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Kevin J McDevitt

DUI and DWI Attorney at Leonardtown, MD

5.0   207 reviews

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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 HubPages.com, 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.

Licensed for 18 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 07/12/2022

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

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

Reviews

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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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Posted by michael Wayne mattingly | January 29, 2021
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Drving lincense suspension.
Did very well handling my case. Knowing his and very forceful. Would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2021
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Outstanding Lawyer
Kevin went above and beyond while representing me for a DUI/DWI. Not only did we meet several times to go over my case, Kevin would contact me just to make sure we were on the same page throughout this entire process. He explained everything to me in great detail leaving me with no questions at all. After going to court he was able to get my charges down to reckless driving. Kevin Mcdevitt was a outstanding lawyer. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2020
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Kevin got a nasty assault charge dismissed
I thought my situation look hopeless when I was arrested. A relative falsely accused me of hitting her. It seemed very bad for me, a big guy arrested for hitting a woman, who had pictures of her face that had blood on it. I looked up online several criminal defense attorneys in St. Mary’s County, and then I read their reviews. Kevin McDevitt hands down received the greatest number of very strong, positive reviews, many more than any other lawyers in the area. I also liked the fact that he had worked as a prosecutor in St. Mary’s County, which meant he was a local lawyer who know how the prosecution lawyers operated. I called Kevin and we set up a time to discuss my case. After listening to me explain what had happened that day, Kevin offered to represent me. We quickly reached agreement on that, after which he told me, “Now I’m your attorney. Once I inform the state, they will have to deal only with me in the future.” Such a relief. I was very glum about my chances, but after I spent another hour or so explaining everything to Kevin, he told me that we had a very good possibility of winning the case. However, Kevin was very realistic. He said sometimes depending cases could turn on the mood of the judge that day. Because of that, he sent me to enroll in an anger management class. "I know you're innocent," Kevin told me. " But if you complete this course before we go to trial, both the judge and the prosecution will look favorably upon it.” One nightmare were the Maryland laws that applied to this my case, assault in the second degree. I was glad to learn that it was a misdemeanor, but then Kevin told me that Maryland was one of the few states that stipulated very harsh sentences for misdemeanors, ten years for second degree assault. The prosecutor did indeed inform Kevin that the state was not only going to for the full ten years. Kevin counseled me that the state was overcharging as a tactic to frighten me, but it was still unnerving. Here I was, never arrested for anything in my life, suddenly facing 15 years in prison. I did make sure I went to all classes in the anger management class. More importantly, I participated in the class, although I was truthful in that I had never let my anger turn into physical violence. At the end, the manager of the class wrote a very nice letter that I had participated fully and made important contributions to the class. Kevin call me practically every week to discuss the case and to give me encouragement. I was very nervous about having that 15 years hanging over me, so that his periodic phone calls to boost my confidence we are very welcome. On the day of the scheduled trial, Kevin came to the courthouse very prepared. He had read everything on the case and watched all of the police video. He showed me his computer and said that he loaded up both the 911 calls and the police video onto it. Kevin said he was very confident that he could win me an acquittal if we went to trial. He was also prepared to closely cross examine the relative who had made the false accusation against me. He had gotten records of her previous arrests that he would use if necessary, plus, he thought he could convince the court that she was lying. He wanted me to sit outside while he went into the courthouse. It turned out that the person who accused me did not show up. the prosecutor and Kevin waited for the accuser to arrive, they talked over the case. Kevin came out periodically to talk to me or called me on the phone to tell me how the prosector was wavering. He finally produced the anger management letter and the state agreed to dismiss the case. Kevin's the one you want if the state comes after you.
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Posted by Robert | September 29, 2020
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Sincerely, Robert Quade
Mr. McDevitt was hired to represent me in a DUI court case and totally exceeded my expectations. Mr. McDevitt is a true professional and who is prepared from the very beginning to the very end no page goes unturned, never will you hear the word whatever or maybe so. Mr. McDevitt gets to the facts and truth and gives his absolute best to help you in any situation. This man is prepared and is a expert in his profession. If anyone out there is in need of a lawyer Mr. McDevitt is the best option. I left his office feeling confident protected and respected. Mr. McDevitt will be a friend and lawyer for life. I personally want to thank him and his staff making my stressful situation a life changing experience for the better.. sincerely ...Robert Quade.
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Posted by Donald | August 20, 2020
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Great Attorney
At my court hearing Kevin got my DWI dropped to reckless driving and at the MVA hearing everything was dropped to no action required. Kevin knew all the right things to say and put my mind at ease through out the whole thing. This being my one and only DWI at the age of 74 had me worried, not knowing what to expect but Kevin helped me understand and was just great to work with.
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Posted by Robert | July 22, 2020
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Hire this guy immediately
I hired Kevin for a standard DUI case. My first time ever being in this situation and I could not have been more nervous. I hired Kevin down to the wire with about a week left to go before my court date and he took it head on hit the ground running. I could not have been more happy with the outcome as he heavy lifted so much in such a short time I walked out with a Nolle Prosequi. Do not hesitate to hire Kevin!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2020
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Awesome Lawyer!
Kevin was very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail to make sure I understood. I went to court for DUI/DWI and was able to get charges dropped to a reckless driving traffic ticket. This was important to me because I hold a clearance and work for the DOD. I’m very happy with the outcome and glad I chose Kevin as my lawyer! Would definitely recommend!
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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

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

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

Received (7)
Given (7)
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 18 years
Free Consultation