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Mr. Harding served as an Assistant State's Attorney for Prince George's County from 1984 until 1991. As a senior trial attorney in the homicide unit he handled many of the County's high visibility cases. The Prince Georges Journal marked Mr. Harding's move to private practice with a front page article entitled 'Tough prosecutor crosses aisle."  He has since been honored a Super Lawyer.  This honor is limited to no more than 5% of Maryland lawyers.  He is also rated as Superb by AVVO an attorney rating service.  This is the highest rating issued by AVVO.  He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for many years, their highest rating. Mr. Harding continues to handle high profile criminal cases and major accident cases. Some of his more noteworthy cases include:

*St v Wooten obtained a dismissal in an armed robbery case.
*St v Jones- obtained an acquittal before a jury in a serious shooting case.
*St v Johnson- obtained a dismissal in a carjacking drive by shooting.
*St v Jones- obtained an acquittal large quantity narcotics case.
*St v Eubanks-obtained an acquittal before a jury in a murder case. Mr. Eubanks was later sued by the family of the decedent for civil        wrongful death and Mr. Harding won that case before a different jury.
*St v Massey- obtained a dismissal in an arson case.
*St v Melton obtained a dismissal in a drug recognition/DUI case. 
*Maxwell v Watkins Nurseries- obtained a judgment for wrongful death of $800,000.00 for his client.

Mr. Harding has obtained countless acquittals in DWI and MVA cases.  

Mr. Harding developed superior trial skills as a prosecutor in Prince George's County.  Some of his high profile cases that garnered media coverage include:

* The 1987 trial of Brian Tribble accused of supplying the cocaine that killed University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias. Mr. Harding was featured in the movie Without Bias and on ESPN.
* The 1988 conviction of a former Washington police officer Thurlow K. Norris for auto theft. The four week criminal trial was the longest ever in the county.
* The 1989 conviction of Steven L. Steward, alleged drug ring enforcer, for killing a crack dealer during a robbery.
* The 1990 conviction of Arthur R. Miles and Ronald H. Jeter for murdering and robbing a pizza deliveryman in Largo, Maryland.
* The 1991 manslaughter conviction of Bobby R. Stanbury, an abused son, for killing his father.
* The 1991 conviction of Daniel T. Brashear for the tape recorded killing of his girlfriend.
* The first conviction in Prince George's county of a husband for raping his wife. Ralph J. Carbaugh Jr.'s 1991 conviction also became the second conviction of a husband for rape in the state of Maryland.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    31 years, 500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    26 years, 200 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    26 years, 100 cases
  4. Insurance Fraud: 10%
    26 years, 100 cases



Contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes)

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Contact info

Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher

5407 Water Street Suite 101
Upper Marlboro, MD, 20772-3048


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
Staff Writer, Law JournalCalifornia Western School of Law1983
National Trial TeamCalifornia Western School of Law1983
Faculty Award, Appellate AdvocacyCalifornia Western School of Law1983
Editor, Law JournalCalifornia School of Law1983
Cum LaudeShenandoah College1981
Barclay History Award (Highest GPAShenadoah College1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSasscer, Clagett and Bucher1991 - Present
Senior Trial Attorney, HomicideState's Attorney's Office for Prince George's County1985 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
PGCBAJudical Selection Committee2010 - Present
Prince George's County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Court of Appeals, 4th CircuitAdmitted1986 - Present
US District Court (Maryland)Admitted1986 - Present
US Court of Military AppealsAdmitted1986 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brasher v StateConvicted
Roth v Dimensions4th Cicuit Court of Appeals-remanded
Hart v StateReversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Western International Law JournalInernational Narcotics Control1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Shenandoah UniversityMathematics & HistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TrainingOpening Statements2010
State's Attorney TrainingOpening/Closing Arument1994
Police SeminarHomicide1989
State's Attorney ConferenceDUI1986
Police/prosecutorsSeach and seizure1986