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Erick Pierre Gracia Jr

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Washington, MD

4.9   42 reviews

also known as Erick P. Gracia Jr.

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    Maryland - MD 11 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Erick

Learn Erick’s areas of practice.

 

As a criminal defense attorney licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia, Erick P. Gracia Jr. has dedicated his career to the art of effective trial lawyering. As a result of the exceptional value he places on the U.S. Constitution, individual rights, and free speech, he is particularly committed to using his skill, reputation, and passion to make sure that the government and insurance companies treat his clients justly and fairly.

During Mr. Gracia’s career he has handled a significant number of complex cases, many of which have garnered media attention. Erick has handled cases on both sides criminal law. As a prosecutor, he has gone to trial with cases involving attempted murder, robbery, white collar crimes, sex offenses, narcotics and DUI’s. As a skilled criminal defense attorney he has successfully defended clients charged with Murder, Home Invasion Robbery, Drug Distribution of Narcotics (Kingpin Charges), Assault with a Fire Arm, Assault on a Police Officer, Handgun Possession, Credit Card Fraud, Indecent Exposure, Fleeing and Eluding the Police, DUI/DWI, and a host of other serious criminal charges. Specifically, Mr. Gracia has won trials in which his clients were found not guiltyof charges such as Murder, Harboring a Felon, Multiple Counts of Assault with handgun at party, just to name a few. As such, Erick has been asked to lend his professional legal opinion on on television shows such as Fox News and The Roland Martin Show. 

The anxiety and stress of criminal charge can be overwhelming. It is important to be represented by a lawyer who will fight for you, educate you about the criminal defense process, and provide peace of mind. Mr. Gracia has handled thousands of cases and is an accomplished and approachable trial lawyer whose experience and energy gives him an exceptional edge when it comes to connecting with clients, juries, judges, and prosecutors.

Fundamentally, Mr. Gracia understands that clients hire him to win their cases, however that may be defined. And, while Mr. Gracia never guarantees an outcome, he does guarantee that he will have honest communication about the strengths & weakness of their case and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome. Give him a call immediately, so he can help you with your case.

