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Mr. Ealley focuses his practice primarily on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Estate Administration and Estate Planning. In representing clients in bankruptcy, James understands the financial stress people are experiencing. He understands their concerns to protect their assets, rebuild their financial lives and create a better future for their families. James counsels clients to alleviate their worries and concerns and develop a plan to address their financial problems, whether it be stopping a foreclosure, repossession or garnishment, or erasing credit card, medical or tax debt. Doing so requires a thorough understanding of the Federal Bankruptcy laws. Since beginning his practice in bankruptcy in 2001, James has gained a complete understanding of the complexities of the Bankruptcy Code and its application in consumer bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Ealley also provides full estate planning and estate administration services to his clients. Approximately one-half of all Americans will die without a will in place. This creates a significant chance for confusion and contention among the surviving family and friends. A complete, well-defined estate plan helps avoid such conflict by providing clear direction for how the deceased wanted their property and affairs to be handled upon their passing. James offers a variety of Estate Planning solutions to protect your family, including wills, trusts, health care directives and powers of attorney.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 70%
    15 years, 700 cases
  2. Probate: 15%
    15 years, 150 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    15 years, 200 cases



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Contact info

The James D. Ealley Law Firm

135 West Dares Beach Road
Suite 209A
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678

The James D. Ealley Law Firm

8957 Edmonton Rd
Greenbelt, MD, 20770



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe James D. Ealley Law Firm2013 - Present
Of CounselFerrante & Dill, LLC2011 - 2013
General CounselThe Magellan Group, LLC2005 - 2011
AssociateGoodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLC2003 - 2005
AssociateBishop, Daneman & Simpson, LLC2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Calvert County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
St. Mary's County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Calvert County Chamber of CommerceMember, Governmental Affairs Committee2012 - Present
Calvert County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Maryland Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of BaltimoreGovernment and Public PolicyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Edward Jones Estate Planning SeminarEstate Planning2015