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Kevin J McDevitt

DUI and DWI Attorney at Leonardtown, MD

5.0   214 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kevin

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Born in Leonardtown, Maryland, June 28, 1975. Attended St. Mary’s Ryken High School, 1993. Salisbury University, B.S., concentrations in Biology & Medical Technology, 1997. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. concentrations in Criminal Law & Litigation, 2003; Judicial Intern, Hon. James A. Kenney, III, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 2001; Law Clerk, Homicide Division, Baltimore City States Attorney’s Office, 2001-2004; Assistant State’s Attorney (Rule-16), Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, 2003; Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 2004; Assistant State’s Attorney, Baltimore City States Attorney’s Office, 2004-2005; Assistant State’s Attorney St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, 2005-2008; Member, National District Attorney’s Association, 2004-2008; Member, Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association, 2005-2008; Member Maryland State Bar Association, 2004-Present; Member St. Mary’s County Bar Association, 2005-Present; Member, St. Mary’s County Juvenile Drug Court Team, 2006-2007; Member, St. Mary’s County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, 2007-2008; Member, St. Mary’s County Family Violence Coordinating Council, 2007-2008; Managing Attorney & Owner, Law Offices of Kevin J. McDevitt, L.L.C., 2008-Present; United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2009-Present; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, 2010-Present; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2011-Present; Appointed to the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee, 2011-2013; Listed as one of the Best DUI Lawyers in Maryland on , 2012; National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Maryland, 2014 & 2015; National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2014 & 2015; Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014 & 2015; and Accepted into National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), 2015; Judge, Maryland State Bar Association Mock Trail Competition, 2015-2016; Appointed to the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee, 2016-2017.