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Location

Gracia & Mintz
12805 Old Fort Road
Suite 302
Fort Washington, MD, 20744

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
Posted by R. MARSHALL SR. | January 23, 2021
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Outstanding service
Mr. Garcia was very knowledgeable and professional. He informed me well regarding my case. I was truly satisfied with Mr. Garcia and his staff. I would very highly recommend his service.
Posted by Daniel.. | July 17, 2018
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SUPERSTAR ATTORNEY BEASTMODE
Mr. Gracia is an excellent attorney from the BEGINNING to the end. His expertise and knowledge of my case was on 10000%.. He is truly the TOP ATTORNEY IN MARYLAND. I RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE THAT HAS A CASE ..HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU...
Posted by Josefina | April 2, 2018
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EXCELLENT LAWYER
Mr. Gracia was a wonderful lawyer. I got the best outcome possible for my case. He was quick with responses and readily available. He was tenacious, encouraging and respectful. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
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Awsome
All I can say is just trust his judgement; he knows what he's talking about/doing and he will never lead you wrong. You must have patience. You will not regret choosing Erick. He was very professional and he made is self available to you whenever you needed to ask a question. Very reasonable and will work with payment plans if need be. I would definitely refer him to anyone that maybe in need of his services.
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Posted by Michelle | September 6, 2017
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You Can Trust Him
Mr. Gracia is down to earth, he listens to all parts of the story and he is honest. You can trust that he will be fair with your case but you need to be fair with yourself and tell him everything no matter how it appears. Mr. Garcia is a winner. I don't believe he goes into court with losing the case on his mind because it isn't just a case, it is about getting a fair sentence like we are supposed to have in this great USA. It's hard to trust the legal system. It has failed me in my past and I was the victim but the perpetrators used the court system as a way to abuse me financially and emotionally and I had lawyers every time. Sadly, I see 20 plus years later negative people are still doing this even if they took an oath to legally serve as their profession. But not all legal personnel are the same. Most use their knowledge to do good not hurt others. Mr. Garcia uses his to help others. So yes, trusting from the start was hard for me but I did and it worked out very well. Make sure you have a lawyer who is passionate about justice being served first and foremost. The punishment should at least fit the crime if a crime has been determined. In my case, I believe it was fair. God is the ultimate judge. God brought Mr. Gracia to help turn an extreme negative and injustice around. However, you need to trust him and let your guard down so he can do what he does best and get the justice you deserve whether it's criminal or an injury. There really are evil people in this world with the only purpose in their life being to bring you down and destroy your life and freedom if they could. If you really want justice and not just someone to take your money like past lawyers did to me, I would contact the law office of Gracia and Mintz to get your life back in order and schedule your appointment with Mr. Erik Garcia immediately! He uses his legal knowledge for good and not for evil. You can really trust that he will have your best interest. The punishment should fit the crime but in most cases, the system is filled with the most extreme sentences because people didn't fully trust their lawyer or couldn't afford one. We are blessed to have Mr. Gracia in the DMV area. Thank you so much.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2017
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Exceptional Service by Erick
Erick provided me with a great deal of service and consultation that enabled me to move through my judicial process with satisfaction. Erick handles each case with your best interest in mind and will walk with you from start to finish. Excellent legal services provided by Mr. Gracia.
Posted by KeKy | May 3, 2017
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Professionalism and Efficiency!
I would highly recommend Mr. Gracia! His combined professionalism along with his personable demeanor kept me and my partner at ease throughout the entire process. My partner was charged with DUI among a slew of other unwarranted charges back in January. Long story short, due to Mr. Gracia's judicious plan of action, all charges were dropped. Definitely worth the investment for the security and peace of mind!
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Posted by Joe Leone | May 2, 2017
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Amazing
Erick wasn't a typical lawyer. From the beginning he made me feel comfortable. He didn't sugar coat things and explained things in a way anyone could understand. He is an amazing lawyer and an awesome person. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Nicole Boykin | March 8, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Garcia is a very thorough and competent professional who always has my best interests in mind. Mr. Gracia keeps me well informed and thoroughly explains to me what is going to happen next. With Mr Gracia as my attorney, I know I am in very good hands. He never missed a scheduled meeting and he always takes my calls. What I especially like about Mr Gracia is his ability to remain calm in crisis situations.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2016
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Very professional representation of DUI
Attorney Gracia represented me on a DUI case and I must tell you, he made me feel very at ease entering the courtroom. I was very nervous until he met me, briefly went over my case and made sure I knew what to expect. He was very forthcoming in the positive and negative impacts this court decision could have on my life. I would recommend Attorney Gracia to anyone charged with a DUI. Fortunately because of Attorney Gracia, I had a positive outcome on my case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2016
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2nd offense DUI
Mr. Gracia did a wonderful job. A individual like myself with a lot too lose. Was often reassured by Mr. Gracia that everything will work out. I didn't believe at first, I was positive that I will spend time in jail. But he work hard for my case, he look over information thoroughly. He kept communication line open thru email, text and phone call. He gave me both pros and cons on the DUI and what charges they will hold strongly too. Also he told me what his plan was, as the trial date got closer. Well long story short I'm not in jail and I am better person because of his help and professionalism.
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Posted by Sophia | July 17, 2016
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Excellent representation
Mr. Gracia is an exceptional attorney. He is a highly skilled professional who handled my case with care and without hesitation. I would definitely recommend his services to those in need of a great Attorney.
Posted by Shawnta | July 7, 2016
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Great
Mr. Garcia help me with my case. He went above and beyond to help. He made sure to get every detail and information about my case. He made sure everything went smoothly. I will recommend his services to everyone I know.
Posted by Dominic | March 3, 2016
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Life saver
Mr. Erick P. Gracia Jr. Was very professional, prompt, and didn't try to hide anything at all. I was facing three charges that could of put me in a world of hurt with my current job, and future plans. Nevertheless I was sooo nervous he just kept telling me to relax, keep calm, and stay sharp like I am took a great deal off my shoulders. When I say this gentleman is very proficient and efficient at what he do you would want him or your team. He is the true definition in every aspect of how the title of a lawyer should be represented. Don't settle for something less BEST guy to be on your team if you want results.
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Posted by John | February 16, 2016
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Recommend Mr. Garcia
Mr. Garcia was on point, personable, understanding and very supportive on my son's situation. Mr. Garcia was always available via phone or text and he replied within 24 hours of receiving a call or message from me. Lastly, when I had questions or concerns, he would make sure he answered them, with a clear and understanding of the law and when I requested documents he had a 24 hour turn around. I don't trust many lawyer's but Mr. Gracia's put me at ease with the handling of my son's concerns.
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Posted by Sonia | December 18, 2015
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Great Representation
Mr. Garcia explained my case in great details and did exactly what he stated.. The service he provided my son was excellent, I'm very satisfied with the outcome..
