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Nicholas J Ferrante

Business Attorney at Prince Frederick, MD

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Nick Ferrante, Nick J. Ferrante

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business startups; buying or selling a business; contract drafting; contract litigation; trademarks.

    21 years

  2. Car accident
    Former attorney for national insurance companies now representing car accident clients.

  3. Criminal defense
    Represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases throughout the state of Maryland.

    21 years

I practice in the areas of business, personal injury and criminal law.  I started my career in Southern Maryland clerking for the Honorable Steven G. Chappelle in the Circuit Court for Charles County.  After my clerkship I entered private practice representing the interests of insurance companies and large corporations in jurisdictions throughout Maryland and the Distict of Columbia and I have served as counsel to two federal agencies.  After eight years I returned to Southern Maryland to live and work and I have maintained a practice in Main Street in Prince Frederick, Maryland since 2002.

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Licensed for 26 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/12/2022

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

Contact Nicholas

Ferrante & Dill, LLC
141 Main Street
Suite 200
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Kayla Prather | December 5, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
I was being charged with Felony Theft and Burglary for illegally rescuing a Great Dane from someone who was neglecting him. Mr. Ferrante was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, quickly returned phone calls, answered all my questions, did an over abundance of research, and above all was honest with me, and never gave me false hope. He got me a plea bargain with the State's Attorney to drop the burglary and brought my felony theft down to a misdemeanor with probation and community service. I was facing 13 years in prison and walked away with comparably, next to nothing! I also brought my best friend to him when she got charged with a DUI and hit and run and consulted with him again when I got charged with driving on a suspended license. He does excellent work! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in a situation where legal counsel is needed!
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2008
business lawyer
easy to communicate with, pleasant, efficient
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2008
Real Estate and Lease preparation/review
Handled a very complex real estate matter involving two leases with purchase options and lease-back options in a very timely fashion.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2008
He is a life saver, Nick has helped me with advice and guidence throug many diffcult situations. He treated me with respect.
I would start out by saying Nick is a trustworthy Lawyer. He was there after 5 which is hard to find and also aviable on weekends. I felt completly confident in the advice Nick was providing to me and my business. He actually was able to handle some situations that much larger law firms could not tackle. I would attribute that to his knowledge in his field but also with the relationships he has made over the years. I found he was repected by his peers and that is not something you find with Lawyers. I would use him and I highly recommend you start and finish your search for a GREAT attorney with Nick.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ferrante & Dill, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Nicholas J. Ferrante
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Davis, Upton, & Palumbo, LLC
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Trademark Attorney
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate Attorney
  • United States Board of Appeals for Veteran's Claims
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Steven G. Chappelle
  • Circuit Court for Charles County, Maryland
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Maryland
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Crunkelton v. McConkey
  • Mr. Ferrante won the case and his client was elected to the Calvert County Board of Education.
  • Calvert Coalition for Smart Growth v. Board of County Commissioners
  • Appeal Pending in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals


  • Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission
  • Member Peer Review Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Calvert County Juvenile Court Steering Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Immediate Response Committee
  • Calvert County representative
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Prince George's County Bar Association
  • Chair, Young Lawyer's Section
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Maryland Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • High School Intorduction to business class
  • Business Law
  • 2017
  • Testimony before the Maryland House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee
  • Legislation - School Safety (Dangerous allergies)
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Nicholas
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ferrante is an excellent attorney and has done exceptional work for clients that I have referred to him."
Business Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Ferrante is professional, thorough, and knowledgeable in a wide range of business matters. I hold him in very high regard and have frequently referred clients to him knowing that they will be satisfied with his work."

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Prince Frederick Business Lawyer Nicholas J Ferrante
Nicholas J Ferrante
Business Attorney
Prince Frederick, MD
Licensed for 26 years