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After enjoying many years of public service in the State of Maryland and military agencies, I entered private practice to help people in need of legal assistance.  To this new practice, I bring fluency in Spanish and a wealth of criminal law experience from my previous appellate practice, and my days as a prosecutor and JAG trial attorney.  


In Spanish:


Despues de haber trabajado doce anos en el sector publico, incluyendo el Estatal y militar, he entrado a la practica privada con el proposito de ayudar al publico con necesidades de asistencia legal.  A este nuevo campo traigo mi habilidad bilingue, y un cumulo de experiencia penal que abarca un trabajo extenso anterior en apelaciones y como litigador de juicios de primera instancia como oficial del gobierno.   


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    18 years, 300 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    7 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    10 years, 150 cases
  4. Immigration: 5%
    7 years
  5. Contracts: 5%
    8 years



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Contact info

Carpio Law Firm, LLC

Prince George's Professional Park
3311 Toledo Terrace, Suite B 201
Hyattsville, MD, 20782


DCActive 201012/07/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Meritorious Service Medal (1)U.S. Army2006
Army Commendation Medal (2)U.S. Army2002
Army Achievement Medal (2)United States Army2001
University Of Maryland Public Service AwardUniversity of Maryland School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalCarpio Law Office, LLC2012 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Ivan M. Waldman2009 - 2012
Felony ProsecutorOffice of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County2007 - 2009
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Maryland Attorney General2006 - 2007
Major, JAG OfficerU.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps2000 - 2006
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Maryland Public Defender1998 - 2000
Law ClerkCircuit Court for Baltimore City, Hon. Gary Strausberg1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember2010 - Present
Attorney Grievance Commission of MarylandPeer Review Committee Member2009 - Present
Maryland Real Estate CommissionCommissioner2008 - 2009
Coke Inn of Appellate CourtMember2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. TorresAcquittal
United States v. BessAcquittal of felony charges
United States v. BlackDismissal of life sentence charges
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Judge Advocate General's SchoolMilitary LawCertificate2000
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Presented testimony before Maryland Legislators concerning anti-immigrant billsTestimony before Maryland Legislators2008