Posted by Sandra | October 30, 2015
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I'm glad I had him in my corner
After contacting Mr Gracia on a Sunday morning following a traffic violation, he has guided me and stood by my side every step of the way. He is one of the BEST Attorneys that can handle any situation. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of any legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2015
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Relentless Criminal Defense!
I was a first time offender facing four charges: DUI, DWI, Reckless Driving, and Driving Too Close. Nervous, I called a friend who referred me to Erick Gracia (of Gracia and Mintz) who: • Met with me and put me at ease, • Listened to my perspective, • Explained the charges I was facing in detail, • Described the court hearing process, and • Worked with me to decide our approach (i.e. go to trial or cop a plea). While awaiting my court date, Erick kept in touch with me and worked to prepare his defense for my case. Throughout the process I grew increasingly confident that I was in good hands; Erick made it clear that he was seeking to get the best deal available for me. We went to trial, where Erick was relentless in pursuing my defense – he won. I was found not guilty of all charges! Even had the situation had a different outcome, I was confident that Erick would have gotten a deal for me that I could have lived with. Erick demonstrated patience, honesty, integrity, and a mastery of the law. If you need a criminal defense attorney, I recommend you give Erick Gracia a call!
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Posted by Charles | October 18, 2015
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Fantastic Representation and Counsel
Mr. Gracia was recommended to me by another well-respected attorney. I met with him initially to discuss my options and immediately it was clear that Mr. Gracia was not only knowledgeable, but eager to be helpful with an approach that would result in the best possible outcome. He charged a flat rate, but you would have thought he was charging by the hour based on the amount of time and effort he put into my case. He took the time and effort to prepare information for me that was both thorough and clear, helping me to make the best decisions I could at each step. He also put my mind at ease in an obviously stressful situtation and made me feel comfortable. On top of all this, Mr. Gracia was able to negotiate an agreement that was far better than any outcome I could have hoped for when I was first charged. This is all to say that Mr. Gracia's representation and counsel was fantastic across the board, from beginning to end. There is nothing else I could have asked for in an attorney and I highly recommend him to anyone else seeking legal services of any kind.
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Posted by Amber | October 5, 2015
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Superb service!
I am so incredibly pleased with the service I received from Erick Gracia! It's rare to find people who follow through the way Erick did. He always returned my calls promptly, and made sure I understood every step of the process. When my claim came close to being denied, he pushed harder and got an award greater than I was expecting! I felt like he really had my best interest at heart and I would place my confidence in him again in a heartbeat!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • DUI & Criminal Defense l Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Gracia & Mintz
  • 2014 - Present
  • Prosecutor
  • Charles County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Stetson University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • N/A
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Harboring a Felon
  • Trial - Not Guilty on all counts
  • Possession of Cocaine & Marijuana
  • Case Dismissed
  • Theft over 10K & Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Charles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Salome A. Howard Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Roland Martin show on News One Now
  • Christian Taylor Unarmed Teen Killed By Police
  • 2015
  • Fox 5 News Washington D.C.
  • Interacting with Police Officers
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (40)
Endorse Erick
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Exceptional work, very professional and knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
""Mr. #RESULT"! Attorney Garcia is in it to win. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse Attorney Gracia. I first met him when he was a prosecutor. His dedication and tenacity have carried over into his private practice to the benefit of his clients. Additionally, Attorney Gracia is a consummate professional and highly regarded among his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gracia is second to none. His familiarity with sitting Judges in both Charles and Prince George's Counties accrues instant and invaluable benefit to his clients. His knowledge of the law bolsters the quality of the criminal defense bar in Maryland. And his personality makes his practice accessible to clients and legal practitioners alike. I highly recommend Attorney Gracia."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gracia is a reliable, hardworking, and efficient attorney. I would recommend him to any clients seeking legal assistance in personal injury or criminal defense cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erick is a very savvy and confident attorney. I had the pleasure of working with him on a case that yielded positive results for both of our clients. He is very familiar with the prosecutors and judges in Prince George's and Charles Counties which gives him an edge over other attorneys. His time as a prosecutor also allows him to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erick is a very passionate and knowledgeable attorney who always gives 110% to any case. I recently refered a family member to him for a personal injury matter and they were very pleased with the work he did for them! He regularly kept them updated with the posture of the case and explained every step of the way! I would definitely refer him again for criminal or personal injury matters!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Passionate attorney that cares about the people that he serves. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy, and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that his clients receive the best representation there is. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients, and his intelligence and creativity in the practice of criminal law is unsurpassed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Gracia. He truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond to make sure that their matters are taken care of properly. He also studies and stays current with the law in his practice areas. I have no hesitation in referring a client to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with great pleasure that I endorse Mr. Gracia. He is knowledgeable, professional, and a zealous advocate for his clients every step of the way. I would not hesitate to refer any clients to Mr. Gracia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gracia is well versed in all aspects of criminal defense. He is a tenacious advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend him for anyone in need of top tier criminal defense representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the opportunity to work with several attorneys. In my opinion, Attorney Gracia is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area. Gracia has an exceptional understanding of the law and procedure and cares a heck of a lot about his clients. If i were in a jam, i would definitely give this lawyer a call."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gracia is a trial attorney that excels in criminal defense and personal injury. He is a courtroom craftsman with all the tools necessary to get the job done both effectively and well. I am happy to recommend Mr. Gracia."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Gracia. He is an excellent litigator who goes the distance for his clients. He is knowledgeable and thorough. Whenever I have a question about criminal law, I seek Mr. Gracia's perspective on the matter. Any client who works with Mr. Gracia and his law firm, Gracia & Mintz, is in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Gracia. His work ethic, common sense, and extensive experience as a States's Attorney make him an excellent and respected attorney in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erick Gracia is a hardworking and knowledgeable criminal defense and personal injury attorney. His dedication and commitment to his clients' cases are both impressive and effective. He is also a well respected attorney in the legal community, which is why I strongly endorse him and his skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked along side Erick both as a fellow prosecutor as well as in private practice. He is a very passionate, competent, ethical and dedicated trial lawyer. If you are in need of criminal defense or representation for a personal injury matter, don't hesitate to call him."
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Fort Washington Criminal defense Lawyer Erick Pierre Gracia Jr
Erick Pierre Gracia Jr
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Washington, MD
Licensed for 11 years