I came in to his office, he handled it, very efficient and got the job done. And just in general a man of his word and a great man overall! His staff was very Polite and very helpful
Posted by Dee | July 19, 2022
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Great communication
I am so pleased with my outcome with my case! Mr. Pyles and his team were awesome! Very professional, yet understanding and compassionate!! I most definitely will be referring clients his way!!
Posted by Nicole | June 16, 2022
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Great lawyer
I highly recommend Mr. Pyles for any accident case … he got me top dollar for my law suit … great service..
Posted by Tevin | June 13, 2022
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Client
I hired the law office of Thomas pyles for my auto injury his staff is reliable professional and they truly care about their clients well being they did everything I needed them to do . I do not have any complaints great attorney
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2022
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Best Representation In the DMV
Tom has represented my family many times in different ways over the past two plus decades. Tom has handled diverse cases ranging from civil, traffic, wrongful injury, criminal defense and divorce for us. Tom and his staff go above and beyond for their clients. I could not be more confident in Tom’s ability to do the best possible job for myself, my family and anyone I refer to their office. Tom tells you the honest truth about situations, making sure you understand what is happening and is very easy to talk to. I feel blessed to have Tom and his team in my corner and cannot sign their praises enough.
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Posted by Kevin | April 9, 2022
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Highly recommend!
I hired Mr. Pyles for representation in a case stemming from an auto accident. His team was extremely professional and kept me informed of all the changes due to many circumstances including covid, a missing defendant and other things. Ultimately ended in a win for us. I would recommend him to anyone looking for the best.
Posted by Lawrence | February 27, 2022
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Great experience
I had a wonderful experience using the law office of Thomas E.Pyles I thank them so much for everthing they did for me I diffently would say if your in need of a lawyer give them a call.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2022
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Great lawyer
Excellent, very happy outcome. I hired him twice and well definitely hire him again if I get into another accident.
Posted by Jeffrey | January 27, 2022
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Gratitude
I hired Mr. Pyles for an accident and he did exactly what I expected, it was a great experience, I definitely would recommend him to anyone! Hire Thomas pyles, and get paid!
Posted by Benjamin | January 19, 2022
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Car Accident Client
I went to Thomas Plye office to see if they could take care of my case which they did. They are real respectful and on top of everything, I appreciate all the help I had. I will definitely will be going back for any of my cases. Thomas did everything he could to make me happy about the case.
Posted by Hunter | December 22, 2021
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Car Accident
I was referred to Mr. Pyles law office by a friend. Was definitely not disappointed with the service I received. Mr. Pyles was upfront with me regarding expectations and time lines. At the end he did not disappoint. I was happy with the results and the service I received from Mr. Pyles and his staff. Lisa was very helpful with all interactions though-out the case. Would definitely use their office in the future if needed.
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Posted by Juanita | December 19, 2021
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Client
Mr Thomas Pyles and his staff helped me when I needed it the most . From the time I walked in their office they were Professional and I felt that Mr. Pyles had my best interest to handle my accident case, He went above and beyond to fight for me and him and his staff Ms. Lisa always showed me kindness and answered any and all questions I had . they kept me updated on a regular, I would recommend them to others that need a lawyer because I know they would be in the best hands.
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Posted by Kennrick | November 17, 2021
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Car accident
When needed my #1 attorney I’m contacting very professional handled my case very promptly set me up with PT quickly and kept me informed an updated about my case I would recommend Mr. Pyles to fight for your case
Posted by Raymondchisley | October 7, 2021
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My accident case with Thomas pyles
After my accident I contacted Mr pyles and his team went right into action wasted no time getting me to a doctor to help me with my issue they kept me informed though out the whole process Mr pyles fought to get me a settlement that was fair to compensate my losses
Posted by Sally | September 13, 2021
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Sally Raley
I contacted Mr. Plyes in August 2018 about a slip and fall injury which resulted in surgery and screws put in my knee. From the initial meeting, Mr. Pyles and his wonderful staff guided me thru the entire process with professionalism and compassion. No matter how many questions I had, he and his staff were always right there with any concerns.We recently settled and very pleased with the outcome!! Mr.Pyles will always be my lawyer should another occasion arise!! I highly recommend Thomas E. Pyles!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2014

Education

  • Washington College of Law of American University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Baltimore
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1988

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Maryland Association of Justice
  • N/A
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar (Vaccine Injuries)
  • N/A
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Bar
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Best Attorney
  • Rue Ratings
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pyles is great lawyer who does not back down from a trial and aggressively represents his clients. I handled many cases against Mr. Pyles when I was a prosecutor and he was an attorney who relentlessly made contact with me to get the best possible outcome for his clients. He has great reputation with lawyers and judges in his community."
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Waldorf Car accident Lawyer Thomas Edward Pyles
Thomas Edward Pyles
Car accident Attorney
Waldorf, MD
Licensed for 30 years