Location

Law Offices of Kevin J Mcdevitt LLC
22835 Washington St
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2023
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Case Dismissed!
With Kevin's help my case was dismissed. I could not ask for a better outcome!
Posted by Cassidy | August 25, 2023
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A wolf among sheep
Kevin represented me on a 2nd degree assault case. He gave me a very good outcome and didn’t back away from a challenge . He always had great communication with me, steered me in the right direction, and I would highly recommend him to anyone out there seeking legal help with criminal charges.
Posted by Paul | August 2, 2023
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my review
Mr. McDevitt defended me in my second DWI case in which I was charged with 4 counts of DWI(2) and DUI(2). Mr. McDevitt counseled me on steps to take prior to the trial to help mitigate any consequences or penalties hand down by the court. He was available 24 seven for emergencies. He scheduled meetings at my convenience and made sure that he was always prepared and that I too was always prepared. He required that all documents from the courts, MVA, recovery programs and any solicitation involving my case be forwarded it to him for his scrutiny and advice. Bottom line, with Mr. McDevitt’s knowledge of the statutes governing DWI, and DUI, as well as MVA laws my outcome was positive with minimal penalties. Finally Mr. McDevitt is a square shooter and doesn’t sugar coat the situation. Thanks again Paul Lombardi
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2023
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DWI
Kevin was honest from the jump on my case. Kept me focused. Do what he suggests, listen, then execute his plan. If you have a tough case, he's the lawyer to turn to and he'll fight for you.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2023
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Wonderful job
Provided me with the service I needed, communicated everything and gave me the information I wanted and needed, overall did a wonderful job and would recommend him to other people.
Posted by LeRoy | February 9, 2023
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The BEST!
Kevin is a top shelf attorney and knows the law, from the various Courts through the Office of Administrative Hearings, and easily maneuvers through the Court system swiftly. Kevin knows the DoD and is familiar with security clearances and the requirements to keep yours safe. I highly recommend Kevin, and guarantee that he will get you the result that you want in a thorough and professional manner. Kevin is hands down the best!!
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Posted by Elaine | January 6, 2023
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Excellent Attorney!
Kevin McDevitt was a fantastic attorney from the start. He quickly scheduled an appointment to discuss the case and possible outcomes. He was explicit about how I could begin my own work to help improve the chances of a favorable outcome. He provided specific resources and even reached out to one of the resources when I didn't hear back from them quickly so I could get going with the class as soon as possible. Following through with these resources and classes allowed me to show the court I was making progress without them having to request it, which led to the best possible result for my case. It was a very stressful few months for me but Kevin was always available to talk through these concerns, even if just briefly. Not all attorneys will be available like this to clients but that's just the kind of person Kevin is. What makes Kevin unique is that he will treat you with a high level of respect that you would be hard--pressed to find elsewhere. Additionally, Kevin seems to have forged meaningful, positive relationships with his colleagues, staff in the courthouse, and the St. Mary's County community.
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Posted by Jayne | October 12, 2022
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Best lawyer in St. Mary's County!
I'm having a great day! Kevin won 3 cases for me. Hooray.. I was falsely accused of DUI, DWI and MVA citations which has taken almost a year to correct and the end result was a win; no action. I'm 71 years old and suffer from COPD, narrow angles (both eyes), foot surgery. I also suffer from depression and anxiety. I'm a widow of 5 years; and I work part-time. I could have lost my license, have an interlock system installed in my car, and paid thousands of dollars. At the MVA hearing I was charged with an insufficient breath test, and 3 intoxicometer tests. To experience going to jail for the night was a nightmare. Needlessto say, the Detention Center was a circus and the behavior of some of the officers left me concerned about the entire process. My lawyer, Kevin J. McDevitt is amazing and I highly recommend him. Having a positive attitude and desire to uphold the Law are great assets to have and I am THANKFUL! If you need a lawyer he is the best!!
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Posted by Thomas | August 8, 2022
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Kevin McDevitt was by far the best! Highly recommend him! made me feel so at ease the moment I stepped into his office. Kept me updated during the whole process making sure I got the best outcome! very knowledgable and professional, also very responsive to any questions I had during the process.
Posted by Joyce | August 4, 2022
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Criminal with health issues
Hired Kevin based on previous successful outcomes. He didn't let us down this time either. Very complicated case that took over a year to resolve. In our favor! Kevin is an expert in his work and a truly compassionate lawyer. He takes his time to explain so you understand everything throughout the court system/process. His fees are definitely reasonable and worth every dollar. Hire Kevin! He truly is the best!
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Posted by Katie | July 18, 2022
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K.Robinson
I still am in shock that I avoided losing my license and possibly my freedom. I'm extremely grateful and i have Been granted a PBJ and reduced to comm. Service vers 13 charges DWI/ jail time...He took my case and was so incredible and amazing to watch. He is on top of his game, he's impressive. I hope you get lucky enough to have him represent you. He is the one to call!
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Posted by Carol | April 29, 2022
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Best DUI Lawyer in SoMD
Kevin was absolutely amazing through my entire case. From guiding me through every possible outcome in how it applies to my case to encouraging me not to give up my rights just because it seemed easy. Kevin was entirely professional and amazing and got my case down Noll Prossed. 10/10 would recommend every time!
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2022
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DUI/DWI defense lawyer
Professional lawyer, took the the time to break down all the charges . Broke down in detail all the consequences of taking a plea or not that anybody can understand. Was reassuring and empathic. Would highly recommend Kevin for your defense lawyer.
Posted by LeRoy | April 26, 2022
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Top shelf attorney
Kevin is thorough and super knowledgeable of the Court and MVA system. Hire Kevin for swift results!
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2021
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Excellent Counsel in Time of Need
We were referred to Kevin by a friend who is also an attorney and we were so pleased with his representation. He was accessible, straight-forward and direct—qualities that we valued tremendously during a tumultuous time.
Posted by Angela | August 19, 2021
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Representation for DWI / DUI Charges
Kevin McDevitt was contacted immediately following my son being charged with DWI and DUI. Kevin was consistent with counseling my son on his charges and what to expect at his court date. He was thorough, informative and responsive. At the court date his representation was outstanding. He explained the potential outcomes and advised as how to proceed to obtain the best outcome. We highly recommend Kevin McDevitt.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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Best Lawyer Out There!
Kevin is extremely resourceful, professional and amazing at his job. He helped me beat my court case and MVA case. If you’re considering a lawyer go with Kevin J McDevitt.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2021
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Worth it
Got the best result one could hope for in my case due to Kevin. Fought like hell for me, well worth hiring.
Posted by Kyle | June 11, 2021
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Underage drinking citation
Kevin represented me in an underage drinking case and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. My case got expunged which was the best outcome possible. He was strait to the point and very professional throughout the ordeal. I couldn’t have chose a better lawyer
Posted by Matt | April 15, 2021
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Excellent, Knowledgeable Lawyer
I hired Kevin to represent me for some traffic citations related to an accident. From the beginning, he was very personable and explained all that would be involved in the process. He recommended I complete a driver improvement course to help him advocate on my behalf. He then presented all potential options in our meetings leading up to the trial. Throughout the process, he provided sound legal advice to help me with decisions and he was able to negotiate a settlement that allowed me to walk away with no citations and no points on my driving record in return for an affordable fee. If you’re here because the legal services Kevin can offer meet your needs, then I highly recommend you hire him as your attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices Of Kevin J. McDevitt, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • St. Mary's County State's State's Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Salisbury University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State Of Maryland v. John Edison Jr.
  • Not Guilty on all charges

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • St. Mary's County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Accepted for National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Maryland
  • HubPages.com
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McDevitt is an extremely sharp legal mind. I routinely reach out to him to discuss cutting edge legal issues and tactics. He is diligent, highly competent, and he knows St. Mary's County like the back of his hand. I endorse him without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse attorney Kevin McDevitt. Over the last 4 years, I have collaborated and consulted with him on scores of DUI/DWI and criminal matters. He is an experienced and competent advocate who zealously represents and works in the best interests of his clients. Notably, he is particularly sensitive to the adverse impact that an alcohol-related or criminal charge could have on the career of a military service member or federal government employee who holds a security clearance -- and he acts accordingly. Mr. McDevitt always represents his client in a manner that will afford him the best chance of retaining his security clearance. Having myself practiced in the field of National Security Law for the last 18 years, I must note that that Mr. McDevitt's sensitivity to and knowledge of the potential impact of DUI/DWI or criminal charges on a security clearance holder -- and how to handle such situations -- clearly distinguish him from most other attorneys."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer is one of the finest DWI attorneys in the State. In addition he is highly professional and agressive"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure to have known and observed Attorney McDevitt for several years. I am very impressed with his skill and knowledge in the areas of DUI and criminal defense. He works hard to maintain the expertise needed to competently represent the citizen accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Best criminal defense attorney! Works very hard for his clients."
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Leonardtown DUI and DWI Lawyer Kevin J McDevitt
Kevin J McDevitt
DUI and DWI Attorney
Leonardtown, MD
Licensed for 19 years
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